TVWeek Site OK Now — Though for the Time Being You Can’t Leave a Comment

Mar 7, 2014  •  Post A Comment

As many of you know, starting on Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 2014, Google posted a warning that going to our TVWeek website could cause harm to your computer. Some browsers then picked up on that warning as well.

We took this warning very seriously and our terrific IT staff got busy to see if our site had been compromised by any malicious software. Google itself said we had not hosted any malware, but that it was concerned if something had been planted on the site that would cause us to inadvertently be an intermediary distributing such software. 

Everything our IT department checked out was OK. But we were concerned that the part of our website that allows comments left by users presented some vulnerability to someone who might want to plant something on the site. So we disconnected our comments and asked Google to check our site again. They did and have given us a clean bill of health. We hope to reconfigure how we allow comments soon, and open our stories back up to user comments.

Meanwhile, please once again enjoy our site!


Chuck Ross
Managing Director, TVWeek

P.S. FYI … Some users have told us that they have had to reboot their browsers once and then the malware warnings no longer appear.

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