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Opera gives fraud warning from inside AOL Mail


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#1 Romeo29

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:10 AM

Hi,

I use opera for my important stuff like banking etc, considering it safest of all browsers.

Today I opened AOL Mail in opera and saw three links on top-left : AOL, Toolbar and Peek: Mail on the Go.
Just out of curiosity I clicked on the last link (Peek: Mail on the Go) and Opera flashed a warning that it is a fraudulent site.

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The link was: http://pr.atwola.com/promoclk/100122638x12...tpeek.com%2Faol

The first two links (AOL, and Toolbar) also had similar addresses starting with pr.atwola.com.

I used linkscanner (http://linkscanner.explabs.com) to scan the links but it did not find anything.

Am I infected?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 08:54 PM

You are being redirected and Oprea is letting you know
redir=http:%2F%2Fwww.getpeek.com%2Faol.
Looking at the Google description
http://www.google.com/search?q=www.getpeek...lient=firefox-a
I'd say it's just AOL garbage

Why don't you run an Mbam scan?



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#3 Romeo29

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 11:01 PM

Thank you garmanma.

I did Malwarebyte's Antimalware scan and it did not find anything :flowers:

I guess I was being paranoid :thumbsup:

Here is attached log of Malwarebyte's scan:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2143
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/17/2009 9:28:27 AM
mbam-log-2009-05-17 (09-28-21).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 74019
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 1 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


Thank you again :trumpet:

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 05:37 PM

I think you're OK, just keep an eye on it
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