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Vizzed is Safe but someone reported it as unsafe




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Vizzed is Safe but someone reported it as unsafe
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Posted on 11-08-11 11:10 PM Davideo7 is Online     Post: 170 words - (ID: 494437) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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It appears that Vizzed may have been flagged by AVG, Google and/or Firefox as having malware and/or viruses but that is not true.  I'm not sure why this happened but I'm thinking a competitor site has falsely reported vizzed as having harmful files.

If anyone else is noticing these problems or has more information, please report it here.


EDIT:
Ok I've discovered the problem.  Someone injected a virus into the RGR that ONLY attacks your computer if you're a search engine bot.  No one knew about this because it doesn't attack normal users, but only search engine bots which resulted into search engines detecting the site as having a virus.  From what I can see, this was injected into the file on the old server, it shouldn't be a problem with the new server since Linux is more secure when it comes to stuff like that.  I have fixed the problem and hopefully search engines see that the problem has been fixed and no longer show vizzed as being harmful.
(last edited by Davideo7 on 11-09-11 12:05 AM)

Magikoopa
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Posted on 11-08-11 11:12 PM legacyme3 is Offline     Post: 49 words - (ID: 494441) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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It sucks a few people have to ruin a good thing for everyone.

This site IS safe. I'm on it all day every day, and I never have issues aside from the MySQL errors anymore.

And those are supposed to happen every day I think at a set time.

Marowak

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Posted on 11-08-11 11:19 PM BNuge is Offline     Post: 37 words - Spell checked - (ID: 494449) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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I'm running multiple anti-virus scanners including AVG and I haven't gotten any warnings. I can't think of what could have caused this apart from false reports by other sites (or possibly angry users who got themselves banned).


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Posted on 11-08-11 11:20 PM tj4bigred is Offline     Post: 16 words - (ID: 494452) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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That stinks. For somebody to do that to Vizzed... Ooh that gets my blood boiling... D:<.

Hopefully you can set Firefox and Google straight. This site is absolutely clean of any viruses/malware...


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Posted on 11-08-11 11:22 PM mike345 is Offline     Post: 34 words - (ID: 494455) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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This isn't right Vizzed is virus/malaware free. I think an owner of another site might do that because Vizzed might be more popular in other words it might have been done out of jealousy.

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Posted on 11-08-11 11:33 PM imabeast69 is Offline     Post: 27 words - Spell checked - (ID: 494473) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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I have AVG and it has not reported anything to me yet and I completely trust that vizzed has no harmful files that will affect my computer

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Posted on 11-08-11 11:39 PM silverthundr is Offline     Post: 14 words - (ID: 494483) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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Norton has nothing to say about it, either, as far as I can tell.
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Posted on 11-08-11 11:42 PM Lumian is Offline     Post: 96 words - (ID: 494487) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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Google and/or Firefox works fine with regards to Vizzed as far as I can tell (Just tested both). BUT... I don't have AVG on my system. AVG is well-known for its false positives, and it is also very intrusive in that it can and does monitor web browsing activity and will interfere if it picks up something it thinks is suspicious. This could be caused by a script on this site or something, or it could just be AVGs stupidity. But I have verified Google and Firefox work without a hitch for me and my setup.

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Posted on 11-08-11 11:42 PM Davideo7 is Online     Post: 111 words - (ID: 494489) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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Ok I've discovered the problem.  Someone injected a virus into the RGR that ONLY attacks your computer if you're a search engine bot.  No one knew about this because it doesn't attack normal users, but only search engine bots which resulted into search engines detecting the site as having a virus.  From what I can see, this was injected into the file on the old server, it shouldn't be a problem with the new server since Linux is more secure when it comes to stuff like that.  I have fixed the problem and hopefully search engines see that the problem has been fixed and no longer show vizzed as being harmful.

Magikoopa
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Posted on 11-08-11 11:45 PM Someone70 is Offline     Post: 48 words - (ID: 494492) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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It looks like it will take a bit for the change to take place because when I go to the RGR, the warning still pops up...

