Malware?

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Malware?

Postby Phoenix0783 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:49 am

I just got redirected to a site that wanted me to download "SoftwareUpdater.exe". Anyone else have this happen?

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Re: Malware?

Postby Rmc » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:39 pm

I had that happen a few times while back. I just logged off and logged back in, it's rare to see but I've also seen it. I wouldn't download any exe file unless you know what it is. I assumed it was malware tied to an image file hosted by this sites server or something, who knows....
When it happened to me I recall it being "file gator" or some crap like that on the redirect.

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Re: Malware?

Postby SteveG » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:40 pm

Maybe you accidentally clicked the banner ad at the bottom of the page?

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Re: Malware?

Postby Rmc » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:16 pm

Probably.

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Re: Malware?

Postby Nick » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:52 am

Same thing happened to me last night. I didn't click on the banner add.

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Re: Malware?

Postby Phoenix0783 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:34 am

It's happening to me again. It redirects when the page is finished loading sometimes.

It's going to softwareupdaterlp.com

When's the last time phpBB was updated?

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Re: Malware?

Postby SteveG » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:12 pm

Many years ago.

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Re: Malware?

Postby Wrightracing.net » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:57 am

I had it happen today when I typed gofastbronco.com, I deleted it right away.

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Re: Malware?

Postby Phoenix0783 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:02 pm

SteveG wrote:Many years ago.

Honestly, this is bad. It is a very common piece of software so there's always nefarious types poking holes in it. It needs to be kept updated.

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Re: Malware?

Postby jkrell » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:32 pm

I had the same issue a couple days ago. Happened several times and I'm sure I didn't click on the banner. I was clicking on the next page link in a thread.

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Re: Malware?

Postby BDKW1 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:40 pm

Happens a lot in the last 2 days for Me.

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Re: Malware?

Postby SteveG » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:55 pm

Well I guess I can't put this off any longer. I'll trying to make some time to get it done ASAP.

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Re: Malware?

Postby SteveG » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:54 pm

I'm working on this tonight. Wish me luck!


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