Yahoo Widgets site has a virus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by minacross, May 3, 2008.

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  1. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    when I access Yahoo Widgets website: http://widgets.yahoo.com/
    I receive the following several virus alerts from AntiVir 8. for example:
    "Virus or unwanted program 'HEUR/HTML.Malware [heuristic]'
    detected in file 'C:\Documents and Settings\MH\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\6D2RM9HE\widgets-fe-us[1].js.
    Action performed: Delete file"
    Iis this a false positive? ?(
     

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  2. risl

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    No idea, heuristic detection though. No strange activities here when I visited the site.

    http://risl.codename.fi/drw_widget.JPG
     
  3. pykko

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  4. JasSolo

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    Smells like an FP to me. No warning from my AV.


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  5. Baz_kasp

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    I've had a look at the source and it does seem to be a false positive.

    There is quite a lot of semi-obfuscated type script there so that is probably what avira is flagging.
     
  6. Sjoeii

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    Indeed.
    Kaspersky isn't reacting
     
  7. EliteKiller

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    FWIW I am using Avira Premium v8 and receive the "Yahoo Widgets" virus alert in Firefox 2.0.0.14
     
  8. virtumonde

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    I received the warning when browsing with opera and not with firefox( adblock-plus):doubt:
    Cool.Must be a fp
     
  9. JasSolo

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    Exactly my point, "testing" KIS 8 -357, sorry for not posting that in previous post :)


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  10. Jadda

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    Yep, I also get a virus alert with Avira using Firefox.
     
  11. HyperFlow

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    no alerts from Avast Pro using FF + noscript.
     
  12. rayoflight

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    As usual false alarm from paranoid antivirus.
     
  13. 19monty64

    19monty64 Registered Member

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    I prefer the paranoid ones. At least I get the option of how to re-act. Same as Avast.
     
  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    no alerts via F-Secure or Drweb.

    once again (infact, im sure ive already mentioned these many times previously) , the HTML/heur malware FP's that dont get tested on these so-called FP-tests/results.


    :rolleyes:

    however, users of Avira should already be used to these.
     
  15. 19monty64

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    My first f/p with Avira...
     
  16. Nike_P

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    what about eset, f-secure, and bitdefender? are they detecting it?
    or is it only avira?
     
  17. Boost

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    When I click on http://widgets.yahoo.com/ using Avira free version,nothing abnormal is detected.

    And I'm using settings all set on HIGH,so no FP on this end.But wait, I NEVER do get false positives using these settings ;)
     
  18. The Hammer

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    NOD V3.0.650.0 is not detecting it using IE7.
     
  19. starter15

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    Avira 8 classic on high heuristics
    nothing identified in FF + adblock
     
  20. LoneWolf

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    Avira AntiVir Premium. Web guard on.
    Opera browser.
     

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  21. Dark Shadow

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    No detection here either.just curious for the avira detection folks how many have heuristics set to high?
     
  22. LoneWolf

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    Guilty. :D
     
  23. Dark Shadow

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    lol,was just curious for a refrence so to speak
     
  24. Dark Shadow

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    Hi boost, would your free not have detected the detection due to no malware/spyware In the free?.I noticed it said malware in the other posters screenie
     
  25. 19monty64

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    I use the free set on medium, and get the warning. No changes from default settings.
     
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