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01-26-09, 7:15 AM

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Wow I thought this topic was dead. If anyone needs malware remover go to malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It's a free program which is constantly updated to fight the latest malware. I had the worst night yesterday, both my computers got Spyware Protect 2009 Malware. The program's only 5mb or something and it worked great. Remember this program is free, there is a pay version but the non-paying customers still get the same malware signatures, you just don't get active protection and etc.
For all those who don't have a solid malware remover and detector, at least try malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, give a quick scan, and you can choose to delete it afterwards.
 
01-31-09, 9:22 PM

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Wow I thought this topic was dead. If anyone needs malware remover go to malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It's a free program which is constantly updated to fight the latest malware. I had the worst night yesterday, both my computers got Spyware Protect 2009 Malware. The program's only 5mb or something and it worked great. Remember this program is free, there is a pay version but the non-paying customers still get the same malware signatures, you just don't get active protection and etc.
For all those who don't have a solid malware remover and detector, at least try malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, give a quick scan, and you can choose to delete it afterwards.


Yes, this is the best program to remove otherwise impossible to remove maleware such as fakealert and vundo which I got from mangafox.
 
01-31-09, 10:33 PM

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manga fox is legit and win

 
01-31-09, 10:38 PM

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I haven't gotten any, but in the last couple of days there were some redirect attempts, and I ran a number of scans and tweaks, changed my configurations and it stopped happening.

The ads can be stopped if you change your privacy settings I've found. They don't show up at all for me and the pages load super fast, although they were never slow for me before.
 
03-20-09, 1:21 PM

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I have the same problem. I think I'm going to have to act like Manga Fox doesn't exist, which is really depressing :(
I reformatted my pc and everything, but the second I got back on their site, it started up again. So terrible. It's actually kind of scary how it sends you popup alerts that look legit.. but are scams!
 
03-21-09, 10:47 PM

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idk about everyone else but i used mangafox for about 5months and in the beggining it was fine and usual but later on when i used mangafox i started getting signs from my computer saying that mangafox was a harmful website but i ignored it... next day did a virus scan and found i had 8 trojans on my computer. i think it depends on what comp ur using tho cuz i also go on mangafox on my vista comp. and i haven't got a virus yet. Oh and if u do get a virus just re-format ur whole comp. i did it and its all clean again =]
 
04-19-09, 12:21 AM

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I have had my favorite computer shut down because of it. A great manga site but it is a serious virus colony! At first your computer blocks it but after a while it gets in 31 or more viruses. SERIOSLY DO NOT GO THERE!
 
04-19-09, 1:04 AM

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Woah, I had no clue, I consider my self mildly informed when it comes to computers, I had no clue that mangafox did that.

I would use it casually every once and a while, and every once and a while my spyware scanner would pick up on some random trojan. I kept scratching my head wondering what I had been on to cause these rare little attacks. Now I know and I will stay away from that site from now on.
 
04-19-09, 11:14 PM

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I've had the same issue lately. Like everyone said it just has to be IE thats catching the viruses. I'll use Firefox to read now.

 
04-20-09, 2:17 PM

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It happened to me me once back in January. I think it just comes from the ads on there.
 
04-20-09, 2:50 PM

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I've had my spyware blaster and spybot block/fix those issues on mine.. I don't get anything at all from Mangafox.
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04-21-09, 8:54 PM

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I haven't had any problems with mangafox. Like others though I use firefox.
 
04-21-09, 8:58 PM

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I got a virus there a few weeks ago, and I was browsing it through Firefox. I'm having a lot of problems getting rid of the virus, but it doesn't seem to be doing much to my computer thanks to my having disabled it. Still, it's really annoying. I don't visit that site anymore. I only really use onemanga right now.
 
04-22-09, 5:17 AM

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Step one: Get firefox

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

Step two: Get the NoScript addon

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722


With this combo, pages will load much faster on mangafox, and as an added bonus, NoScript blocks any malicious scripts (redirects, virus downloads, etc). It's really a one-two punch to most internet problems, and it's lightweight and will not tax your system resources like running a malware blocker all the time would.
 
