Virus problems

by Sunny
8th April, 2010 at 2:57 pm    

Hi all,
Several of you pointed out a virus problem on here. Having done some investigation into this, I’ve found that the ‘Trojan.Script.Iframer’ virus had infected the blog. It’s a trojan that set up an iframe (now removed) and leads people’s computers to other places.

It looks like my computer is affected (it secretly uploads to the server using my settings and then changes a file to insert some code). I’ve removed the malicious code – do let me know here if you see it again. I’m now off to nuke my own computer :(

It shouldn’t affect your computer – but as a precaution you should run a virus scan anyway. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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  1. Vikrant — on 8th April, 2010 at 3:14 pm  

    You should go easy on all that porn surfing Sunny :) !

  2. Sunny — on 8th April, 2010 at 3:48 pm  

    lol. I think its this Facebook page I inadvertendly clicked when a friend sent over a group message. I hate those bloody things.

  3. Don — on 8th April, 2010 at 3:55 pm  
  4. Kojak — on 8th April, 2010 at 4:17 pm  


    Thanks for the tip off and the link to the free virus software.

  5. Edsa — on 8th April, 2010 at 5:21 pm  

    Yes, PicPol had a virus – I was warned by Anti-MalwareBytes, a powerful tool, when the page came up.

  6. chairwoman — on 8th April, 2010 at 6:45 pm  

    “You should go easy on all that porn surfing Sunny :) !”

    It’s always the porn surfing!

    Dmitri had 37,000 (yup, thirty seven thousand) viruses last time his laptop ground to a halt. He also blamed Facebook.

    It took 18 hours to clear them all! :)

  7. Sunny — on 8th April, 2010 at 9:39 pm  

    Woah! With that many viruses I’d just wipe the whole thing and start again.

    I just have.

  8. bananabrain — on 9th April, 2010 at 2:34 pm  

    i can’t tell, you see, because i have appeared for several months to be permanently caught in the spam filter here.

    why is that? is this anti-spittoon activism?



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