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#2006157 - 12/29/12 06:03 PM Malware
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Is anyone else getting a malware notice when you go into a thread?
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#2006158 - 12/29/12 06:06 PM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
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Registered: 12/01/12
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#2006159 - 12/29/12 06:09 PM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
keystring Offline
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YES. I contacted a moderator, who said they're not showing anything. So it seems some of our systems are notifying about something, and some of our systems aren't.

Specifically - the sonata analysis forum.

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#2006163 - 12/29/12 06:17 PM Re: Malware [Re: keystring]
Sam S Offline
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Registered: 12/12/07
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Loc: Georgia, USA
I got it from the recital thread. Using a mac and Chrome browser and it was Chrome that complained.

Sam

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#2006200 - 12/29/12 07:22 PM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
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I haven't noticed anything. I am using safari with my iPad. I'll check my desktop PC later.
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#2006207 - 12/29/12 07:39 PM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
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I am not experiencing any problems with malware. Should I be? How did Malware get on here?

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#2006245 - 12/29/12 08:42 PM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
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Registered: 05/12/08
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Yes - I get it on my PC with Windows 8 and Chrome on the "Is Perfect Pitch Cheating" thread. I don't get the warning looking at the same thread on my ipad.
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#2006922 - 12/31/12 08:15 AM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
Greener Offline

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Registered: 05/29/12
Posts: 1882
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: adultpianist
I am not experiencing any problems with malware. Should I be?

Goodness no ... you shouldn't be.

However, it is evident that some people are. It sounds browser related. I normally access with Firefox (17.0.1,) and have now tested again with IE 8, and I use a PC. No errors/warnings for me.

I'm not sure how to contact PW admin, but sure they are aware of issue. I'd be happy to do more troubleshooting end user testing scenarios if it will help.

I doubt any individual thread or user is the culprit. But, somewhere along the line PW server has been infiltrated by some malicious code. This is my best guess at least.
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#2006930 - 12/31/12 08:40 AM Re: Malware [Re: Greener]
BarryR Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Tampa Bay, FL
NOthing here with a Mac Pro running Lion and Firefox...

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#2006937 - 12/31/12 09:05 AM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
CarlosCC Offline
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No malware for me. I'm running the last version of Chrome (23.0.1271.97).
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#2006985 - 12/31/12 10:35 AM Re: Malware [Re: CarlosCC]
Sam S Offline
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Registered: 12/12/07
Posts: 2032
Loc: Georgia, USA
That's funny - now I'm getting a malware warning on the malware thread.

The message:
"Content from criticalmass.hu, a known malware distributor, has been inserted into this web page. Visiting this page now is very likely to infect your Mac with malware."

Sam

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#2006991 - 12/31/12 10:44 AM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
WiseBuff Offline
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Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 1028
Loc: Brighton Colorado
I got it on this page as well. I run Chrome.
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#2006997 - 12/31/12 10:50 AM Re: Malware [Re: Sam S]
Greener Offline

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Registered: 05/29/12
Posts: 1882
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: Sam S
That's funny - now I'm getting a malware warning on the malware thread.


This is becoming frightening ... perhaps it is me, and I am infecting all the threads. Quick, someone tie my hands ... blush

Everything looks fabulous at my end though ... smile
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#2007000 - 12/31/12 10:56 AM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
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Registered: 03/01/10
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One way to let admin know about the problem is to "notify" a moderator - Which I've just done.

So far I haven't seen any signs of Malware myself... I hope there are no serious problems brewing for anyone!!!
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#2007450 - 01/01/13 12:29 PM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
Devane Offline
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Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 403
Loc: Ireland
Yup. Malware warning from Chrome and Google.

It's not Pianoworld but an external image's host has been flagged as harmful. This happens to hosts all the time. The file in question is fine.

I will contact the inadvertent offender to stop the malware warnings.
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#2007454 - 01/01/13 12:41 PM Re: Malware [Re: Devane]
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Registered: 03/01/10
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Originally Posted By: Devane
Yup. Malware warning from Chrome and Google.

It's not Pianoworld but an external image's host has been flagged as harmful. This happens to hosts all the time. The file in question is fine.

I will contact the inadvertent offender to stop the malware warnings.



Well, aren't you clever to have figured that out? Good for you!
I wouldn't have had a clue!
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Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard. BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2007471 - 01/01/13 01:21 PM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
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Registered: 05/29/12
Posts: 1882
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: Greener
Originally Posted By: Sam S
That's funny - now I'm getting a malware warning on the malware thread.


This is becoming frightening ... perhaps it is me, and I am infecting all the threads. Quick, someone tie my hands ... blush


This was not far off the truth. As it turns out it was me. Or rather, the host site of my Kermit likeness that was the culprit. Bye, bye, Kermit.

Sorry everyone. Of course I had no idea. I will be more careful of swiped images (won't do this anymore) in the future.

Thanks so much, Devane for helping us get to the bottom of this.
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#2007482 - 01/01/13 01:49 PM Re: Malware [Re: casinitaly]
Devane Offline
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Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 403
Loc: Ireland
Originally Posted By: casinitaly

Well, aren't you clever to have figured that out? Good for you!
I wouldn't have had a clue!

Not so clever really. It's happened here a few times before. It takes about 30 seconds to locate to problem if you've seen it before.

@Greener, you're welcome.
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#2007485 - 01/01/13 01:54 PM Re: Malware [Re: WiseBuff]
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 6382
Loc: UK
No malware problem here, from both Chrome and Firefox! wink
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