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Virus and trojan on this site Answered

Two days ago I got a virus on this site.


BEWARE USING THIS SITE UNTIL THEY CLEAN IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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chipper35 (author)2011-12-31

This is quite ancient, but I did get hit with a virus via an instructable here (about two months ago.....it was nasty, too!).......I believe it was an electronics instructable, with a huge amount of parts suppliers links within in it, and one of the suppliers sites is where I got the virus.  The guy who created the instructable probably had nothing to do with anything, I think it was just attached to some chinese company's web site. 

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grundisimo (author)2011-09-03

So you warned people not to use this site....by posting on this site.....

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RavingMadStudios (author)2010-07-15

Is this one of those popup screens that says "Warning! Your computer is infected with a virus! Click here to scan" by any chance?

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It was the AV security scam.

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That's a nasty one. Glad to see that you found a good removal tool.

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NachoMahma (author)2010-07-15

. Answering these questions will help Robot track down the offending ad:
.  How do you know that you have a virus?
.  Which virus is it?
.  How do you know it came from Ibles?
.  Which OS were you using?
.  Which browser were you using?
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.  Robot takes this very seriously, but he can't fix it if he doesn't have a few details.

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outreach (author)NachoMahma2010-07-18

I am another viewer with a similar 'problem' .... https://www.instructables.com/id/Several-Easy-Steps-to-Secure-Your-Computer/step1/Priority-Updates/.... Running Windows7, AVG, and "blocked virus trojan etc." messages.... I hit the Instructable url above twice and got the same sequence of "virus-trojan" warning pop ups.... posted same info, mostly, on another submission july 18 2010.

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Judith756 (author)outreach2010-07-19

Go to www.bleepingcomputer.com and get all the instructions for cleaning up your pc from them. They have fixes most trojans, viruses, ad ware and other problems. It did take me over 8 hours total to fix it and get my system back.

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Kiteman (author)Judith7562010-07-19

Would it not be easier to install a decent firewall / anti-virus software in the first place?

I am running Norton, and it says the site is safe at all levels.

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ItsTheHobbs (author)2010-07-15

It would probably help them fix it if you said where it is...

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