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    Default Forum full of viruses

    Sometimes when I visit this forum or sometimes if I find an old thread on this forum from a google search I am redirected to a site or prompted with a message to download some virus. I just visited the main site now (straight from the address bar: Java Programming Forum - The Front Page) and Avast detected a threat and blocked it:

    Infection: JS:Downloader-gen@bhv [Expl]

    Straight after that Internet Explorer prompted me with a message to say Unsafe download, Continue or Cancel.

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    I will forward this to the moderator's forum. Thanks for the information!

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    Since a few days each time i come to this site my antivirus avast give me this warning

    Forum full of viruses-avastwarning.jpg

    freely translated: avast has blocked a malicious site.

    The malicious site is listed after Objekt:

    Is something wrong with avast and why is this url listed?

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    Is this happen when you are logged in or before that. My concern is Google add cause this. I experienced the same with different stuff.

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    I'm experiencing the same warning message.

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    Did you get that warning message when you are logged into the forum or not? Is that your page full with Google adds at that time?

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    When I'm logged in.
    But I stopped my network shield and today I restarted it again and my problem is solved, I think it might have something to do with the avast anti virus program.

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabken View Post
    When I'm logged in.
    But I stopped my network shield and today I restarted it again and my problem is solved, I think it might have something to do with the avast anti virus program.
    It doesnt happen always its quite random, its usually from the adservers, usually one ad will try to connect to a bad url and avast will block it. its not a problem with avast because i was even prompted by internet explorer to download/install some weird program, i had to end IE process to stop it.

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabken View Post
    When I'm logged in.
    But I stopped my network shield and today I restarted it again and my problem is solved, I think it might have something to do with the avast anti virus program.
    I am using Kaspersky and I cannot tell anything about avast.

    However, few weeks back I came up with the same issue on some other CMSs with Google adds. Some of the adds contain phishing URLs and Kaspersky pick them and warn. Reason why as that you are logged in or not is that when you are not logged into the forum you can see more Google adds than at the time of logged in. So the chances are very high to come up with the issue we are talking about.

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    This problem is fixed now. Thanks for reporting.

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaForums View Post
    This problem is fixed now. Thanks for reporting.
    Thanks a lot. Is there any possibility to get to know the reason...

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    The forum software (vbulletin) was hacked. Probably, they have used an RFI bug in the vbulletin to randomly redirect users to pages filled with ads. Identification of the problem was the main problem due to randomness.

    We upgraded vbulletin and cleared backdoors.
    We were not upgrading forum software regularly. Now we will upgrade it regularly ;)

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    Nice to hear that we are on track.

    So ads make a difference as I expect.

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    Default Re: Forum full of viruses

    hi, i just logged in on my android phone, clicked somewhere on the page (maybe the Forum button) and was redirected to this site:
    kpandian.htmlt

    it didnt affect my phone but its probably malware for a pc

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