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#1 gonwk

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 07:33 PM

Hi Admin or MODs,

I happen to be reading your following guide

Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet

and when I tired to go to the Page that you referred to "Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites" ... my Antivirus (AVIRA) blocked 2 instances of Virus/Trojan!!!

I wanted to Alert you folks to that.

Q1: Why do I get Virus Hits on that Site?

Q2: Has that Site been hijacked ... or is it a "Safe Site"?

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:15 PM

It's a safe site
It's run by Spyware Warrior
More than likely false positives
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:40 PM

Looking into it. Not sure what to make of it at this point.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:15 PM

Interestig.. I have Avira and do not get that.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:00 AM

Its most likely the Antivirus signatures. Many vendors also work with "hardcoded" text paths for detection, so if in one of the guides a malicious path is posted, Avira thinks its on your pc and alerts you.

I have avira too and I do not get any such message. Strange.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:07 PM

I looked through the source of the page and it looks fine. No suspicious javascript, iframes, objects. These must be false positives on Avira's end.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:46 PM

Hi folks,

Really APPRECIATE all of you folks looking into this.

I am more of Click & Go type of a person ... real newb in AntiVirus and stuff ... so when this happened ... I panicked ...

FYI here is my Set-up for now ... Vista Home Prem., 64-bit; Windows Defender; CFP on Max Setting; Avira; Spyware Blaster; SAS; MBAM. And I update my definitions everyday and I run on-demand scanners almost every day or so, or anytime I feel something funny is happening.

BTW, today Avira reported "USB Disinfector Program" as Malicious Software. So, I deleted the program. Somewhere here was recommended to run on USB Thumbdrives to make sure you are clean!!!

Q: So, is my Avira totally acting up weird!?!?

THANKS!

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:16 PM

False positives. You will get them with every AV software.




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