when I tried to log on with Safari, I got the warning. But I'm on Firefox now and didn't get the message
META: Malware warning
My Norton anti-virus keeps warning me about possible attack and I am on explorer. It happens every time I enter this site.
I got infected with it. And unfortunately I was at work which required me to get he IT department to clean my computer and for me to make a quick visit to another site so I could blame it on someplace else.
But yes....the site had a problem today.
Symantec on my work laptop has been freaking out the past couple of times I've visited this afternoon. It blocked whatever nasty script was trying to run.
P.S. I'm using Firefox 3.6.13.
I'm getting this osufoyysdf also, what is it?
Something called System Tools. F. Now I have to get that fixed and get a new spyware sweeter. Our Microsoft one was a free kind. Now I'm down to internet on my phone.
im using chrome, but no problems here
as well as adblock. No problems.
What is the current listing status for mgoblog.com?
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.
Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 126 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 4 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2011-01-24, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2011-01-24.
Malicious software includes 4 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 2 new process(es) on the target machine.
Malicious software is hosted on 3 domain(s), including bsdtaaa.cz.cc/, hdfhfdhfdhfdsh.co.cc/, osufoyysdf.co.cc/.
1 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including hdfhfdhfdhfdsh.co.cc/.
This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS21844 (THEPLANET).
I got this at work about an hour ago but not just now.
Nothing addicting here.
getting the same on Google Chrome. It says it there is spyware from the site (osufoyysdf.co.cc).
I get bored sometimes...lol
FWIW, I didn't get the warning on firefox either but Safari I did.
And it said "A recent attempt to attack your computer has been stopped" as soon as I entered the site and I had no other pages open. I am using firefox.
If you're running a strong program you should be ok.
I run MalwareBytes paid version, so it's always active and "proactively" blocks suspicious sites.
Most of the warnings do not come from MGoblog iteself but from links to other sites. Some sites pop up warnings more frequently than most of the links.
... figure out what the threat is, maybe click the diagnostics report I could help you.
EDIT: I think i have an idea, there shouldn't be any problems with the site. Most likely is it trying to reroute you to osufoyysdf.co.cc and your protection is stopping it.
I am using Google Chrome and also got a Malware warning.
I thought macs didn't get viruses?
They really don't and besides since when does MGoBlog give you viruses?
They really can get viruses- it's simply that there weren't many viruses written for the Mac OS. That combined with a lower user base than PCs guaranteed that the quantity of people that experienced getting a virus on a Mac was low. But, due to the increase of the OS X user base people are starting to write programs for Macs. Thus, now there are more Mac viruses and more Mac users that can get those viruses. Combine that with the general lack of antivirus on the part of Mac users and you've got a bad situation.
So, yeah, Macs can get viruses and will start getting more as time goes on.
Macs are cool hipster kids and PCs are old dweebs. Plus, I like Coldplay and white backgrounds. Who would ever want to give me and my awesome Mac counterparts a virus???
any computer that connects to the internet can get a virus
Firefox says its clean for me.
I haven't had that warning, but about 10 times in the past week, logging onto MGoBlog has caused my Firefox to crash. I thought maybe it was because of a screwy ad.
Funny you should mention that. My work computer (a 5 year old Mac) crashes everytime I try to pull up mgoblog. It gets to the page, then about a sec or two in, it crashes safari. Interesting to know it may not be just me.
Happened this morning when I visited. I immediately restarted. I got a virus from this site last year and had to wipe my hard drive as a result. Damn rival fans always hating.
Have to believe it originates in Columbus....
Norton 360 has gone off about 4 times in the last 5 min. evertime I refresh the details are as follows.
HTTP Malicious file download request 3.
it says it is a HIGH RISK FILE!!!!
attacker URL: hdfhfdhhfdhfddsh.co.cc (188.8.131.52, 80)
Your situation is different than everyone elses. The attacking website is not the same, what is happening for you is there is a script with a downloader that starts the download when you refresh the page.
The only time it happens is when I first come to this site or when I refresh the main page to check for new posts. its o.k. it doesn't really bother me because norton 360 is the shiznit. I have checked the attacking webpage several times and I got the one mentioned by the OP as well as others now, so I am sure its a random listing of web hyperlinks that changes either due to cookies or is just completly random.
.. that domain out, (osufoyysdf.co.cc) I wouldn't recomend anyone else try it, I can because im amazing. Basicly what is happening, like I said before is this is a third party attack. When you try to visit the page it's a reroute. If your using firefox download noscript in the plugins and you wont have this problem anymore. This could also be because one of your internet ports is open, check firewall settings and makes sure all ports are set to stealth.
EDIT: For everyone wondering .co.cc is a website service. osufoyysdf is what he named his page
I am lazy about anti-virus on my home PC. Logged onto Mgoblog on Saturday AM and was the proud recipient of the "System Tool" virus that overtook my machine. I guess 2 year old Anti-virus doesn't cut it. Dropped it off at my computer guy's shop today and he just chuckled as he new easy money was coming his way. Can't say it was Mgoblog for sure as no problems on work machine, but antivirus here is much better.
unfortunate you had to pay for it, it's an easy 5 minute fix
I looked into it a little bit from another machine, but couldn't even get past step 2 when I tried to start the process. I have learned over time that trying to fix these problems on my own takes 3-6 months of the end of my life. I will pay the pro and live on for one more season of Michigan football.
Phase 1) Send infected emails every few weeks
Phase 2) ???
Phase 3) Profit
Same problem here: I was lazy about anti-virus, but not anymore, lol. I wasn't able to get past that program either, until I re-started my computer in safe mode. Re-started in safe mode, went on-line; bought Kaspersky anti-virus (I had been told that was pretty good. Any other suggestions, for future reference, please advise). Like someone else said - about a 5 minute fix.
please explain, I had the same thing happen to mine this afternoon.
... A boot disk. Back up everything onto a jump drive, when your computer crashes just put it in and reload.
There is a hard way to do it, or you can
1) download Malwarebytes Anti-malware,
2) make sure it is up to date and
3) run a quick scan in safe mode.
It clears it right up. Upon revisitng I also got an attempted trojan virus attempt, but my anti-virus stopped it this time. I think it is one of the ads on the side.
Sorry for jumping the gun. I'm not at all as up to speed as many people on here, but this worked for me. Try starting your (PC, I'm assuming?) in safe mode w/networking. Once you do that, you can access the internet and download an anti-virus program. I chose Kaspersky, as someone had told me that Kaspersky was pretty good. You may want to get your own advice as to what other program might be better. I downloaded Kaspersky anti-virus (for $44.00, it came w/3 licenses which I can use for my other computers in the house). After downloading that software, I did still have to download (for free this time) Kaspersky's virus cleaning tool. In total, this whole process actually was about 10 minutes. I was pleasantly surprised. I hope this helps.
For anyone who knows, I saw this on sat also. I logged off and logged in thru administrator and deleted the file. my computer seems to work fine now. does anyone know if this truly fixes the problem. thanks
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.
The app on the iPhone is still force closing.