BlenderArtists.org hosting malware?

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tofuman64
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BlenderArtists.org hosting malware?

Post by tofuman64 »

Hi,
i was trying to log onto blenderartists.org when my Trend Micro antivirus blew the whistle and said the site was full of malware. Now i am not sure if it is a false positive, or if something is really there. Can someone enlighten me?

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Tehrasha
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Post by Tehrasha »

It may be that BA itself or the site that supplies their ad-banners was compromised, so that when you visit BA, you were at risk of getting malware.

Either way, anti-malware tend to take a paranoid 'better safe than sorry' attitude when removing sites from their profiles. Even if the problem was spotted and removed within 24hs, TrendMicro may continue to say it is potentially dangerous for a month or more....

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