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#1 Ottza

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 01:33 AM

Just as a warning, I'm illiterate when it comes to tech talk. I just felt the need to share this and maybe ask for advice. Tonight I was visiting a website I frequent often like I do every night only to find that it was down with the message "Error establishing a database connection." Me, not knowing what that meant, decided to look it up and found that it maybe had something to do with the host of the website. After a little digging around I find that the host is a company called Search Guide Inc which happened to be in the exact same city as where my website was ran from. Then after looking up Search Guide Inc. I wind up here, with the conclusion that Search Guide Inc infects computers and the such. Luckily, I rarely ever visited this so called site on my computer and only ever on my iPad and my phone and the only thing that ever alarmed me were the ads that popped up in another window. I COULD not for the love of my life close them so I had to force quit Chrome and reopen it.

Now then, I would maybe still like to continue visiting this site (and unfortunately give him money he does not deserve lolol) but how would I go about doing so? I have an antivirus installed but I know one is not always enough. Is it best to really just avoid it?

Sorry if this was long-winded or if this is a waste of anyone's time orrrr if this is in a wrong forum section. : )

Edit: Went to a different "backwards IP" site that is saying completely different things now. Ahh.

Edited by Ottza, 05 December 2016 - 02:12 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2016 - 09:08 PM

...Is it best to really just avoid it?...

Yes.

Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. Hackers are also known to exploit Flash vulnerabilities which can lead to malware infection. When visiting a website that hosts an HTML page which requires a Flash script, users may encounter a malicious Flash redirector or malicious script specifically written to exploit a vulnerability in the Flash Interpreter which causes it to execute automatically in order to infect a computer.


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