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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2011, 07:42:49 am »
I am not getting any of the warnings today   ;D
Some of the pages load really slowly...slower than usual, today..but otherwise no issue.
seems they fixed the issue  ....  lets hope

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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2011, 11:18:05 am »
Yeah, mine is working too  ;D

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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2011, 12:22:48 pm »
I got this too, but I just ignored the warning and clicked the "This isn't an attack page..." button in Firefox, assuming it doesn't actually have malware on it. After you get passed that initial webpage with the warning (usually it's just the loading page before the actual "start survey" page), it doesn't come up anymore. But seeing as it's fixed, yay!

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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2011, 05:10:27 pm »
I got this too, but I just ignored the warning and clicked the "This isn't an attack page..." button in Firefox, assuming it doesn't actually have malware on it.

That's ballsy that you ASSUMED it didn't have malware, hope you didn't catch anything.

Very glad they got it fixed today thou :wave:

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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2011, 08:19:28 pm »
I got this too, but I just ignored the warning and clicked the "This isn't an attack page..." button in Firefox, assuming it doesn't actually have malware on it.

That's ballsy that you ASSUMED it didn't have malware, hope you didn't catch anything.

Very glad they got it fixed today thou :wave:

Yeah, I wouldn't have assumed that it wasn't malicious, especially since it was happening with all of the daily surveys. It's better to be safe than sorry to miss out on surveys for a day!!
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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2011, 12:25:47 am »
Nothing happened haha. I ran a virus scan after the survey and I found nothing. I'm not really hardcore about avoiding reported attack pages because I never get anything when I ignore the warning. Maybe I've just been lucky so far but any malware that I've ever gotten hasn't been hard to remove.

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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2011, 05:19:31 pm »
Nothing happened haha. I ran a virus scan after the survey and I found nothing. I'm not really hardcore about avoiding reported attack pages because I never get anything when I ignore the warning. Maybe I've just been lucky so far but any malware that I've ever gotten hasn't been hard to remove.

Really, I wouldn't take chances like that because some of them can be hard to get rid of!!
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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2011, 05:07:02 am »
I received the attack page warning again today. 

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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2011, 07:34:58 am »
I tend to take the browser warning with a grain of salt.  It's run off of a special webcrawl from Google that "flags" suspicious sites and put them on the list.  My guess is these sites are being flagged due to the tracking algorithm they use to track back your surveys as google doesn't recognize the code, and therefore flags it as suspicious.

For known sites - like the survey sites, I feel safe ignoring the message - as I have 2 very comprehensive virus scanners/firewalls that catch pretty much everything, and I'm familiar with these sites.

If it was a paid click ad - then I'd be more cautious, as those are more unstable and can easily contain viruses.  However, I still trust my local apps which actually scan for viruses vs the browser that's not really scanning for viruses just suspicious tracking activity and inter-server communications.

I'm not advising people to ignore these warnings altogether - just providing information on how that site determines whether or not a site is an attack page or not, and let you determine if you feel more trusting in your virusware to risk ignoring or not. 

From my perspective - I trust my local software over the browser warning, coupled with knowing the PC I use for these is my old PC so if it gets a virus and I have to wipe it, no big deal, so I'm more apt to risk ignoring the browser's warning.

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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2011, 06:03:42 am »
Day before yesterday was the malware / virus risk warning
Yesterday no warnings or issues..although I could not qualify for any surveys
Today is a new issue...an HTTP error is all I can get when I try Tickets for Opinions and Survey Head.
Is anyone else still having issues with these???

The error looks like this :
HTTP Status 404 - /Chili/begin.do

type Status report

message /Chili/begin.do

description The requested resource (/Chili/begin.do) is not available.

Apache Tomcat/6.0.16

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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2011, 06:30:52 am »
Yeah I've gotten it too, the page won't load because of my antivirus protection but I still don't like that coming up. I hope someone is looking into it and will post about it soon

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Re: All Daily Surveys coming up as - Reported Attack Page
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2011, 05:59:22 pm »
I tend to take the browser warning with a grain of salt.  It's run off of a special webcrawl from Google that "flags" suspicious sites and put them on the list.  My guess is these sites are being flagged due to the tracking algorithm they use to track back your surveys as google doesn't recognize the code, and therefore flags it as suspicious.

For known sites - like the survey sites, I feel safe ignoring the message - as I have 2 very comprehensive virus scanners/firewalls that catch pretty much everything, and I'm familiar with these sites.

If it was a paid click ad - then I'd be more cautious, as those are more unstable and can easily contain viruses.  However, I still trust my local apps which actually scan for viruses vs the browser that's not really scanning for viruses just suspicious tracking activity and inter-server communications.

I'm not advising people to ignore these warnings altogether - just providing information on how that site determines whether or not a site is an attack page or not, and let you determine if you feel more trusting in your virusware to risk ignoring or not. 

From my perspective - I trust my local software over the browser warning, coupled with knowing the PC I use for these is my old PC so if it gets a virus and I have to wipe it, no big deal, so I'm more apt to risk ignoring the browser's warning.

@kapeh12......thanks for the info....sounds like you know your stuff when it comes to computers! Wish I knew more than what I do.....I've had what's called a "Google Redirect Virus" on my desktop computer for a while and despite all the research I've done on how to get rid of it, nothing has worked!! Now I'm to the point where I'd just like to reinstall the OS, but have never done it and am afraid that if I try it, I may really screw something up!! Just glad to have 2 other computers for backups!!
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