This took me by surprise...

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ftwynne59, Jun 5, 2006.

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  1. ftwynne59

    ftwynne59 Registered Member

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    Hi all

    I consider myself to be security aware....but surprised and amazed at the sneaky tactics of virus/malware writers.
    I know that PC's can be infected on visiting crack,porn, games P2P.....but this weekend KAV alerted and cleaned a Trojan Dropper when I visited a BARBIE website looking for free wallpaper for my 5 year old daughter !!
    These guys are the pits....

    ftwynne59
     
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Could be false positive alright... KAV was screaming Exploit.HTML.Htm on avast! forums too, not so long ago. It was a false positive.
    So i wouldn't worrie much about it.
     
  3. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Hopefully, but I would not put it past the scum bags to put trojans on a Barbie site.:mad: :mad:
    It is necessary to have an effective AV.
    Jerry
     
  4. beetlejuice69

    beetlejuice69 Registered Member

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    Actually I read the other day that the scums were using children`s sites to deploy malware. Nothing surprises me anymore.
     
  5. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    Some where here on the forum is an article or two about the most likely ways to become infected. One of them was searching for\DL`ing free stuff. Song lyrics, screen savers, and you guessed it, wallpaper. Welcome to social engineering.
     
  6. TNT

    TNT Registered Member

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    Let's not forget that some sites are simply hacked and the malware/exploits are planted. Sometimes it takes weeks for the owner of the site to notice.
     
  7. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    Wallpapers..and especially screensavers....2x of the biggest. That "waterfall screensaver" is very common...often the last thing someone has installed before needing help fixing their system because it got hit with adware.
     
  8. ftwynne59

    ftwynne59 Registered Member

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    Well....Next time I'm in the market for wallpaper, I'll take a trip to the local DIY.....:D
     
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