Urgent Request to Remove Website

Discussion in 'Quality Control Feedback' started by supplybrothers, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. supplybrothers

    supplybrothers Member

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    Hello, in the http://www.dmoz.org/Home/Consumer_Information/Office/ section there is a site entitled, "The Office Guide." I clicked on their site looking for more information. There seems to be some type of virus on this page. As I was clicking through the site a window popped up and displayed a screen that said it was checking my hard drive for a virus. I lost control of my computer and had to shut it down. This is not a quality site and should be removed immediately from the ODP, as this compromises the entire integrity of the ODP.
     
  2. jimnoble

    jimnoble DMOZ Meta DMOZ Meta

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    I don't get that effect when using IE8 or FF3.6.12 (popups not disabled)

    Maybe they've fixed it or maybe you were attacked through some other route.
     
  3. supplybrothers

    supplybrothers Member

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    Hello Jimnoble. My computer is frequently scanned for viruses. So, I did not expect that to be the cause. I will look into this further and get back to you if there is another issue.

    Thanks
     
  4. Gallovidian

    Gallovidian New Member

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    the issue seems to be in some of the linked pages. Chrome reports: The website at www.theofficeguide.com contains elements from the site insomniaboldinfoorg.com, which appears to host malware – software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.

    I haven't checked all the links of course.... :) HTH
     

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