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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby guru » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:04 am

Interesting note on the Inside The Games facebook page - apparently having the same issue.

http://www.facebook.com/insidethegames/ ... 7514029232

The Google malware notice on ITG is part of bigger problem affecting several sites. We're totally clean and it is totally safe to visit ITG. We're working with Google to rectify the problem and hope everything will be back to normal soon. ITG works normally on internet explorer.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby ATK » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:41 am

Issue still occurs for me on: Chrome and FireFox. IE works fine, as well as my cell phone.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby pinoyathletics.com » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:13 pm

It still happens in firefox when i type it in. I get a red box giving me a warning.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby tandfman » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:21 pm

I got a tweet from yet another site that seemed to be having the same problem The tweet indicated that they had identified an ad that was causing the problem.

Meanwhile, I've had no trouble getting into the site for the past two days--no warnings, no blockage, unless I try to access it through Google. My browser is IE.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby Pego » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:42 am

I am still getting the malware warning with Chrome on both of my computers. I have repeatedly scanned them thoroughly with Security Essentials and Malwarebytes with negative results. I even emptied the cache of temporary internet files/cookies. Why is the browser still reporting malware on T&FN website if everything seems to be in the clear?
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby Flumpy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:08 am

Mump can't get on through computer at home or office. I'm fine on both computers.

Knowing nothing about this kind of thing and with him not able to come and get help himself could someone give me a really simple explanation of the best way to solve problem that I can pass on to him.

He's using Safari on laptop and Firefox at office.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:46 am

I got back from 10+ days without internet and tried to get on and got the message on a firefox browser. Today at work I got in no problem, but we have lots of controls.

Sorry that I did not get to take part in the top-20, was gone except the first day and then was dealing with almost 20 inches of snow with plunging temps afterward as we were preparing to depart for a week and a half.

By the way, happy New Years to all.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby Flumpy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:00 pm

If you mean the Top 20 Olympic Moments it's still open for submissions.

Mump can't get on T&FN so it's open until he can again.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby guru » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:02 pm

The google block seems to be permanently removed now
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby aaronk » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:21 pm

Relatively new (since '09) to computers, so will give you the basic elements of this malware problem from my POV:

1. Was on this site most of the day (off and on) on Friday, Dec 28. No problems.
2. Sometime in late afternoon (pacific time), was unable to access due to Google malware warning. Kept trying every few minutes throughout that night.
3. On Saturday (Dec 29), after many attempts to get on, went to T&FN Facebook site, and left a message there. Wondered why no one else was saying anything there!!
4. Same thing all day Sunday. Left 1 or 2 other messages on T&FN Facebook.
5. Monday, I believe, T&FN FB finally left a message, saying they were working on it with "due diligence". Someone else had asked what was happening.
6. Finally, just a few minutes ago, I gained access again......first time since last week!!

I missed you all!!! :D
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby tandfman » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:29 pm

guru wrote:The google block seems to be permanently removed now

I just tried Googling "track and field news" and still got this:
Track & Field News - The Bible Of The Sport Since 1948
www.trackandfieldnews.com/
This site may harm your computer.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby aaronk » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:34 pm

tandfman wrote:
guru wrote:The google block seems to be permanently removed now

I just tried Googling "track and field news" and still got this:
Track & Field News - The Bible Of The Sport Since 1948
http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/
This site may harm your computer.


I got on just before NOT through Google, but through the link on T&FN Facebook page!!
I clicked on the blue T&FN link at the bottom of the FB logo!!
Sent me here.....no more malware warnings!!
(I'd clicked on that same FB link numerous times the past 3 days.....always getting the Google malware block!!)
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby guru » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:38 pm

tandfman wrote:
guru wrote:The google block seems to be permanently removed now

I just tried Googling "track and field news" and still got this:
Track & Field News - The Bible Of The Sport Since 1948
http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/
This site may harm your computer.



That may be, but the warning when entering the site is gone. I suspect because they stripped out all the advertising.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby aaronk » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:45 pm

Weird!!

Just tried Googling T&FN....and got the same warning...and block!!
So apparently....at least for me......the only entry to this site is through the T&FN Facebook page!!!

(Edit)
Just tried again....to Google......same malware block!!
So the ONLY way here seems to be the T&FN FB page!!
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue

Postby Pego » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:10 pm

I get no more warnings (desktop and laptop). Guru must be right, there are no ads visible.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby tandfman » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:29 pm

There's a note on the front page (in Day's Best Reading) that says they've solved the problem by removing the offending ad.

But as others have observed, there doesn't now appear to be any advertising at all here. That may be good for malware prevention, and some people may prefer not to have ads anywhere on this or any other website. But that's like preferring not to have commercials on tv shows. Somebody's got to pay the bill for this stuff. I would hate to see the financial viability of the site jeopardized by the absence of advertising revenue.

