Forums » Website Related Forums » ArloNet Support / Technical

 


Post new topic Reply to topic
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:13 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Jul 06, 2008
Posts: 2531
Images: 2
Location: Crawfordville, Florida
Dave wrote:

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


That's exactly what the doctor told me when I asked him if the colonoscopy was gonna hurt :roll:


          Top  
Reply with quote  
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:53 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Feb 26, 2009
Posts: 1201
That puts a new spin on Trojan alert, Kevin. :shock:


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:10 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Jul 06, 2008
Posts: 2531
Images: 2
Location: Crawfordville, Florida
As Groucho Marx would say, [taking cigar out of mouth and raising his eyebrows up and down], "I certainly hope so!" :shock: :wink:


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:44 am
  

User avatar
The W!zard

Joined: Aug 25, 1999
Posts: 1057
Images: 108
Location: Leonardtown, MD
I have visited the website ( using Internet Explorer 8 ) with both the Enterprise Edition of McAfee Virus Scanner fully enabled, and also tested it with AVG Free Edition 9.0 running under Windows XP SP3 with all updates/patches installed (running on Parallels Dekstop on a Mac). Neither reported any trojans or viruses when visiting the site.

If you are getting a report of one from your virus scanner and are using either of the above, my best guess is your computer may be infected. If you know how... boot into Safe Mode, and run a FULL scan of your computer. If you don't know how to boot to safe mode, still try running a FULL scan of your computer (be sure your AV software is fully updated). You may also want to try removing all temporary files / IE cache files as you may be pulling a cached file from when the website was actually infected.

If you still encounter problems - please contact me directly and provide as much information as you can regarding the issue.

You also may want to remove any cookies associated with arlo.net.


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:51 pm
  

User avatar
ArloNetizen

Joined: Mar 28, 2007
Posts: 53
Location: Canandaigua, NY
Dave,

After my email to you last night, I went back to the site and got no alerts at all... Same with today. I even went on today using Firefox and Chrome... Nothing.

I dunno... I guess I'll just scan and see what, if anything, comes up.


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:01 am
  

User avatar
ArloNetizen

Joined: Mar 28, 2007
Posts: 53
Location: Canandaigua, NY
OK...I did the scan in safe mode with AVG 9, fully updated... Just got a few tracking cookies. I guess it was just a 24 hour virus.


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:06 am
  

User avatar
The W!zard

Joined: Aug 25, 1999
Posts: 1057
Images: 108
Location: Leonardtown, MD
Have you checked for rootkits as well?


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:50 am
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Jul 06, 2008
Posts: 2531
Images: 2
Location: Crawfordville, Florida
Dave wrote:

"Have you checked for rootkits as well?"


Where would I find them? In the gardening section??? :roll:


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:40 pm
  

User avatar
ArloNetizen

Joined: Mar 28, 2007
Posts: 53
Location: Canandaigua, NY
I admit it... I had to Google "rootkit". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rootkit

No... I usually go with Stinger before virus scan... But I didn't this time. I'll do it over the weekend and report back.


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:59 am
  

User avatar
ArloNetizen

Joined: Mar 28, 2007
Posts: 53
Location: Canandaigua, NY
Safemode scan with fresh download of Stinger found nothing... This PC is clean.

Still no more alerts.


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:38 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Jan 09, 2003
Posts: 2489
Images: 5
Location: Rhododendron, Oregon United States
I haven't been here for about a week because I was getting a virus warning from AVG every time I clicked the forums button. I use firefox, windoze xp, and zone alarm too. I emailed you about it a few days ago Dave. No warnings now.


          Top  
Reply with quote  
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:02 pm
  

Senior ArloNetizen

Joined: Sep 20, 2007
Posts: 189
Location: Nashua,NH
Well I have ventured forth and it seems that where ever the darn trojan was residing seems to be gone. Not sure how or where but after performing multiple scans on both of my computers the bugger seems to be gone. I will say that each time it was found to be in the temporary internet folder. The only other thing that I did do is make the recommended fixes to my registery that Symantic had posted and since then all is well.
-Eric


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:08 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Aug 25, 1999
Posts: 1885
Location: Wantagh, NY
i'm sorry but everytime i pass by this thread, all i can think of is to check the dates on the package... i've never had a problem with a trojan before, but ya' can't be too careful!
:roll:


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:32 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Jul 06, 2008
Posts: 2531
Images: 2
Location: Crawfordville, Florida
Having them around so long that they outlast their expiration date is kinda sad, don'tcha think? :P


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Trojan alert!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:45 am
  

User avatar
ArloNetizen

Joined: Mar 28, 2007
Posts: 53
Location: Canandaigua, NY
It's expiration was too good to be true... Starting last night my AVG blocked another threat... An exploit java script this time.

So far it's only happened with IE... When I use FF or Chrome, I get no threat alert.


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group