Malware issue on server - Fixed but scan your systems

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  1. horseUSA

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    Yesterday, the site had some malware code injected. This resulted in many users antivirus programs raising a red flag when visiting the site. The malware has been removed and the server software updated to plug the hole.

    However, it is still worth your effort to run an antivirus program on your system. The malware could potential have added a keylogger to your system. The following are some options which should provide you with some security.

    This would be worth running, even if you think your system is clean.
    F-Secure EasyClean - Removes any common Virus/Malware/Trojan on system
    F-Secure Easy Clean - Free Stand-alone Malware Removal

    F-Secure OnlineScanner
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    Awesome. Thanks for taking care of this issue Horse.
     
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    I have avira, and it instantly detected this. do i still have to run a scan?
     
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    If your antivir detected the threat, you should be fine.
     
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    alrighty, cool.

    btw, in the 2 years that I've been here, I've never seen you. hehe
     
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    Time for glasses Rob...:lol:
     
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    or time for my ADHD to go away :lol:
     
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    Thank you Horse for removing that bastard. No warnings anymore!
     
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    Thanks for everything Horse.
     
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    Still that blasted 'tweets' to the left on the screen! lmao! :lol: Nice work again mate...!
     
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    Yep, thanks very much 'He who has not been seen'!!
     
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    Great work tracking this down and fixing it guys. And quickly. If it had been at my office, the call to the help desk would have resulted in my having to fill out a service order request to fix a probelm I couldn't describe. After several days of no apparent resolution and another call to the help desk, quotation of the ticket number and another full explanation of the problem, the resulting "we'll get on that right away" will have seen the problem partially fixed a few days later, something else messed up and an e-mail saying the ticket number is closed and a second e-mail asking me to fill out a survey indicating how good the service was.

    Great job!
     
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    Thanks now there isn't a block up everytime I try to open this :D
     
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    Alright! Avast! detected a worm and fortunately I managed to delete it, but like B-17 said the site isn't blocked as it's opened.

    -Arlo
     
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    My Avast Home Edition would not let me log in so the only problem I had was I couldn't get on the forum. Nice work Horse. I think I speak for all of us when I say we really appreciate the work you and the rest of the moderators do.:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
     
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    Still the bl**dy 'tweets' to the left! lmao! :lol: Great work nonetheless!
     
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    Anybody with a Mac have any problems, or is this a Windows thang?

    tom
     
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