PW & Viruses?!

I've been trying to use PW on my computer however I always get a virus detection alert? Am I the only one? For now Ill be using the mobile version but I can't post any photos :(
Posted on March 19, 2013 at 4:46 am
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I've flagged this for our tech team.  If you could get a screen shot of what showed up and what program you are using to get on to PW, that would help the team.  : )

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:01 am
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Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:10 am
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i never have a problem but i log in through my work's servers or on my phone. 

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:13 am
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Yep...it was really bad a while ago...gave my old laptop a virus...some others on here have had the same problem...PW claims it not "them" but the ads...but they sell the ads...so...

I only use my iPhone or iPad...so yeah...I don't post pix...
Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:31 am
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I work in online advertising and sites like this probably do not traffic or control their own ads.  It's very possible that the malware is coming from the ads themselves being booked through another trafficking company.  Ads like this can be switched out by the ad developer on the back end and cause damage.  We screen these type of things on a daily bases in my job.  Unless the site can monitor and control the ads, then malware and viruses can slip through.


I haven't gotten a warning in a long time.  Sometimes the warnings can come because your browser is set to a high security to prevent cookies (which tracks your interests and tells the server what ads you'd be interested in).  So check those settings and see if that's the issue.  You may have to allow cookies to get it to go away, but that's completely up to your discretion.

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 6:07 am
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Thanks for posting...I'm pretty sure that is happening...I just use my phone to be safe!
Posted on March 19, 2013 at 6:11 am
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Martine, what browser are you using when you get the virus detection alert? Also, can you post or send me a link to the page you're on when you get the warning? If you can get a screen shot, that would be great, too. Thanks!

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 6:30 am
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I use Internet explorer. Ill try to get a screen shot, I'm at work now so I don't want to go to the PW site just to be safe but ill try it once I get home.
Posted on March 19, 2013 at 9:00 am
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OK so Im now using my husbands laptop, on IE but no virus popup? Could it be my job's network?

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm
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Sorry, I didn't see your response right away. Are you still getting the message at work when you try to access pw?
Posted on March 21, 2013 at 4:09 am
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If at all possible, run a virus scan on the computer you're using when you get the warning. There may be something there that could be cleared out and keep you from getting the warning again.

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 5:43 am
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I am now on my work computer but working from home - no virus popup.


Ill try to log into to PW at the office on Monday, it may be something with my works network.

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 9:41 am
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I was finally able to take a screen shot of the virus error message. This happen to me last week.


I was finally able photo 3461901-1

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

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