posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 08:07 PM
I'm very tired at the moment so i'm going to be brief
I thought I'd let you guys know that i just now recieved a trojan while browsing through the ATS forums. I've been at my computer all day (which by
the way has been completely free of malware for god knows how long), and all of a sudden i start recieving a million popups. This kind of surprised
me, since i haven't experienced popups since like... the 90s.
Anyway, as i haven't done anything else than browse the ATS forums all day, and since it was what i was doing at the time of infection, i feel it's
quite possible it originated from here. I'm aware that trojans can spread through external ads such as flash banners, which would seem likely
considering the amount of advertisement on ATS.
I did a little research on the trojan and noticed the popups were linking to a site called gomyhit.com. Looked it up in Symantec's virus database,
which returned two possible hits: "Trojan.Virantix.B" or "Trojan.Fakeavalert".
Oh, and the trojan injects itself into iexplore.exe, as in Internet Explorer. If anyone else should get it, the best you can do is to close down all
IE windows while scanning your computer with an anti-virus software.
Just thought I'd let the staff and members know. You might want to take a look at what's in those ads.