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Hacked at SWI forums


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#1 pacha34

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 02:54 AM

I couldn't post the FRST scans because my 'access was denied' to the programme, both times i tried to run it.

Ok, where to start? I was trying to help my parents sort out their pc with the help of my laptop, on their wifi.

I ran mbam, frst, eset, etc on mine and their computers.

My laptop was pronounced clean when last checked.

Then swi got hacked a few weeks ago and they lost the thread and went offline until I left to go travelling.

This morning I noticed facebook had 'rdr' tacked on the end of the address and the page looked different. So I closed that. Then an email refused to send 3 times, with yahoo telling me that it was an error which involved me sending mass emails or something, which i hadnt done.

My computer was originally infected with mysearch or mindspark.

On my parents computer, mbam cleared out over 1500 PuPs, including mysearch.

 

 

I won't be logging back into swi forum anymore. They were great helpers but the site seems unsafe at the moment.


Edited by pacha34, 06 December 2015 - 02:58 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 03:46 AM

This is one of the reasons to have a retail virus suite with real-time, e-mail protection. It really throws a wrench into those drive by website malware. In fact there is something you can do about this. Contact the Admin or Owner of the site. If it doesn't get resolved there you can actually take a step further and contact their website hosting service. Believe me any virus related stuff like this they will get shut down fast. Simply because it violates their service agreements.


Edited by technonymous, 06 December 2015 - 03:47 AM.


#3 pacha34

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 04:07 AM

You seem to have misunderstood. I'm not here to insult or attack SWI forums. They're doing the same work that goes on here, but when they got hacked, it left me with an infected computer.

I am only here to get help wth malware removal, not to stop a forum war.

Maybe I posted this in the wrong forum? It took so long to register that I lost track of where I was posting.



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 04:21 AM

Hi pacha34

 

Because you have used SWI Virus removal service, I would recommend that you create a new topic in virus, trojan, spyware and malware removal logs.

 

After doing this please post a link here to the new topic so we can close this topic down.


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 04:24 AM

You posted in the right area. By the looks of your post, it sounded like you've taken care of business with the malware. I just adding that you can do something about the website infecting peoples computers. I have no idea what SWI stands for. Contacting the abuse department on a website is not starting a forum war. Members here part of the malware team will help you.



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 05:15 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/598555/hacked-at-swi/



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 05:45 AM

Now that you have posted in Malware Removal Logs forum

Please refrain from asking for further help from other members or staff until the Malware Removal Team has checked your posted log. The Malware Removal Team work very hard to investigate a unique solution to your problem and you will receive individual expert assistance. This takes time and effort so we ask you to please be patient while waiting for assistance and NOT to make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member. Any modifications you make on your own can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, following advice outside of that post may cause confusion for the team member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.


The Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean. If you followed any other advice already, please ensure you inform the Malware Removal Team Team Helper when they respond to assist you with your log. This will help them know what has been done and they probably will ask for an updated log.


Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.


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