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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:25 AM
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Default Forum Virus Problem has been FIXED!

There is a problem with the forum right now. There was a link posted in the chat that contained a virus. Sambooka is currently fixing the problem as we speak. Sit tight guys, everything will be back to normal shortly.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:27 AM
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Ahh thought that was April Fools stuff!
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Ahh thought that was April Fools stuff!
Unfortunately it isn't April Fools
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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:27 AM
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roger that
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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:28 AM
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Don't worry guys, Sambooka's working his magic on it. just act as if everything is normal in the mean time...
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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:29 AM
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See what happens when you just randomly click on stuff Lol
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Old April 1st, 2010, 09:56 AM
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I think .. somehow our database got all screwed up, I think accidentally it was through one of the new deputies because their permissions were not set properly? Seems there was some link going around in the chat that may have been the culprit. Says something like "This listing () has been removed, or this item is not available."

We may have to roll the forum back to Sunday to recover. I am trying to find out an alternative .. I don't want to lose 1000s of posts/threads.

Still working on it .. got a wicked headache!
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:03 AM
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I think .. somehow our database got all screwed up, I think accidentally it was through one of the new deputies because their permissions were not set properly? Seems there was some link going around in the chat that may have been the culprit. Says something like "This listing () has been removed, or this item is not available."

We may have to roll the forum back to Sunday to recover. I am trying to find out an alternative .. I don't want to lose 1000s of posts/threads.

Still working on it .. got a wicked headache!
Reading these messed up posts is giving me a wicked headache.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:42 AM
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This is seriously scary stuff! I dont know if i can stay a member anymore if this continues!
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Hey everyone, I ran a virus check on all the computers in my house, both mac and PC and this virus is in fact "contagious", every computer that logged onto HP was infected, you all need to remove it from your computers
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:44 AM
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We may just rollback the database to Sunday if we can't fix this. We will lose over 2000 posts and threads but at least it will be fixed quickly
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Hey everyone, I ran a virus check on all the computers in my house, both mac and PC and this virus is in fact "contagious", every computer that logged onto HP was infected, you all need to remove it from your computers
I was JUST going to tell everyone that... My laptop has a major virus.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:46 AM
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The roll back is an excellent Idea, it is the best way to fix this, everyone should roll back their computers as well because most likely your infected too. If you do not roll back you will keep recycling this virus
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:48 AM
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Even if you roll back the virus will still be prevelant. I already tried rolling back!
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:49 AM
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Wow... this is the first time I have seen this virus strike in a non Linux Fanboi site.

The biggest problem is that most of these websites are running Java these days. Which means a good portion of the goings on are happening client side. (Which means in each user's web browser) If that is the case, and I think it is, it means big trouble for end users.

If an end user is browsing the website with an older web browser or an out-of-date version of Java then, its probable, that the virus will use a vulnerability in either the browser or Java to install a root kit in the users computer. Once this happens, the root kit transforms the computer into a zombie that will join up with a bot net.

Bot net activity can actually get you banned by your Internet Service Provider (Comcast, Verizon, Roadrunner, etc.) even if its not your fault! The worst part is that root kits are specifically designed to be undetectable. (Remember the Sony/BMG root kit from a few years ago?) If you become infected and you don't have a product like TripWire, the only solution is to do a full restore from a backup or re-format and re-install fresh. (TripWire is an application that will index all your system files and do an MD5 **** of them so it can tell when something changes).

So the real big question is: When did you last update your computer/Java/web browser?
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:53 AM
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I am a computer Guru and professional. I have been working with computers for YEARS! I know lots about this crap. And i can tno seem to get rid of this thing.. Its jacking up everything!!! WTF!!!!!!!! THANKS A LOT HP!
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Oh man, chat is going haywire... don't worry guys, SamB is on the job..just give him a little more time...
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:58 AM
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OK WHEW! I finally got it fixed .. Everything looks ok on my computer here. I upgraded my browser from IE8 to IE9.

Whew I am glad this is fixed! .. I was scared for a minute there! Thought that we were going to have to rollback the database to Sunday.

Thanks everybody for being patient while I worked on fixing this. Cheers!
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:59 AM
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Ruh row astro

Nvrm Sammy fixed it
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Nvrm now its broked again
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Old April 1st, 2010, 11:00 AM
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All posts are either underlined, very small letters, much space between letters (that's what I see in this topic atm).
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Old April 1st, 2010, 11:01 AM
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Looks fine on my computer, I upgraded to IE9 and Firefox5.41
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ok check this out, I have an apple time capsule that backs up my computer twice a day, i was able to eliminate the virus by re-installing the operating system, and then restoring my computer from sundays back up of my mac

however the moment i came back to HP, i got reinfected.

good news is that i know how to fix the problem
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Old April 1st, 2010, 11:04 AM
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It may have migrated either from Sam's box to the Server or from the Server to Sam's box.... Either way, if its on the server we are in some deep Shyte.

ESPECIALLY if this is the "Gamma" variant which also seeks out and destroys backups! They built it that way to make it harder to remove.

There is also an "Omega" variant out there that replaces good backups with infected ones so when you restore the server you only get the illusion of fixing the problem. But that one is hit or miss depending on the Web Server Permissions configuration!
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Old April 1st, 2010, 11:06 AM
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It looks fine on my computer .. everything is back to normal.
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Forum is still jacked. I have done everything and its still jacked!
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