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Daily Paul Malware Alert

UPDATE: I've made contact with the ad service provider that is supplying the code that Google is flagging as malicious. They are aware of the problem and are working with Google to solve it. The Daily Paul is not the only site that is being subject to this treatment. Hopefully this will get sorted out soon.

See Also: isocket tweet.

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As many regulars here have noted (here, here, here, here, and here), dialing into the Daily Paul on Chrome or Firefox results in a Google red screen that says the Daily Paul contains malware. No such warning appears when using Safari or IE. Further investigation shows that Google has classified the Daily Paul as 'suspicious', in spite of the fact that:

Of the 658 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-05-31, and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days

Over the past 90 days, dailypaul.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites. This site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

After much investigation, it appears that this is a false alarm. Google is listing some standard ad server code - which has been on the site for over a year - as suspicious. We may also be the subject of a dirty tricks attack, as the 'suspicious' page Google is flagging is this one: Why I am Endorsing Mitt Romney for President and Not Ron Paul.

Thank you everyone for your patience. We're working on getting this straightened out as soon as we can.

Michael

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Just now used firefox and did

Just now used firefox and did not get the alert. Hope is fixed.

Nearly panicked...

...but from MANY years of having cyberthugs do nasty things to friends and myself I have seen this dirty trick several times before

But still it shocked me for three seconds until I looked to see that my own virus/malware programs didnt originate the warning
and my settings wouldnt block for real so I knew this is a piece of schiess

looked for their reasons

here:

This web page at www.dailypaul.com has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.

Advisory provided by

Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for dailypaul.com
What is the current listing status for dailypaul.com?

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 2 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 665 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 3 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-06-01, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-06-01.
This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS4323 (TWTC).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, dailypaul.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:

Return to the previous page.
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.

Updated 4 hours ago

© Google - Google Home
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PAGANS investigate everything before believing anything :)

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Pagans are tolerant by NATURE.
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Google now reporting 3 incidents of malicious software downloads

Of the 665 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 3 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-06-01, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-06-01.

http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnost...


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

Minarchism
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Now 0

Same link says 0 now.


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

Minarchism
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I just thought of something. Hmmmm...(Smiles! :)

What if we are doing BETTER and BETTER every day and someone is very upset? (((Laughs!!!))). And what a coincidence: ON THE WEEKEND BEFORE CALIFORNIA'S PRIMARIES 4 Days away - June 5th.

Eric and Kurt and Dr. K Research and probably hundreds if not thousands of Ron Paul Supporters sent God Only Knows how many brochures to California and I am certain they have already arrived and are arriving. Many people are looking at those brochures and other Official Campaign Literature for the first time: I know. I HAVE BEEN WORKING NON-STOP handing literature!

Someone is NOT happy and you just have to wonder: Why? Hmmmmm....

Now just for fun LET'S WORK EVEN HARDER and as for myself:

I am going to look for The Best Alternative to Google I can find.

BOYCOTT GOOGLE! REVOLUTION!

Any suggestions very welcome :)

RON PAUL R[3]VOLUTION 2012 - United States Of America For World Peace

Wisdom Strategies

No such warning appears when using Safari or IE

or Opera.

Get over it

Not everything is a conspiracy to crush the liberty movement. Websites occasionally get falsely flagged for malware. It happened on Explosm.net last year and no one was shitting their pants about the Bilderberg Group working with Google to stamp out Cyanide and Happiness.

The DP Infected my computer

With the liberty virus. I pray it spreads far and wide!

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Use a domain redirect or

Use a domain redirect or something?

Perhaps the site could be moved to a new, temporary domain with the ads disabled?

this came up for me too

Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for dailypaul.com

What is the current listing status for dailypaul.com?

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 2 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 665 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 3 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-06-01, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-06-01.

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS4323 (TWTC).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, dailypaul.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:

Return to the previous page.
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.

Actually about 3 times now

Coming to the DP I have gotten a strange windows security scan thing that pops up. It is associated with malware/spyware. It says it will perform a scan on your computer. I have seen this type of things for years now. Not on DP, but Iam aware of it. It has only happened three times. Each time Microsoft security essentials caught it and I just deleted it from quarantine. It was a Trojan I believe. I haven't had any problems. I don't know if the goverment is laoding you guys up with viruses or not. I used to visit abovetopsecret.com alot about 6 years ago and I would always have problems like that. So I stopped going because people said above was a goverment front.

I am using windows 7 home premium service pack 1

I use internet explorer 9

"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." - Andrew Jackson

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Ditto!

I didn't even click on anything, it just launched without any warning. I don't willy nilly surf the web either. I only use about 15 sites total in my daily travels on the internet.

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

Here is what it looked like

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-54O0E-8z6-Y/TcBkIdiEmdI/AAAAAAAABY...

Except minus that little text box in the middle.

Now I don't surf the web willy nilly either. I will be honest I haven't been on an adult website since I was 17 0r 18. I am 27 now, so people can't say "oh you were looking at porn, hurr hurrr." I hate to think the goverment/google and anyone else is attacking the dailypaul. Most people blame spyware on looking at adult sites. But that is not the case. Everything I download goes through a security scanner, again it is MS security essentials. But this security scanner that popped up was not security essentials.

I hope the dp is not under attack and some of us do not lose our computers because of it.

Take care everyone and keep your anti virus programs running real time protection. If you don't have one you can get security essentials for free. I use that and malwarebytes free version.

