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Discussion in 'Support' started by Chris_Crime, Jun 15, 2007.
Oh, and thanks for the heads up Chris_Crime! Catching this early sure saved me a lot of work.
Don't move the frigging discussion to covert bloody ops. Having DL write ten pages on his feelings isn't going to help, we deserve to be informed too.
Maca, your sig appears to be affected! :O
Also Paradox, Used44, and The Nes Man's sigs have it.
Wow @ duke's link...the internet has been well and truly haxed by this.
Man, this thing moves fast!
I'm posting here to keep tabs on the situation. Easiest to see if it's affected via looking at my posts. Also, I want to know what would happen if this spreads to the REVIEWS???
Oh, and what does this malicious code actually do?
Don't worry mala this topic will be posted in whenever information becomes available as you can see by Tyler and Joe posting. The Cov Ops discussion is only about what the mods and GMs have to do.
As for my sig is it still affected? I took the code out last night but I've been asleep since then so I'll check once this post goes through. I'll also check the sigs of those you mention as Tyler and TNO cleared the code from sigs last night but I suppose it could have popped up again in the mean time. Thanks for the heads up.
[EDIT] Just looked at my sig and yep, I've been reinfected so thanks for letting me know, I'll get on the other sigs now and double check posts.
It already has spread to other aspects of the site but relatively few compared to how many topics it got to, that's a case for Joe and the other GMs to sort out as TNO and myself have no admin access to the rest of the site, having said that they sorted it pretty quickly last night so if you do discover any of the code somewhere else reply to this topic with the details or, even better, PM a GM to let them know about it.
As for what the code does, to be honest I don't personally know, I'm not getting the prompt to install the language pack, possibly because I'm using Firefox, and I ran a full system scan with avast! and came up clean, the same goes with Joe who scanned his system last night after going to the website itself but he was clean too.
To close I'm going to reiterate what Chris_Crime pointed out earlier, if you are prompted to install a language pack do NOT click OK AND do NOT click cancel instead press CTRL+ALT+DEL and end the browser window. Thank you Chris for letting us know that.
OK. I'm using Firefox too, so I haven't noticed anything either.
I've also taken the precaution of warning my fellows at Levels4You.com.
Okay. Any idea what the code actually does yet?
I clicked cancel on the language pack and was fine.
This topic makes me think something isn't fine.
I'm afraid not, it's pretty easy to get rid of (just edit and delete the code) but it keeps springing back up and Joe hasn't found the source of it yet. I don't know what the outcome of the code is but once we find out someone will let you guys know here.
mC, that's good that clicking cancel didn't do anything malicious for you, I'd still advise people to just end the browser window just in case but it's their own choice.
maca, please stop reassuring and look at that topic!
Yes, GR's testing admin account is posting pedophilia porno stories.
I went downstairs for five minutes to do some odd jobs, I'm sorting out the boards now.
CRIMINALS DON'T TAKE DAYS OFF, MACAW!
finally a virus doing some good
I have yet to receive this message, good old Kaspersky..ahhhh
Oh crap i have Norton.