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Old 09-27-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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malicious software trying to install on my computer while surfing on DS 2x today...

Who should I contact about this? I had to run a sweep of my anti-virus program to remove a trojan horse this morning, and I was just notified that "Mal/JSShell-B" was trying to install a few minutes ago. Having to remove possible remnants of it now. Both of these occurances happened while on the new posts area. I didn't even click a link!

Anyway, I don't know much about this stuff. I thought it was worth mentioning to an admin or a mod in case they should be aware of it! Thx!

UPDATE: This is what my antivirus software said about the malware:
"Category: Behavioral; Risk Rating: 5 (out of 5); Description: This item exhibited a behavior or characteristic commonly associated with spyware or other malware. It does not match a know definition, but could be an emerging threat not yet documented."
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:21 PM   #2
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Re: malicious software trying to install on my computer while surfing on DS 2x today.

This may not be the same thing, but I had something similar happen to me this morning. I was looking at posts in the Mom and Dad area and my computer went nuts. I just kept giving me popup blocks and spyware block notices. I had to log off and shut down the comuter.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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weird i will point the techs toward this and see if they can help
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Re: malicious software trying to install on my computer while surfing on DS 2x today.

I kept getting an attack just a little while ago when on DS. Then when I finally got it closed, it shut the whole Firefox down.

Off to clean up.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:24 AM   #5
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Re: malicious software trying to install on my computer while surfing on DS 2x today.

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Someone posted this on the HC forums to and said she dare not come back.
And last night when I was on, my (new ) laptop went crazy while on DS and and shut down.
I scanned for viruses and spyware but luckily no problems.

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This may not be the same thing, but I had something similar happen to me this morning. I was looking at posts in the Mom and Dad area and my computer went nuts. I just kept giving me popup blocks and spyware block notices. I had to log off and shut down the comuter.

Same thing happened to me this morning! So Annoying! my computer keeps freezing up too!
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Thanks so much for your assistance! I just haven't had it happen on any other sites (like I'm ever ON any other ones ), so it seemed to be linked here somehow. Hackers who don't have anything better to do than mess with us mamas!
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yes it happened to me too yesterday, I didnt know what to think , my lapto is just brand new and I thought I was starting to have problems.
Never connected that to ds but now that I read this....
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Re: malicious software trying to install on my computer while surfing on DS 2x today.

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This may not be the same thing, but I had something similar happen to me this morning. I was looking at posts in the Mom and Dad area and my computer went nuts. I just kept giving me popup blocks and spyware block notices. I had to log off and shut down the comuter.
This is the same thing that happened to me.

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yes it happened to me too yesterday, I didnt know what to think , my lapto is just brand new and I thought I was starting to have problems.
Never connected that to ds but now that I read this....
I got a new computer just a couple days ago, and I thought that maybe vista wasn't working right with DS. Glad to know it's not an issue on my end.

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I know alot of people on other boards who don't come to DS anymore b/c tons of spyware was loading when they came on here. So far we've been okay. I know people on DS have said its not happening, but its happening to too many people to "not be happening" KWIM? I don't know what we have that makes our computers okay. I' has the dumbz when it comes to computer safety
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