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Report of Virus by User (6 posts)

  1. shinrai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, one of the users of a WordPress discuss forum I moderate told me that when he got to the blog, a virus was downloaded. He has a windows machine, and it was one of those pop-up ads that says the computer is compromised but you can purchase the fix, then it proceeds to try to download malicious text. I could not reproduce the problem. Does this type of thing occur frequently? He is pretty convinced it came from the WordPress forum, but I suppose it could have just coincidentally sprung to life as he was trying to access the form.

    Thanks.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Which forum? wordpress.org can only administer & control these forums.

  3. shinrai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It was a forum that I set up via Network Solutions and using Word Press as an open source application. It is a private forum.

  4. shinrai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wonderful. Thanks!

  5. perezbox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @shinral this is what you're talking about: http://blog.sucuri.net/2012/05/web-sites-compromised-with-fake-av-campaign-windows-web-secure-kit.html

    Just some extra info, yes, use of fake AV's is very common.

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