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Eric_S

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1551 days ago

Earlier today I came to LJ’s site while at work and I received Trojan alerts from the virus scanner that I never got at work before.

Well just now I came to LJ’s again but from my home PC that has a different virus scanner and security settings than at work and I still receive trojan alerts. It looks to be coming from an ad banner site. Is anyone else noticing this recently?

This is what my scanner says:

detected: Trojan program Trojan.JS.Pakes.br URL: “http://adnet.media.prananc.com/b/jx/cd/?rq=103193&sid=215411720&m=714&tn=4&d=s&ct=1&t=s//JSPack”

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN


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NBeener

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#1 posted 1551 days ago

I haven’t seen it, Eric.

On the PLUS side, it looks much more like spyware/malware, than a doomsday device:

http://www.pctools.com/mrc/infections/id/Trojan.Pakes/

-- -- Neil

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1551 days ago

Nope, not a problem here…

- CentOS 5.4×86_64

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dustbunny

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#3 posted 1551 days ago

I got a Trojan alert when I logged on this evening.
It appeared my virus protector blocked it, so I
continued on.

Lisa

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Percula

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#4 posted 1551 days ago

Something to keep in mind is that the idea that the site has a virus, malware etc, is not really correct. One of the most common attack vectors of late is to embed attack code in ads.

Since a website generally does not have full control of the ads that are displayed on their site, you really cant say that LJ’s has a problem.

I would recommend that if you get a pop’up talking about viruses or “trojans” that you do not click it or do anything with it. Contact the site admin and report it. If you are at work, contact your IT support staff for directions.

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NBeener

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#5 posted 1551 days ago

I think Eric IS IT support ;-)

-- -- Neil

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kolwdwrkr

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#6 posted 1551 days ago

I had two blocked when I went to see CharlieMs vacation pics.

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Eric_S

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#7 posted 1551 days ago

Percula, I was suggesting that visiting this site caused the trojan to act. Whether it be from LJ’s site or the ad banner’s included in LJ, its coming from lumberjocks.com. These popups aren’t browser popups, they are from my virus scanners quarentine alerts. And they just started today on this site. However I didn’t get it this time, it could have been only one ad, not too sure. It also doesn’t necessarily mean its a true virus or trojan, like Neil said its more likely some kind of malware/spyware which can be just as bad though.

Based on the URL in the quarentine message: “http://adnet.media.prananc.com/b/jx/cd/?rq=103193&sid=215411720&m=714&tn=4&d=s&ct=1&t=s//JSPackā€ it looks to be coming from a specific ad rotated in the banner and if you google adnet.media.prananc.com you’ll see other people have had issues from other websites using this banner.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Deltaman

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#8 posted 1551 days ago

i use mac… so i never worry about it.

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Jordan

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#9 posted 1551 days ago

Same, I have a Mac and so far haven’t been bothered by that.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 1551 days ago

MacAfee and MSN gave me an alert last night. Everything seems to be ok. No more from them.

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Eagle1

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#11 posted 1550 days ago

It seems that you might have got a add that piggybacked the link. I have seen several things like this, working on other peoples computers. It is quite a problem sometimes. A friend of mine got one of these, a window poped up tell him that he had a virus. And wanted you to go to this site where they wanted you to purchase there software to get rid of the virus. The people that put out the links to there website, arent aware that there link has been piggybacked with the trojan or the other ad to get you to there website. Any time that I have run across the problem. I’ve had to go into the core of the operanting system, and try to debug it. But most of the time I end up totaly redoing the system back to its original state when it came out tf the box. I would suggest that if you have any Doc’s or other things that you don’t care to loose. Burn them to a cd or dvd depending on how much you have. Or put them on a external hard drive that you can just hook up when you want to access the data..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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ToddTurner

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#12 posted 1550 days ago

The only virus i have is the LUMBERJOCKS virus!!!! AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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gbvinc

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#13 posted 1550 days ago

Yep. My Zone ALarm trapped the same virus on Lumberjocks this morning.

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Wolffarmer

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#14 posted 1550 days ago

I get no warning, running XP SP3, AVG 9, but rarely use IE, mostly use Opera, then Chrome, then fox fire and as a last resort IE for my browsers. And if things get stupid I just reinstall the OS. When i was doing computer support I found in the MS knowledge base an article that said they recommend XP be reinstalled every 6 months. Which is a bit ridiculous but that is what MS said about their product. This was after XP had been out for almost 2 years, it is much better now.

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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Eric_S

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#15 posted 1550 days ago

Eagle1, again this was NOT a browser popup saying I had a virus and to click to go to a link to scan my computer. It was my actual virus scanner that popped up with a quarentine alert saying the file was blocked and is in quarentine for review. I’m not saying I got a virus but that these trojan alerts are new to LJ’s for me, but I haven’t seen it again since the two times I saw it yesterday so hopefully that suspect ad was taken out of rotation.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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