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#1 icecheeks

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:26 PM

I run a forum and have received the following messages today in regards to a virus alert -

Twice today when I logged in to this website I got a warning from my Norton Anti virus that this site is "unsafe". It didn't tell me what virus, because when I clicked on it, the icon disappeared, but thought you should know, since you are the moderator.


I go into the site and I don't get anything when I scan it but I get the message each time I go in. THis is quite a mystery for sure. Thanks for looking into it.


I am not sure what is going on but since yesterday my virus scan is saying that there is a Trojan Giframe virus on the forum in the location hxxp://mily/forum/biz/users/16/00/68/smiles/816828.gif

I have tried contacting the servers of the forum but they are notoriously slow in responding and I would like to fix it now rather than later. Could someone please let me know what needs to be done?
Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

Edited by Orange Blossom, 27 March 2009 - 04:10 PM.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:46 PM

Please do not post active links to possible malware sites. I have disabled the one(s) you posted so others do not accidentally become infected. I can assure you that the BC forums are safe. I'll will check with the site owner so he can take a look at your topic.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:22 PM

I am sorry, I didn't know that was a bad thing to post. Thank you for your help with this :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:24 PM

Sorry, if I can just add one more thing...
So there isn't a virus but that link will infect someone with a virus? Im sorry, viruses are foreign things to me!

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:44 PM

Trojan.Giframe is a generic detection for specially crafted GIF images that may contain HTML tags that redirect users to malicious Web sites.


After redirection the maliscous website will attack you computer thru vulnerabilities in your browser, OS and certain programs.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:01 PM

Sorry icecheeks

I misread your first posting due to the improper code tags which didn't show the quotes. Thus, I thought you meant you received an alert when logging into the BC forums here. OB fixed the coding in your post and now I see you actually meant another site.

I don't do web pages so my knowledge in this area is limited. An image is defined with a html tag and to display that image a URL and attribute is needed to point to the location were it (the image) is stored. So I would ask, who put together the html coding and .gif images on your site, where is the image hosted and has the web designer been made aware of the problem? They need to be informed so they can check the coding and remove or fix the image tag.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:20 PM

I believe it was a smilie that was added to the site?

They are hosted by servimg ....

Does any of this help?

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:37 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions for me because the hosts of that site are not rushing to help.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:44 AM

I use Firefox with the noscript addon when surfing to questionable web sites

My space, facebook, Youtube

anywhere bad ads might run
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:26 AM

I use Firefox as well and I personally am not getting any warnings. It just seems to be 2 members that are getting them.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:33 AM

I have used a few web sites where IE6 goes crazy with popups, clickjacks etc

When investigating with FF and siteadvisor I find numerous complaints but probably all from IE 6 users.

Advertisers can be the scum of the earth, you can't live with them, you can't live without them
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