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Offline karx-elf-erx

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My computer has a virus?
« on: April 29, 2011, 05:40:15 AM »
Today, when trying to access this forum, I was greeted with a page telling me my computer had a malware infection?

WT bloody F?

Edit:

When trying to load the forum from my Linux machine I am getting the same screen. A virus on my Linux box? Good one.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2011, 07:21:17 AM by karx-elf-erx »

Offline VANGUARD

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 07:38:52 AM »
both computers, assuming one being windows; are giving you the same message?

Offline Kaiaatzl

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 07:45:13 AM »
That's what it sounds like.
Take a look at this topic (and especially the first post, second paragraph) if you haven't already: http://www.planetdescent.net/index.php?topic=731.0

It sounds definitely similar, but if that's the case I don't think it's anything to worry about.
I'm not sure how that page works, this is just what came to mind.  I could very easily be completely wrong.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2011, 07:47:45 AM by wazzazzle »

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 08:16:56 AM »
Hm, sounds like the security plugin is a bit agressive... or needs updating.

Offline VANGUARD

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011, 09:12:08 AM »
like the other link provided, it reminds me of this:

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,89891.0.html *

some saw the site as viagra, some saw the PCLinuxOS "myhome page"

* - the site above is not the questionable site. it's the link to the topic talking about what others see.

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011, 01:24:59 PM »
Not seeing the connection, vanguard. WillyP has already stated it comes from a security plugin he installed. Unfortunately, with Dynamic IPs, IP-based blocking is pretty pointless.

Offline VANGUARD

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 01:27:24 PM »
I guess the only connection is, some see this malware/virus page, and others don't. that's all

Offline Matthew

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 01:33:05 PM »
But it's not really the same. A viagra website and a warning that your computer is engaged in malicious activity (not saying "OMG U R INFECTED DOWNLOAD THIS!", just saying "you may infected, check your computer") are of a totally different nature, and in this case their origin is different as well.

From what WillyP has said about it, I'd just ignore it and continue hating hackers ;)

Offline -<WillyP>-

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011, 04:21:49 PM »
No, don't hate hackers, they are are generally a good thing.
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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2011, 04:34:52 PM »
*facedesk* First, that was a joke in reference to my name. Second, you know what type of hacker I was referring to...

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2011, 08:24:04 PM »
but some see this thing when accessing planetdescent. some saw that viagra and others dont.

i guess I am saying there is something in common with those two. some see something not normal, while others still see the normal page.


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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2011, 12:47:01 AM »
Yes, I suppose. But we already know the cause of this, so comparing it to that just seems to me to be a useless comparison that, if anything, just sows unnecessary fear or worry. The fact that somebody before you was doing bad things with the IP is not really anything to be concerned about in comparison with the site getting hacked to display viagra ads.

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2011, 07:05:14 AM »
I must be the "ONLY" person in "THE ENTIRE WORLD" that sees something similar between the two of them  ::)
The problem isn't the same. How they get it isn't the same.

Only that some can view a site normally, and some can't.

I rest my case, since, I really am the ONLY person that seems something similar.

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2011, 10:44:59 AM »
What was we talking about? 

Offline VANGUARD

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Re: My computer has a virus?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2011, 03:21:53 PM »
i dont care anymore. i just dont

 

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