Is you profile safe for other users? Can we all remember about “kiss” principle?

computer warning - computer warning after looking into user profile
@polachicago (19073)
United States
March 12, 2007 8:08pm CST
It happens to me today. I was checking someone’s profile and suddenly I was redirected to different site. My computer closed all applications. I was shocked and mad. Very often, when visiting other profiles, I get warning from my computer that site (profile) is not safe. What is going on?
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12 responses
@anabella (80)
• United States
17 Mar 07
Nothing happen to me yet, but I don't like heavy profiles.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Mar 07
yes, heavy profiles are not good...
• United States
17 Mar 07
I've never had that happen to me, luckily. Will myLot put a stop to that? I hope they will check into it.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Mar 07
I hope they will....
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
13 Mar 07
well there are alote of cases that the users of that website redirect you themself to another site- with a simple html command. but the other windows are not supposed to close it looks like some kind of virus or spyware that got your computer i advice you to run a scan- just to be safe..
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Thank you, I already did.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
13 Mar 07
In my short time on myLot, about two months, I've had that warning twice, and I follow the warning and don't go any further. I also wondered what caused the warning, but after losing everything on my hard disc some years ago I won't take any risks. Maybe the administrators can enlighten us.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Today I didn't have any warnings, just quick redirection and even quicker shot by windows.
@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
I don't visit anyones profile unless they have a score over at least 500. At least that way you know they have been around for a while. I think it is just asking for trouble it you accept friends who have a very low rating or visit a profile of the same type of person. make people earn your trust first..
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Don’t be surprised. Profile I am talking about belongs to someone with star rate 10.
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@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
13 Mar 07
it havent happend to me yet, but maybe you should post a discussion with their porfile and say people beware too, that way it would help everyone out right away not to go there before mylot can help clean it out
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I don't want to do it, so if it was something posted as friend comment?
• United States
13 Mar 07
you can message all your friends but that si alot of work, but you can copy and paste
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I just check this profile again. It is done by friend comment. I am going to sent ot to mylot.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Something similar happened to me yesterday, but it just shut down firefox. I don't know what was in the profile, but it did cause a problem. I have a Mac, not windows so my guess is whtever else was supposed to happen did not happen, and I will bet that if I was using Safari (the APple browser) nothing would have happened at all.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I think is about time to ask myloters to clean this junk.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I use Firefox on a Mac too and have never had any problems caused by Mylot, as far as I know. But I also don't visit too many profiles. And it sounds like most of the problems are with Windows machines. I'd hope Mylot would have some way to automatically scan the system for malicious code or problem stuff added to profiles.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I don't visit many profile, but I do when people send me friend request. I was also doing it today, because I was cleaning my friends list.
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@patootie (3593)
17 Mar 07
I've never had this happen .. either here in MyLot or indeed on any other web site where you can view folks profiles .. I would think it might be an idea to let MyLot know what happened as it could be that the persons profile page has been 'attacked' by someone to make visitors go to their own 'off MyLot' web site ...
@patootie (3593)
17 Mar 07
Forgot to say .. (sorry brains not working too well today) .. what's the 'KISS' principle ??
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Mar 07
"Keep It Simple, Stupid" or "Keep It Sweet & Simple" One of Einstein's basic sayings: "everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler."
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
that's strange I never had that before, but yes I am hardly here and hardly open any profile. I thought the profile is mylot page so how is it that they installed something like that?? maybe in the About Me section. I hope you have anti virus or something, that kind of site who doesn't allow other windows open sounds like spywared
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Yes, they may have something on about me section. I do have anti virus, that's why computer closed all applications... Maybe it was on friends comment section...
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
oh goodness! i hope i didn't get the same comment LOL already someone else told me that she also had to report someone to mylot because this person sent her some pictures she didnt like
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
13 Mar 07
well in away I think the same thing happened to me but I was tring to come in and pespond to some one and all of a sudden my account was gone no matter how many times I put in my info to sign it it wouldnt take so I rebooted could this be about the same thing?
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Mar 07
It is not the same. Once I open user profile, something was installed on this user to link me with different site.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
13 Mar 07
ok it didnt happen to me then sorry it happened to you
@weemam (13377)
17 Mar 07
I can honestly say I have never had this , My son keeps the PC up to date with spam thingy's and I leave it to him , so hopefully whatever he has done is working xx
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Mar 07
good for you :)
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I have been here for 4 months and I open 50 different profiles a day. I have never had this warning. I have programs that would warn me if something was wrong. I use AM browser which is in my opinion better than firefox, it never has these kind of problems.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Mar 07
It is not only about warning, I was suddenly link to different site...it happens twice during last few days, only when I was looking into user profiles.