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Topic # 110559 11-Oct-2012 16:27 Send private message

My Sophos virus scanner is detecting Troj/Phish-BS coming from show_ads.js downloaded from Geekzone

Is this a false positive or a real issue?

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  Reply # 699799 11-Oct-2012 16:28 Send private message

Full URL please?





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  Reply # 699801 11-Oct-2012 16:32 Send private message

I am using ESET NOD32 and no indication of any problem. Note that show_ads.js is delivered by Google. I am inclined to say this was a false positive - it's known to have happened before.






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  Reply # 699810 11-Oct-2012 16:41 Send private message

If it is a false positive it will be the second one this month from Sophos. The last one detected parts of its self as a virus.

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  Reply # 699815 11-Oct-2012 16:46 Send private message

Yes, it did.




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  Reply # 699816 11-Oct-2012 16:47 Send private message

Also just scanned.






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  Reply # 699821 11-Oct-2012 16:51 Send private message

Looking good.

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  Reply # 699884 11-Oct-2012 19:00 Send private message

Other reports but in other sites.

I would say Sophos is having problems.




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  Reply # 699887 11-Oct-2012 19:12 Send private message

WHAT, Geekzone is a Virus AHHHHHHHH, my wife has been warning me for years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  Reply # 699899 11-Oct-2012 19:51 Send private message

Thanks for the update.




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  Reply # 713921 8-Nov-2012 07:52 Send private message

Google security researcher: Keep Sophos away from high value systems

"Ormandy has released a scathing 30-page analysis "Sophail: Applied attacks against Sophos Antivirus", in which he details several flaws "caused by poor development practices and coding standards", topped off by the company's sluggishly response to the warning he had working exploits for those flaws."





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