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Old 02-05-2011, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I had BB forums as my home page on my work laptop. The other night I was working from home and clicked to open IE. Right as the BB forums page was opening, I got some pop up for a file from MS. I closed it and Trend office scan started listing files it was deleting. I shut down and my IT guy took my laptop minutes after I started up at the office. Said I had a virus and it came from the BB forums website. Any ideas what happened?
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It didn't come from us. There was a malware threat and we somehow got associated as someone posted a proxy.

All security issues have been fixed and we have been certified by Google and AVS as clean.

I apologize for any inconvenience, but the source of the malware is not BlackBerryForums, and if your IT guy looks, he will see it. This is not a virus either.
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Thanks for the reply. I will let him know. I think it was a total of 11 files it deleted.
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Ok. Thanks for the warning.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It just did it again! I did a google search and opened that link at the top. Same thing happened. Said MS needs to install some exe and then Trend takes off. What is the deal?
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It just did it again! I did a google search and opened that link at the top. Same thing happened. Said MS needs to install some exe and then Trend takes off. What is the deal?
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Hmm, both a Google Labs and McAffee certified BBC clean. If you opened a link from google, I am wondering if it was cached, or your browser is previously infected. Can you provide me with the link?
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My IT guy deleted cookies, temp internet files, etc. It was the very first selection that google gives for blackberryforums.com.
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Our IT guy typed BlackBerryForums.com - BlackBerry Support Community Forums on 3 different computers here at work and all 3 had the same problems!
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Can you provide me with a screen capture of said problem?
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Sorry but they have blocked your site at work. They said it was probably from one of the ads? Not really sure but I'm not going to open it on my home PC and work will ring my neck if I do it a 3rd time. I'll just use the mobile version. We were usinf trend office scan.
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