But I can also testify that Vizzed is definitely virus-free. I've had no problems with it in the time I've been here.
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Posted on 11-09-11 12:02 AM seanne is Offline     Post: 37 words - (ID: 494517) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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I don't think that there is any problem with this site; it is safe....I got McAfee and Norton they report it sound and in good order...and I never got any problem with....at all....It is full proof safe.

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Posted on 11-09-11 12:05 AM Davideo7 is Online     Post: 22 words - (ID: 494522) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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Someone70 : I've contacted Google to have them re-check my site so hopefully within 72 hours the site wont be flagged anymore.

Magikoopa
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Posted on 11-09-11 01:34 AM rowenisopirus is Offline     Post: 128 words - Spell checked - (ID: 494567) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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I've used my Avast to scan the site as well, it's showing perfectly clean on all ends, marks, files, and links now.  I use Firefox quite often too, and I know there are several Google users here as well.  My Firefox/Avast code reads 82% favored by all who have come and 17% not voted... enough said.  This site take perfection of retro gaming and toons to a new level.

If I had to make a serious educated guess on this, I'd pin it upon someone who was ban within and seeking their own egoist revenge for it.  I'd suggest taking a moment to see who was removed recently from the lists and maybe that should help you get a better start on where the false report came from.

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Posted on 11-09-11 01:36 AM jzrozzn8706 is Offline     Post: 23 words - Spell checked - (ID: 494568) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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Yeah. I found another example of google trying to shut me out of a vizzed page:

http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?client=Firefox&hl=en-US&site=http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retro/game.php?id=7722&system=snes&name=Chrono-Trigger







Image upload: 448x336 totaling 27 KB's.

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Posted on 11-09-11 02:10 AM Umang is Offline     Post: 37 words - Spell checked - (ID: 494571) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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Davideo7 : I had scanned the site with my quick heal security and it does not show any virus/ma aware. But whenever I linked the Retro game room my browser (Google chrome) warn me that it harmful.

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Posted on 11-09-11 03:24 AM winfred is Offline     Post: 31 words - Spell checked - (ID: 494580) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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I scan the site using Avast Antivirus and McAfee security scanner but the site has no malware or virus...I think google and firefox was wrong, the site is completely virus free...
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Posted on 11-09-11 05:29 AM Laian is Online     Post: 101 words - Spell checked - (ID: 494589) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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WHAT?! REALLY?! I don't have any virus with Avast!, that doesn't make sense!

But if the responsible of this "attack" is just a jealous person who wants to ruin the existence of Vizzed Board, then I shall say... HOW DOES HE DARE?! 

HA!!! He must be scared because Vizzed Board is a great website with a ton of members and a ton of views too, also it has a "Dream Team" for the good work everyday, or he is angry for some reasons and he wants to publish some "propaganda" about Vizzed Board.

Anyway, keep doing the good work, Davideo7  
(last edited by laian on 11-09-11 08:53 AM)

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Posted on 11-09-11 09:40 AM septembern is Offline     Post: 51 words - (ID: 494619) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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That is really pathetic. Hmmm, my Norton doesn't seem to have done anything, but then again, it might be from the time where I edited some of the features when the Vizzed Chat Room had the black hole.

Where do we see that it is flagged?

Hopefully this gets resolved soon.
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Posted on 11-09-11 09:47 AM Snowdeath is Offline     Post: 63 words - (ID: 494621) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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Wow, that's seriously pathetic, honestly. People really needs to just leave Vizzed alone, and not hate on it.

My AVG Anti-Virus detects nothing from Vizzed, and it's all clean, and even if it had a virus, I would just report it and think it's not from Vizzed itself. The last time my AVG detected anything was with the blackhole virus a while ago.

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Posted on 11-09-11 10:55 AM Davideo7 is Online     Post: 11 words - (ID: 494634) - Post Rating: 0 - Report Abuse | Link
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septembern : It's basically RGR pages and images/files in the RGR.

Magikoopa
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