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Max

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09-30-2011 09:44 PM

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When I bring up the LumberJocks site now Malware Bytes blocks a website with address of 91.229.90.49. It states it could be a malicious website. Anybody else having this problem?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT


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#1 posted 09-30-2011 09:54 PM

Haven’t had a problem. Have noticed this site isn’t running very fast but that could be attributed to the problems they have been having.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 05:27 AM

I haven’t had that problem. I agree with Howie though it has been running a little slow.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 10-01-2011 06:10 AM

More than likely its from one of the banners or ads included in the webpage from another address. It could be trying to create a cookie to track your browsing habits. I’m not of fan of these customized marketing tactics but they’re everywhere now. I’m also not sure if Martin is aware of these ads.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Bill J. Griffin

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 09:04 PM

Just to be safe I would get a spyware checker (if you dont already have one) and check for spyware/adware.

-- Shop's too small :( ... hey the decks pretty big :)!!!

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#5 posted 10-02-2011 09:12 PM

I have Maleware Bytes and that is what is catching it. It shows it is trying to connect to a malicious web site every time I bring up LumberJocks.

I was thinking Martin would check that out, but haven’t heard anything from him. The web site address is somewhere in Europe when I trace it.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 10-02-2011 10:38 PM

The only calls I get from this sight are googleadservices.com , sharethis.com , google-analytics.com and quantserve.com None of these are particularly malicious.

The IP you posted may be malicious. see http://blog.dynamoo.com/2011/09/evil-network-ronet-ro-neteu-9122990023.html for more info.

-- β€œThe test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Bill J. Griffin

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#7 posted 10-03-2011 12:01 AM

Update ur spyware/ad-ware, and do a scan. If nothing then google the results and take it from there.

-- Shop's too small :( ... hey the decks pretty big :)!!!

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#8 posted 10-03-2011 12:09 AM

Yup. Having the same thing pop up every time I load a Lumberjocks page. I also have Malwarebytes. It’s annoying, but I am glad it’s being blocked. BTW, Malwarebytes is a top notch anti virus program. It’s the only one I was able to use to get rid of a particularly nasty virus that took over my browser and tried to tell me I was infected. Then, it wanted something like $80 to buy their solution. 4 hrs. of fighting this thing with all sorts of weaponry (it kept renaming itself and moving-if only they could use their power for good and not evil) anyway, LJ should get rid of this advertiser.

-- Tom - As you get older, you learn to hide your mistakes better

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Max

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#9 posted 10-03-2011 12:32 AM

topcat,

I am glad to hear it just isn’t me. I am going to send a like to this forum to see if he can get it corrected.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 10-03-2011 12:55 AM

It could also be a false positive from Malwarebytes.

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#11 posted 10-05-2011 02:55 AM

Yup! I have Malwarebytes and it also gives the same message, listing that same IP address, everytime I load a Lumberjocks page, including when I clicked onto this thread! It also mentions “Type: outgoing” in the warning message. Very pleased with Malwarebytes, great software.

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#12 posted 10-05-2011 05:21 AM

I have sent two messages to Martin telling him about it and asking him to let me know what he found but have gotten no response at all…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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pierce85

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#13 posted 10-05-2011 06:53 AM

A similar problem is being reported elsewhere on other forums across the net. Apparently Malwarebytes has blacklisted a service called Cloudflare that many forums use to help block spammers, hackers, etc. Malwarebytes has accused Cloudflare of ”hosting some nefarious site” and as a result has identified anything associated with that service as a threat.

As Lindsay Blanton, President of RadioReference.com, puts it, ”Essentially at this time this is a issue between Cloudflare and Malwarbytes, with MBAM accusing Cloudflare of hosting some nefarious site thus resulting in them blocking Cloudflare sites.”

You can read more about it on this RadioReference.com forum thread – http://forums.radioreference.com/forums-administration/222855-malwarebytes-ip-blocking-forums.html

I have no idea if Martin uses Cloudflare or anything associated with Cloudflare, but if he does, it’s a problem he has no control over short of getting rid of the service (if he’s using it), which would be silly because the way it sounds, Malwarebytes has basically taken the nuclear option with Cloudflare – like cutting off your arm to remove a sliver in your thumb.

In other words, it’s a domestic dispute between Cloudflare and Malwarbytes and a number of forums are caught in the middle.

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#14 posted 10-05-2011 07:50 AM

Hey, this might be a blessing in disguise. Instead of blocking members one at the time because they piss you off or disagree with you, you can just block the entire site….. :)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is β€” and not as it could be.

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#15 posted 10-05-2011 04:01 PM

pierce85,

Thank you for the input. I am glad that at least someone maybe has the answer. I am still surprised that Martin has not posted an answer or answered my messages. Hopefully it will get resolved.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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