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  1. #1

    Anyone else catch a virus from First Row Sports?

    This is literally the only "risky" site I visit on a regular basis.

    Caught a virus a few weeks ago that popped up a fake "Windows System Recovery" window that wanted to charge me $69.99 to run a full scan on my system....fortunately my B.S. meter went off before pulling out my CC.

    Ran a system restore to an earlier point and continued using this site and it happened again.

    Today, I boot up my computer and Windows won't even start....had to F4 and run a full System Reformat back to the date I purchased the computer. Fortunately everything important is backed up.

    I can't see what could have caused this aside from a virus through firstrowsports.tv. I don't surf porn sites or anything else that would be considered risky.

    If so, it's a shame...where else can you catch a feed of a two last place teams in the Big West conference?

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    Happened to me too but anti virus blocked the threat
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCentaur View Post
    Happened to me too but anti virus blocked the threat
    Good to know, I didn't realize my full anti-virus protection had lapsed, just renewed today so hopefully this should take care of things.

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    I also got that exact virus about a year ago. Let me tell you it was suchhhh a bitch. I had to have a computer friend come over to take care of it. I never seen a virus as bad as that one. I knew right away it was some bullshit virus though and not really something I needed to pay for. I didnt get it from that though, I think I got it from some game or something on facebook that my wife and daughter played. Only thing I thought it could have been from but I wasnt positive.

  5. #5

    i never had a problem there, i dont have any protection either. you gotta wait until the time is up before you click any buttons, if it opens another page or try to download anything, get out of it quick. go to full screen and no ads pop up.

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    You installed something from one of the popups?

  7. #7

    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Lou View Post
    You installed something from one of the popups?

    Possibly...I always close out of the pop-up that covers the screen immediately and I've accidentally opened up other pop-ups on that site trying to close out of them.

    So, is it like jeffdane says, and I need to either wait for these pop-ups to go away on their own without clicking them, or go in to full-screen and avoid them completely?

    I tried to give you points, jeffdane, but it wouldn't allow me. I guess non-pros are only allowed to give out 2 points total per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lite1up View Post
    Possibly...I always close out of the pop-up that covers the screen immediately and I've accidentally opened up other pop-ups on that site trying to close out of them.

    So, is it like jeffdane says, and I need to either wait for these pop-ups to go away on their own without clicking them, or go in to full-screen and avoid them completely?

    I tried to give you points, jeffdane, but it wouldn't allow me. I guess non-pros are only allowed to give out 2 points total per day.
    Install adblocker plus as an add-on to your browser. Helps a lot with this sort of thing.

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    no need for points, like i said, i have no virus protection and never had a problem. initially wait and then go full screen if you want to watch the game, you dont need to go full screen to avoid virus, it just makes the viewing experience ad free. load the game and dont click anything and you shouldnt get a virus, i havent anyway.

  10. #10

    I got a virus from first row in December. I had to go in safe mode to do system restore, which works, but every now and then this wilop till pop back up. It's a pain in the ass. Used to love first row

  11. #11

    Thanks a bunch, FourLengthsClear and jeffdane.

    I will take your advice on this. Their malware installed one of the nastiest series of viruses I have ever seen in my 15 years of internet use.

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    Strange things always popping up when I accessed that site. No more- Just deleted them from my favorites.

  13. #13

    Yes, I did and I took it to the shop after using a backup Dell for months cuz I didn't want to get raped by a tech.. but I had to get my sh*t cleaned up. I know it was firstrowsports, and I got it on my labtop too. The tech told me this virus is really bad, but there are worst out there.. and that I got it by clicking or accepting something. The only thing I could think of was firstrowpopups... yep they cost me a couple hundred bucks and a whole lot of hassle. Should of just bought that sports package. Rofl

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    Just curious, the guys that did get a virus from Firstrow, are you using some sort of virus protection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUMMO77 View Post
    Just curious, the guys that did get a virus from Firstrow, are you using some sort of virus protection?
    I was using window essentials. I'm not sure how good that program is. Must not be too good

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUMMO77 View Post
    No virus protection? You crazy, Jeff.
    i buy cheap laptops, get them when they are on sale. if i need to get another i will, black friday, cyber monday, other random deals. never pay more than 300 for a laptop and never needed another one in under 2 years. i have no problem paying 300 bucks every 2 or 3 years for a new laptop, its like 10/month. nothing special of course but better than i need.

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    I'm using McAfee but like I said, my full coverage lapsed months ago and I got lazy and never renewed. Well, after having to do a full system reformat I just renewed and installed Ad Block Plus per FourLengths' suggestion.

    I'm going to try firstrowsports again...see what happens, at this point having to reformat again won't be a big deal.

