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hanegalen
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virus

Post by hanegalen » Wed 30 Sep 2009 22:09

i am afraid that some virus has been attached to the login-function here?

Gale

Martian
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Re: virus

Post by Martian » Wed 30 Sep 2009 22:13

hanegalen wrote:i am afraid that some virus has been attached to the login-function here?

Gale
Why? Please provide more info. The more the better.

(A more descriptive subject title would also be helpful.)

Fin24
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Re: virus

Post by Fin24 » Wed 30 Sep 2009 22:20

gale

we are all getting wonky things like blank pages and inability to post replies

if you think or know this is a virus can you please give us details???? so Martian can try and fix this before we are all infected??

thanks

F

hanegalen
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Re: virus

Post by hanegalen » Thu 1 Oct 2009 3:38

all i know is that when i click in the login-button the virus plrogramme comes up and say there is a virus here, but there may not be-onlky due to the way the virus programme is "programmed"
Gale

admin
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Re: virus

Post by admin » Thu 1 Oct 2009 3:48

hanegalen wrote:all i know is that when i click in the login-button the virus plrogramme comes up and say there is a virus here, but there may not be-onlky due to the way the virus programme is "programmed"
Gale
Does that only happen when you click the login button at this site?
What name is given to the alleged virus?
What kind of antivirus software is giving this message?

admin
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Re: virus

Post by admin » Thu 1 Oct 2009 5:16

Warning!

THE SERVER THAT LYMENET EUROPE IS RUNNING ON IS VERY LIKELY HACKED, WHICH SOMETIMES MAKES IT SERVE MALICIOUS CONTENT BY MEANS OF INJECTED CODE.

IF YOU SUDDENLY SEE AN ANTIVIRUS MESSAGE APPEAR WHILE VISITING LYMENET EUROPE, THEN IT IS PROBABLY A FAKE ANTIVIRUS MESSAGE SERVED BY THE MALICIOUS CODE. DO NOT CLICK OKAY TO LET THE FAKE PROGRAM RUN A SCAN OR ANYTHING, BUT TRY TO CLOSE THE WINDOWS.

please read this message for more info:
http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/view ... 768#p19768

Fin24
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Re: virus

Post by Fin24 » Thu 1 Oct 2009 5:59

is this an ACTIVE or PASSIVE risk??

if passive that means we can only be "infected" if we click on the message and if we dont click we are okay

if active we can be infected just by being here

have you contacted the server??? what do they say about this??

thanks for being so vigilant!!!

admin
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Re: virus

Post by admin » Thu 1 Oct 2009 6:17

is this an ACTIVE or PASSIVE risk??

if passive that means we can only be "infected" if we click on the message and if we dont click we are okay

if active we can be infected just by being here
I think it's a passive risk. Yesterday I have let several programs check my PC because of that fake message and nothing was found, which surprised me. But I think now that may be because those messages are served from a webpage only. As long as you don't take the bait probably nothing bad enters your PC.

Check that other message for more info.
have you contacted the server??? what do they say about this??

thanks for being so vigilant!!!
Yes, I contacted the web hosting provider. No response yet. Note that it's 6:15 AM here now. I stayed up all night to deal with this, and will go to sleep now.

rlstanley
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Re: virus

Post by rlstanley » Thu 1 Oct 2009 16:24

I noticed this happening awhile back on LNE and it appeared like the NYTime virus or "unauthorized advertisement" that popped up when I read that http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10351460-83.html

The wording was the same.

I come into the site from different locations and postings on the site, and this seems to keep the virus messages at bay.

Rita

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Re: virus

Post by admin » Thu 1 Oct 2009 17:48

I notified my provider; I was told that they checked the server, but didn't discover anything peculiar. I told them that it won't be easy to discover and pointed them to the "How to resolve the issue" section in this article: http://blog.unmaskparasites.com/2009/07 ... redirects/

This security check now says that LNE seems to be clean: http://www.UnmaskParasites.com/security ... europe.org (this may change though, so I will keep checking this)

I think that the problems are only active during a part of the day, mostly in the evening and night of Central European Time (CET). That's roughly during the afternoon and evening in the USA.

Further, some protection programs or protection settings in your OS or browser might protect you from this, preventing the display of the fake virus messages.

I will keep you updated.

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