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post #31 of 41

Trojans are deceitful programs that will do whatever they can to attack you. Social engineering makes them harder to actually perceive at times. They will infect your computer and attack on their own schedule. They will attack repeatedly. The appearance of the symptom is not necessarily the time of the initial infection.

 

Even when anti-virus and anti-malware programs say they have caught the culprit, they are saying that they have caught the pieces of the culprit that they know about. These things change on a daily basis and will leave little pieces that aren't always know about, thus not always fully removed. So even though your software says it got the malware, it isn't an accurate report in every case.

post #32 of 41

Best practices would be to wipe the infected computer. In my case though, my computer has never been infected. It was a clean install 2 months ago and has had no (visible or detected) malware other than some tracking cookies since it was installed. Also while symptoms don't always appear at the time of infection, it's a bit odd that three unique users would have the symptoms appear while surfing this site. I honestly am at a loss to figure out what's going on. The site has a clean bill of health from the Dev team including it's ad servers. The only thing I can think of is that one of the ad servers had a malicious ad run through that has since been removed as all the infections took place in a short window and have not been an issue since. 
 

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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post

Trojans are deceitful programs that will do whatever they can to attack you. Social engineering makes them harder to actually perceive at times. They will infect your computer and attack on their own schedule. They will attack repeatedly. The appearance of the symptom is not necessarily the time of the initial infection.

 

Even when anti-virus and anti-malware programs say they have caught the culprit, they are saying that they have caught the pieces of the culprit that they know about. These things change on a daily basis and will leave little pieces that aren't always know about, thus not always fully removed. So even though your software says it got the malware, it isn't an accurate report in every case.

post #33 of 41

I definitely support the malicious ad scenario.

post #34 of 41

Too bad we lost Virtus_Probi in the process. Hopefully he checks back on this thread and comes back.

post #35 of 41

After my computer caught the "Antivir Solution Pro" ten days ago, I loaded the Malwarbytes software.

 

Today, Malwarebytes refused to let me see the video clip of Greg Stump's "Blizzards of Ahhhs" that appeared in a new thread today.  Malwarebytes said that there was a possible trojan.

 

Anybody else have a problem with the video clip

post #36 of 41

The film clip checked out for me from Vimeo. 

This looks like something to get excited about.

post #37 of 41

Can anyone tell me how to block ads?

post #38 of 41

Go to your Profile, select Edit Account Details, scroll all the way down to Advertising Preferences and check the appropriate box. 

 

Note: this is a Supporter benefit. If you're not a Supporter, you won't have this option. 

post #39 of 41

Blocking ads really speeds up page display, too!

post #40 of 41

Thanks, I wouldn't have a problem with the ads except that it slows my network down to a crawl.   thanks!

post #41 of 41

If you are not a Supporter, one way is to use OpenDNS an online service where you replace the DNS servers you normally use with other DNS servers.  (You may not be able to do this if you're at work, but I can do this with no problem at home.)  It's free. 

 

Some of the servers I've put on my blacklist are:

 

Always block:
ad.doubleclick.net
ad.outsidehub.com
ad.yabuka.com
ad.yieldmanager.com
adfarm.mediaplex.com
adknowledge.com
adserver.yahoo.com
cdn.eyewonder.com
googleads.g.doubleclick.net
googleadservices.com
marketingsolutions.yahoo.com
pagead.googlesyndication.com
pagead2.googlesyndication.com
partner.googleadservices.com
r1.ace.advertising.com
showads.pubmatic.com
tpc.googlesyndication.com
xads.zedo.com


It may or may not speed up your display to block these ads as the page will still attempt to load the ad and then find it blocked.  Only by becoming a Supporter will you get the benefit of getting pages which don't attempt to load the ads.  But the possibility of inadvertently being directed to sites that load ads with viruses is reduced.  I have been steadily adding to my list of ad sites over the last few months.  Every time I see an ad, I try to identify where it's coming from and then add that site to the block list.  It reduces my irritation level on more than just this site.  http://www.opendns.com

 

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Can anyone tell me how to block ads?

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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

Go to your Profile, select Edit Account Details, scroll all the way down to Advertising Preferences and check the appropriate box. 

 

Note: this is a Supporter benefit. If you're not a Supporter, you won't have this option. 

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