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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:47 pm
  

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The W!zard

Joined: Aug 25, 1999
Posts: 1044
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Location: Leonardtown, MD
Some may have noticed that today (Tuesday), ArloNet simply showed up as "Account Suspended". This was due to the fact that our hosting provider while running a routine scan on our website noticed a possible Malware threat on the site, and took it offline to protect the account, the server, and others. I'm in the process of going through things and doing a lot of cleanup to make sure everything is safe and secure. While I don't think that anything malicious was spread, it's better to be safe than sorry. In that respect, I'm going to make a few recommendations.

If you are on a Windows machine, you may want to download and scan your computer with one or the other (but I personally would do both) of these programs... They are all free and highly respected:

SuperAntiSpyware:
http://www.superantispyware.com/downloa ... PYWAREFREE

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/malware_lp_form/

If you are on a Mac, chances are pretty slim you picked anything up... But if you'd like a little piece of mind (or if you share files to people on Windows systems), I'd recommend:

Sophos Antivirus for Mac:

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/fr ... ition.aspx

Thanks for your patience as I get things back online. Right now, most things seem to be up and working but if not, please let me know by replying to this message.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:58 am
  

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Joined: Aug 25, 1999
Posts: 1089
Location: Ocala, FL, USA
Dave wrote:
Some may have noticed that today (Tuesday), ArloNet simply showed up as "Account Suspended". This was due to the fact that our hosting provider while running a routine scan on our website noticed a possible Malware threat on the site, and took it offline to protect the account, the server, and others. I'm in the process of going through things and doing a lot of cleanup to make sure everything is safe and secure. While I don't think that anything malicious was spread, it's better to be safe than sorry. In that respect, I'm going to make a few recommendations.

If you are on a Windows machine, you may want to download and scan your computer with one or the other (but I personally would do both) of these programs... They are all free and highly respected:

SuperAntiSpyware:
http://www.superantispyware.com/downloa ... PYWAREFREE

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/malware_lp_form/

If you are on a Mac, chances are pretty slim you picked anything up... But if you'd like a little piece of mind (or if you share files to people on Windows systems), I'd recommend:

Sophos Antivirus for Mac:

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/fr ... ition.aspx

Thanks for your patience as I get things back online. Right now, most things seem to be up and working but if not, please let me know by replying to this message.



Thanks, wizard, and thanks for those links!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:36 pm
  

BlunderVirgin

Joined: Jul 27, 2009
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happy birthday to you


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:12 am
  

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Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Sep 13, 2000
Posts: 8512
Location: Pixley-- Actually An Hr South of Richmond, VA
Thanks for all you do and happy bd! :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:12 am
  

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Joined: Nov 17, 2012
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Location: Paupered Ireland
Has to be the Narcs or possibly the CIA? They've finally discovered Arlo's world wide network. Arlo better not be flying in from Uruguay any time soon! And Dave, I hope you're not intending to get spyware advice from that stranded US tourist/citizen X in Russia with love - If you are, send him my best wishes and hope he gets back home real soon!


"The truth shall set you free." oops! Is that too 'boogie-woogie'?

Thanks for the warning and info Dave but they've probably read this before you...so you may in fact be reading a censored version - Hack Dave, I could be a double agent for Bobby Dylan O.M.G! so could Arlo.

Warmest greetings and still 'walking the line'


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