TOPIX advertisement and FBI spam malware

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“Come on, really?”

Since: Oct 12

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#1 Jan 31, 2013
Folks, this afternoon I opened topix and immediately got hit with the FBI Moneypak virus. Be advised, you should have some active on-access scanner enabled and working or you could be removing it through safe mode.
conclusion

Leesville, LA

#2 Jan 31, 2013
How do you know it was from topix?

“Come on, really?”

Since: Oct 12

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#3 Jan 31, 2013
conclusion wrote:
How do you know it was from topix?
Because I opened topix and it immediately hit. Also, I checked logs. I have had to remove it before so I was familiar with it. It wasnt actually topix, it was an ad that randomized on Topix. It is a widespread, low quality .exe that injects through malformed html.
info101

United States

#4 Feb 2, 2013
looks like you were the only one without an updated virus scan subscription

“Come on, really?”

Since: Oct 12

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#5 Feb 2, 2013
info101 wrote:
looks like you were the only one without an updated virus scan subscription
You can read correct? Then go back and read this thread. I was pretty clear that I checked the logs and that "it hit" my virus scanner. I have removed it from computers previously, that is why I was familiar with the signature. If this was your attempt at a cheap shot....You missed.
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#6 May 11, 2013
Moneypak should be shut down until they stop facilitating this scam! By processing criminal transactions they are violating federal law!

eme

Since: Apr 13

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#7 May 11, 2013
AlwaysLurking wrote:
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Because I opened topix and it immediately hit. Also, I checked logs. I have had to remove it before so I was familiar with it. It wasnt actually topix, it was an ad that randomized on Topix. It is a widespread, low quality .exe that injects through malformed html.
The ads or what I hate about topix. They try to pop open on their own and cover up part of the working screen.

My anti-virus and firewall stop a lot of stuff, but I will do more scans. Sorry you had the issue. Is there any thing you can set on this page that stops random pop-up advertisements? I stop and close them immediately. It's a pain.

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