Does anyone have an idea of what happened?
I had a similar experience. My anti-virus software reported that it caught 5 trojan viruses. I've since scanned my computer twice and it seems to be clear now. The funny thing is that I had just finished re-installing my anti-virus software a half hour before.
I have mine update every morning.
Do any of the Mods have any knowledge on what happened?
At this point I don't know. I didn't report the problem when it happened but at the time I wasn't sure if I got it from Can Con or one of the links on the forums. I'll do some checking. Since my anti-virus caught everything I'm really brave now....
I am set up the same as you Juan and I scan everyday in the wee hours. I was on a few times yesterday but never once had any warnings or any hint of a virus of any kind.
It's definitely strange that an anti-virus program would report a web page to contain virii because it's simply not possible for a web page its self to contain a virus, just to link to a site which may contain them. I know CC was flagged by McAfee as linking to unwanted executable files, all of which links are removed when they are discovered.
The only other way a web site can contain a virus is if there are screwey advertisers involved of which Canadian Content is not involved. We do not third-party executable ad code onto any pages, nor have we ever!
If you do notice pop ups or anything suspicious on the site, let me know. You more than likely already have malware on your system which inserts ads and other unwanted malware directly into web pages of any type.
AnnaG, both Norton and McAfee soaked me for additional pre-authorized credit card payment, long after I got rid of the useless bastards.
Could it be that A V programs err on the side of security identifying a strange script as a virus.....I know that Norton...when you uninstall Teak UI will identify the uninstall program as a malicious script and prompt you if you want to use it anyway...