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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2013, 03:46:32 PM »
Update: While from the message given it looks like our site isn't infected I would strongly advise everyone to keep their protection software up to date while we work to resolve this issue. If you do not have any protection software download the free Windows Defender. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-defender-details.aspx

Our host security department has been contacted and we are still investigating. I will let you know as soon as I can regarding the status of the site. It could be several days before any warning messages are removed.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2013, 05:43:36 PM »
I've found that it's a trojan affecting the host:  Trojan:JS/Blacole.Ref.CZ.  According to Microsoft, Trojan:JS/BlacoleRef.CZ is a detection name for an obfuscated JavaScript, often found inserted into compromised websites.  This threat is designed to load a hidden IFrame that loads behind the user's browser, redirecting it to an exploit server known as "Blackhole."

I get this threat when accessing this site on IE 10 no matter what setting I use (private browsing mode on or off).  However, I'm safe on Firefox 22 when I have the Private Browsing mode activated.  It's another reason why Firefox is still the best web browser, so please try using it for now to stay safe.  Also, make sure your virus protection is up to date as it's a rather new threat, and turn your Java security settings up to high.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2013, 10:31:54 PM »
Is the host for this site still HostGo?

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2013, 10:58:35 PM »
Is the host for this site still HostGo?

No, we're using HostGator now. :yes:

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2013, 11:05:39 PM »
Thanks, everyone, for your help!  I hope we'll be getting some answers soon.

Right now I'm using only my second laptop, which runs Ubuntu, to access this forum.  Just in case anything catastrophic should happen, this computer doesn't have any personal information, and everything on it can be easily reinstalled if necessary.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2013, 11:49:51 PM »
Update: While from the message given it looks like our site isn't infected I would strongly advise everyone to keep their protection software up to date while we work to resolve this issue. If you do not have any protection software download the free Windows Defender. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-defender-details.aspx

Our host security department has been contacted and we are still investigating. I will let you know as soon as I can regarding the status of the site. It could be several days before any warning messages are removed.


MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) is another alternative  :yes:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2013, 11:54:27 PM »
I was wondering what was going on because Firefox was practically imploring me to stay away from here. I hope the issue gets resolved soon, too.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2013, 11:44:15 AM »
Many thanks the updates, Patrick and Martin. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2013, 01:18:03 PM »
Kaspersky is no longer blocking me from the site, but Google still lists it as a site that may harm my computer.  Hopefully this means that the issue is slowly being resolved.  Thanks for everyone's help!

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2013, 04:18:34 PM »
Here's the site that is seen on firefox trying to access the forums.


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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2013, 08:17:00 PM »
No error for me this time! :D
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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2013, 09:01:57 PM »
Google Chrome is still being argumentative. :hmm:

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2013, 09:37:59 PM »
I'm glad someone started a topic about this. I'm having the same problem on Google Chrome. At first it totally denied me access to this site. But I finally got in.
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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2013, 10:07:04 PM »
I haven't seen any issues on my end.

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Re: Harmful Website Warning
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2013, 10:56:46 PM »
Good news, everyone!  I just checked our forum on Internet Explorer, which is when my antivirus program detected the trojan that I was able to explain in an earlier post.  There's nothing now, and my Microsoft Security Essentials is quiet. :happy:  It will take a few days before Google removes the warnings, so those of you on Chrome and Firefox will still see them.  However, it appears we are safe now. B)