1. HeyCori's Avatar
    05-14-2013 09:39 AM
  2. stmav's Avatar
    Psst, don't let Laura know Firefox did so badly.
    05-14-2013 10:11 AM
  3. link68759's Avatar
    That's funny, my windows 8 install was destroyed just yesterday by a flash ad that broke windows defender, updates, security center, and [oddly] hyperV...

    Ill be running ie in a sandbox from now on thank you very much.
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    05-14-2013 10:15 AM
  4. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    That's funny, my windows 8 install was destroyed just yesterday by a flash ad that broke windows defender, updates, security center, and [oddly] hyperV...

    Ill be running ie in a sandbox from now on thank you very much.
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    I don't know how you managed to do this, but I'm not letting come near my computer anytime soon.
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    05-14-2013 01:59 PM
  5. link68759's Avatar
    I have magical bug finding powers. It's a terrible curse.

    This marks the end of my 4 year virus free streak.
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    05-14-2013 07:42 PM
  6. mase123987's Avatar
    Porn will get you everytime! ;)
    05-14-2013 07:44 PM
  7. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Porn will get you everytime! ;)
    I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to say it, but yeah that's what came to my mind at first hahaha
    05-15-2013 12:55 AM
  8. link68759's Avatar
    I actually came across it again on the "watchcartoononline" site- a pop up that you cannot close tells you that flash player needs an update. I highly recommend just terminating ie through task manager at this point. It isn't a porn pop up, it seems to have made its way into the pool heavily ad supported websites use.
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    05-15-2013 10:36 AM
  9. Jnbs's Avatar
    I actually came across it again on the "watchcartoononline" site- a pop up that you cannot close tells you that flash player needs an update. I highly recommend just terminating ie through task manager at this point. It isn't a porn pop up, it seems to have made its way into the pool heavily ad supported websites use.
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    Yeah... (I believe you lol) C'mon you were steaming illegally (porn maybe) then the pop up,comes you didn't close it on time and poof virus time :S@_@.. Ohh and if in W8 mode you just have to close the tab with Wkey+Z and then you click the X.. Stop streaming illegally and watch the freaking Ads!!! (Don't worry I stream illegally,too lol)
    05-15-2013 10:55 AM
  10. link68759's Avatar
    It has nothing to do with "porn" or "illegal streaming".

    Any site that uses [obnoxious] popup ads is a viable place to get this virus. I wasn't watching videos the first time around, I was actually researching hyperV issues, and one of the results brought up the popup. I was clicking around and it appeared right under my mouse as I clicked on a link- it's clever.

    The second time I was trying to watch family guy on a completely different site (but I didn't get it a second time,I just recognized it as the same one, then killed IE through task manager).
    If you set IE to block ALL popups, then you won't ever see it. This isn't as intrusive as it sounds either- if you use IE I recommend doing this. You bypass it by holding CTRL and alt before clicking on a link to allow a pop up window. I've had it not work though and had to temporarily allow popups.
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    05-15-2013 12:39 PM
  11. Cleavitt76's Avatar
    I actually came across it again on the "watchcartoononline" site- a pop up that you cannot close tells you that flash player needs an update. I highly recommend just terminating ie through task manager at this point. It isn't a porn pop up, it seems to have made its way into the pool heavily ad supported websites use.
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    It sounds like Flash was most likely the vector of attack in your case and not IE. This would not be surprising at all. Flash has a horrible reputation for security (a reputation that it deserves). Sorry you got hit though. It sucks regardless of the cause.
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    05-15-2013 12:41 PM
  12. link68759's Avatar
    I was due for a format anyway, and thanks to this I finally got around to it :)

    Flash may have been the source, but it saying "flash needs an update" doesn't mean it had anything to do with flash. Regardless, now that flash is built into ie10 any flash security flaws are now shared with ie10 for everyone.
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    05-15-2013 12:50 PM

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