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Posted: , by Ray S.

PhoneArena is perfectly safe to browse
Dear PhoneArena readers,

It came to our attention that one of the advertisements on our site contained malware. We have immediately removed this advertisement from our pages, but unfortunately, Google has already detected it, which is why some of you may be getting warning messages, upon loading the site. We want to let you know that all necessary measures have been taken to ensure that PhoneArena is absolutely safe to browse. We have submitted a report to Google to inform them of the situation, but it will probably take about a couple of hours until it gets processed, so it's possible for some of you to continue seeing the warning message for a while.

Please excuse us for this inconvenience!

PhoneArena Team

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posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:13 34

1. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


thank u PA !!!!!!

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 15:06 5

26. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Thank u for detecting it but my phone still takes me to some porn site everytime I open Phonearena and I thought I was d only person, I wasn't going to reply to this but just when I was reading the article, booom, porn site popped up, and this happened like 3 days ago when my iPhone was on phonearena on d table and next thing there we half naked ladies on my screen, I hope no one looked at my phone.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 15:14 17

27. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What's the problem? I mean full naked would be better, I suppose.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:53 8

42. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


You were holding it wrong

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 01:04 2

53. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


holding What :P

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 01:08 3

55. akishakoi (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


It's a new patent cooking in Cupertino

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 06:26

60. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


We when you are popular you get malware. Just like Android. When you are top dog everyone wants to bring you down.

I knew this was just a small issue & I am VERY glad that PhoneArena.com moved with the quickness & resolved the situaltion.

I have been a long time reader & VERY proud to be part of this community.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 01:06

54. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


yeah, thank you PA for making my computer go mad... Still not safe to browse PA, if this happened then it will happen again and again and whos to say theres no malware right now...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 01:36

56. JC557 (Posts: 1570; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Which is why you should have an updated browser and some decent AV/ Firewall just in case. Even MS Security Essentials works very well.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 02:55 2

58. anshul0000 (unregistered)


i use adblock...

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:14 3

2. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Phonearena, what AD service does the site use?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:16 8

3. cripton805 (Posts: 1454; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


It took Google for you guys to figure it out?
How long was this up for?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:31 4

10. cripton805 (Posts: 1454; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I guess Im the only one a little ticked about it.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:17 1

4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


this is why you get boosters for your vaccines.. to keep infections down. lol :)

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:45 9

15. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


PA gave me the digi-crabs

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:21 5

5. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I had shot them email with screenshot :)

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:22 10

6. andrews317 (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I saw that message but ignored it because I'm on ubuntu.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:34 2

12. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


And I was on the Note2.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:27 6

7. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


So what was the virus, and what would EV went wrong, or what kind of malware was it, no wonder Lookout premium detected saying unsafe, I thought wtf, PA unsafe......?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:30 2

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Wow THANK YOU PA! im currently using IE because of that message but will try chrome again soon.......So once again thanks for bein conscious about the situation :)

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:31 3

9. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


"Caution. This website is trying to install Malware or contains Malware. Are you sure you want to continue?" is what i keep getting.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:34 1

11. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yes sometimes it takes ages to stop that message. We've seen this happen when sites were compromised thru FTP due to malaware/virus on m/c accessingftp. PA will see a great drop in traffic.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:37 2

13. easymomo (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Thanks guys, I was reading the news with Google Reader because I couldn't open the site with Chrome. Now I'm using Firefox.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 14:46 2

24. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


you can still use Chrome... "proceeding at your own risk"...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 04:36 1

59. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I was getting the message in Firefox, so it won't help on the long run.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:39 2

14. chrisbo5 (Posts: 31; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


it is flu season you know lol

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:52 4

16. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 293; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


adblock anyone?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 13:55 1

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


sadly.....i had ad block installed :(

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 17:06

35. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


if you have FIRE FOX use this add on AhmadAslayegh it's called Adblock Plus and theirs even a app for Android phones too.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 15:08

62. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


i find avast does a great job at blocking crap out of webpages and u can still load the page too

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