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NWFA infected by spyware?

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by BillM, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Within the last 12 hrs I've had two incidents of my security software detecting
    and quarantining trojan spyware while on NWFA. Anybody else had this happen?
     
  2. BK1

    BK1 Oregon New Member

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    Yup, I came to the site a couple times late last week and both times I got an alert from my security software. Happened again this morning.
     
  3. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    The site runs on advertising and part of that process includes softwares that track your browsing behaviors. In this sense you can call them spyware but almost all sites have these sorts of software. Google does this too but you just dont notice. Try searching "golf" or "electronics" on google then come back to this site. The biggest banner up top will have something to do with what you recently searched for on google...OR big brother is out to get you so break out that old tin foil hat to fight off their mind control
     
  4. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Google and my web host have both said this is what it is, and we've run several full site scans. However, I still don't like this. I'm going to take down the Adsense ad and use a bit of our reserve money to cover expenses until I can get a couple advertisers to purchase ads for that space.

    Please let me know if you guys see anything like this again once you stop seeing the adsense ads (the medium ad next to Threat Dynamics).
     
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  5. lamrith

    lamrith tacoma Active Member

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    WOW,
    Joe I have to say that is honestly incredible and shows just how much you care about this community. You have quit your paying job recently to support this site and now are dropping site income due to patron issues with some ads causing spyware alerts..

    Hats off and my sincere At a Boy, I wish more site owners were as dedicated and caring of thier viewers as you are, I hope you find suitable advertisers soon.
     
  6. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Where will I go to find sexy single Russian mail ordered wives without the portal from this site?
     
  7. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hmmmm--a google for sexy single russian mail order brides got 1,680,000 hits in .34 seconds. You will figure it out.:laugh:
     
  8. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just did it 2 more times. Within seconds of clicking on NWFA I get a security alert from Windows Security Essentials.

    Both times it's the same bug Trojanspy:win32/ursnif.gen1K
     
  9. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Were the Google ads displaying?

    If anyone else has any information please PM me. It's possible the spyware was there prior and the warning will only come up when visiting a website with a web-based login, but I'm still looking into this.
     
  10. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    I run a couple different programs and get nothing when I come here. All is good.
     
  11. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's exactly what I'm getting, and I've run every scanner I can find. Not saying there absolutely isn't a problem somewhere. If there is I want to get ahead of it so I can keep our members safe.
     
  12. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    This^ ! Just logged on and this is what I got! Sucks!
     
  13. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I run Safari with its extension called Ghostery installed and activated. Ghostery blocks all third party cookies, which are 99% advertising cookies. In addition, I have my privacy settings set to "Block third party cookies", which is a native setting in the Safari preferences menu. Ghostery also reports the cookies it blocks in the upper right hand corner of my screen, so I can see what's going on. Spam emails have decreased dramatically since I installed Ghostery. I don't know if there is a version for Windows. I suspect there is.

    Here's a good read:

    HTTP cookie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I run Norton 360 V 6.0 and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012 as a secondary program and i have not had any issues here, but i do run quick scans and file cleanup between sites i visit.
     
  15. NWFA Test User 1

    NWFA Test User 1 New Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Currently testing with both IE9 and Firefox with Windows Security Essentials enabled. No warnings, clean scan results.
     
  16. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    I use the Proxomotron filter, so I do not have that problem.
     
  17. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Firefox with ad block, never had a problem on here.
     
  18. B1911

    B1911 Seattle area Member

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    Adblock plus ghostery on all my browsers. On Firefox I also use NoScript. No problems.
     
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    rawen2 Portland Area Active Member

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  20. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Good to hear! :)