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Dear, XXXXXX XXXXXX

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.

We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately:

;"http://securitytool2010.com/Name""http://securitytool2010.com/Name"http://securitytool2010.com/YourName

If you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).

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There may be variations on the above message; advice is the same, ignore, preferably delete

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Please note : SheffieldHistory does not generate this drivel; please ignore any such message. We are looking to maintain/increase our security levels. There are moderators working to maintain your online safety and to keep the instances of porn and bad language that occasionally get posted here away from the Site as much as is possible.

We do not monitor or have any knowledge of your computer system, its state of security of whether or not you have a virus - that is your business and not ours.

Many Thanks for your patience and understanding in this matter.If in doubt, don't click it.

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Email from someone you've never heard of; bin it. If its real and important they will find a better way to get hold of you.

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Thanks for that warning got one deleted it..

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Dear, XXXXXX XXXXXX

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.

We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: http://securitytool2010.com/Pete Briggs

If you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).

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There may be variations on the above message; advice is the same, ignore, preferably delete

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Please note : SheffieldHistory does not generate this drivel; please ignore any such message. We are looking to maintain/increase our security levels. There are moderators working to maintain your online safety and to keep the instances of porn and bad language that occasionally get posted here away from the Site as much as is possible.

We do not monitor or have any knowledge of your computer system, its state of security of whether or not you have a virus - that is your business and not ours.

Many Thanks for your patience and understanding in this matter.

I got one and I did click on the link (ok I know, but I believed it) Have I caused myself any problems?

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I got one and I did click on the link (ok I know, but I believed it) Have I caused myself any problems?

If your computers Anti Virus security is up to date you should be OK.

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If your computers Anti Virus security is up to date you should be OK.

Thank you for the advice. Was quite worried when I opened my mail and found it, gone now.

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Dear, XXXXXX XXXXXX

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.

We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately:

;"http://securitytool2010.com/Pete""http://securitytool2010.com/Pete"http://securitytool2010.com/Pete BriggsIf you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).

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There may be variations on the above message; advice is the same, ignore, preferably delete

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Please note : SheffieldHistory does not generate this drivel; please ignore any such message. We are looking to maintain/increase our security levels. There are moderators working to maintain your online safety and to keep the instances of porn and bad language that occasionally get posted here away from the Site as much as is possible.

We do not monitor or have any knowledge of your computer system, its state of security of whether or not you have a virus - that is your business and not ours.

Many Thanks for your patience and understanding in this matter.

I just got one of these this morning, I did click on the link, but the site it took me to looked dodgy it sent alarm bells ringing so I did not click to download the software. I also have up to date Mcafee running so was not convinced that I had any sort of bug.

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Perhaps we should stress these are sent via the PM system within the forum, and your email addresses have not been compromised in any way. You received an email alert because you asked to be notified when a PM arrived.

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Perhaps we should stress these are sent via the PM system within the forum, and your email addresses have not been compromised in any way.

I RECEIVED E-MAIL TODAY OF WARNING AND SAYING I WAS TO BE REPORTED DID NOT CLICK ON LINK BUT TRIED TO GET ON SITE AND GOT SAME WARNING I HAVE JUST SENT E-MAIL TO ADMIN SORRY IF IT OFFENDS BUT I THOUGHT THE E-MAIL WAS GENUINE ANN PETRIE

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Dear, XXXXXX XXXXXX

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.

We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately:

;"http://securitytool2010.com/Name""http://securitytool2010.com/Name"http://securitytool2010.com/YourName

If you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).

... perform online virus check at our site ... which of course you have never heard of !

... If you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.). ... written by a 5 year old !

We like to wobble on about SheffieldHistory; we provide pictures of places long gone, find people lost in the mists of time and do maps, churches, pubs, transport rally and silly looking charabancs.

We do not mess about with your computer or, indeed, provide badly worded scary messages.

I think SteveHB will post details about AVG Anti-virus product (for your information), I use it (its free) and, touch wood, I've never had a problem with a virus in the last 15 years. Now, the Manzon virus that was a beauty ...

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This morning, I received this message and e-mailed the forum to check it's validity, dissapointingly I am still waiting for a reply, why, whewn this breach of your security could have serious implications to our PC's integrity?

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This morning, I received this message and e-mailed the forum to check it's validity, dissapointingly I am still waiting for a reply, why, whewn this breach of your security could have serious implications to our PC's integrity?

Hi Sando who did you email?

This was not a breach of security as such, a rogue member registered, purely to send personal messages to other members to cause havoc.

