Malicious URL ??
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:59 AM
Can't recall that happening to me before and I've been using Kaspersky, with Malwarebytes on the side.
AVG isn't as great as it used to be, but for freeware, try Microsoft Security Essentials (may bog down your system, download from Microsoft.com) and Malwarebytes (download from Malwarebytes.org, needs manual updating and scanning). Kaspersky does have free trials and I've heard Trend Micro is also good. There's a lot of viruses that get by both Norton and Mcafee, so I can't necessarily recommend either one, unless you buy the most expensive, top of the line stuff from them?
If possible, try to find a "trusted sites" area in your antivirus and add Birdboard to it.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:17 AM
Odd also that others at the same time are seeing the same as I.
Are you sure it's not the site itself that's been hacked?
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:32 AM
It could be the site, but there's nothing the mods (myself included) can do. It would be an admin thing. I'll send a message Kevin's way and hope he has time to look into it.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:00 AM
The URL that is coming up malware isn't BB. But it must somehow be attached to it, as everytime I open any page on the board, I get the warning. Supposedly it's been blocked so I'm fine, but it's annoying as all get out.
I know several forums that have been hacked of late. Kevin may want to check, just in case.
I'll let you know what malwarebytes says after I'm done scanning.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:04 PM
issues are usually embedded in the browser (often through the hosts file).
Malware bytes is a good tool, if updated and run in safe mode with administrative privileges. If you have Avast, it is capable of a boot scan. Update it, and do a boot level scan please. I have seen an increasing number of root kit level infestations and many of those seem to start off slowly with just one or two sites having issues and the user thinking it was the site, then suddenly the whole system slows down and one by one the entire computer starts to fail.
AVG, Avast, or whatever choice of security software does not matter. They all have positives and negatives. What is more important is their ability to recover from an infestation. Although my corporate accounts all use Symantec endpoint security, I always keep a virtual machine available to allow booting from Avast to remove root kit infections (although it is always safer to restore from a full image backup).
Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:11 PM
The only info is as follows (I suspect it is a false positive).
Process: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:58 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:43 PM
thats what is showing up when i go to ANY bb page. I am also using avast. last night i did a full systems scan and bootscan found nothing. also malwarebytes came up clean. my msg is almost identical with the exception of firefox instead of explorer.
I know of another message board site that was recently hacked with a URL changer and the issue was with IE and Firefox, but did not affect users with Chrome based browsers. Although I was able to replicate the warning message using Avast, I was not receiving it with Symantec Endpoint Protection (which is a corporate level AV/AS program).
I also accessed the site from a PC running Avast as anti-virus and Chrome as a browser and did not receive the message. However if I use IE as the browser the message comes up every time.
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