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    Just got a Virus from MTBR

    probably an add. I dont know which. Thankfully I was able to quash it before it took hold (I think).

    Anyone else?

    Which add is it?
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    Funny you posted this...I was looking @ this page from my phone and was getting sent to another page that had NiNjA on it....
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    yesterday an ad redirected me to mobilewinner.com when I was reading the forum from my android phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    yesterday an ad redirected me to mobilewinner.com when I was reading the forum from my android phone.
    Thats the same page it was taking me to...
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    Hey guys, is this only when viewing on mobile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregg View Post
    Hey guys, is this only when viewing on mobile?
    no. I was on a PC.
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    i get something that uses 100% of cpu when i open multiple tabs. virus? ads? who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extreme gerbil team View Post
    easy solution:

    #1. Firefox

    #2. Adblock (adblockplus.org/en/)

    #3. Element hider (adblockplus.org/en/elemhidehelper)

    Clean browsing guaranteed. No goofy, intrusive ads, no poorly crafted sidebars. Just the discussions.
    I’m too paranoid to do any websurfing on a PC. I only use my Macs running Firefox + AdblockPlus + FacebookBlocker since I am too kooked out to trust an OS with built-in backdoors.

    Oh, I should add that I worked for a PC company for just short of 8 years, so my paranoia and general lack of trust in BallmerOS™ is not just Mac bigotry.
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    Yup, that fake scanning thing today, something about file something that wanted approval twice last week. Approval denied. All okay so far...using McAfee, add blocker and such.
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    I'll chime in here too. My Norton Security has been blocking redirects from MTBR for the last week or two. Nothing has gotten thru, but it seems to happen every day now and only on MTBR. And I think it is mobilewinner.com too. Webmaster take note... something is lurking in one of your ads.

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    Yes. Yesterday. Fake scanning thing.

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    Norton antivirus has been blocking virus attacks from Mtbr for the past couple weeks. It closes windows then norton pop up window shows attack blocked.

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    Is that crickets I hear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocop View Post
    Yes. Yesterday. Fake scanning thing.
    Yah. that's what I got.
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    MTBR asked for my online banking username and password. Probably goes to FC's Pliny fund.

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    Our IT folks are looking in to it.

    So this is on desktops and mobile devices while browsing these mtbr forums?

    fc

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    I been getting attacks on my PC, but blocked by norton. Nothing on my iphone.

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    Just minutes ago another attack blocked. Here is a screen shot of norton blocking it, if it helps.

    Last edited by fuenstock; 06-05-2012 at 09:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Our IT folks are looking in to it.

    So this is on desktops and mobile devices while browsing these mtbr forums?

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    only on my PC, not on my iphone or mac.
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    We don't ask for banking username and password, can you please send us the url ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vlad008 View Post
    We don't ask for banking username and password, can you please send us the url ?
    I posted the screen shot of norton antivirus above that has the url of attacker.

    url, detectorcarecenter.in/78dee9e271084cb2/465/

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    5/28 and 5/29 was getting numerous Phishing/Malicious URLs and Trojan Programs on the MTBR site. all were recognized and handled by Kaspersky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    i get something that uses 100% of cpu when i open multiple tabs. virus? ads? who knows.
    Same here. By second or third tab, my Dual Core PC is frozen.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    only on my PC, not on my iphone or mac.
    I've fired up my ole PC. Hitting F5 one million times. If anyone sees it, let me know what ads are up on the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry View Post
    Same here. By second or third tab, my Dual Core PC is frozen.
    Well, I feel better. Misery loves company. Any idea how to fix it? I tried disabling Flash, which has helped on my Firefox machine, but it didn't help at all.

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    My new anti-privacy tool is Do Not Track Plus:
    Do Not Track Plus

    Extensions available for all the major browsers. So I don't get flamed by the landlords, I placed mtbr.com on the whitelist.

    Quote Originally Posted by extreme gerbil team View Post
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    #1. Firefox

    #2. Adblock (adblockplus.org/en/)

    #3. Element hider (adblockplus.org/en/elemhidehelper)

    Clean browsing guaranteed. No goofy, intrusive ads, no poorly crafted sidebars. Just the discussions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Our IT folks are looking in to it.

    So this is on desktops and mobile devices while browsing these mtbr forums?

    fc
    I've run into glitches browsing mtbr on my mobile, but nothing on my computer.

    I have Verizon's $50/month unlimited talk/text/internet, the catch is the phone, a Pantech, is made specific for the plan and uses a modified version of the internet.

    Since this all started, whenever I go to mtbr or switch from thread to thread, I now hit a screen inbetween each attempt that I never had happen before. It's completely blank, except for the word "null" in the upper left hand corner and the word "ok" directly below it that is highlighted and I have to select "ok" before it will take me to the forum or thread that I originally clicked on. Hope this helps.

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    I just have to ask, were any of you infected, planning a ride with CHUM?

    Dude is a walking infestation...He can ban me, demote me, take away rep...But can he handle the truth?

