I have been getting random "security alert" messages and then goes to some bogus scan When opening some threads...my computer is clean. Anyone else getting this? This is the web address: http://sedqshopxpxp.com/index.php?06abQDYyQU6TAj7y+X1gipb8Lmw9ZHdpfllcJXegVQ8HZ5clR36LftY70V8ijcZTF3E=#
Anyone getting a security scan spam?
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Joe -- no advertisement, just a very simple pop-up window saying "A security threat has been found on your computer .... Click OK to start a scan of your Computer." VERY typical fake virus/malware scan which is Malware itself, and no matter whether you click OK or the 'X' close window button, the scan starts.
If I close my browser (IE 8.0) or that tab in the browser immediately, then it goes away. I don't get it everytime I come to Head-fi, but I have gotten it 3-4 times in the past 3 days, usually the first time I actually click on a thread link.
Someone has dumped this malware on one of the Head-fi servers so that the first click to a thread gets hijacked by this malware.
Hope you can find it and get rid of it.
This happened to me again. It occurred while I was in this thread.
Also: Are you running any antivirus software? If so, which one?
If it happens again, getting a screenshot will also help the team find out where it's coming from. (CTRL+ PrntScrn, then paste into a graphic program like Paint or Photoshop)
IE v8, XP sp3, Mcafee. I'll get a screen shot if it happens again, it's been 13 days since the last occurrence.
I looked at IE history, this is the address