General Chat Thread, Movie Site virus in General; Evening all,
I was browsing the interweb last night, looking for a release date for a film on sky movies ...
20th November 2013, 12:34 AM #1
Movie Site virus
I was browsing the interweb last night, looking for a release date for a film on sky movies and came across a website with movies on it. Usually I just get the hell out of there asap as I know they are full of nasties but for some reason I clicked in and it had what it said on the site but a warning flashed up on my screen really quickly with a virus warning and went away.
I had done several scans with my av and some commercial spyware stuff but found only tracking cookies but I am still a bit nervous.
Obviously I cannot post the movie website name and search engines don't come up with any results for the site saying its full of stuff.... only think I can see it does is annoy you with popups.
I am going to wipe my machine tomorrow but anyone come across stuff like this before with nasties that good av's don't pick up and get stung?
20th November 2013, 12:53 AM #2
- Rep Power
It was probably just a popup, you get these a lot on sites like the one you mentioned. If you have scanned and nothing has shown up I think wiping might be overkill, have you scanned with malwarebytes?
You should install an ad block browser extension to help avoid such things in future.
Last edited by yugo; 20th November 2013 at 12:56 AM.
Thanks to yugo from:
speckytecky (20th November 2013)
21st November 2013, 08:54 AM #3
It appears that MS Security Essentials is a bit pants if your going to go searching out sites like this (well duhhhh). I ran this and Search and Destroy which I used to liek and it found nothing. I installed Vipre and its found 4.
I think 2 of them are Android exploits I downloaded for my old phone which itspicking up as false positives but one is the Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT Trojan.
This calls for a wipe me thinks but its my own fault for doing somethign I should have known better about.
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