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 Post subject: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:17 pm
  

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Dave,
When I went to view the forums my anti virus software picked up that there was a trojan download from this web page so you may want to check it out. The trojan name is Trojan.FakeAV.
-Eric


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:23 pm
  

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Thanks! I'll check it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:48 pm
  

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I'm not seeing anything... Anyone else having the same problem?

McAfee seems to think all is well:

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/arlo.n ... e&aff_id=0


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:00 pm
  

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Location: Herndon, Virginia
My AV program isn't picking anything up, but I have a caution to those of you using Mozilla Firefox...my daughter's laptop was totally hosed by what appeared to be a Mozilla update notice. Her fiancee clicked on it, and now the computer won't boot even in safe mode. Don't update ANYTHING by clicking in a link...go to the official site!


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:36 pm
  

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I agree... DON'T click any links asking you to update... Firefox does however run it's own check to make sure it's current. Don't be scared away though - Firefox is still the most secure browser out there in my opinion. And always remember to keep your AV software current... Or buy a Mac!


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:42 pm
  

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BTW, I've finally had it with the bullshit customer service / tech support from X7 Hosting - so I have secured a new provider for the website. We will most likely be moving sometime later this week over to our new home with MDDHosting.com who came highly recommended. So far, they have been EXTREMELY responsive and helpful in getting things set up and transfered.


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:39 pm
  

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I didn't see anything either.


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:04 pm
  

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We're moving again?

Here's hoping for a smooth transition.


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:57 pm
  

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we're redoing our bathroom next week, so I can supply a used toilet and shower for the new digs if you like?
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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:42 pm
  

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Well, the last move I had nothing to do with... and it was practically done without my knowledge until the last minute. All shared hosting accounts with CI Host got sold off to X7. And the way X7 had things set up was really a big hinderance in me being able to do anything to the site. And when I wanted to do something I usually had to call in to some idiot who didn't have a clue, didn't care, or said it would take up to 48 hours to do. Frankly their service was piss-poor!!! I had issues with CI Host a few times, but this place makes CI Host seem like a true gem... and for the most part I had no complaints.

This new provider seems very professional and knowledgable. I've submitted a few questions to them online regarding getting set up over there and always received a prompt response and action. I think our new home will be much more of a pleasure to deal with when and if the need arises - so far I'm impressed. Right now they are in the process of moving all the files and databases for the website. I'll then be able to play around a little bit, and if things look good I'll switch the domain name over to the new host. There may be some small blips in doing that - but downtime should be minimal.

For those interested we are going onto a shared server that could have up to 350 other sites... (typical shared hosting). We'll have 50G of storage and 200G/month of bandwidth. If at some point down the road that fails to meet the demand, we can easily and seemlessly move to a semi-dedicated server with only 25 other sites on it. It just all around looks like a good deal!


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:50 am
  

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Good luck with the move... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:39 pm
  

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No problem. ..This is interesting. I was using my work laptop at the time that my anti virus software quarantined the trojan. Yes, I was at work when I went to go onto Arlo.net. Hey, everyone needs a break now and then. So anyway my antivirus software has just picked up the trojan while I am typing this so I will make it quick. I am using Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition. My Norton Antivirus software at home had picked it up as well so I am not sure why it is just when I log onto this site? Anyhow, I am going to keep digging through my two computers to figure it out if it has nothing to do with arlo.net but I just wanted to make sure that you were aware of the incedent. Hope the transition goes well.
-Eric


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:44 pm
  

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Will we have to go to a special page to get to arlo.net?


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:46 pm
  

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cheryl wrote:
Will we have to go to a special page to get to arlo.net?


Nope - if all goes well, you shouldn't notice a thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:34 pm
  

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Yeah!


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