Whatever is going on, let's just hope it's temporary.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Pego » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:57 pm

In the case of spam/malwarers, I am willing to reconsider my opposition to capital punishment.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby aaronk » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:11 pm

Pego wrote:In the case of spam/malwarers, I am willing to reconsider my opposition to capital punishment.


Heh.
At the very least, I'd like to be able to sue them.....to make them pay my psychiatric and depression medication bill......

during my T&FN Message Board DETOX stage these past 5 days!! :shock: :P
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Dave » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:42 am

The problem isn't quite gone. On my work laptop(xp/firefox) the problem persists. On my home laptop (Ubuntu/Firefox) it works fine.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:22 am

aaronk wrote:during my T&FN Message Board DETOX stage these past 5 days!! :shock: :P

You couldn't click through by 'accepting' the warning (last option on the alert page)?
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Blues » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:24 am

Marlow wrote:
aaronk wrote:during my T&FN Message Board DETOX stage these past 5 days!! :shock: :P

You couldn't click through by 'accepting' the warning (last option on the alert page)?


I don't know about aaronk, but until last night, I had to override 2 warnings for every prompt, but at least I could read posts even though it was time consuming.. If I tried to post anything though, clicking through the 2 warnings in order to submit my comment automatically erased the post before it was posted, and brought me back to a blank posting field every time...
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby gh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:25 am

Dave wrote:The problem isn't quite gone. On my work laptop(xp/firefox) the problem persists. On my home laptop (Ubuntu/Firefox) it works fine.


I appears there is still some residual problem out there, with scattered reports of its still popping up.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby gh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:38 am

The IT boffins believe that it's just some residual caching of pages at the Google end that should disappear over the course of the next day or so.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby mcgato » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:15 pm

I was getting a warning yesterday on my home computer, so I deleted all of my history and cookies and whatever else there is to delete. The warnings stopped coming up after the mass deletion.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby bruce3404 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:03 pm

Well, it was fixed for a couple of days. Now I'm getting the malware warning again, but this time only on Firefox. Last time it was on both Firefox and Chrome. Damn! Let's go back to the old days when we communicated via letters to the editor....uh, never mind.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Flumpy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:31 pm

It's doing it to me again now.

Am I fine just overiding it?
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Pego » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:09 pm

Flumpy wrote:It's doing it to me again now.

Am I fine just overiding it?


I think so.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Tuariki » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:36 am

Quavioura, SormChoomma, Alloreviera, noipirSors and Nollatirl.

These rogue posters are a threat to this site. I hope ADMIN can do something to stop them.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby guru » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:05 am

Tuariki wrote:Quavioura, SormChoomma, Alloreviera, noipirSors and Nollatirl.

These rogue posters are a threat to this site. I hope ADMIN can do something to stop them.



Besides being annoying, they're no threat to the site
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby fourjz » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:20 pm

I got hit on my cyberworld last year from the T&F NEWS Malware.Emails were being sent out to all my people regarding all types of things.I was deeply concerned about someone sending out porn,and even more disgustingly child porn or something.I had to change passwords,etc.And try to warn,and tell my people that I did'nt sell the general spam sales pitches etc that were sent without my permission.Looks like it is finally fixed.Thank God. :D
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby lonewolf » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:24 pm

Several years ago, I returned from a trip to discover my email account had been frozen because someone had sent 10,000 pornographic spams using my screen name. It took a while but I was finally able to convince my carrier it warn't me..
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby polevaultpower » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:49 pm

Tuariki wrote:Quavioura, SormChoomma, Alloreviera, noipirSors and Nollatirl.

These rogue posters are a threat to this site. I hope ADMIN can do something to stop them.


Just don't click on their posts, and if you accidentally do, don't click on any links in it and you'll be fine. They can't do anything to you unless you click a link, the message board software doesn't give them the capability to inflict any real harm unless you go to their links.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby gh » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:29 am

unfortunately, the spambots are getting smarter...
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby gh » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:28 am

go here to see the latest Google report

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diag ... tput=embed


if you're still getting malware notifications, it's because there's cached comment either on your computer or somewhere on Google's many servers.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby bushop » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:12 pm

gh wrote:go here to see the latest Google report
http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diag ... tput=embed
if you're still getting malware notifications, it's because there's cached comment either on your computer or somewhere on Google's many servers.

Thanks to everyone at T&F News for clearing this all up so quickly.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby Friar » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:35 pm

Still getting it with Firefox though not IE (I tried clearing the cache).
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby gh » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:21 pm

we have one office machine that keeps getting it in Firefox, but not other machines or other browsers. Haven't discovered the cache-removal secret yet.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby 26mi235 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:46 am

My machine rebooted (via Microsoft) last night and when I clicked on my short-cut for the Home Page and the Forum I got the warning page. I clicked the 'ignore' and went right to the page, then clicked the Home Page link and did not get the warning page. I have not gotten the warning since the firs fix and run Firefox.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby guru » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:32 pm

Last two times I've visited letsrun Norton blocked this beauty...

http://www.symantec.com/security_respon ... asid=25701
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby gh » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:30 am

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