PhoneArena is perfectly safe to browse

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



1. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

thank u PA !!!!!!

26. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

42. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

You were holding it wrong

53. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

holding What :P

55. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

It's a new patent cooking in Cupertino

60. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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 moved with the quickness & resolved the situaltion. I have been a long time reader & VERY proud to be part of this community.

54. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 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...

56. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

58. anshul0000 unregistered

i use adblock...

2. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Phonearena, what AD service does the site use?

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

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

10. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

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

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

15. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

PA gave me the digi-crabs

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

I had shot them email with screenshot :)

6. andrews317

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

12. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

And I was on the Note2.

7. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 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......?

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 :)

9. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

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

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

13. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 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.

24. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

59. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

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

14. chrisbo5

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

it is flu season you know lol

16. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

adblock anyone?

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

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.

62. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 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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