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Old 07-27-14, 06:53 PM   #1
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Warning, "Java Update" re-direct by unknown 3rd party

Just a heads-up that any request to update your Java files is not coming from your computer, but is a presumptive/fraudulent 3rd-party re-direct seemingly being allowed by Bike Forums. I have no idea what this 3rd party is up to, other than they are requesting unlimited access to my computer's hard drive.

I'm pretty pissed, in that I may have already fallen for this, meaning that my computer's security really cannot be considered secure anymore.
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Old 07-27-14, 10:04 PM   #2
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It is not just BF. I use Firefox for just about everything but work. Have not seen it. However I opened Exploder for something and got the same message. Did not fall for it but it sure was persistent when I was trying to close it out.
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Old 07-27-14, 11:51 PM   #3
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It came from websitecom.us

I got the pop up a few times last week. My Avast antivirus blocked it.



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Old 07-28-14, 04:23 AM   #4
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This belongs in it's correct forum, Forum Suggestions and User assistance...Forum Suggestions & User Assistance IF it originated from Bike Forums. Off-site malware issues are not a topic in this forum or BF's responsibility, however, you should at least ask a moderator or administrator about it if you think if came from something on BF (the site cannot prevent these things 100% by design as they may be part of the ad package we get here) If you do get something like this see if you can copy the URL and paste it into your restricted sites list/blacklist/blocked sites from another page, THEN close out with Task Manager or similar, open a new browser window and clear your temporary files and start over.

Consult your computer professional about the incident now. You can probably reverse any damage.

As always, one way to prevent any malicious ad payloads is to become a paid subscriber (such as Titanium Club), which makes you ad-free at sign-in. When you do, try not to browse too much without being signed in, if that is what concerns you.
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Old 07-28-14, 08:23 AM   #5
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This belongs in it's correct forum, Forum Suggestions and User assistance...Forum Suggestions & User Assistance IF it originated from Bike Forums. Off-site malware issues are not a topic in this forum or BF's responsibility, however, you should at least ask a moderator or administrator about it if you think if came from something on BF (the site cannot prevent these things 100% by design as they may be part of the ad package we get here) If you do get something like this see if you can copy the URL and paste it into your restricted sites list/blacklist/blocked sites from another page, THEN close out with Task Manager or similar, open a new browser window and clear your temporary files and start over.

Consult your computer professional about the incident now. You can probably reverse any damage.

As always, one way to prevent any malicious ad payloads is to become a paid subscriber (such as Titanium Club), which makes you ad-free at sign-in. When you do, try not to browse too much without being signed in, if that is what concerns you.
It happened while I was logged on to BF and it happened on at least 3 occasions. I need to send money for a subscription to prevent any more malicious ad payloads.
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Old 07-28-14, 02:24 PM   #6
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Go into your task manager when that little popup is actibve with the installer and you can see the -rocess and filename. Kill the process and delete that file from your registry. It'll stand out in that it won't have a filepath trailing it after the .dll or .exe or .tzz or .tar or.zip
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Old 07-28-14, 04:34 PM   #7
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It's a great thing, but try Tom's advise first, then do whatever.

PS Java Update doesn't care if you pay BF, it's just there for the party. Use the Report this website menu option or enable more security features if you are comfortable with that. And keep the questions coming. There are no stupid questions, only stupid missed opportunities.
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Old 07-28-14, 04:50 PM   #8
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It is not just BF. I use Firefox for just about everything but work. Have not seen it. However I opened Exploder for something and got the same message. Did not fall for it but it sure was persistent when I was trying to close it out.
Same here. I use Windows 8.1 and Firefox is my primary browser, then Chrome and one of its clones (Comodo Dragon) and I don't experience this on any site. However, as soon as I launch IE11- and it opens to the default homepage MSN- the Java Updater starts throwing a royal fit.
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Old 07-29-14, 03:59 PM   #9
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I got the pop up a few times last week. My Avast antivirus blocked it.



By any chance, do you remember which URLs were you browsing when these pop-ups happened?
Which browser were you using?
Thank you
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Old 07-29-14, 08:00 PM   #10
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By any chance, do you remember which URLs were you browsing when these pop-ups happened?
Which browser were you using?
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I was browsing the CV section, Colin. Websitecom.us is registered to a Lily Lee in Rome, Italy. Domain name points to 54.183.112.80 hosted by Amazon.
http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...=websitecom.us
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Old 07-31-14, 04:52 PM   #11
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Tech was not able to find anything amiss with BF itself, FYI.
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