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MMM
09-03-2005, 12:42 PM
While browsing though a site this morning, my virus checker alerted me to a "sign of (name of virus/worm) on File Name http:// (name of site, file etc)" and advised me to disconnect. I am not infected or it would have been contained in a vault and my virus checker would have given different instructions, this was a warning of a sign of the virus. Did run programs to check for sure anyway though!
So:
1. Is this info from the virus checker for real or a false alarm.

2. If it is real, do I just avoid that site and not go back. It is a really good site which many people use.

3. Or do I advise the site of the warning so they can check it out.

4. Or do I mind my own business knowing that their virus checking of their site is perfectly able to look after the problem if there really is one.

What is the right procedure in this instance, and is there ever a time that you should advise a site on anything that something may be amiss?

Speedy Gonzales
09-03-2005, 12:58 PM
Wont hurt if u do report it.

Sounds like me yesterday. My firewall picked up some http perl overflow or something, from some site in the UK! I didnt go anywhere near a UK site.

BUT according to this visualtracking in Nortons, it actually originated from the US!

Most probably coz I'm on a network, wherever or whatever this site is, it thought I was spoofing my ip address!