  20. #20

    Watch out for the White/Fertitta virus, it's a nasty one

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    You guys are crazy if you use firstrow! That site is rig to do exactly what happened to lite1up! And sorry Jeff, but it doesn't matter if you're at full screen or not. You can get the virus just by opening up the link. It's called a driveby and yes it's some nasty shit! You think you're getting to watch a game in full screen without this shit runing in the background and installing nasty malware and changing your registry settings? Think again my friend.

    At the very least I would make sure you have malware and spyware protection on your system. You cant get these for free, but I would buy the paid versions because they offer real time protection. Because if a key logger or some other wicked shit gets into you system and accesses your account passwords, you're gonna be really fuk'ed!

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html

    Here's a geat anti virus program too. Again there is a free version, but the paid one has a lot more features and real time updates. It beats paying an IT tech $300 to clean your system!
    http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
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    Just cleaned my computer.
    8 Viruses
    16 Malware
    186 Spybots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejamm View Post
    You guys are crazy if you use firstrow! That site is rig to do exactly what happened to lite1up! And sorry Jeff, but it doesn't matter if you're at full screen or not. You can get the virus just by opening up the link. It's called a driveby and yes it's some nasty shit! You think you're getting to watch a game in full screen without this shit runing in the background and installing nasty malware and changing your registry settings? Think again my friend.

    At the very least I would make sure you have malware and spyware protection on your system. You cant get these for free, but I would buy the paid versions because they offer real time protection. Because if a key logger or some other wicked shit gets into you system and accesses your account passwords, you're gonna be really fuk'ed!

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html

    Here's a geat anti virus program too. Again there is a free version, but the paid one has a lot more features and real time updates. It beats paying an IT tech $300 to clean your system!
    http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
    i just downloaded the free avira one.

    did a scan and not 1 thing is suspicious or virus, or warning or anything. watch me get something now. ive been protection free for at least a year too.

  24. #24

    Quote Originally Posted by FourLengthsClear View Post
    Install adblocker plus as an add-on to your browser. Helps a lot with this sort of thing.
    No script is good if you are using firefox and you use it correctly...

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    how can anyone be without virus protection? Your just asking for problems.

  26. #26

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikail View Post
    how can anyone be without virus protection? Your just asking for problems.
    im telling you, its over a year now with no problems, when i had protection i always had problems. maybe they target certain programs, i dont know, just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikail View Post
    how can anyone be without virus protection? Your just asking for problems.
    Kindof like using a condom when visiting a hooker most would be better off just practicing safe browsing habits...

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  29. #29

    I went to firstrowsports all the time for football games, I use firefox with adblock plus and flashblock, never had a problem with the site. And I occasionally run my malwarebytes software and MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) which is a free antivirus scanner but works great.

  30. #30

    Yeah, I've got virus and trojan attacks several times from surfing, especially from firstrow.tv. I usually use malwarebytes in the safe mode to remove those virus and trojans. Also, you should use anti-virus, I'm using the free one "Avast! Antivirus"

  31. #31

    don't run as admin in windows limited user
    avira
    malwarebytes
    spyboy s&d
    firefox + adblockplus +noscript + wot (debatable)
    zonealarm
    if bluetooth disable upnp
    router change SSID + admin access password + disable upnp + WEP/WPA/wutever + connect password
    keep software updated
    don't download shit/open attachments
    saves you from 99% of problems and is free
    most problems stem from user behavior
    if infected re-install bad guys hide in crooks/crannies

    if more serious business get mac addresses + hushmail + encrypt HDD + bios pass + randomized passphrase changing at intervals

    lol@buying new computer if you get infected . jeff you are bigtime. I am cheap keep computer till it only useful as linux box or motherboard dies usually latter.

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    The other day i installed add block for my browser and whenever i go to first row, it makes a huge difference, no bs at all

  33. #33

    Firstrow itself does not have any viruses that I know of.
    YOU MUST USE ADBLOCKER + when surfing that website and its links. This will block all the pop-up and terrible annoying little click-me's.
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    browser is faster after i applied theses tips; http://bootstrike.com/Articles/SpeedUpIE/
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  35. #35

    Quote Originally Posted by lite1up View Post
    This is literally the only "risky" site I visit on a regular basis.

    Caught a virus a few weeks ago that popped up a fake "Windows System Recovery" window that wanted to charge me $69.99 to run a full scan on my system....fortunately my B.S. meter went off before pulling out my CC.

    Ran a system restore to an earlier point and continued using this site and it happened again.

    Today, I boot up my computer and Windows won't even start....had to F4 and run a full System Reformat back to the date I purchased the computer. Fortunately everything important is backed up.

    I can't see what could have caused this aside from a virus through firstrowsports.tv. I don't surf porn sites or anything else that would be considered risky.

    If so, it's a shame...where else can you catch a feed of a two last place teams in the Big West conference?
    Crap what do you do when this thing hits your computer? What I did was I actually paid.

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