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Rex Sanders
(Rex) - M

Locale: Central California Coast
BPL ads and malware? on 11/21/2013 21:16:41 MST Print View

When I access BPL from some well-protected computers, most or all the ads are blocked by anti-malware software, i.e. the ads could infect my computer.

I dug into some of the blocked ads, and adsafeprotected.com seems to be the culprit.

When I looked for more info, I found this Google page which states in part:

Has this site hosted malware?
Yes, this site has hosted malicious software over the past 90 days. It infected 1 domain(s), including socialreader.com/.


I'm worried about visiting BPL from less protected computers.

Has anyone else seen this?

-- Rex

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: BPL ads and malware? on 11/21/2013 21:20:18 MST Print View

I assume you'd be fine as long as you didn't click on any of the ads.

The same diagnostic report for this site is all clear.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
What Ads? on 11/21/2013 21:35:43 MST Print View

What ads? I don't see no stinkin' ads! :)

I use Chrome browser -- with two lovely extensions: Adblock and Ghostery.

Scott Musack
(ScottM) - F

Locale: Oregon
Re: BPL ads and malware? on 11/22/2013 11:21:31 MST Print View

It is possible to become infected via an ad, especially from ad networks with less scrutiny over the ad's they disseminate.

Typically, a malware ad makes it onto some network. That ad makes it to a users browser. The malware usually attempts to exploit a known bug in the browser or one of it's plugins (adobe flash and pdf are notorious for this), if successful, well, boom, you have a virus!

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Re: BPL ads and malware? on 11/22/2013 17:47:20 MST Print View

I could give a crap about the ads, I just want the old forum search back.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Re: BPL ads and malware? on 11/22/2013 18:39:05 MST Print View

Agree with Aaron on the search function.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Good news on 11/22/2013 18:50:30 MST Print View

There's ads on the right side of the page for anti malware software. Create a problem then offer to solve it.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Good news on 11/22/2013 19:31:50 MST Print View

"There's ads on the right side of the page for anti malware software."

Who will be the first to "click"? ;0)

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: BPL ads and malware? on 11/22/2013 19:34:19 MST Print View

"It is possible to become infected via an ad,"

I think we may have come up with a new category of diseases for the CDC: CTD's.*

* Cybernetically Transmitted Diseases

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: drift.....Search Function on 11/22/2013 19:46:16 MST Print View

Try This

You should get to here -

BPLSearch2
...your old friend.

Now, bookmark it.

And be happy.



.... end drift.

Edited by greg23 on 11/22/2013 19:48:42 MST.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: drift.....Search Function on 11/22/2013 20:31:21 MST Print View

Thanks Ryan!

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: What Ads? on 11/22/2013 20:59:40 MST Print View

Ads -- I really love the ads.

Especially for wrecking ball or some other thing from the Disney Channel. What that has to do with hiking is beyond me.from BPL

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: drift.....Search Function on 11/25/2013 13:00:16 MST Print View

Link that works...

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/search?

That link does work for me, but below is the link I see when clicking on search under forums and it is just a google search like the top box is.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/search.html

Edited by jshann on 11/25/2013 13:01:21 MST.