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MALWARE WARNING
« on: January 19, 2019, 11:52:22 am »
I have been getting malware from your site recently.  Some Norton Pop up. Maybe it is time to perform a backup and update?
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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 06:29:55 pm »
There's an attachment that Norton's repeatedly flags as infected that doesn't show as infected in any scans I've been able to run. One of HowardC's utilities.

What page are you getting the warning on?
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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 08:13:41 pm »
I've had it on random threads (assuming it's the same issue). It looks like there's an ad redirecting to cpafireboost.com which displays a fake Norton warning screen. Unfortunately I don't know what ad it is because it's always on a background tab.

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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 08:31:48 pm »
Huh. My Google ads are down right now, the only ad I have running is a static GameonGrafix ad... Is it possibly in someone profile/signature? If anyone tracks it down please let me know.
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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 08:35:07 pm »
Huh. Searched website URL, signature, and personal text on all users and didn't find it.... Hmmm...
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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 08:45:21 am »
Huh. Searched website URL, signature, and personal text on all users and didn't find it.... Hmmm...

could be a redirect or URL shortener. The easiest way to find it would be for Ark/slick to check their histories on threads visited and see which one is triggering it.
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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 08:43:23 pm »
I've had it on these threads, but not in the last 2 days:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159328
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159339
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159344
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159252

I've seen ads other than the GameonGrafix one as well. Up until yesterday Google ads showed on every page, but now they're hit and miss. I attached a screenshot of one from today.

I've run a virus scan on my PC and came up clean, so I don't think that's it.

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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 07:08:28 am »
Interesting. Google gave me the middle finger a while back because they didn't like that the Google ad was on the forum registration landing page (i.e. a page with no "content" value) and I haven't fixed it yet, so it was my impression there were no Google ads firing on the forum. I'm not seeing any at all. Now I need to go play with different browsers and look at script block settings (I don't run an ad blocker but I don't know what's built in anymore).
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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 07:11:04 am »
Huh. Now I'm getting intermittent Google ads. Boggle.
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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 10:45:43 am »
If it matters, google Ads always show up in tapatalk

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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2019, 07:00:28 am »
Thanks! :)
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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2019, 02:37:09 am »
Got it again now in Main.  I wiped my PC and reinstalled (someone had my old password and sent me one of those pr0n threats and I think it has to do with the Experian hack a while ago) and I just logged into my scrubbed PC and Volia! Norton warning and I have Mcafee.

You are behind by 3 upgrades.

https://download.simplemachines.org/

Also are you locking new posts to new members still? 

Do you have another instance on a home server to apply the updates?

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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2019, 02:39:00 am »
Huh. Searched website URL, signature, and personal text on all users and didn't find it.... Hmmm...

could be a redirect or URL shortener. The easiest way to find it would be for Ark/slick to check their histories on threads visited and see which one is triggering it.

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Re: MALWARE WARNING
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2019, 08:15:20 am »
do you know which page of that thread? Im assuming one of the last few
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