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- September 5, 2008 at 2:10 am #6282
hey my avast keep saying a virus has been detected by your forum you should look for any threats because ever since 2 days ago it never stop warning me.September 5, 2008 at 6:15 am #8018
Avast is what I use and recommend anyone paying for a virus scanner for personal use should think about getting this free one that’s better then most you have to pay for. http://www.avast.com It comes with web shields to protect from this kind of malware.
BIG apologies to anyone who experienced this. I would recommend everyone do a full system scan on your PC to ensure you have no virus or Trojan present. If you have a Mac…then no worries. 😎
Thanks for your patience as I clean this up and lock us down. :ugeek:
AnnuSeptember 5, 2008 at 7:53 am #8019
I’ve cleaned the malware…should be good to go for now. Although it is possible that the vulnerability still remains, which just means it could eventually show up again. I’ll have to rescan daily and watch for it.
Thanks for the heads up alainiz. Due to being on a Mac, I don’t have too many issues of this nature. However, I have kept my PC for just this occasion and for testing purposes…since most of the world is still on PC’s. 😉
AnnuSeptember 5, 2008 at 3:05 pm #8020
avast realy works and makes your computer safe and is FREE don’t need to pay only need to renew it every year why pay for problems that isn’t yours? ya mac isn’t that awsome and i compared both of them because i used to have both.September 5, 2008 at 4:24 pm #8021
ya mac isn’t that awsome and i compared both of them because i used to have both.
Well, you are certainly entitled to your opinion, however, I have also used both, and have easily chosen the Mac as a superior machine for my uses. I’ve never once got a virus or spyware on my machine, and I don’t experience program freezes and the like…..and it’s well known that PC’s can be tracked through Bill Gate’s wonderful windows software…so thank you, I’ll keep my secure, safe and not so easily trackable Mac over a PC any day!!
Avast is about the best free antivirus software out there. Been using it for years and have always been impressed. But again, if you had a Mac, viruses and the like are the least of your worries. With a Mac, the worry seems to be “what should I do next with all this amazing free software that has no spyware or viruses” 😆 It’s not that Mac’s can’t get viruses, but generally it is VERY rare.
Anyway, this is my opinion, and you have yours, so we can agree to disagree on the Mac front. 😉
I’ll be scanning the site daily for malware to be sure we are not infected again.
AnnuSeptember 5, 2008 at 5:17 pm #8022quietsoundMember
I had the exact same problem and it took me 4 hours to get rid of it and had to use my laptop to work. I couldn’t even get back on this site to tell anyone that i was experiencing it. I tried to write to you Annu through your myspace page but got no answer. I tried to write to Will at Gaia twice but he didn’t answer me either. No one ever responds to me or writes me back So I figured you would find out about it eventually on your own.September 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm #8023
Apologies for that. I am VERY behind in my correspondence right now so I apologize for not answering you. Thanks for trying to let me know!
I hope all is working okay for you now? Do you have Avast with web shield on or similar? If you do, you will be protected from such issues in the future.
Anyhow, hope it’s all good for now. Did another scan and don’t see the malware so far today.
AnnuSeptember 5, 2008 at 6:37 pm #8024quietsoundMember
No it’s ok. I have an IBM compat. computer..it’s a Dell. i can’t use mac because the software I need to run for doing my readings with a particular company does not support Mac so I would be out of business for sure. I have two security softwares, one comes with the DSL, Verizon and then I got this Spyhunter software that got rid of most of it.September 5, 2008 at 6:47 pm #8025
Yes, it’s definitely not feasible for everyone to get a Mac. Glad you have things sorted now. Apologies again for that. It’s darn near a full time job making sure your code and site are secure from this kind of thing these days. 🙁 I’ll do my best to keep it clean though.
Hugs!September 6, 2008 at 4:15 am #8026
new virus detected html flame bl its called you should check it out.
virus detect again JS:Packed-D [Trj]September 6, 2008 at 4:34 am #8027GTTOWNSENDMember
I have a regular Dell , an older one actually , the GX240 , anyway , I use AVG , it’s totally free , and this virus was caught and isolated by the AVG each time , I probably “caught it ” 20 times or so , and my computer has been operating fine as well.
Try the free AVG , just google it , and you’ll have no futher problems. It is a low grade virus.
Now , everyone please smile!
😀September 6, 2008 at 4:46 am #8028
Your getting this on your scanner again? I’m at a loss. My scanner is still showing clean. I’ve tried loading it over and over, clearing my caches, etc and I don’t seem to have the virus showing up. Now I’m confused! Have you cleared your browser cache and cookies?
Can you let me know when your scanner finds this, as in, does it happen when you click on something or are visiting a certain page? This is just in the forums correct, not on the main site?
I don’t understand how you could be seeing this and I am not…
Oh hey there GTT! Are you also seeing this virus again since I cleaned it? Let me know please…it’s a bit of a mystery to me ATM!September 6, 2008 at 5:07 am #8029GTTOWNSENDMember
Been here many times this evening , no problems here for hours now! 😀
Thanks!September 6, 2008 at 5:14 am #8030
Well that’s great news! Please do let me know if your scanner picks this annoying little buggie up!
Thanks so much for letting me know!
AnnuSeptember 6, 2008 at 1:31 pm #8031
it used to be on every page but its only when i go in the home
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