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    Default Bizzare attachment..

    Over the last couple of days, each time I reply to a post, some link is attached to my reply!
    Any one with similar experience? or is it a virus?

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    Default Re: Bizzare attachment..

    Gabriel,

    Please run a virus and spyware scan on your machine. This appears to only be happening on your account, so it is very unlikely that the message board is infected with anything.

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    Aaron:
    Thanks. That's what I thought.
    Incidentally, this happened in the last couple days only. In the last couple of days, I was experimenting with the web viewer and opened all the websites I normally open through alpha's web viewer. I only use Microsoft firewall and never had any problem with virsus for almost a year.
    When you use the web viewer, does Microsfot firewall remain active?

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    Default Re: Bizzare attachment..

    Now that you mention it G, this has happened to me twice too...just thought that somehow I had something on my clipboard and it pasted itself onto my post---even though I did not do a paste of any kind.

    I will have to copy the link next time to see exactly what it is and if it maybe is the same link each time and if it is the same link you have encountered.


    Mike


    Would you Look at that!!!!!!!!!!!!! the link at the the top is exactly what had happened in the past! I did not put it there!!!
    Last edited by AaronBBrown; 02-27-2007 at 06:41 PM. Reason: more info

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    Mike

    Looks like you should run some anti virus and anti spyware software on your machine to see if it can find a worm...

    If you have some already, try another one.. :D

    Or maybe there's a snow-worm on your machine....
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    Mike:
    It's pretty similar..
    I didn't open the site nor will try to..but it starts with 2007postcard.....etc
    I could keep it, but not knowing what it is, don't want anyone to open it by mistake

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    this thread is now invisible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G Gabriel View Post
    this thread is now invisible!
    Please elaborate.
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    Check this out. I googled "postcard virus" and came up with this virus which sounds at least similar.

    http://www.symantec.com/security_res...030910-1221-99
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    Aaron:
    Please elaborate.
    When I go to v8 message board, I don't see the thread!
    I was only able to get back to it by clicking the address from the email message.

    I will check that virus also.
    Thanks

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    Aaron:
    I checked that virus. It may or may not be the one. I am pretty sure it's a virus though.
    The thread remains invisible to me!
    Can any one see this thread listed on the board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G Gabriel View Post
    Aaron:
    I checked that virus. It may or may not be the one. I am pretty sure it's a virus though.
    The thread remains invisible to me!
    Can any one see this thread listed on the board?
    Try looking in forum support. It's there.. not in the v8 forum.
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    Thanks Al...somebody must have moved it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G Gabriel View Post
    Thanks Al...somebody must have moved it!
    I'm not going to start anything...., but you did see an Aaron in this thread.............

    G - do you get email notifications? If so, it'll tell you what thread it was as each reply was made....
    (And is that a photo of you?)
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    Al:
    yes I get email notifications.. but if a thread was moved, you can't really tell that from the address.

    I do see it now in forum Support. I didn't even know such a thing existed.

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    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.


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    Nice to see that no link appeared this time--will have to try another post somewhere to test it further.

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

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    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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    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

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