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09-11-2010, 01:32 AM   #1
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Virus detected when accessing forum home page

My anti-virus software has started to inform me that the Pentaxforums homepage has a virus - js/generic, anyone else having this issue, its a bit concerning

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09-11-2010, 07:15 AM   #2
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nothing coming up from Norton about it still listing it as a clean site as of this morning
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There are no viruses, lol- you can't even write one in javascript.

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Adam,
You can launch download and launch malware from Javascript. That is how "drive-by" attacks are done. In all likelihood Simon's AV software detected a suspicious block of code in a generic library that is common to a known malware launcher. While it is highly unlikely that PF is spreading a trojan, the possibility should not be dismissed out of hand. For what it is worth, my McAfee also gives PF a clean bill of health.


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Are you sure your AV software isn't picking up on some sort of tracking cookie?

The only scripts on the homepage are google analytics, statcounter, and google adsense. I don't think YUI is even loaded.

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nortons analysis of the website


Norton Safe Web, from Symantec - report for pentaxforums.com
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Stevebrot ^^ spot on. I'd guess something through adsense.
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Looks like it might be a cookie as the virus detection picks it up only when I log-in to the forum, time to re-run that anti-malaware software !!

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