Discussion in 'Announcements and Feedback' started by Annie, Dec 24, 2009.
I get the impression Yukon has self-esteem issues.
Yukon is the problem. he's bringing this shit in because his PC is infected from all the child porn sites he watch's. all he does is wack off all day
get rid of his fat fuckin ass, problem solved
I'm running the Cadillac version of McAfee with Vista and I haven't received any pop ups, virus alerts or any other type of threat...the site loads a little slow and sometimes avatars are red x's today but that's about it. I checked McAfee's site and the 2 trojan's mentioned were covered a long time ago.
Sometimes I get the impression USMB is low on bandwidth
After spending most of Christmas morning trying to get rid of the giant worm that infected my entire system, I expected to see some sort of notice here that either the problem had been fixed, or that it was being worked on.
The only thing I notice is that everything I click on here redirects me through another route, verrrrrrrry sloooooooowly. Which is fine, but was anything posted by Gunny somewhere else telling us what the hell happened and, specifically, how they are fixing it?
I know there are hackers who can find ways to sneak through just about any firewall, so I don't expect miracles. Just a comforting word or two.
When trying to rid my own system of the problem, I first got completely out of IE and used Netscape to download Panda which did a scan and caught all of the trojans. But NORTON did not. The full screen of Norton attempts was useless against this worm because as soon as one was deleted another one took its place. The access had to be blocked, which meant blocking all OUTGOING e-mail (which is how it got in, and why there were so many strange addresses I initially reported). Apparently it has something to do with an MS use of semi-colons to separate e-mail addresses. The hacker found a way in at that point. Hopefully MS has fixed THAT problem, because using a semi-colon is almost universal.
Anyway, after I disinfected, I downloaded Firefox (FINALLY!), and everything everyone told me is true. The transition is great. I love it and won't use IE again. That said, I do hope USMB gets this redirect thing fixed and we can quickly return to fighting like cats and dogs.
If you are getting redirects it's a browser hijacker, not a worm or a virus. Download HijackThis! and run it, to get rid of the hijacker.
More info: Browser hijacker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Keep in mind that malware, spyware, hijackers and etc can still be using your IE and your internet connection, even if you have IE closed. Open your windows media player, and go File>Work Offline to shut IE off from the internet to address this, and keep it that way.
I'm not getting the redirect now. Thanks.
Forgot to ask -- MM you and KK are the experts, so which AV program do you recommend? I've still got Norton (free) for about another month, and thought I would switch to McAfee thereafter, but even they didn't catch this latest problem in some cases. I went to PC Digest and they recommended Panda, which I'd never heard of. But Panda had a free scan, and they were successful (at least of ridding my own system of the bug).
This is likely because you're using firefox. That means the malware is likely still in your IE and windows registry.
Did you get the AdBlockPlus! add-on for firefox? It's essential, with it you will never see any adverts of any type anywhere while browsing with firefox.
I am no expert, but Norton is garbage. I use AVG.
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