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Initial post: May 5, 2013 9:42:34 AM PDT
JoshuaJohn says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2013 9:52:38 AM PDT
Alerts from where? I've used Swagbucks for a couple of years now with no issues.

Posted on May 5, 2013 10:09:16 AM PDT
JoshuaJohn says:
The attacks were detected by antivirus software. I did not check the details.

Posted on May 5, 2013 10:45:04 AM PDT
flipoid says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2013 10:52:21 AM PDT
Many Kindle users on this forum use Swagbucks. There is even a thread concerning it.

It is most likely a false positive.

Posted on May 5, 2013 11:35:25 AM PDT
Julian says:
I occasionally get alerts on sites I know are safe. Sometimes there's an ad running on the site that the virus scanners flag as unsafe even though there is nothing wrong with the site itself.

Posted on May 6, 2013 5:28:15 AM PDT
JoshuaJohn says:
Thanks.

Posted on May 6, 2013 12:26:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2013 1:18:40 PM PDT
Shady says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 12:42:03 PM PDT
I have also never had any issue with the Swagbucks website.

Just an FYI... Be careful when you see things that pop up telling you that an "attack" has been detected. Unless you know for certain that the notice is def your anti-virus software do not so much as click on it. Use the close task function in Task Manager to shut it down. It is a somewhat common trick to use the pop-up feature of browsers to bring up something that is made to look like an anti-virus software alert but in actuality the entire pop-up is a clickable link to a website that will install a virus of some sort. If your anti-virus software has logs you can also check in there to see if it was an actual alert made by it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 1:09:47 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
+10000
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Discussion in:  Kindle forum
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Initial post:  May 5, 2013
Latest post:  May 6, 2013

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