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stl07
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A.net Auto-downloading malware

Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:29 am

I clicked on the thread STL air service discussion, and suddenly, player setup.dng was trying to install in my computer, which I quickly looked up and found out it was malware or adware. I then went onto twitter to check out what the news had said about the service additions on WN at STL today and then navigated back to the STL thread to add additional comments, and the file downloaded again!

I put up with the ads, the bad user behavior, the trolls, the phishing, but I cannot put up with this. Please resolve this fast or I may consider leaving this site as I cannot risk my computer's safety.

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TVNWZ
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Re: A.net Auto-downloading malware

Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:40 am

I watch that discussion all the time. No malware.
 
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stl07
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Re: A.net Auto-downloading malware

Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:50 pm

TVNWZ wrote:
I watch that discussion all the time. No malware.

Do you use a mac? it was only when I used my mac. Also was on one or 2 other threads as well
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Re: A.net Auto-downloading malware

Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:29 am

No Mac. HP. It has to be you or this would be blowing up.
 
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Re: A.net Auto-downloading malware

Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:59 pm

No reports other than this one...yet. We’ll monitor but I am afraid there is nothing we can do until we see more occurances.
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Re: A.net Auto-downloading malware

Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:19 pm

JohnKrist wrote:
No reports other than this one...yet. We’ll monitor but I am afraid there is nothing we can do until we see more occurances.


I just got it as well, literally seconds ago. At the time I was not logged in and managed to catch it and stop it before it finished auto-downloading. The website listed in the address bar was "sl7.admedit.net", if that helps. That site seems to be where most of the phishing ads that I've seen, both Flash Player and Norton Security, are coming from.
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Re: A.net Auto-downloading malware

Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:01 pm

I have been having the same issue for the past week. Loading strange pages (URL shows powerrangers). Also have seen the same as TSS Above (Flash, Norton, etc). This happens sometimes before I click on a thread. The main aviation forum page loads, and then it autoloads a different site.
 
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Re: A.net Auto-downloading malware

Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:04 pm

UPDATE: Just happened again. I took a screenshot. The URL is "noteupgrade.mainsiteofupdatenow.best" this time.
 
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Re: A.net Auto-downloading malware

Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:18 am

It has now spread beyond the STL thread for me. Even occurred in non-av
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