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I think there is a virus on this site...

Discussion in 'CZ Support Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Over the last week, several time when I come to this site a "Java update" pops up. But it doesn't say the file is a java file. I x out of it and the AVG opens up and says it is a trojan virus and needs to be removed.

    is anyone else experiencing this here?
  2. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    I got hit this week on 2 different computers. It killed my machines
  3. danielofthesaints

    danielofthesaints Well-Known Member

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    No problems here. Mac user :D
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    No, but Symantec popped up once and said it was removing a tracking cookie. Though that only happen once and it could have been a different tab.
  5. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I think this thread gave me a virus.


    Yep

    I have the SAM-I-AM-runs. damnit!! :mad:



    :lmao:
  6. LeeSuh

    LeeSuh New Member

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    Yes, I had this happen to me this week, too. I thought my entire computer was going to crash, but the IT department came to my rescue!! Makes me nervous to come here...
  7. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    If you got a virus it had nothing to do with this site. The only third party content hosted on this site are Google text ads.

    Just because a virus alert pops up on a site does not mean that site is where you got it. It could even be another window or tab that triggered it. Most viruses, malware, etc. come from third party software, browser plugins, custom search bars, etc. that people install on their own. A lot of malware will purposely show popup ads and such when you visit websites because they know most users will blame the sites for them rather than suspect adware/malware is the culprit.

    #reality
  8. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    The only part of this site that uses java is the chat page.

    #reality
  9. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    It says Java. But the file name is "Final" and it says it's from a site called sindamy.com

    It only ever happens when I come to the zone ad from what a few other posters say it happens to them as well.

    AVG grabs it and says it is a trojan virus and removes it.
  10. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    As I said, there is absolutely NOTHING hosted on CowboysZone that could in any way allow a virus, trojan, etc. to be installed on your computer.

    It is possible that an off-site image that a user has linked to in posts or their signature could trigger anti-virus software positive or false alerts. Since we cannot control images hosted on other sites, you would need to post the URLs of the page(s) you were on when you encountered the error.

    However, you are not getting the virus, trojan, etc. alerts from CowboysZone.

    #reality
  11. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    no problems here.
  12. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Well, I'm not an expert and I believe you, I am just saying that for some reason it is only triggered when I come to this site. It's not a big deal other than the AVG comes up and it removes it. And it doesn't happen on every visit. But I log in here four or five times a day and it happens at least once a day.

    Also, I should point out that it hasn't affected my PC in anyway other than the torjan notification.
  13. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    All,
    have noticed lately that my anti-virus has noted several attacks while here with one virus getting through. Never had this issue before. Was wondering if anyone else was having these problems or if the Mods have noticed CZ being targeted more lately?
  14. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    If you are getting virus alerts they are likely coming from image links to other sites that are used/posted by other users.

    As I said before, it would really help if when you get alert to copy the URL of that page and post it here. Then we can try to track down the link to the other site that is causing the alerts.

    #reality
  15. JoeCorrado

    JoeCorrado Active Member

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    Absolutely no issues on the zone. Actually, I have never had an issue with a virus of any sort coming from this site. Not once in 5 years.

    Windows 7 / Firefox Browser / Avast! Internet Security
  16. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    Many security providers flag things that the software may classify as "trojan" or some sort of malware when that is not the case at all. It happens all the time.

    Make sure that you have the most recent updates to your software. Whatever is triggering your issue is probably triggering for other people, too, and any legit company will be contacting them to discuss the issue and have them remove it from their definition file.
  17. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    It would be VERY helpful if users posted the following if you receive a virus alert:

    1) URL of page you were on when the alert popped up

    2) screenshot of the alert message your anti-virus software displays

    3) the EXACT name of the virus detected

    4) any domains that are displayed inside the alert message if available

    #reality
  18. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    You guys need to quit visiting CZ after looking at naughty websites! ;) lol
  19. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing from the site per se, but I have hit the damnable 'windows security 2012' malware from one of the media links. Once it comes up, it's too late to close it, and of course, I had my malwarebytes turned off at the time for some reason.

    A few of the game streaming sites have also alerted for the same malware. I had to re-image one machine due to this crap. FYI - malwarebytes seems to catch these pretty well (if you have it on :rolleyes: )..it's free too fyi. I learned the hard way about trying to stream untelevised games.

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