1. David Pevalin's Avatar
    Today whilst browsing the main site and reading through a few articles I've been inundated with notifications from my virus checker about a 'Trojan Horse Exploit SWF_C.aps' virus.

    I only get the notification whilst browsing windowscentral.com on the main page, forums seem fine.
    12-17-2015 03:50 AM
  2. Vlatko Stojanovski's Avatar
    Would be nice to know what antivirus you are using, to compare. since I have no issue like that on 3 separate machines from which I access the main site.

    Also you might want to try Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free to check if there are any exploits already on the machine.

    It could easily be that it gets recognized on the site by the AV because it tries to do something specific.
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    12-17-2015 07:02 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I concur.

    For reporting purposes could you add what machine, OS and version, browser and AV used...

    Screen shots of the page(s) where this occurs and also a screen shot of the detection note would also be helpful.
    12-17-2015 11:20 AM
  4. David Pevalin's Avatar
    Machine, Surface Pro 3 i5
    OS, Windows 10 Pro 10586.29
    Browser, Edge
    AV, AVG Free 2016.0.7303

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    I have, Spybot S&D installed with full immunisation
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    12-17-2015 01:58 PM
  5. Vlatko Stojanovski's Avatar
    Machine, Surface Pro 3 i5
    OS, Windows 10 Pro 10586.29
    Browser, Edge
    AV, AVG Free 2016.0.7303

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    I have, Spybot S&D installed with full immunisation
    Apparently it's an AVG false positive they rolled a fix for. More info here.
    RumoredNow and David Pevalin like this.
    12-18-2015 03:03 AM
  6. James Falconer's Avatar
    Thanks @Vlato - if this persists please post here and we will investigate!
    12-18-2015 08:10 AM

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