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Viruses and....MySpace!

by Sunsetlover / November 19, 2006 6:07 AM PST

Hello,
This might be an unusual topic, but for the second time in 2 weeks I got a virus while on myspace.com, and I was wondering if any other members here had a similar experience recently. Note that this was while I was in my messages, not on people's profiles.

Both were trojans, both detected by AVG and healed, after immediately rebooting to safe mode. The first one was last Sunday, Nov 12, the second today Sunday Nov 19 (Trojan Horse PSW.Generic2.RFG in Windows\system32\wndiacvm.dll.

I sent them an email and they replied that "they are working on it"(!)...is this an indirect admittance, if I ever saw one!

So MySpace has gone from a nice and friendly website, to an annoying one (with all the errors on the site and ads), to a dangerous one?!

I don't want to make a big deal about this, but no one expects to get any viruses from sites like myspace (parent: NewsCorp!)

Btw, does anyone think it was a coincidence both happened on a Sunday morning? the busiest time for myspace?

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Thank you!
by Sunsetlover / November 19, 2006 1:11 PM PST

Thank you....I just checked it out, very interesting! So I am definitely not alone!

What is the responsibility of the site itself, myspace, in cases like that I wonder....yes the ads are coming over a network, but....

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Found a recent article......
by Marianna Schmudlach / November 19, 2006 2:42 PM PST
In reply to: Thank you!
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Another Trojan from Myspace!
by Sunsetlover / November 25, 2006 11:33 PM PST

Hello Marianna,

Myspace had another gift for us, for Thanksgiving this time! It gave us "thanks" by spreading a Trojan (Trojan horse Generic2.GGN) on Thanksgiving day. So that makes it 3 Trojans in 3 weeks!

In your opinion, what is the culpability of Myspace here? I am personally outraged that such a popular site, run by a parent company with VERY deep pockets, doesn't have any controls in place. I mean, do you expect to get a virus from Yahoo for example?!

Thank you.

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Yikes - "Thanksgiving gift".....
by Marianna Schmudlach / November 26, 2006 2:20 AM PST

Hi Sunsetlover,

Sorry to hear about the "gift".

Did you contact:

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: privacy@myspace.com (8391 Beverly Blvd, #349, Los Angeles, CA 90048)

http://www.myspace.com/Modules/Common/Pages/Privacy.aspx

and did you get a response??

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Yes there was a Yahoo virus too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2006 2:48 AM PST

It took a few days for them to fix that too.

Bob

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