The problem in the cat haters thread

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    Careful everyone; it's malware. The warning just popped up when viewing it.
     
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    Troubleshooting..... got to love it.
     
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    It is most likely not malware.

    It is content from a site which has had a couple of questionable pages in the past and so the whole site got red flagged.

    The odds that this particular content is bad are less than 1%, but malware detectors say better safe than sorry, as they should.

    In any case, the problem is in the range I noted. I realized that yesterday and confirmed it today.
     
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    I see. Better to be safe than sorry. Thanks for pointing this out (My laptop was destroyed twice by malware/viruses, so I'm wary of any computer warnings like that in general; switched to Linux because of it).
     
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    :mad:.... i lost two of them too.....in a 6 month span. :mad: gggggrrrrr
     
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    That sucks. The man who fixed my laptop the 2nd time mentioned that Linux is better than Apple or Mac, because it's less vulnerable to computer viruses. Few viruses exist that target Linux, he explicitly said. My laptop's an "acer," so he spent some time downloading a whole Linux system into the laptop's hardware. Iirc, it's called "Ubuntu."

    If you switch to Linux Syrenn you'll be more protected if you use wireless internet.
     
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    lol... you are talking to the girl who hands her stuff off to the IT guy and says "fix it please" :eusa_angel:


    but it looks to me as if Amelia has narrowed it down to where the issue is....... :thup:
     
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    Don't you guys ever back up your stuff? Don't you have reload disks?

    Wow.
     
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    Never had any problems on my Mac.

    Linux isn't what you'd call particularly user-friendly, although some builds are better than others, and it is without question the most versatile and safest/least malware OS.
     

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