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    Default Avast WebShield picking up trojan on the forum

    So I've noticed something here.



    It appears there's a trojan virus on the forum. Anyone else get this?

    Please be careful when you visit, make sure your antivirus is up to date and has picked this up.

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    Mine is up to date and doesn't pick anything up
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    Quote Originally Posted by naohren View Post
    So I've noticed something here.



    It appears there's a trojan virus on the forum. Anyone else get this?

    Please be careful when you visit, make sure your antivirus is up to date and has picked this up.
    Okay so firstly, to get a trojan, you need to download a file. So visiting the forum you're not downloading any files.

    I'm not sure what it has picked up, it could just be a false positive, or there's something in your chrome. I can't obviously tell from here, but I'd do a full scan of your machine. Do you get pop ups on chrome? Do you click on adverts?

    Without seeing the machine, it really could be anything.. But I will say avast isn't the best

    I've just looked at the link avast has thrown up, there's nothing at that link, not even hidden. So I'm not sure why it's flagged it up

    But please don't worry about a trojan, you'd have to download something for that to be a problem
    Last edited by Graciee; 10-02-2019 at 05:47 PM.

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    Checked through the site - no link flags as suspicious, there's no redirects. It's probably a false positive, but I'm currently doing a full scan to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naohren View Post
    Checked through the site - no link flags as suspicious, there's no redirects. It's probably a false positive, but I'm currently doing a full scan to be sure.
    Yea good idea

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