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AbstractTech3D
09-30-2012, 11:10 PM
If you do a google search for a lightwave issue, and Spinquad gets listed - it also gets listed with a google warning… 'this site may harm your computer' - has been this way for last few months.

Is it a real threat?

Will the owner of Spinquad ever fix the problem?

I currently avoid Spinquad due to this warning.

nikfaulkner
10-01-2012, 01:07 AM
i tried it on a virtual machine, did a spyware scan and there were no issues.

i've just been ignoring it since

meshpig
10-01-2012, 01:10 AM
Oh yeah, so how is it going to damage your computer by visiting Spinquad? It's not a real threat in as much as Google aren't going to damage your computer but malware potentially can... but then Google aren't saying this or that site is actually a malware risk either. Loopy corporate bureaucratic stuff, probably aimed at tying Spinquad to some Google $$ service?

Silkrooster
10-01-2012, 01:28 AM
The new owner of Spinquad is very aware of this issue and is in the process of getting it fixed. So please be patient. Anyone who is worried, can disable their Java and JavaScript engines in their browser while they are viewing Spinquad.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

AbstractTech3D
10-01-2012, 01:40 AM
So Silkrooster, I visited the site before reading your comment. And Javascript had not been disabled. Do I now need to take any action to clean my computer?

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Silkrooster
10-01-2012, 01:52 AM
No, its more of a precaution. Some are quite worried about their system and that's the advice we give to ease their minds.

meshpig
10-01-2012, 02:54 AM
The new owner of Spinquad is very aware of this issue and is in the process of getting it fixed. So please be patient. Anyone who is worried, can disable their Java and JavaScript engines in their browser while they are viewing Spinquad.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

So what would we be worried about? That www.spinquad.com has intercept hosts? Seems fine to me.

sukardi
10-01-2012, 06:00 AM
Actually after you have fixed the issue, you need to submit to Google for reevaluation to remove the warning. Otherwise Google will keep giving this warning even if there is nothing wrong with the website.

GandB
10-01-2012, 07:45 AM
This has happened several times to that site throughout the last few years. What is the issue? I personally don't go there because, as I understand it, a certain person still has something to do with it's operation. But these infrequent issues that arise with the site just add to that.

As the above post indicates, you have to submit for reevaluation with Google. I had to do it once as well, as one of my sites was attacked; until you do that, the same message will pop up. It can take awhile for the process to go through though. Good luck.

wyattharris
10-01-2012, 10:27 AM
Got this the other day as well. After the times this happened in the past I thought it had been solved.
Unfortunate as it's going to keep people away.

AbstractTech3D
11-11-2012, 04:32 PM
I would appreciate it getting fixed.

probiner
11-11-2012, 08:27 PM
Had to request moderation to remove content from a post (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?98754-Polygon-Table-Help-Building-One&p=930004&viewfull=1#post930004) linking to SQ because it was giving the same warning, right here in NT forums, so be advised of such practice until this is solved.
Fortunately seems that signatures don't do it, otherwise Skillrooster posts would trigger the same effect :P

Thanks to Chuck for sorting it out.

OnlineRender
11-12-2012, 06:18 AM
meh I've clicked on worse browsing porn ... the sites cool although it probably should have been fixed by now.