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Topic # 111871 17-Nov-2012 20:08
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FIRST: If I have put this in the wrong place, please move it moderators(or freitasm)
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Using Maxthon 3.4.5.2000, whenever I try to get onto webs.com, a warning message like this Photo of error appears. I went to taobao.com, which it said to. And it looked like madeinchina.com Can someone tell me whether this is a false positive or a real threat so I can move hosting providers.

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  Reply # 718890 17-Nov-2012 20:14
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You probably can't just change hosts without losing the website, as it looks like it is a website builder.



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  Reply # 718895 17-Nov-2012 20:18
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freitasm: uploaded!

Also, what I can do is use 000webhost.com, my other website hoster, and make a new free domain. the webs.com one hasn't been used, like my freewebhost.co.nz one.

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  Reply # 718896 17-Nov-2012 20:26
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I'd say you have some malware in your PC.

The webs.com website is a site builder, by Vistaprint and it's not malicious.

Run a full antispyware scan. IF you have an antivirus in your PC I suggest you download and run Housecall a standalone antivirus.






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  Reply # 718898 17-Nov-2012 20:31
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I have AVG Antivirus 2013 installed from when i (FRENCH)ed the windows on my 80gb sata WD drive. I will do a rootkit scan first then a whole computer scan and if still nothing I will do a MalwareBytes Scan just in case. Just on a side note, My dad once found over 120 malwares with malwarebytes that AVG couldn't :)

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  Reply # 718912 17-Nov-2012 21:37
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PSlover14: freitasm: uploaded!

Also, what I can do is use 000webhost.com, my other website hoster, and make a new free domain. the webs.com one hasn't been used,


If you are using lots of so called 'free' providers, you could have picked up malware somewhere along the track.

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  Reply # 718914 17-Nov-2012 21:44
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Do you get the same message if you access the same site with IE or Firefox with the AVG toolbar active? Those browsers support the AVG site scanning toolbar right?

You have to wonder what the basis of the taobao report is. My guess is phishers are using either own generated or compromised sites hosted on webs.com to generate attacks against taobao and others.

IMHO if you are just trying to manage your own sites on webs.com then you have nothing to worry about - but then I have not looked at any of the reports or background of this - so please decide your own for that.



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  Reply # 718993 18-Nov-2012 11:15
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mattwnz:
PSlover14: freitasm: uploaded!

Also, what I can do is use 000webhost.com, my other website hoster, and make a new free domain. the webs.com one hasn't been used,


If you are using lots of so called 'free' providers, you could have picked up malware somewhere along the track.


I did a scan, no dice(no malware). And I'm not using LOTS, It's just that I did want a free web hosting place with a .co.nz domain name, but 000webhost (according to alexa.com) is ranked 1,362 globally.



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  Reply # 718994 18-Nov-2012 11:17
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gzt: Do you get the same message if you access the same site with IE or Firefox with the AVG toolbar active? Those browsers support the AVG site scanning toolbar right?
 

AVG Security Toolbar can't be used in Firefox 17(aurora) because it pretty much is a beta of a beta. EDIT: And who uses IE 8? It's useless
 
gzt: You have to wonder what the basis of the taobao report is. My guess is phishers are using either own generated or compromised sites hosted on webs.com to generate attacks against taobao and others.


I did also read somewhere about people making fake websites for hacking on webs.com.

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