This is a discussion on ATTN: Webmaster/Everyone - Suspicious/Malicious content from this site within the Forum News, Feedback, Problems & Comments forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; I'm getting it as well... And I don't know if this is related or if anyone else has noticed it..but after I scroll down a ...
I'm getting it as well...
And I don't know if this is related or if anyone else has noticed it..but after I scroll down a page...it snaps back to the top and I have to scroll again.
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Threat Level: High
Description: Trojan.FakeAlert will hijack the desktop background with an image alerting the user that their computer system has been infected with spyware. It also changes some settings of windows which include:- disabling permissions for the user to change the background image and setting the active desktop to 'show web content'. It is usually installed in conjunction with a rogue anti-spyware application.
Also known as: Downloader.MisleadApp [Symantec] Hoax.Win32.Agent.n [Kaspersky] Hoax.Win32.Renos variant [Kaspersky] Hoax.Win32.Agent.b [Kaspersky] Trojan.FakeAlert.CI Trojan.Downloader.Agent.YKQ [BitDefender] Trojan.Downloader.WinXDef.A [BitDefender] Troj_Renos.BY [Trend]
Here's another (temporary) option if you're an admin on your PC (such as at home). Add the site that it's hitting to your hosts file with an IP address of 127.0.0.1. This will make your computer look for the file on YOUR machine, not the bad guy's server.
1. Open Windows Explorer
2. Browse to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
3. Double-click the "hosts" file.
4. Choose Notepad when asked what to open it with.
5. At the very bottom on a new line add the following:
6. Click File>Save.
7. Close Notepad.
Now you can use the site normally without it attempting to download the trojan.
I keep getting offered a video, keep saying no.
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The forum staff are aware of the problem and we're working on it.
Thanks for the report.
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I get the same thing, AVG is blocking it, for now.
No problems here w/Firefox on Ubuntu Linux. Looks like yet another Windows problem.
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My av caught it as a trojan in java script on the page (presumably a sponsor flash image infection). W/out my permission it opened some PHP page, and dl'd a .pdf to my computer, which I promptly deleted.
No problem here...
Firefox on a Mac...
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My media player has been popping up wanting to play something. Says something about "ehanced material".
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NOD32 doesn't even hiccup when it happens. It doesn't happen often though. I ran Spybot as well for the fun of it and nothing. I doubt it is anything serious but then again I use the best AV product on the market so I'm not worried about it.
I'm sure the Admin will address it in due time for now I'm just not worried about it.
If you are using Internet Explorer, I would permanently block the site.
Tools > Internet Options > Security > Restricted Sites > Sites
Then just add the website.
On a related note, if you are using Windows, you should always use a "Limited" account rather than an "Admin" account for pretty much everything. The only reason you would need to login the "Admin" account is to install programs.
I browse this site with my iPhone and I haven't had any trouble. I have a PC with Vista but it crawled to a stop and died; I also have SuSE Linux and played with it til it stopped running. So now I do my browsing with my iPhone.
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