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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-14-2015, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Trojan?

I'm getting a virus alert from all your pages. Using Kaspersky

PID 4776 Downloading object http:/...//www.catforum//cat forum, which contains a Trojan. Denied.

www.catforum Denied: HEUR:Trojan.Script.Generic http://ads.verticalscope.com/www/del...catforum.com// 4/14/2015 3:01:36 PM
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-14-2015, 03:32 PM
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I don't think Catforum is causing a Trojan - a Trojan is a software a user downloads that pretends to be one thing, but is actually harmful.

For example - someone thinks they're downloading Adobe, but it's actually a Trojan pretending to be Adobe. These can look quite legitimate and fool people easily.

It's possible you may have a virus or Trojan on your computer and it's manifesting itself onto your browser.

I just scanned Catforum on my Norton 360 - the page came up completely clear.
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Did some searches and as recently as today, other forums have reported the same alert. One forum admin reported "Bad ad code (not a virus) slipping through and we have been chasing it a couple days."
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-15-2015, 10:24 AM
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Hello,

I have reported this to the tech team but could you please tell me which browser you are using when the virus alert appears?

Thank you.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-16-2015, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Kay, I'm using Firefox. It was happening with every page I visited on this site but the alerts have now stopped.

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Thanks for letting us know.

We found an offending ad source and have blocked it.

Let us know if you see any alerts beyond Apr-15 7:41 PM EST

Thanks

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Thanks for letting us know.

We found an offending ad source and have blocked it.

Let us know if you see any alerts beyond Apr-15 7:41 PM EST

Thanks

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Glad you found the source. I certainly will let you know.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-16-2015, 08:44 PM
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That explains it... I have Ad-Block on all of my browsers so I never see pop-ups/ads. I use it for that very reason, since some can be harmful.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 02:52 PM
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I just got what looked like a pm from this forum and when I clicked on it, I ended up with this:

Backdoor:Win64/Bedep.A


Microsoft security essentials got rid of it but I wanted to let the admins know.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 11:49 PM
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Judy, Thanks for the heads up on that! To many Trojans and Phishers these days!

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