I had a "malware" attack blocked.
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I had a "malware" attack blocked.
I just got it, too.
Actually it happened to me yesterday when I clicked on the clip from the old UM/the university in ohio snowbowl. My home computer is presently getting this fixed at my work IT department.
My PC got destroyed by a virus on Saturday morning. At the time, I had not opened any local programs and had only visited this site, weather.com, and amazon.com. The virus was a very obviously fake anti-virus tool that took everything over; I couldn't open any programs, not even notepad, so I couldn't run any scans or even restore my backup image (That was my ultimate solution, but I needed to boot from a repair disc).
If there's anything I did to enable it to execute, I don't know what it was. FWIW, I was using Chrome at the time and didn't get any warnings.
In conclusion, back up your systems regularly.
You have made me laugh. My wife was on weather.com the morning my machine crashed just before I got on Mgoblog. I am trying to convince her that she crashed the machine with weather.com. No way it could be this blog! You have neither helped nor hurt my case, but at least prolonged the debate!
Partly crashy during the evening giving way to heavy system crashes after midnight. Cold. System crashes light and variable. Chance of system crashes 40%.
my computer went haywire right after I clicked on the Mattison interview video. Of course, I was on a new laptop (where the free trial of Norton expired Firday and I hadnt re-upped).
I just had to run the recovery console and wipe everything clean. Installed AVG too (prolly should have done that Friday). Bummer
but this time just got a warning that a malware attack had been averted by my anti-virus.
my work computer runs Windows and got the "system tool" deal as the guy above, where it tells you it's infected and offer to you sell you something to fix it, conveniently!
Just open in safe, run malwarebytes. It's a trojan called "Hiloti".
was a Duck.
Anyone running an adblock program having a problem? I run ABP and have had no warnings from my antivirus pgm. This could indicate its coming from an ad on the site
it didn't do shit...
Webroot: Who the hell are you?
Malware: Um... I'm, a.... spyware scanner called... system tool?
Webroot: Oh, ok, move along then
Ten Minutes later
Windows: WTF?! I can't do anything? what's going on webroot?
Webroot (currently tied up): Um, I'm begining to think that guy wasn't a spyware scanner
got the same thing on google chrome, never happened before
The majority of malware attacks come from legit sites that have cross site scripting vulnerabilities or SQL injection vulnerabillities. I'd take the warnings serious and make sure you have updated av def files as well as run something like SiteMinder. At home I also use OpenDns, I highly recommend it.
I don't want to clutter the board with another topic. I thought that it's relevant since it's virus related.
Those who are computer experts, can you help me out?
Apparently, I have a system tools virus only because I visit this site for some reason and the stie keep asking me to install missing flash plug in or something like that. I ignore that and all of the sudden, system tool virus shows up. I am now in safe mode with networking. I currently am running malwarebyte and just updated. Is it good enough or do I need to do something more?
I'm not a formal computer guy, but reading about this stuff interests me and I just got the virus. An updated malware bytes run in safe mode will take it away. It typically blocks anti-virus when it is allowed to run, so put it into safe mode and you can clear it out unobstructed.
... you are running malwarebytes that should be good, but do the scan in normal safemode. No internet connections. I have not used windows in a long time, but im pretty sure that this virus will have rooted you. If it has, it has administrator privilages and it could access the internet without you knowing.
Don't click on anything in a popup. They can have fake ignore buttons that the program will use to install. Use alt + f4 to close the window.
I always hate it when people give me hindsight-only advice, but maybe it will come in handy someday.
but I was posting on here earlier, as well as searching for a picture of John Amos (for said post) when something called "system tool" showed up, screwed up my antivirus and put spyware on my laptop... now I need to pay Geek Squad $130 to remove it.
EDIT: Entirley sure now... damn it
There are a few remedies that would save you a trip to the geek squad discussed in this thread. Take a look at Malwarebytes.
The system tool got me as well. Thank goodness my internet provider took care of it for me.
