Since this morning I have noticed a couple of sites have produced a pop-up that says:
Reported Web Forgery!
This web page at www.javfiler.net has been reported as a web forgery and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
Web forgeries are designed to trick you into revealing personal or financial information by imitating sources you may trust.
Entering any information on this web page may result in identity theft or other fraud.
I phoned my son and asked him to try those webpages, and he got the same. Trouble is, Norton reports that javfiler.net carries driveby downloads.
Is javfiler.net a legitimate site? Does Firefox use it to identify forged websites?
I have noticed a week or so ago that one or two other websites produce pop-ups that request me to update java, but I ignored them.
I also notice that all the websites that produce these pop-ups carry active advertising banners, and sites with no adverts never produce pop-ups.
Is it my computer, or have scammers found a way of constructing adverts that redirect or produce pop-ups?
I have MBAM, SAS, Avast and SpyBot Teatimer installed, and all report no problem.
Windows 7. Same result when using either Chrome or Firefox.
Edited by boopme, 13 May 2014 - 08:08 PM.
moved to General security ~~boopme