Cleveland.com experienced technical difficulties Saturday because of a malicious computer program from an advertisement on the Web site.
The malware program “Antivirus 2009” might have been distributed to visitors’ computers through pages on the Web site.
“Antivirus 2009” presents itself as an anti-virus program using pop-ups and phony alerts to signal that malicious software is on the computer. The Trojan horse prompts users to download software to fix the problem but redirects them to a new Web site.
The problem surfaced after noon Saturday and was resolved at 8:30 p.m.
Users complained of having to manually close their Web browsers to avoid multiple pop-ups and the initiation of fake virus scans.
Please note Malwarebytes is a free program and it works great.I got nailed by the antivirus 2009 several months ago and it too me a while to wipe out that trojan!!