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Old 10-19-2007, 05:33 PM   #101
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I may have just come up with a temp fix for this. I went into my norton antispam and blocked the "google.info/counter" site. I have reloaded the main site along with a few other pages for now and it seems to work. I seen it try to come up on the main page but nothing else happened.

Don't know why I didn't think of that sooner.

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Old 10-22-2007, 05:05 PM   #102
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No, it's still here.

I am furious that Aquarium Advice has known about this trojan for MONTHS now and STILL has not fixed the ****ed thing.

I moved this month, so have not been to AA for awhile. Today I logged back on, and POOF....I have a trojan downloader ("agent downloader") on my system. I googled and consulted tech support and was advised that I will now have to spend days of my time reinstalling my operating system and getting all my updates and settings back up to date, because my antivirus program (a well-known, popular AV) can't do a ****ed thing about this trojan. I also at this point am unable to reinstall using system disks, because the trojan shut down settings that are needed to boot from disk. This is going to be a messy and lengthy and possibly expensive fix. Thanks a lot, AA.

I am ANGRY. People run forums all over the internet. When you find out that your site is harming people's computers, you do something about it. This has been a problem now for MONTHS. At a certain point, you scrap the website and start over from scratch if you have to. That is the responsible thing to do, rather than relying on half-fixes and continuing to put people at risk.

I will not be back to this site, even though it is full of the some of the most wonderful people and fish lovers I have found online. I am angry that you have done this to my computer, and that you have separated me from a site I love.

For their sake, I hope you do something about this, finally. In the meantime, I will spread the word among my fishy friends NOT to visit AA, if they care about their computers.


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Old 10-23-2007, 09:48 PM   #103
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I've found that encounter this problem with the virus at random. I'll go for quite awhile with no errors, and then it pops up again.

Since I have a log for each of my aquariums on this site, I'd put links to them in my sig for other forums that I visit long before this problem ever showed up. Today I was asked to consider removing the links from my sig by a member of another site that had encountered the virus on this site when clicking on one of my links. I've done so out of courtesy to the other site.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:42 PM   #104
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Greetings. I am a member of a car board (SpyderChat.com). I don't recommend you visit, as we are having the same or similar problems as reported in this thread. I found this board and thread by googling.

Have you solved your problem? If so, what was the solution?
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:02 PM   #105
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