4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2013 4:21 AM by ajdangelo
icedwarrior88 Level 1 Level 1

I was surfing the web on google chrome when suddenly adobe flashed up and told me that it was trying to connect to speed.pointroll.com... does anyone know what this site is? is it good or bad?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Reply by grannersteven93 on Jul 14, 2013 11:16 PM Helpful

I get an error message when trying to connect to that website.

As a safe bet AVOID it and don't click any links regarding it. Its certainly possible that it is a malicious site that may harm your computer.

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  • grannersteven93 Level 2 Level 2

    I get an error message when trying to connect to that website.

    As a safe bet AVOID it and don't click any links regarding it. Its certainly possible that it is a malicious site that may harm your computer.

  • icedwarrior88 Level 1 Level 1

    i didn't click any links but um adobe flash player suddenly popped up and told me that the site was trying to connect to my computer or something like that...how can I block it then?

  • grannersteven93 Level 2 Level 2

    I don't see any built in functions for blocking websites in Chrome. You'd have to install an add-on such as WebsiteBlocker, which may be a hassle.

     

    As long as you stay away from it, you shouldn't have any problems. And don't allow it to connect to apps on your computer like it was wanting to. I'm not sure where the popup came from, but the site you were navigating before may have been a problem too. Not sure

  • ajdangelo Level 1 Level 1

    Pointroll is just an ad technology company, your browser was either trying to download their .dll file (basically their api) or there was an ad that was not properly set up for the type of page/device you were viewing with. There is noting to fear from pointroll, it's not malicious just evil online advertising.

     

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