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    Looks like we found the problem. We found some gremlins in the attic.

    Please check it again if you're able to duplicate the problem.

    If there's a problem still, tell me exactly what you're observing.

    francis

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Looks like we found the problem. We found some gremlins in the attic.

    Please check it again if you're able to duplicate the problem.

    If there's a problem still, tell me exactly what you're observing.

    francis
    Still a problem. Keep looking for gremlins.

    I was thinking it was my graphics chip going bad, but after "Bill in Houston"s post, I now see more clearly it's happening first in MTBR. It's confusing because it can sometimes carry on with high CPU after closing IE8 and MTBR.

    Using IE8 with Vista, every time I open an MTBR window in the browser, my Dual core 2.8 GHz CPU goes over 50% usage on any page. Sometimes the high CPU usage doesn't go away even after closing IE8. If I open two or three windows, the CPU freezes at 100%. Task Manager takes forever to open. Sometimes I need to hard reboot to unfreeze the CPU. Almost happened just now.

    Looking at the Task Manager, I see Outlook being highly active even though I closed it. (Might not be related, just that everything is slow, including Outlook shut down, when jammed.) I finally was able to kill Outlook with Task Manager. I can type again now and send the reply. CPU is back down to a few percent. (This recovery may be due instead to the MTBR page finally being done after a minute or two).

    [EDIT: I closed everything down. CPU went to a few percent. Opened Outlook, still low CPU. Opened IE8 and this thread. CPU went to 70% (on one tab) with >50% CPU on this IE8 window. After a minutes, the CPU usage went down finally. I opened MTBR forum in another tab, again IE8 is stilll taking 50% of CPU for a minute or more now. Other web sites take only a brief spike of CPU usage. ]
    Last edited by BigLarry; 06-06-2012 at 02:25 PM.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    BTW, No problems with Firefox 12 and Vista for MTBR. I currently have 8 browser tabs of MTBR open with no CPU overload. All processes running at only a few percent CPU.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    No obvious problems using Safari on Mac. But the error log does complain about some cross scripting to facebook.
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    Whle I love MTBR, I have found it lax about computer bugs. I got a virus about 6 months ago I had to purge. Thereafter, when posting with my daughter's PC with nanny net, the computer "alarm" went off notifying me a porn cookie was attaching to the computer.

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    OK, I've been able to observe my Laptop go to 100% CPU and freeze without IE or MTBR loaded. So my original suspicion of an overheating graphic chip is still the likely cause after all. (Cool air on it helps, for instance.)

    It could be MTBR just compounds the issue with lots of graphics, but not the main culprit on my system.

    So, uh, nevermind.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    No, don't nevermind. I ought to be able to load 4 tabs on a good laptop without bringing the entire machine to a grinding halt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    No, don't nevermind. I ought to be able to load 4 tabs on a good laptop without bringing the entire machine to a grinding halt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    No, don't nevermind. I ought to be able to load 4 tabs on a good laptop without bringing the entire machine to a grinding halt.
    That's true too. MTBR is by far the biggest CPU and GPU hog of any web site.

    It's not a virus. But it should be better.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    I have six tabs of MTBR open on Windows 7 using Firefox and it is not bogging down at all. The key may be...Am I allowed to mention AdBlock?

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    my pokey old computer with firefox/AB runs a ton better than this new one with IE. i am not sure adblock does anything. i still see a jillion ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry View Post
    That's true too. MTBR is by far the biggest CPU and GPU hog of any web site.

    It's not a virus. But it should be better.
    Totally agree with these observations. Whenever I use MTBR, the fan on my laptop kicks in and the CPU consumption goes crazy. Roughly 20% consumption per tab on my machine.

    I realize MTBR is free, so I'm not necessrily entitled to complain, but this website is BY FAR the most problematic site that I've ever used regularly. Pages are slow to load, the CPU is always getting wound up, my machine sometimes seizes, etc. Very frustrating.

    In case the proprietors care . . .

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    We're testing the cpu hog issue but cannot duplicate that on any of our machines.

    Any more signs of the malware, virus attack?

    fc

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    thanks for trying, francois. if i open 5 or 6 tabs quickly, i can easily completely stall out my old slow firefox machine, or my new nice IE machine. it is most noticeable on the IE machine. i am able to open multiple tabs on other sites without any issues. thank you again for working to make it better.

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    Have you all tried unplugging it, waiting ten seconds, and plugging it back in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Any more signs of the malware, virus attack?

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    The Fake AV Redirects (all caught by Norton) stopped roughly one week ago. All is good since you found those gremlins in the attic (for me anyway). Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
    Have you all tried unplugging it, waiting ten seconds, and plugging it back in!
    unplugging what?

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    The MTBR server(s). DUH!

    I think he means the computer or your modem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
    Have you all tried unplugging it, waiting ten seconds, and plugging it back in!
    You do IT support, don't you?!

    If that doesn't work, try re-imaging your machine. Now I'm ready to be on the IT support team too!
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