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    Default Virus Alert - Run A Virus Scan

    Hey all

    Last night, it would appear that a virus uploaded itself onto the forums server and infected login.php, index.php and showpost.php

    It is currently not known how this happened so we're trying to take preventative measures to stop it again, however I suggest you all run a virus scan

    Sorry for any inconvenience caused

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    Thanks for the speedy action, Joe, but for some it is already too late.

    It does a clever little social engineering trick (maybe a "happy" coincidence), in which it tricks you into thinking your cookies are corrupt, so you go to use that other buggy browser sitting on your system, then BAM!

    Some of them are devils to get rid of, since they do all sorts of crap to your group policies, rendering most system configuration tools (incl. Task Manager, System Restore) inoperative.

    I got a hold on it by booting to Safe Mode, then hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del as soon as possible (before it gets blocked) and killing a process whose name was a bunch of numbers. Its ability to corrupt downloaded .exes is then lost so I could download AVG.

    Shouldn't have been so lazy I guess, and should've had it in the first place. I wasn't actually expecting a ripe security exploit on my internets.
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    Luckily it did not appear to do any damage to me... yet. Heh. :x It's possible it didn't get to download itself to my computer, but I'll keep watch.
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    I just ran a virus check on my computer its a ok

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    Most people will be ok. It's still best to check

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    427, 778 files scanned, and only a low risk tracking cookie. Nothing major, thanks for the warning anyway Mr. Serebii!
    Virtually gone.

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    Hmm, so that's what that virus was.

    Thankfully I'm not a complete idiot and figured it out. Everything is a-ok now.

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    I saw it last night I think. It gave me a warning for logging in pn the main page saying it could harm my computer. Checked my computer its fine. Only happened once.


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    Though It I had no problem today or the other day so maybe my computer has a anti Virus.

    Though I hope it get fix soon.
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    Just ran a long 4 hour scan. No problem with my computer.

    Like darklord18 said, hopefully it'll be 'cured' of its disease soon!

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    Its cured, just hunting down the source of it

    You only really need to run a scan if you visited from 2340 to 0730 ZULU

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    ^ And what time exactly would that be? o_O? Maybe a timezone would be more appropriate.

    Either way, nothing seems to be wrong with this computer though just to be safe I'll run a scan either way. Good thing I wasn't around the whole day.

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    Joe I'm hoping in some small way when I sent that message to you around 10:30 EST (GMT -4) that there was a problem, I was helping. I sent the message via my IPod as soon as I noticed it. For those of you who saw a message that the page could be harmful it might already be too late. Run a Virus scan now and hope that it doesn't code itself once it sees your anti virus program.

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    Great. It happened to me last night, but has not happened to me now. Should I still run the scan?

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    Annoyingly, I was asleep while this happened and my server contact has been away all weekend so we couldn't deal til I woke up. It sucks

    But its gone now, and until my server guy comes on to change the ftp passwords, I gotta keep checking the site/forums to make sure it doesn't come back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torpoleon View Post
    Great. It happened to me last night, but has not happened to me now. Should I still run the scan?
    Yes run a full scan as soon as possible.

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    Wow, and I tried to get on 8 times last night..

    Thank god for Spyware, it blocked all of the Trojans.

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    Chances are you dont have it, but its always best to be safe

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    I have a Mac without any sort of virus protection software because it's so unlikely to get a virus for Mac. I accessed the site about 3 times yesterday, each time receiving the "Suspected Malware Site" message. I did not enter the site. Is it necessary to talk to my parents about downloading a virus scanner?
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    Wow so that's what happened i did a full scan and I'm alright

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    Quote Originally Posted by W.T. View Post
    I have a Mac without any sort of virus protection software because it's so unlikely to get a virus for Mac. I accessed the site about 3 times yesterday, each time receiving the "Suspected Malware Site" message. I did not enter the site. Is it necessary to talk to my parents about downloading a virus scanner?
    No, its very unlikely it'd get on a mac.

    Safari blocked you on the pages meaning you were protected

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    oooh that's why i couldn't get on but a full virus scan proved that i am safe
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    I knew there was something wrong. My Adobe Reader went nuts saying that it had crashed and other things. I need to do a full scan now. I got a message saying that the header was already sent and that it could not download the cookies or something among the lines.

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    Really, the only time you need to scan is if your IE settings allow cookies from every site, as in you have no security. I went on the forums earlier when it was occuring, it caused adobe to go haywire but once I crashed out of it and ran a virus scan, it showed I was clean

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    hmm... seems like I'm safe. I just checked with norton and it said that I was clean.
    I posted about it in the chatroom this morning but no one seemed to care...

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