website or forum security
Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:32 PM
i'm a member of a forum where people have been getting security warnings from their anti viruses. I have not seen these messages, so i unfortunately cannot elaborate, but i was wondering if there is really a chance the forum itself is the problem. i didn't think a website could get a virus, and the administrator for the the forum is a close friend and would never intentionally distribute anything malicious. my thoughts would be that if people are having problems, its for some other reason. can anybody help clear this up and let me know if there is something i should check into?
Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:51 PM
You have to ask those members afftected the name of the exploit their AV thinks is there.
Also many legit AV's have heuristic engines which scan for potential problems their browsers encounter. At times they come up with False Positives. Heuristic scanning identifies previously unknown viruses. Unfortunately, heuristics aren't always effective or accurate.
What you should try to find out is which AV these people are using. If they are all using the same one..then could be a good chance your friend's site is not harmful to anyone..and this is just a false positive with the last update for that AV.
Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:12 PM
but really it is just some VBS code and harmless. But sure makes people concerned.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:34 AM
Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:33 PM