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23 June 2012 - 6:53pm

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Hey Friends!

I was just putting Slot O Cash up on my computer (it was already downloaded into my computer, so I was just going to check in to see if there were some free tournaments to sign up for), and for the first time ever, I received a big red warning, telling me this is a potentially dangerous site, and asking if I want to proceed.

I was just wondering if this has ever happened to you when signing in to ANY of your favorite casinos, because this is a first for me!

Any thoughts?

P.S. CL-Ed, if you see this, I accidentally first posted this message in the Games Forum. Is there any way you can delete that message from there for me? Thanks.

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25 June 2012 - 7:16am
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It is happening with quite a few RTG casinos lately. Do you use the Avast brand anti-virus? If so, its likely to be what they call a "false positive" where the anti-virus mistakenly believes a program is a virus when it is not. If it is not Avast then let me know.

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25 June 2012 - 6:09pm
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I get that a lot from various websites (even ones I know are safe). Like Ed said, it is likely a false positive.

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25 June 2012 - 10:16pm
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CL-Ed wrote:

It is happening with quite a few RTG casinos lately. Do you use the Avast brand anti-virus? If so, its likely to be what they call a "false positive" where the anti-virus mistakenly believes a program is a virus when it is not. If it is not Avast then let me know.

Well, that was my first and only time to have that happen. I have opened Slot O Cash a few times since then, and nothing, so thinking a "false positive," as you say. I have AVG free and also Microsoft Security Essentials, also free. I was told by a computer person that we should all really be paying for an anti-virus program, because many of the free ones are not as effective anymore. However, the "free" programs are all I can afford, at this time, lol.

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26 June 2012 - 6:32am
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I have Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows virtual machine too. I mainly use a Mac though so it doesn't get much use other than for testing stuff works on Microsoft's browser. I have never had a virus detected, so I can't vouch for its effectiveness either way!

I don't necessarily agree with the view that you should pay for protection. Often the free versions are exactly the same as the paid ones from the same company - they just hope to convert the freeloaders into paying customers eventually.

Anti virus companies are masters at drumming up hysteria and manipulating statistics to scare people into buying their products. Then every few months some new malware comes out that none of them can detect, and you just have to hope they update their engine before you get a taste of the malware. The best thing you can do is to make sure the anti virus database is regularly updated automatically and practice "safe computing" 8)

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26 June 2012 - 4:53pm
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WTH... all my RTG casinos disappeared from my desktop all at once! My monitor starts flickering like there is really a serious infection somewhere. I tried uninstalling one RTG Casino and reinstalled it with no download. It still alert me with virus warning. BTW, I have several protections such as Norton 360, iOrbit, SuperAntispyware, AVG, Avast and Spybot Search & Destroy. Would you think the other competition did it 'cause I can still access them.. Joking OR would you think the Big Brother has to do with it... Thinking hehehe!

FYI, I disabled Avast but still the same warning.. Confused

How would you ignore the false-positive and make sure it's safe to play again..??

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I have Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows virtual machine too. I mainly use a Mac though so it doesn't get much use other than for testing stuff works on Microsoft's browser. I have never had a virus detected, so I can't vouch for its effectiveness either way!

I don't necessarily agree with the view that you should pay for protection. Often the free versions are exactly the same as the paid ones from the same company - they just hope to convert the freeloaders into paying customers eventually.

Anti virus companies are masters at drumming up hysteria and manipulating statistics to scare people into buying their products. Then every few months some new malware comes out that none of them can detect, and you just have to hope they update their engine before you get a taste of the malware. The best thing you can do is to make sure the anti virus database is regularly updated automatically and practice "safe computing" 8)

I am not sure what is true or not true. The person who told me this, her husband works with computers, etc., and she insists the paid programs will often catch some things the free ones do not. I will have to ask my own computer guy now, because now I am curious as to his opinion on this topic, too.

I HAVE found this to be true with various programs. Like Malwarebytes caught some things that my other two did not and so on. Maybe no one is foolproof even with a paid program, but I will never know if that is true or not, because I can't afford to pay for my protection. lol

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WTH... all my RTG casinos disappeared from my desktop all at once! My monitor starts flickering like there is really a serious infection somewhere. I tried uninstalling one RTG Casino and reinstalled it with no download. It still alert me with virus warning. BTW, I have several protections such as Norton 360, iOrbit, SuperAntispyware, AVG, Avast and Spybot Search & Destroy. Would you think the other competition did it 'cause I can still access them.. Joking OR would you think the Big Brother has to do with it... Thinking hehehe!

FYI, I disabled Avast but still the same warning.. Confused

How would you ignore the false-positive and make sure it's safe to play again..??

Now, THAT is just plain bizarre. How many do you download at a time? I uninstall and only download two to three (max) at a time, and if I change around, I just uninstall and reinstall. I have never heard of THAT happening. Did this just happen? Must be a sign from the gods, if not big brother, lol! Wink Tongue

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1 July 2012 - 2:04pm
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I have uninstalled all the RTG Casinos for now until someone in here will advise me somehow to re-install.

My virus protection automatically quarantine the infection but I don't want to play an infected online casino software..

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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There is a way to have the virus protection to ignore certain files under advanced settings. Each one has a different way to do it.

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13 August 2012 - 3:39am
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Today, I downloaded back some recommended RTG casinos. So far, no virus warning! Maybe the Big Brother has a softer side..? LOL

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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