04-22-09, 10:35 AM

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Mouser888 said:
Wow I thought this topic was dead. If anyone needs malware remover go to malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It's a free program which is constantly updated to fight the latest malware. I had the worst night yesterday, both my computers got Spyware Protect 2009 Malware. The program's only 5mb or something and it worked great. Remember this program is free, there is a pay version but the non-paying customers still get the same malware signatures, you just don't get active protection and etc.
For all those who don't have a solid malware remover and detector, at least try malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, give a quick scan, and you can choose to delete it afterwards.
Tried it. Didn't actually work. It doesn't read the virus as being there, but I know the viruses' exact location and it's definitely there. I'm going to try deleting it manually once I finish classes, but until then I want to leave it alone. I don't want to risk wiping my computer until after all my homework has been handed in and I don't need it anymore.
 
11-23-09, 7:05 PM

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This just confirmed my thoughts.
After getting through 4 volumes,
I get this pop-up, re-direct mess,
and on top of that it alerts that
I have viruses downloading into
my computer <_< uh-huh....
Ya see? very obviously, mangafox,
is the culprit! O: Also I had firefox
and pop up-blocker!
 
11-24-09, 11:37 AM

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I just have regular Firefox and I have no problems with mangafox, I do get redirects rarely but all I have to do is just hit back or use my history. Sounds like you guys had viruses before hand or whatever.
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11-24-09, 5:26 PM

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Got redirects, nothing else.


 
11-25-09, 7:41 AM

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Do NOT read on manga fox! Two of my computers crashed because of that website.
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01-12-10, 4:45 AM

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So it IS manga fox. Last week I got terrible virus, and all I had been on was Manga fox. I ended up having to reformat my entire computer. Tonight, the same thing happened again..and again I was on Manga Fox. It's a shame that's site so dangerous..it has stuff on there you can't find anywhere else!
 
01-12-10, 3:39 PM

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Guys, it's not MangaFox's fault... it's their ad company.
 
01-12-10, 3:52 PM

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Ive always had problems with MangaFox. I get Trojans all the time from there. Which sucks because they have way more manga than OneManga
 
01-12-10, 4:40 PM

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Ofcourse, you could just use a site that doesn't jpgfies and downscales the pages like Mangahut or Mangatoshokan. Or use a combination of Domdomsoft manga downloader and CDisplay (or whatever tickles your fancy).

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01-15-10, 11:59 AM

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Go Chrome, or go home...

And if it's such a big problem, maybe you should think about installing an anti-virus with a resident shield.

and more on topic: I've never had any problems with mangafox
 
01-25-10, 5:39 PM

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I almost got killed on MangaFox when I used Internet Explorer.

I've found out that it's worse on really old versions of internet explorer. It causes everything to automatically shut down. However, I switched to FireFox and everything was fixed!!!
 
01-25-10, 8:31 PM

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I tend to avoid MangaFox because of problems I had there getting viruses and such. Once in a while if I really can't find another manga I'm interested in somewhere else, I'll try. I haven't been there in a long time, but it use to wreck havoc on my computer.

Also, on a computer on campus too. Whoops.
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02-12-10, 7:26 AM

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I've never had a problem from mangafox
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02-12-10, 11:47 AM

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i had a few problems here and there on mangafox like shut downs, slow ad reactions yada yada stuff like that but ever since i switched to firefox its perfectly fine now:P
 
02-13-10, 2:49 PM

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OMG!! i thought i was the only one who had a problem with mangafox..it infected my computer with so many trojan viruses that my computer died on me completely so i had to take it to a shop...plus the viruses would always be malware or something that looks like a security type of software but was actually a trojan....so now i just read it on my itouch..haha ^^;;;;
 
02-16-10, 2:42 PM

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I've never really had a problem with MangaFox before untill they added those ads that started playing sound now.
 
02-25-10, 12:53 PM

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The only problem I have with Manga fox is they haven't fixed the Google Chrome thing about the arrow keys, so I need to run it on IE or Firefox :/
 
02-25-10, 2:22 PM

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I never had problems with mangafox yet. but i almost (or did) caught a virus on Mangahelpers
 
02-25-10, 2:26 PM

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I can't read 3 pages on mangafox without my browser crashing. I usually end up with multiple Trojans if I don't act fast.

I suggest using Onemanga for online scans, and anything that they don't have you can download from Mangatraders.

Mangafox = bad.
 
02-25-10, 2:50 PM

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Never had problems with mangafox *shrug*
 
02-26-10, 12:13 AM

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Seems people have problems knowing where the true fault is coming from.

