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    MTBR.com Warning!

    That site is riddled with some nasty viruses...has been for at least a month. Whenever I've gone there my virus software has terminated the connection, but last night MTBR downloaded a Trojan to my computer.

    Cleaning it out now...but be warned. I do not recommend visiting MTBR.com until they get their tech act together.
    Good night...and good luck

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    Lots of sites like this contract this crap. Recently seen mapmyride.com had some fake alert issues. It really isn't the site itself, but the ad that they are hosting. Too many companies don't check out the downstream sites that they sell space to. The main site needs to be held accountable more often.
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    Keep your anti-virus, anti-malware up to date.
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    http://www.mywot.com/

    Very useful tool to use.
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    What would happen if they took all the geeks that program viruses and put them to work designing bicycle components instead. What a better would this would be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flanderflop View Post
    What would happen if they took all the geeks that program viruses and put them to work designing bicycle components instead. What a better would this would be...
    Isn't that what they sell at wal-mart?
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    I saw a warning on mtbr that some were getting a firefox warning in connecting to the classifieds. Haven't had any particular problems myself, but didn't try the classifieds either. Maybe Vandeman has upped his computer skills
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    I have been going to MTBR daily and haven't seen any warnings. I use Symantec Endpoint Protection, Ad-Block Plus, Lavasoft Adaware and SUPER AntiSpyware. Should I be safe or at least able to get rid of the problems with those?
    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Whatever it was I got off MTBR, it's in my operating memory on my laptop. I'm still working to purge it, but this may require a complete re-format of the HD.

    And, you are right...it's not specifically MTBR.com, it's one of their "advertisers".

    I agree with knobster; the host site should be held accountable...after all, they accepted money from these folks to be a vehicle for the virus.
    Good night...and good luck

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    It's usually fake alert. A fake AV program. It's a ***** to get rid of, but it's possible. There are several tools you can use, but be careful. They can be as bad as the malware. I actually work for one of the AV companies so I'm very familiar with this junk. Most big name AV vendors can't/don't keep up with this particular one since it morphs so quickly. Best thing to run is Firefox and the no-scripts add-on.
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    If a site I go to a lot has a lot of annoying or computer-resource-hogging ads, I block their ad servers in my "hosts" file. (Never had to do that on BF, by the way.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by knobster View Post
    It's usually fake alert. A fake AV program. It's a ***** to get rid of, but it's possible. There are several tools you can use, but be careful. They can be as bad as the malware. I actually work for one of the AV companies so I'm very familiar with this junk. Most big name AV vendors can't/don't keep up with this particular one since it morphs so quickly. Best thing to run is Firefox and the no-scripts add-on.
    Tell us more about your "industry"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinfool View Post
    Tell us more about your "industry"...
    Oh, I think I've said enough.
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