This means nobody is permitted complain about viruses installed by the moderators/site/banners. Chat Avenue promotes itself as a "kid safe" site and even has its support of COPPA ( "the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule" on its privacy page. They bombard users on every page with pornography and half the chat rooms are pornographic in nature.
- my IP was blocked, so I cannot communicate with the owners to complain about the abuse or trojans. Even their image ALT tags promote the word "adult", which is generic on the internet for "pornography".
I received five abusive emails from Chat Avenue's "Chat Master" (originating from a user of Rogers Cable Inc in Canada).
He threatened me and made libellous accusations against my family, apparently because my teenage son had annoyed him in a chat room. Trojan Now I was pretty angry, so I went to Symantec and discovered these trojans were serious privacy invaders (key stroke loggers and giving chat-avenue the ability to access my computer, for example).
The site is NOT kid safe and I advise all parents not to let their children anywhere near it.
Funny thing is, they booted me for making a legitimate complaint about the abuse and trojans, but let Mr "man in raincoat" stalk children. If you have had a similar experience at please post it here, because sites like this should be booted off the internet.
Their Kids Chat Room was full of adults, blatantly seeing sex with children.
As far as I could see, there were no efforts to remove these adults (with names like "Old man in raincoat" and "man seeking 13 f").
Worse still, even though he was writing official emails, he refused to provide his name. So, I visited his web site at find out the owner's contact details so I could make a complaint. As I left the chat room, after talking with an unhelpful chat moderator, my antivirus software started popping up multiple warnings (12! I figured the moderator was tracking my IP to find out who I was, or to boot me. Next I went to the chat-avenue forum to ask about the trojans, and to seek help in removing them.
When I read the 'tech support' forum, I was amazed to see many other posts complaining about the same thing.