Nov 20, 2012 3:37 PM
Volunteer Moderator Leeds, UK
No PM's please
Playing around with Chrome Developer Tools, with this site open, I noticed a discreet error symbol at the bottom right of the screen. When I clicked on it, up came the following error message :
It looks as if this is to do with s7.addthis.com : addthis describes itself thus
AddThis is the world's largest content sharing platform. It gives end users a simple and easy way to share content across the social web, and provides publishers with increased web traffic and in-depth analytics.
Interestingly, if you enter "s7.addthis.com" into the address bar, you get a tab with a header "Redirecting...." and a web page which contains what could be a haiku :
A world of dew,
and within every dewdrop
a world of struggle
So I looked up the site on WOT -
This is a script server for AddThis. It hosts a script (/js/250/addthis_widget.js) that, when loaded onto a Web page, allows web developers to use the AddThis script functions.
The script MAY be considered malicious, since, if the webmaster has registered for the AddThis analytics service, it records what service you have used to share a website. This does not indicate that it loads any badware onto machines or tracks your behavior; it means that it simply takes a note that you shared a website with a certain service. "
... and SiteAdvisor -
this virus spreads very site off the blows
... and Norton SafeWeb
It must be something to do with the haiku. Well, I hope that makes everything clear.
Message was edited by: Hayton on 08/06/11 15:52:00 IST
Message was edited by: Hayton - changed the subject line to add "s7.addthis" pror to bookmarking - on 20/11/12 21:37:37 GMT
Incidentally, s7.addthis.com got itself a red WOT rating a while back because it seems the script it uses got hacked.