MangaFox is absolutely no problem to use. I use Opera (world's fastest browser) and I haven't experienced any problems.
Any serious site would never ever let their websites be infected with malware, and none of MangaFox' sites cause you to download something (except for the mangas).

The problem lies with the ads. Amongst the hundreds of various ads, there might be a bad one or two, that pops up and tries to do bad stuff to your computer. Usually, a website removes these if they can, but it's not always they have the power to do so.
So, tell MangaFox about these problems you're having, note down which ad that is causing the problem, and get a proper web-browser.

Virus and Malware, in most cases, self-inflicted.
/IT-guru
 
03-06-10, 8:21 PM

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I have virus software and use firefox. I just go another fake windows software while reading on mangafox. This is like the third time this year, and unfortunately on my work computer again. It has disabled everything and now I have to call my IT to get another new laptop. I WILL NEVER use mangafox again. Too risky since nothing seems to stop the trojans or other malware from breaking thru. I will miss them since it is like the best place to read online, but back to IRC and downloading again. I got no warning, click on no ad, it just started downloading and got thru McAfree.
 
03-06-10, 8:27 PM

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So far, I haven't experienced this problem.
 
03-07-10, 6:13 AM

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um I used to have problems with that fake anti virus popup (that actually give you a virus) when i went on mangafox but idk if it's cuz i switched to google chrome it just doesn't happen any more. no problems at all.... except for those pesty nasal sprey commercials... always have to mute my comp.
 
03-07-10, 6:43 AM

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My computer detected something about the website.
So I wouldn't be surprised if it does have Viruses.
 
04-12-10, 12:50 AM

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Alright, after today I don't think I'll ever use Mangafox ever again. I tried to read one of my favorite mangas, and AVG detected about a dozen different trojans attacking my netbook at once. Even after using Malwarebytes to remove them, I still don't feel confident that I got them all despite not being able to detect anything anymore.

This is the second time this happened to me while reading on Mangafox. The first time was so long ago and so minor I ignored it, but after today I'll just stick with Onemanga's site.

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04-12-10, 12:52 AM

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your problem: failure to use firefox with adblocker plus. the ads are the ones that give you the trojans, block the ads and you block the viruses

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04-12-10, 2:09 AM

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people seriously fail at the interwebs, "UNPROTECTED COMPUTER CATCHING A VIRUS ON THE INTERNET DEAR GOD NO!"

Firefox+ Ad blocker plus = less bitching from dumb people.
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04-12-10, 6:44 AM

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Nope, nothing from Mangafox on my computer, although the ads are really... really annoying.
 
04-15-10, 8:35 AM

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Jigero said:
people seriously fail at the interwebs, "UNPROTECTED COMPUTER CATCHING A VIRUS ON THE INTERNET DEAR GOD NO!"

Firefox+ Ad blocker plus = less bitching from dumb people.


Well mangafox, aside from porno sites, is the only site thats ever given my computer viruses. I think some people seriously fail at the interwebs "COMPUTER WITH POP-UP BLOCKER CAN WITHSTAND ANY VIRUS! DEAR GOT YES!"

Internet Explorer + smart web browsing = less bitching from dumb people.
 
04-15-10, 9:52 AM

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oh my gosh u too? i've been given viruses from manga fox twice now it's really annoying so i use onemanga.com

 
04-15-10, 2:21 PM

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Mangafox killed one of my computers with 50 different viruses/trojans a year ago, now I never go there on a PC and will only use my new iMac when reading there.

Stay away from Mangafox unless you have a Mac it's that bad.


 
04-16-10, 6:59 PM

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Hoppy said:
Mangafox killed one of my computers with 50 different viruses/trojans a year ago, now I never go there on a PC and will only use my new iMac when reading there.

Stay away from Mangafox unless you have a Mac it's that bad.


or you know just use a free addon for firefox that takes 5 seconds to install and not be a massive failure
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04-17-10, 6:34 AM

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i'v never had any problems with manga fox :/ even before i got my mac. i guess most people don't have the security or protection on their pc's which is why they suffer problems?
 
04-22-10, 4:29 PM

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I never have a problem with mangafox. I usually read manga at that website and never have any problem at all.

And i use firefox, well with ABP and no script add-on installed.
 
04-23-10, 2:30 PM

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I got a virus on Mangafox the first time I got there. I've never been there since.
 
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