"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." - Andrew Jackson

Similar to the

Windows Pro Safety and Windows Antivirus Rampart viruses.

Yu know

What they are? I don't know. Just I have seen that image that I posted for years. I always knew it was a virus/spyware/malware. I just didn't know any details. The first laptop I had got hit by it and I downloaded a free virus scanner and that fixed it. But it seemed like every time I went to abovetopsecret a few days later I had problems. I don't think it is a coincidence.

"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." - Andrew Jackson

The image you link to looks

The image you link to looks like the kind of pop up that would come from the ads that generated by the host domain server, not the site itself. Then again, turn pop-ups off and those things won't come up.

Very cool

Thanks Michael. This weekend is big. We are going to need the communication networks open.

meekandmild's picture

Using Safari on a MACbok pro with in the last hour

I tried getting logged in to the DP, Then got a warning that this site may be an attack site. It wouldn't let me log on. Every time I try a new link I get the warning and a prompt "do you wish to continue? I'm on my desk top with windows XP home and using Firefox. I'm getting the warning but at least it letting me log on.

Michael's link here worked for me

Hope it worked for you. If not it's at Digital Journal courtesy of a patriot. I posted it in the comment section of Red State's top article ("Clinton blows Obomba's cover" - areen't these guys always loyal to the money they worship and think is power anyway?).

The financial collapse is close at hand.

This only affirms my suspicions.

Timing

Biggest week of the campaign for Dr Paul....Conventions, primaries etc. Lots of delegates being determined. Missouri is tomorrow...can't wait to watch

"What is the current listing

"What is the current listing status for dailypaul.com?

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 2 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 665 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 3 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-06-01, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-06-01."

Has this changed?

linux mint

Can you post a link to get started on linux...an user friendly step by step?

Thank you

Ez

debian clones for the newbs

here
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
and here
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

both great for beginners. apt package manager is easy.
Burn iso to disk. Then boot off it. You can try before you install fully.

There is good documentation for both. Just google whatever you are looking such as

"configure networking linux mint" and you will exactly what you need within the first 3 ports.

one of my favourite distros

http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

slack packs r boss

TY

Thank you

Ez

Hummmm...

Does DP use googles ad network??? If they don't that might be what's going on. I use to use online advertising and then realized it does not work for my target audience at all and stopped paying them a dime, Now they have been sending me stuff like crazy trying to get money out of me again.

Not gonna happen.

I think other business owners have realized adwords is completely useless for their needs and have dropped them.

Use the worlds most popular search engine to block sites that don't utilize their lame product. Hummmm.....

Just a thought.

BOYCOTT GOOGLE! REVOLUTION!

Hello, Daily Paul Family Of Friends.

I am aware that there are ALTERNATIVES to Google. I remember having read about one called "Scroogle" (...I think). I have also heard of others.

Could someone with Serious Expertise With Computers recommend THE BEST ALTERNATIVE to Google?

As we always do, let's work together to find out and then:

THE RON PAUL R[3]VOLUTION TURNS THEIR BACKS ON GOOGLE. ALL OF US.

Warmest hugs from Southern California and - speaking of California:

RON PAUL REVOLUTION OUT IN FULL FORCE IN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEKEND!

Sign Waving, Everyone: Wear Your Ron Paul Shirts.

California Primaries June 5 - Four Days Away.

Happy Weekend! Let's Enjoy!

And many thanks to Michael for having created The Daily Paul and to his friends who help him run it.

Wisdom Strategies

Can anyone tell me what country I live in...

I can't tell; I have no idea what this country stands for anyomore. And there is a trader in our mix, someone betrayed us for the "Why I am Endorsing Mitt Romney for President and Not Ron Paul" post--a wonderful post might I add, the best I've read thus far. Who has logged in since that post? Who are the new users? I don't think it's a DailyPaul old timer for more than a few months. Come on Mike, smoke him out.

For the traitor: You are a sell out of the lowest caliber; you'll sell your mother if you can get a dime for her. You care about no one but your sad sorry self so you live and act within the limits of your small skull thinking. A few dollars here and there that's the sum of your worth and care. You live a lonely life amongst a bunch of lonely people. You need to sit down, be quiet, disconnect from man made influences and pull the truth hidden deep inside your brain-on-a-string thoughts to set yourself free. Every living things want to be free: the birds want to fly, the worms want to crawl, the flowers what to grow, water wants to flow, and the wind wants to blow. No person is free if they cannot think for itself. You need to step out from the small limits of what you were taught and climb up to the free world of thoughts. Truth is a constant; consistency leads to truth; of the three candidate, which one has been consistent?--Not the flip-flopper (Mitt) or the flop-flipper (Obama). You are fighting for the wrong side.

I say: if you can't make it better, don't make it worst!

Back Up

Disclaimer: I'm not saying you're wrong about someone on the site being involved.

BUT back up and take a breath. I am one of the newer members and take great offense to you trying incite a witch hunt. What happened to the entire point of this movement? Freedom? Peace? Love? Integrity?

You just threw all of it out the window and verbally destroyed someone you haven't met or even tried to identify.

How about, when/if the person is found, you try to find out why they did what they thought was right and THEN try to convince them otherwise. If that doesn't work...well, then they're lost and you can call them what you want.

Bullshit

These attacks need to be answered!! Google is not to big to fail. Liberals smacked ass bookworms need to be put in their place.

dave anderson