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Re: Information about our recent downtime and malware warnings

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Frosted Rabbits » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:11 pm


Thank you , David-- I am still getting the warning on my Chrome, but not on IE---
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Post Number:#2  Unread postby MaggieJ » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:57 pm


I'd just like to say :thankyou: to MidnightCoder for all his hard work to get us up and running again. RabbitTalk could not manage without you, David!
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby margali » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:43 pm


Thanks for getting site working again. Still getting message on Google Chrome.

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Re: Information about our recent downtime and malware warnings

Post Number:#4  Unread postby ottersatin » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:13 pm


I am still getting the warning on Mozilla Dave,
but it has let me through by my choosing to
ignore the warning.
Whew, I thought I would never get back here.
Thanks for clearing it up!
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby OneAcreFarm » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:17 pm


Thanks Dave! I cannot get to it at work anymore, Trend Micro has it blocked now....
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby currituckbun » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:35 pm


Thanks David, I think it is fixed on this computer. Not sure about work. Not much time at work so it is no big deal. :)

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby Frosted Rabbits » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:18 am


No problem getting in just now-- Chrome---
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Post Number:#8  Unread postby Miss M » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:41 am


Firefox a-okay! No longer getting warnings.

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Post Number:#9  Unread postby OneAcreFarm » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:02 am


I am able to get on at work! YAAAAAYYY!!! Thanks Dave!
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Post Number:#10  Unread postby trinityoaks » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:31 pm


No warnings here now, and it's great to be back! :)

Unfortunately, I did get a virus from the redirect, but have thankfully gotten rid of it. Note that this was IN SPITE of my hardware firewall and antivirus software! I quickly recognized what was happening and did a hard reset (power button OFF) on my computer without trying to shut Windows down normally, so the damage was limited. It took BOTH McAfee and Malwarebytes to get rid of the virus.
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Post Number:#11  Unread postby akane » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:22 pm


I haven't found mcafee to be very impressive antivirus software and it tends to flag or delete stuff that is not a virus or malware. I've had to undo the damage of mcafee or find other software to remove virus on many computers running it. For free software I'd use avast (the instructors of my computer classes currently favor this one) or avg and for pay software we use trend micro. Haven't had a virus survive more than a couple hours since using trend micro.
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Post Number:#12  Unread postby Miss M » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:49 am


I'm afraid I agree with Akane on the McAfee. I have dealt with a number of computers that had McAfee, and it seemed to offer little protection.

Akane, I've read that Trend Micro has recently moved to a cloud configuration, and that they have started actively protecting against only the newest viruses -- those a few months old and newer -- to keep the program lightweight and fast. Have you heard anything about this?

I use Avast free antivirus, and Comodo free firewall. I'm also behind a router. I run Firefox with NoScript (except on this computer, my mom's, because of her eyes), AdBlock Plus, and Ghostery. I haven't had an infection on any of our computers in years. I've removed plenty from friends' computers, though... many of which were running McAfee or Symantec (which, at least for a while, there, was like a virus itself).

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Post Number:#13  Unread postby trinityoaks » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:15 pm


Well, I'm pretty much stuck with McAfee for the time being (free through hubby's work--yes, they have a license to bring it home). Maybe it depends on the version of McAfee. This is the version the U.S. government uses.
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Post Number:#14  Unread postby Miss M » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:13 am


Maybe it depends on the version (I hope so, since the government is using it). I guess my experiences with McAfee have left me with a somewhat closed mind, but one would hope the government uses a good security program...
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Re: Information about our recent downtime and malware warnings

Post Number:#15  Unread postby Miss M » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:13 am


MidnightCoder wrote:McAfee is junk - no offense. I wouldn't consider government use of a particular piece of software as adding to its credibility, based on some of the software choices I've read about them making. Microsoft Security Essentials is a good, free alternative. Avast! is also very good, not so sure about its free version, although that should be fine too.

It bothers me that anything like this got through your defenses. I have to wonder if something is configured incorrectly. In any case, I'm very sorry it happened. I've taken quite a few measures in the last couple of days to ensure it doesn't happen again through a similar vector.

I guess I'm just not used to Microsoft being good at security, David... can it be true? :P
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