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Message 32336 - Posted: 23 Apr 2010, 8:15:12 UTC

Cant get to boincstats anymore - microsoft and McAfee wont let me. Anyone know what is going on? Maybe McAFee had a brain freeze like the time it deleted my vnc server.


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Message 32337 - Posted: 23 Apr 2010, 8:19:36 UTC - in response to Message 32336.  

BOINCstats works for me.
Have you read this: Security update hits Window PCs, or similar from other sites?

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Message 32340 - Posted: 23 Apr 2010, 8:35:49 UTC - in response to Message 32337.  
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BOINCstats works for me.
Have you read this: Security update hits Window PCs, or similar from other sites?



Yea - thanks for that article, it was interesting to say the least. I tried about 30 seconds later and got onto boincstats w/o any problem. However, this problem seems different because (if you can belive the message) microsoft states that the site was reported as unsafe. The attribution to microsoft is behind the macafee popup as I moved the popup to center it. It asked the viewer to click to send a message stateing that the site was known to be safe. I wonder if they take a vote and if the majority decides the site is safe then it is safe? However, sicne I cant replicate that warning, I cannot be positively sure that microsoft was attributed.

Ihave never seen that all red screen show up and I put a lot of time into surfing.

Whatever the problem was, it is gone now. My McAfee dat is 2 version later then the one reported in that security bulletin.
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Message 32342 - Posted: 23 Apr 2010, 12:12:37 UTC
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The Trojan was included in a Google Adsense Ad (don't know why Google allows JavaScript in ads :( ). I blocked the publisher and the ad should not show again.

Until they start using another idendity...

BTW: I had similar experiences on other sites, doesn't seem to be restricted to just BOINCstats.

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=boincstats.com


BOINCstats | BAM!
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Message 32343 - Posted: 23 Apr 2010, 17:55:50 UTC - in response to Message 32337.  

BOINCstats works for me.
Have you read this: Security update hits Window PCs, or similar from other sites?

BOINC triumphs again! Many thanks for that link, Les.

I got a call from a friend yesterday morning, describing some very curious symptoms I couldn't make sense of, but which had (among other things) cut him off from the internet. I expected a very long and frustrating virus-hunting session at his house out in the heart of the Dales, with no Google or other tools to assist. Instead, today's planning phone call confirmed he uses McAfee, I took the fix tool with me, and that sorted it in five minutes. Off for a pub lunch to celebrate, and an afternoon's walking in Wharfedale in the spring sunshine. Turned into a very satisfying day, thanks purely to this post.

But be warned - the McAfee foul-up affects home users too, not just the corporates as implied in the linked article.
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Message 32349 - Posted: 23 Apr 2010, 21:05:35 UTC - in response to Message 32343.  

Another reason to disable Automatic Updates as well. :-)
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Message 32350 - Posted: 23 Apr 2010, 21:06:02 UTC - in response to Message 32343.  

Glad that the info helped. Also glad that I don't use that AV.
And just coincidence that the OP was using McAfee and the news item came out just before he posted.

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Message 32394 - Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 2:01:10 UTC - in response to Message 32350.  

Happened again, this time I snagged a copy of the "microsoft" section along with the comments by McAfee


All these seem to be generic download "trojans" that are used in advertising. I will not post anymore here. Just wanted to expose the wording of the microsoft section.
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Message 32399 - Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 8:08:44 UTC

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Message 32404 - Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 12:49:12 UTC
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Willy - I sent you a message about this, please check your inbox.
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