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Be careful searching for "tests"

Discussion in 'XMRV Testing, Treatment and Transmission' started by oerganix, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. oerganix

    oerganix Senior Member

    I have a "google alert" set up for XMRV. One of the alerts I received looked like this:

    Google Web Alert for: XMRV

    XMRV virus test for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) now available
    Following the breakthrough discovery of the XMRV retrovirus in a highly significant number of chronic fatigue syndrome patients a US lab is now making a ...

    When I clicked it, I got a warning from my antivirus software that this site may have malware that could harm my computer.

    This is the site that gave me the malware warning:

    http://www. ei-resource. org/news/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-news/xmrv-virus-test-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-now-available/

    (I have disjointed it so it won't be clickable)
  2. Katie

    Katie Guest

    Nice catch, I wonder if my Firefox WOT would have caught it? I might check and then give it a negative rating so others are protected.

    Again, thanks, so nice to have so many pairs of eyes looking out for each other.

    Edit: I got the same malware warning and I've down rated it.
  3. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    Interesting. I have an XMRV google alert set up too, yet I didn't receive notification for that website.

    Thanks for the heads-up, oerganix.
  4. oerganix

    oerganix Senior Member

    google alerts

    Could it be how you have set up your google alert? Mine is set to "comprehensive".

    My alerts have 3 different headings:

    Google News Alert
    Google Blogs Alert
    Google Web Alert

    The alert re: the possibly bogus site/malware site was reported under the last, the Web Alert
  5. oerganix

    oerganix Senior Member

    only XMRV

    I only have "XMRV" in my alert, too, so I guess it's another cyberspace mystery. I should think that anything with those letters, be it test or retrovirus, etc., would/should show up.

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