Intrusion Attempts (High Severity Type)

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I thought that I would let you know that my computer has been the victim of several attempted "intrustion attempts" or "web attacks" over the past few months while I was using allmusic. Norton has stopped them, but they have all been rated "High" in terms of severity. Mostly they are of the "Web Exploit Kit 6" variety that were coming from different computers, as I recall; these intrusion attempts seemed to be happening when I would start to type in an artist or album name before the webpage was all the way up. I have learned to let the website finish loading before starting my typing.
This morning, there were two more, in quick succession; those happened when I was using a link from a Wikipedia article to an allmusic page. Both were launched from (I can give you full details if you need them). One was named "Malicious Website Accessed 2" by Norton, and the other was "FakeAV Download 2".
I have had the Geek Squad run two tune-ups on my system, and they didn't find anything. But I had a bad virus problem a couple of years ago, and the Geek Squad kept my computer for almost a week fixing the problem, so I know that there are other computers out there that would undoubtedly be vulnerable to these attacks.
I don't know if you have heard from anyone else about these kinds of things yet, but this is at least six times that this has happened recently.
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Martin Winfree

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Posted 6 years ago

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Martin, this level if information is very helpful.
Thank you.

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