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Heinlein

Location: Rochester, New York

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:02 am   Reply with quote         


Hello All,

Since yesterday, everytime I visit Photoshopcontest.com my antivirus software keeps detecting the following virus: Exploit:JS/Blacole.CH.

It only detects it when visiting this site. I am not sure if it has something to do with a java script on the site or what.

Would anyone else know about this.

Thanks,
Jim




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seamusoisin

Location: Ottawa Strong!

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:56 pm   Reply with quote         


The same thing is happening to me. My Antivirus is Avast. This only seemed to happen on the computer that uses Avast. This morning the home page disappeared. I just logged on with my iPad and the home page is there. Weird!




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anfa

Location: Geordieland, UK

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:31 pm   Reply with quote         


Yup, me too.




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Heinlein

Location: Rochester, New York

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:45 pm   Reply with quote         


Do you think it is safe to view PSC?




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sonic3

Location: Devon, UK

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:59 pm   Reply with quote         


Me too, I use AVG and it pops up every time I click on here.




Heinlein

Location: Rochester, New York

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:13 pm   Reply with quote         


Well, I am not going to take any chances. Until it's fixed, I will be staying away from PSC.




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charliesou

Location: Independent Scotland

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:05 pm   Reply with quote         


Me too !!
I had to mute the virus alert sound on Avast, it was going nuts evry time I clicked on anything ! Crying or Very sad




Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:09 pm   Reply with quote         


I am sure that the common cold Very Happy
However, just to be safe, lets all stay away from PSC for a couple of years Rolling Eyes
I even don't use antivirus anymore. My computer is more than ready to die, there is nothing to hide on it, or to steal from it.And actually it works better without constant updates and useless alerts for harmless things ...so I just run latest combofix every few weeks. (chemotherapy) Cool




JAM

Location: Outside of Cleveland, Ohio

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:14 pm   Reply with quote         


What is Blackhole Exploit Kit?
Blackhole Exploit Kit is a Webthreat that is spreading. It is currently ranked 1 in the world for online threats. Blackhole Exploit Kit has been detected by AVG on victims' machines in 218 countries during the last month. There are currently 41619 websites in 127 countries that host Blackhole Exploit Kit.

How can I remove Blackhole Exploit Kit?
AVG removes most issues caused by threats like Blackhole Exploit Kit during the regular scanning process.




Heinlein

Location: Rochester, New York

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:46 pm   Reply with quote         


JAM wrote:
What is Blackhole Exploit Kit?
Blackhole Exploit Kit is a Webthreat that is spreading. It is currently ranked 1 in the world for online threats. Blackhole Exploit Kit has been detected by AVG on victims' machines in 218 countries during the last month. There are currently 41619 websites in 127 countries that host Blackhole Exploit Kit.

How can I remove Blackhole Exploit Kit?
AVG removes most issues caused by threats like Blackhole Exploit Kit during the regular scanning process.


Yes, antivirus will remove it, but as long as the script is on PSC's servers, you will keep getting the pop up message from AVG.

Basically, PSC has been hacked,and all users who visit the site are in risk of downloading this virus and compromising their security and computers.

PSC needs to secure their FTP settings on their servers.

You might be safe if you use a MAC, but anyone using a PC will be taking a risk unless they have a good antivirus program.

Seriously, this is not a joke, and all members of this site need be safe.




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JAM

Location: Outside of Cleveland, Ohio

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:55 pm   Reply with quote         


Thanks, Heinlein!

I knew that I was safe because I use AVG...was just copying their info for others Smile




Heinlein

Location: Rochester, New York

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:56 pm   Reply with quote         


JAM wrote:
Thanks, Heinlein!

I knew that I was safe because I use AVG...was just copying their info for others Smile


No problem, but do you keep getting the Pop up message?




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JAM

Location: Outside of Cleveland, Ohio

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:22 pm   Reply with quote         


Yes, get this.





vokaris
Site Moderator

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:06 pm   Reply with quote         


Some discussions on the Interwebs treat similar alerts as false positives due to incorrect virus definitions. Try updating your AV software and check if the alert will pop up again.

http://www.posilan.com/2012/02/15/google-jsblacole-bw-alert-issue/

I have alerted Grefix via Facebook, he is the only one with access behind the scenes.




Tesore

Location: On the way to Utopia!

Post Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:13 pm   Reply with quote         


No problems here. But @ work I get a warning about java. Clicked it away and everything was oke.

Cool




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