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Is anybody getting a virus report when using CNET?

by Kiddpeat / November 22, 2005 3:17 AM PST

Symantec popped up a warning that it detected a trojan while I was accessing the SE site. A virus scan is now not finding the trojan (symantec said its removal failed), so I'm thinking it caught it as it came down and the trojan is now hidden. However, that also says it came from the CNET site. It is the Bloodhound Exploit 52 which apparently gains access through a defect in Macromedia Flash 7.

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Not yet but seems to be fairly new
by Steven Haninger / November 22, 2005 3:24 AM PST

Perhaps your NAV updated recently any you're the first victim. Often these are false positives.

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Could it be from an ad?
by Bill Osler / November 22, 2005 5:56 AM PST

I haven't gotten a warning, but if it's Flash from cnet then it must be advertising. Which reminds me - I need to reinstall FlashBlock.

As Steve noted, it could be a false positive.

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Thanks. I will continue to check it. Norton recorded it as a
by Kiddpeat / November 22, 2005 8:21 AM PST

real threat and event, but you guys are right. It could be a false positive.

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Bloodhound technology
by Steven Haninger / November 22, 2005 8:42 AM PST

is not to detect named viruses but suspicious activity that is worthy of being note. It's Symantecs way to attempt to sniff out new virus code before its competition. False positives are deemed more acceptable than false negatives.

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Is there any Flash on this site?
by EdH / November 22, 2005 8:24 AM PST

Maybe it's in something I have blocked?

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Nope, and my internet
by drpruner / November 24, 2005 3:07 AM PST

use these days is public computers with (they say) up-to-date AV stuff. I still get flash stuff on some, but no problems.

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Still no one else?
by xerpor / November 25, 2005 6:07 AM PST

A friend emailed me that she got a notice of a worm(?) when she accessed XP Forum. It was IDed as:

1-worm/Sober CF


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(NT) (NT) Hmmmm, I now have a second incident.
by Kiddpeat / November 25, 2005 6:12 AM PST
In reply to: Still no one else?
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(NT) (NT) Looks like it is IE specific. Firefox doesnt download i
by gearup / November 25, 2005 9:07 PM PST
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I have IE but not Flash 7
by TONI H / November 25, 2005 9:10 PM PST

(never upgraded from the older version I use) and haven't had the problem. It must be version 7 connected instead.

I've forwarded this thread to Lee but he probably won't be around until Monday morning......I think he's gone for the long weekend as none of my other emails to him have been answered yet and he's normally pretty good about getting back to the Mods when they need help.


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I erred...I have Flash 8
by TONI H / November 25, 2005 9:12 PM PST

somewhere along the line I jumped/skipped right from Flash 6 to Flash 8....but still think it's connected to Flash 7, so perhaps you should upgrade to see if the problem stops?


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I uninstalled Flash 7 (trial copy) a few weeks ago, and
by Kiddpeat / November 25, 2005 10:27 PM PST

installed flash 8. I'm guessing there could be a left over flash 7 component which is still present.

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Look in your Downloaded Programs folder
by TONI H / November 25, 2005 10:54 PM PST

and see if there are any Active X or other types of 'automatic' downloads that you can dump into the trash...before doing that you can 'research' the items to see what they are and what they do and where they came from (via right click Properties) if they aren't identifiable.

And do a search in the Registry for FLASH7 or FLASH 7 (normally under the Macromedia folder and if you have FLASH 8 listed as well, delete the FLASH 7 references.


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Brand new PC - got Virus on forum just now
by grimgraphix / November 27, 2005 4:07 PM PST

I just got the Bloodhound exploit warning from Norton Anti Virus on a brand new, out of the box, first time on the internet (not more than 3 hours) PC computer. I just clicked on the next message button to go to...


and the dialoge warning pops up !

I got to laugh... I've been using Macs for the past year and forgotten what the darn warning box looked like. Bought the PC for a CAD drawing class I'm going to take and BOOM !!! Sad

Thought I'd let y'all know.


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(NT) (NT) Post this in Feedback, so Lee can find out what's up?
by Cindi Haynes / November 28, 2005 10:56 AM PST
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