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Star Tribune sounds all-clear after malware outbreak

After an embarrassing malware outbreak Sunday and Monday, Startribune.com digital boss Jason Erdahl says users can safely surf back to the site now. As noted yesterday, the Strib disabled third-party ad networks around lunchtime, which disabled the

After an embarrassing malware outbreak Sunday and Monday, Startribune.com digital boss Jason Erdahl says users can safely surf back to the site now. As noted yesterday, the Strib disabled third-party ad networks around lunchtime, which disabled the malware’s ability to be transmitted.

The malware never affected Apple machines; Erdahl says most PC-network admins restored access to the site late Monday. He hopes to restore the ad networks today — which may send a few shivers among outraged users infected over the past two days. Hopefully, the site will have better ad screening in place going forward.