by   May 17 2011   
Exploit Rogue Scanner (Type 1027) what AVG LinkScanner can do for you all for free. Some toolbars are designed to help while others are not. The AVG Linkscanner toolbar add-on has been put to the test more than once. Your systems could benefit from a free tool like this.

Exploit Rogue Scanner (Type 1027)

Do you use any browser tool like the AVG LinkScanner? It is free and it does work by the way.

Some toolbars are designed to help while others are not. The AVG Linkscanner toolbar add-on has been put to the test more than once. Your systems could benefit from a free tool like this.

This is a really cool warning.

If you have seen this most likely you have AVG.
It's because of a script on the page you are visiting.

Or in most cases a script from some advertisement that is in the site you are visiting.

Outside advertisements offer new ways for hackers to hack your computer. You mostly trust the major websites to not infect your computer but many of these well known social networking sites are prime targets for scripting.

So what do you do?

You can turn off all scripting and activeX components and disallow just about everything except for plain text.

You might not like it but when you do shut down Scripting from your web browser you don't get any advertisements, no popups, no pop unders, nothing other than the true HTML content of the page.
You can try it here and watch all the Google ads disappear.
This site has a few scripts for help menus, proxy checks but for the most part scripts aren't needed to run this site so not having scripts enable doesn't effect Xtremecomputer.com much at all.

But say you turned off scripting and used Facebook.
That social networking site doesn't want you to turn off scripts because that disables advertisements and without advertisements they are really nothing more than a diary of sorts.

You can even test the no scripts option at Dell.com you'll notice the top header is gone when you disable scripts. You wont be able to purchase things but you can still use the site.

yahoo.com looks good when scripts are off.
Actually better because you don't have all the flashing lights.

msn.com works but you might see an error that the ActiveX failed to load and run.

All these sites lose advertising revenue when you turn scripts off but it's some of those advertising servers that are infecting our computers.

It's not for me to say "Block all advertisements". I think a site without advertisements is boring.

So we have to think how to remove the threat but allow the good.
That would be for now from a good AV with a fast computer.

I'll write more on this issue and offer a few examples of infected sites to test with if you dare.


This warning was actually very real.
The Virus was not detected by AVG or Avast.
I sent the information to AVG via their public forums and they have updated their virus definitions file.


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"Infection";"Trojan horse FakeAlert.PM";"install.exe";"";"2/20/2010, 3:00:08 PM"

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So for all of you visitors of DeviantArt.Com I would suggest that you at least run the AVG Link Scanner which actually stopped the virus site from downloading the virus file.

Here's the link to the AVG forums.

Exploit Rogue Scanner (Type 1027) Trojan horse FakeAlert.PM

It's nice to see AV companies will take information from visitors and follow up with it.

I'll be updating this post with the virus file link so you can test your AV software.

I've changed the exe to txt then zipped the file so the odds are slime you will accidentally infect your computer. You would have to rename everything and execute it. At that point it's your time not mine.

 

 

 

Exploit Rogue Scanner (Type 1027) what AVG LinkScanner can do for you all for free. Some toolbars are designed to help while others are not. The AVG Linkscanner toolbar add-on has been put to the test more than once. Your systems could benefit from a free tool like this.