Getting a "trojan horse" after starting a site?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by michelle_qw, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. michelle_qw

    michelle_qw Registered Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    Dear readers,

    I have made a temporary site for showing pictures created on Now there is a discussion that I created a "trojan horse" in my index.htm file.
    Is it possible to get seach a virus only by starting the site? Can the provider be the cause?

    My computer is protected with a router, ZoneAlarm (medium adjusted) and Nortons Symantic AntiVirus.

    Nice regards and thanks for reading,

  2. rerun2

    rerun2 Registered Member

    Aug 27, 2003
    If you are only hosting pictures on the site it is quite unlikely that you created a trojan horse. Especially if it is supposedly found in your index.htm. You might have a suspicious looking string somewhere in your html code that might be flagging users. I would ask whoever is saying that you have a "trojan", for further information. What program flagged it, what the "trojan" did to their computer etc. Maybe even ask a third party to analyze the suspect file (the developers of the program who flagged the file would probably be most logical).

    Taking a quick look I do not see anything at that site in there terms or FAQ regarding ads and such, but some free web hosting sites have default use of banners and other advertising that should be removed. Some AVs flag certain adware and spyware as trojans.
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