Downloader virus and unauthorized scripts

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  1. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Getting a "This page is trying to load scripts from unauthorized sources".

    Also anti-virus just caught a JS.Downloader virus. Only open page is CF.
     
  2. kcdc4isu

    kcdc4isu Well-Known Member

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    I have also gotten a page that claims to be microsoft support that locks up your system and tells you to call an 800 number.Just control-alt-delete and get out of the site. I have spoken to them about it and they said it is a scam. It has happened at least 5 times on CF.
     
  3. fatkid1974

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  4. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    That one is a classic best seller scam. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. MeowingCows

    MeowingCows Well-Known Member

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    It's likely that JavaScript (JS) is being used to power the site ads, and JS is known to have security flaws every now and then. I'm guessing they have a dirty ad trying to push some bad stuff.
     
  6. Sigmapolis

    Sigmapolis Well-Known Member

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    Is that going to clear itself eventually...?
     
  7. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

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    I got some virus and fake support scam messages last night as well while trying to view and post on CF. I'd close out the window and come back to the site a minute later and wouldn't take more than a few minutes for it to pop right back up. Probably something tied to an ad I would bet considering it wouldn't immediately pop up when I opened up the site
     
  8. MeowingCows

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    If that's the case, it depends. They'd probably have to find the source of the JS exploit (i.e. identify exactly which ad is malicious) and remove it from their system by hand.
     
  9. kcdc4isu

    kcdc4isu Well-Known Member

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    It is on this site as I had it happen twice yesterday in less than 30 minutes on here. Was on line for over 4 hrs later watching the debate in the Iowa Senate and no issues. Hope they can find the cause and get it fixed soon.
     
  10. kilroy

    kilroy Well-Known Member

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    Happening a LOT this week.
     
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  11. kcdc4isu

    kcdc4isu Well-Known Member

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    Another issue the last two days for me is it just goes to a page saying there is an issue with the site.
     
  12. IlliniCy

    IlliniCy Active Member

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    Ditto here. Only once, but it happens every now and then.
     
  13. kcdc4isu

    kcdc4isu Well-Known Member

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    Just happened today is anyone with the site support working to stop these scams?
     
  14. ChrisMWilliams

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    Thanks guys. I can assure you that the site does not have a virus. This is just reaction to some bad ads that get in the system.

    Good news though. I spent an hour and a half on a conference call today and we are making significant changes to our ad system in the very near future. Going to really improve things around here.
     
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  15. farcyted

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    Went to explorer edge today so I could go to the homepage and read some articles and wothin seconds my computer was locked. Had to use control alt delete. Chrome still gives me the homepage in script form. All I can do in Chrome id read the message boards.
     
  16. kcdc4isu

    kcdc4isu Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else still having issues? Today 10 min. on the site and redirected to a page. Does not happen on other sites so when will we get a fix.
     
  17. Messi

    Messi Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else getting this on mobile?
     
  18. kcdc4isu

    kcdc4isu Well-Known Member

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    Three ads, not asked for, in 20 minutes this morning.
     
  19. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    So was the significant change moving from scam ads promising gift cards to scam ads promising cell phones?
     

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