Brian's finally trying to take over the world...
I started receiving blocked attack notifications from Norton Saturday morning when I loaded mgoblog pages. This only occurred with Chrome and only on one computer. I ran scans with Norton and Malwarebytes and found nothing. Uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome and have not received the notification since.
I also got this...System Tool virus...like a fake scanner program...its a pain in the ass...but boot into safe mode with networking and use Maleware Bytes to take care of the issue.
Tsk....Tsk...MGoBlogging without protection.
Has anybody using a Mac been infected? What about Windows 7?
on this computer, living room, grandson's room and xp on granddaughter's and wife's laptop. It's an annual subscription to pctools with av, but in my mind it's well worth the money. No problems on my desktop so far. Daily updates and scans are essential to good pc health. Also running pctools performance toolkit on a regular basis. Rebuilding systems after a major crash from a malicious demon is no fun.
I've had a couple of Trojans find there way onto my laptop, likely from this here blog.
My suggestion? Download Malwarebyte right now, and install it. If you have it, a simple reboot to safe mode and a quick scan will solve your problems.
Where is Brian on this issue? Maybe some input from the site owner would be helpful here?
@MGoBlog - Know about malware warnings and am working to fix it ASAP
@MGoBlog - Malware issue should be repaired. Please let me know if you get anything funky.
@MGoBlog - FYI: It will take some time for Chrome/FF to clear the warning.
for giving some information. I'm sorry that my legitimate question was offensive to some. I didn't realize that asking for some input from Brian was such a sin.
If I had a twitter, I would have seen that but I don't, and I don't go there for mgoblog information. I go to mgoblog.
Im incompetent. Is malwarebyte free? What reliable site can it be downloaded at? Thanks for any help.
I had this problem on Saturday morning. When I re-started in safe w/networking, I googled system tool. I saw that website, but because of the virus, I was leary of any search results (why google then, right? I know). Anyway, that's how Kaspersky ended up with my 50 bucks. Oh well, I guess. Easy come, easy go???
once you've GOT the virus. If you're leary of search results, just get on another computer and verify that they are clean.
Just a lack of knowledge, on my part. Once I paid for the anti-virus software (which I really needed anyway), the virus removal was free. I wasn't sure what to do. Mostly, I was just thankful that what I did worked.
Nice signature. Thanks for the laugh.
Definitely the way to go. Personally I use freeware (avast) because it is nearly as good without the price. But Kapersky is literally the best available, so it was a good purchase for your house.
Does the free program allow you to repair the infected objects? What exactly does it do?
To tell you the truth, I haven't had to use it in a while and I don't remember exactly how it works. I'm sure someone else can clue you in.
Malwarebytes will both scan and remove all infected objects from your machine. It's definitely one of the best malware removers out there, free or otherwise.
Avast! Home edition is free for a year. Once it expires, simply apply for a new key and get another free year, etc. It is better than anything I've ever seen with a pricetag, and it updates its definitions probably 2-3 times a week.
Avast.com for the uninitiated
If you were running Linux you wouldn't have to worry about malware.
I just started getting the warning while using Chrome, nothing from other browsers.
Safari uses a Google service to drive those warnings, so it makes sense that Safari and Chrome would be the two that are balking -- I believe it's the same database.
If you're on Safari, and you just want to disable the warning, go to Preferences -> Security and uncheck "Warn when visiting a fraudulent website".
People are correct to say that macs are theoretically vulnerable to viruses, but I am still unaware of a single case of malware downloading and installing itself on a mac without user interaction.
Plus, we mac folks have a hard edge. Just turn off the warning and let loose.
a real, honest-to-god malicious Mac OS X virus would be big, big news.
There is a way to clear Safari's "SafeBrowsing.db" cache using Terminal, but I think in this case it would not help -- Google is telling Safari that MGoBlog is a threat, and clearing the cache won't fix that.
I turned off the preference for now because Brian says the problem is fixed, and will try turning it back on in a week or so.