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Author Topic: Old Message Board = Trojan?  (Read 2067 times)

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Old Message Board = Trojan?
« on: September 02, 2011, 10:23:04 pm »
I just tried to click over to the old forum to look an old thread up. However, my anti-virus software blocked it saying that the new page or whatever contained a virus threat, specifically a Trojan. What the heck?
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Re: Old Message Board = Trojan?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 10:36:06 pm »
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I just tried to click over to the old forum to look an old thread up. However, my anti-virus software blocked it saying that the new page or whatever contained a virus threat, specifically a Trojan. What the heck?

I have no idea. What page on the old forum gave the message?  Exactly what trojan was reported?
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Re: Old Message Board = Trojan?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 10:37:36 pm »
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I have no idea. What page on the old forum gave the message?  Exactly what trojan was reported?

 
Maybe it's a problem with ads again?
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Re: Old Message Board = Trojan?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 10:43:19 pm »
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Maybe it's a problem with ads again?

Could be, but without more info, there's nothing I can really do.
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Re: Old Message Board = Trojan?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 07:55:50 am »
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I have no idea. What page on the old forum gave the message?  Exactly what trojan was reported?

 
I had the same problem when I went there yesterday.  My anti-virus doesn't block sites, it just notifies me.  I ignored it and had no problem.

This was on the main page as soon as I went there and did not reappear for any page I accessed from there.

It didn't give it to just now, probably because I ignored it last time, so I can't tell you exactly what it said.

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Re: Old Message Board = Trojan?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011, 08:18:36 am »
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I had the same problem when I went there yesterday.  My anti-virus doesn't block sites, it just notifies me.  I ignored it and had no problem.

I usually have that feature off. I turned it on this morning and looked at a number of pages on the old board, including the main page at http://www.ecauldron.net/forum/index.php and did not get any warnings (and I physically looked at the code for index.php for problems as well). Unless someone gets a warning and posts the information here, I am going to assume that this is either a false positive on some antivirus program or a problem with some ad that was displaying but is no longer displaying.  

If someone does get a warning, please copy all the important info from the warning (like what trojan is is detecting) and give me that info along with the name and version of your antivirus program (as trojan names vary by antivirus program) and I'll look into it again.
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Re: Old Message Board = Trojan?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2011, 08:06:46 pm »
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I have no idea. What page on the old forum gave the message?  Exactly what trojan was reported?

 
It was just when I was clicking over to the old forum from this board. I re-tried it again (just now) with no problems. I do have a completely unknown (to me) anti-virus software. Trabersky or something. Honestly? That's probably the issue. :o
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