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  • #16
    Re: Bizzare attachment..

    I just ran a few ad- spy- trojan ware programs and got rid of a few "parasites". Hoping that the "link" attachment is gone...if not hopefully Arron will get rid of it again as he did the first one. Otherwise may be one of those snow viruses Al alluded to and will attempt to locate it.


    Mike


    Nice to see that no link appeared this time--will have to try another post somewhere to test it further.
    Mike
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    • #17
      Re: Bizzare attachment..

      Originally posted by G Gabriel View Post
      Al:
      yes I get email notifications.. but if a thread was moved, you can't really tell that from the address.
      No, but you can from the line above it..... ie:
      G Gabriel has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - Bizzare attachment.. - in the Forum Support forum of Alpha Software Message Board.

      This thread is located at:
      http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...8&goto=newpost
      Al Buchholz
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      When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
      "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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      • #18
        Re: Bizzare attachment..

        Al:
        I guess I was going straight to the main course skipping the appetizers!

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        • #19
          Re: Bizzare attachment..

          Ok...sure enough, it was a virus. Ran spybot (thanks MikeC) and I think it zapped it.

          Now, I think I can backtrack what happened:
          In my contact table, I have a field that holds the contact's website
          I put an embedded browse in a form with that field
          I have an OnFetch event to load the website when you point to the contact
          As you know, if you enter a website that is not complete or accurate, you get redirected to some of those nasty malicious Search websites.
          The website of the first contact in my table is incomplete.
          Evidently, it loaded the lousy website and stayed there while I am busy designing the form and the script..
          I only found by accident later that each time I reply to a post, there was those attachment to some website..
          I was only able to get rid of them by editing my entry..
          Some of them might have escaped my attention..
          Hope this is the end of it.

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          • #20
            Re: Bizzare attachment..

            G,

            Glad to have helped---and do believe that I ended up with this by simply clicking on the link (possibly from G ????). Aaron was removing these links and do hope that all of them are gone now in case this can be spread just by clicking on the link.

            Mike
            Mike
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