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Weirdo virus that links to website on Wikipedia

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#1 juvanya


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:20 AM

My sister was searching on wikipedia and the following text came up in big red letters:

Congratulations! Wikipedia's one-billionth user. Click to collect your prize!

It links to here as a Wiki style link.

I checked the source code, the edit history, the top template's source code, and the same page on my computer.

The other weird thing is that if she types in the name correctly, the page shows up fine. But any incorrect capitalization in the last name of the person brings up the suspected virus.

It does seem like a virus type Ive heard of before and everything seems to point to it being one. The Whois on sasgo is suspicious.

So far, I have her running Spybot S&D although she scanned last within the past 2-3 days.
She is using Firefox with NoScript (recently installed within the past week or so after another virus).

Thanks for any help as always. :thumbsup:

Edited by juvanya, 20 July 2010 - 01:25 AM.

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