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Offline JasonPratt

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Possible virus alert on the site?? "McAfee.com/activate"??
« on: April 06, 2020, 06:44:26 AM »
I logged into the forum this morning on a system I've used a lot (including on this forum), namely an old PowerPC G5 Macintosh running OS 10.4.11; using TenFourFox, a Firefox fan-mod (because there are no updated browsers for this system officially in years) with current updates so far as I recall.

I was looking at the top five recent forum topics to start with, as usual, when I noticed a peculiar thread title, as shown in the screenshot I snapped below: Mcafee.com/activate. Worse, supposedly I started that thread! -- back on April 03 (i.e. last Friday), 2020, which I know I didn't do!

In fact, the thread is one I started but for discussing the new Guadalcanal game announced on Steam by the Killerfish group last week, as I discovered when clicking the "new" button (i.e. new posts since I was last here).

I can confirm the same thing shows up on my Surface 3 Pro running fully updated Win 8.1, on fully updated Firefox, with fully updated Avast.
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Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: Possible virus alert on the site?? "McAfee.com/activate"??
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 06:49:32 AM »
Apparently a spambot or spammer got onto the site and retitled the thread with a wildly offtopic post, now already destroyed by the ad/mods!  O0 :notworthy:

Good, nothing more to see here then, carry on.
ICEBREAKER THESIS CHRONOLOGY! -- Victor Suvorov's Stalin Grand Strategy theory, in chronological order. Lots and lots of order...

Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR, lots of screenies.

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Re: Possible virus alert on the site?? "McAfee.com/activate"??
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 06:51:59 AM »
in the future, just report the post or send a PM. No need to start a whole thread and panic the entire forum.  :crazy2:

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Re: Possible virus alert on the site?? "McAfee.com/activate"??
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 10:21:33 AM »
I did start that way, but the pm wouldn't allow me to attach a snapshot (and I'm not where I could send it to my Imageshack account). I thought the snapshot might be important.
ICEBREAKER THESIS CHRONOLOGY! -- Victor Suvorov's Stalin Grand Strategy theory, in chronological order. Lots and lots of order...

Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR, lots of screenies.