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    Malicious Site

    Any idea why coming to PE via Opera gets a red screen with a 'malicious site' warning? It's been happening for weeks and I'm getting tired of it.
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    I have noticed it too.
    It seems to be an Opera 'feature' - if you choose the menu and 'about' then there is a link where you can 'rate' Opera and send them a comment about this.
    I have just done that.

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    My antivirus software is doing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    My antivirus software is doing this.
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    Mine (ESET) did too, but after a few days not anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    Mine (ESET) did too, but after a few days not anymore.
    I'll see what happens. I've been using the site on mobile with the Tapatalk app recently but haven't tried on desktop PC since then.

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    Well, according to Duncan there's nothing to worry about, as it's the URL from one of the elements from the PE-site.

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    Its a known exploit of vBulletin and it causes anyone accessing this site via Google (and possibly other search engines) to get redirected to a malicious download site.

    Opera gets its information about malicious sites from a Yandex blacklist. http://www.yandex.com/infected?url=w...ssiveears.org/

    I would say it is something to worry about.

    If you want protect your own computer from being redirected and you know how to, add a local host entry of:

    127.0.0.1 myfilestore.com

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    I checked on desktop Windows using chrome earlier and ESET didn't give the malicious site pop-up.

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    Doesn't it just say that some of us users have put up links that could containe malware?


    Quote Originally Posted by stevea View Post
    Its a known exploit of vBulletin and it causes anyone accessing this site via Google (and possibly other search engines) to get redirected to a malicious download site.

    Opera gets its information about malicious sites from a Yandex blacklist. http://www.yandex.com/infected?url=w...ssiveears.org/

    I would say it is something to worry about.

    If you want protect your own computer from being redirected and you know how to, add a local host entry of:

    127.0.0.1 myfilestore.com

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    It redirects you to http://myfilestore.c0m/ download.php?id=5e0777d3 (which I have munged to stop it working).

    What that php file does is controlled by someone else - they could put anything they like in there (malware, ransomware, keyloggers etc.)

    Read all about it here:

    https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/foru...direct-malware

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    I kept getting the 'site has been hacked' warning on Firefox. Eventually got back in by searching for a thread on John Wetton in PE on google.

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    What says the PE administrators?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    My antivirus software is doing this.
    Screenshot (626).jpg
    It's back again. Maybe a "weekend"-issue

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