G Scale Model Train Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
550 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I just opened MLS and this warning came up:

Trend Micro PC-Cilllin Internet Security

Warning: Phishing Web Site

The web site you wish to open shows signs of involvement in Phishing, a scam in which a criminals web site masquerades as a legitimate commercial site to obtrain yhour credit card number or other personal information for nefarious purposes.

Address: http://pagead2.googlesyndica (the rest is unreadable)
Credibility: Dangerous
Category: Phishing
Suggestion: Close your bwb browser windo and do not repoen this web site.

What the heck is going on? This has never happened before but now everytime I try to open a forum topic this
warning pops up.

Help!

John
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
225 Posts
Sounds like normal behavior of the little ads MLS allows Google to put on the bottom of the MLS pages I see.

On my current screen as I type this, there is a little rectangle with 3 google ads.
In the lower right corner is an "Ads by Google" in green.
Its properties are:
http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/abglogo/abg-en-100c-000000.png

I run Checkpoint's ZoneAlarm and it does not seem to complain about the MLS/Google ads.
I suggest contacting Treend-Micro and ask if they have other reports about the address you have posted here.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,767 Posts
For some reason Trend Micro has marked Google's ad server as a phishing site. Most likely, a fishing site had Google's ads on it and consequently, Google's ad hosting site got flagged. I suspect that Trend will fix it quickly, as this has a large impact potential.

Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do to fix this. It's not myLargescale.com that's being reported. I love how intrusion prevention software has become so intrusive. It's really frustrating. The best defense against a phishing site is common sense, not intrusive software.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top