Monday, December 27, 2010

Newsarama has become an Attack Site

Popular comics news site Newsarama is giving out free search redirect viruses for Christmas. Very annoying and still after multiple anti-virus and anti-spyware program scans undetectable. On the plus side I found a Firefox Add-On called NoRedirect that seems to get AROUND the problem but doesn't solve it. I'll keep updating my various virus and spyware programs and hoping that eventually an update will solve it.

For now, I'm removing Newsarama from this site's links and heartily advising people to avoid the site.  I'm sure it's not intentional, maybe its just their ad server, but you know what?  I don't care.  A quick search of 'Newsarama, virus' brings up multiple recent hits of people reporting the same thing.  I used their contact form to advise their site administrator of the problem hours ago.  No response.

They have a responsibility to their readers to be a lot more careful, and if they can't find the problem they should shut down until they can.

Please share this news widely.

UPDATE: Well they managed to kill my computer stone dead and to date have never responded to my email to the site administrator.  Thanks a lot Newsarama.  Please choke on dick. 

If you use Firefox and you haven't already installed the NoScript addon I highly recommend it - its the first thing I'm adding when I'm able to get a new computer.

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