If you received an email at the time this was a response from the site informing you that you had a personal message. This can be amended in your email settings within "my Controls"

At no time was email information compromised.

Again I will say, everybody must re-alise the importance of Internet security and think before clicking on dubious links.

If at anytime you are unsure there is usually a moderator logged onto the site, send him/her a pm they will be please to help or advise.

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I got one too! The trouble is one never knows quite how far into the board something like this has got as in admin capabilities?

Michael

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I also had this and reported it to admin.But a little common sense by googleing the site the link told me to go to confirmed my suspicions.I think it can only harm your pc if you install the software it tells you too.Any antivirus can scan a pc for nasty things,If you have any doubts search on google (But dont go on the site look at other ones such as forums)and have a snoop.

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I also had this and reported it to admin.But a little common sense by googleing the site the link told me to go to confirmed my suspicions.I think it can only harm your pc if you install the software it tells you too.Any antivirus can scan a pc for nasty things,If you have any doubts search on google (But dont go on the site look at other ones such as forums)and have a snoop.

Good advice, we allow text, word, pdf, rtf, jpg files etc but not executable files and not even the uploading of Excel files. Don't download and certainly don't install anything you are not sure about; if it was that good, surely you'd have heard of it or been recommended via a reliable source.

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This morning, I received this message and e-mailed the forum to check it's validity, dissapointingly I am still waiting for a reply, why, whewn this breach of your security could have serious implications to our PC's integrity?

I thought I had contacted yourselves, my Mcaffe picked up the potential Trojan, so no harm done, but worrying that it apeared so simple to infiltrate the site.

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Warning! Next time we will have to complaint to your ISP., Yesterday, 06:50 AM

Board Aministrator

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Group: Members

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Member No.: 8,044

Joined: 19-February 10

Dear, bangtidy!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.

We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: ( dodgy looking link was here )

If you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).

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Forum Administration www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk.

I also recieved this message also!

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I think SteveHB will post details about AVG Anti-virus product (for your information), I use it (its free) and, touch wood, I've never had a problem with a virus in the last 15 years. Now, the Manzon virus that was a beauty ...

Here we go Richard.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, version 9.0

Make sure that you read carefully before clicking on any boxes

otherwise you could end up installing the Premium Edition and that would require a payment.

Here's another freebee ..

Comodo Internet Security, Firewall and AntiVirus, version 3.14

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There is absolutely no virus on anyone's PC or this site - it's simply a spammer who registered on the site and decided to try and PM everyone with a panic message

Ignore/Delete

I've secured the site in the meantime

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Here we go Richard.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, version 9.0

Make sure that you read carefully before clicking on any boxes

otherwise you could end up installing the Premium Edition and that would require a payment.

Here's another freebee ..

Comodo Internet Security, Firewall and AntiVirus, version 3.14

I have had the AVG free edition for about three years now and have found it very good, touch wood, I've had no problems.

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I have had the AVG free edition for about three years now and have found it very good, touch wood, I've had no problems.

AVG is good, however they are quite good at hiding the free version and leading you to the pay for version, well they are a commercial company and somebody must subsidise the free version we all use. so yes highly recommended

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AVG is good, however they are quite good at hiding the free version and leading you to the pay for version, well they are a commercial company and somebody must subsidise the free version we all use. so yes highly recommended

Of course there are loads of other free and paid for pieces of antivirus software.

Basically you choose which one is going to suit you best.

They are all pretty good and do what they claim, - protect your computer against nasties.

However we cannot overemphasis, -

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Any antivirus program is better than none at all. Without it you really do leave your system open to attack

2)

Common sense and vigilance are always as important as the software used to protect you.

Never reply to unsolicited email that you don't know who sent it

Never click on links which you are unsure of or have your suspicions about

Always keep your personal details secure.

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I was also fooled by this and have just run two scans but nothing showing up as regards viruses.Pity the sicko has nothing better to do.

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I was also fooled by this and have just run two scans but nothing showing up as regards viruses.Pity the sicko has nothing better to do.

Sorry you had to waste your time Carol. 'Sicko' isn't quite the word the Admins were using yesterday trying to sort it out! Thanks for being understanding.

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I was also fooled by this and have just run two scans but nothing showing up as regards viruses.Pity the sicko has nothing better to do.

It's a trojan virus i think but you will only get it if you visit the site and install the dodgy virus scanner remover thing it tells you to.I seems to be doing its rounds on lots of forums.Just don't ever click links and p.m a member of admin for clarification if you are unsure.

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