My host confirmed that it's an attack they've seen before with this version of vBulletin. While it's not the latest and greatest, 3.8.7 that we're running is the latest 3.X version and we have all patches and so forth installed. We'd been reluctant to upgrade to 4.X until we're able to confirm that all our custom code/enhancements is ported over to 4.X. I have followed up with vBulletin to figure out 1). how to address the problem if the steps I've taken above have not already done so after Google reviews the site and 2). what we need to do to prevent this from ever happening again. Thanks again for your patience...in light of Kitty's post above this one, I'd definitely say visit with extreme caution (if you must) until I confirm we're 100% good to go.
These troans are a terrible fact of web browsing these days. Most are a painful yet quick fix.
1) Have a copy of Rkill.exe (available on the net) and MalwareBytes or HiJackThis installed on your PC or a USB drive
2) As soon as you get the pop ups / scanners / alerts shut down your PC with the start>shutdown or power off button
3) Boot into safe mode, put rkill.exe into C:\Users\your username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs - You have to enable viewing of hidden folders and files to see this location in explorer
4) Reboot into normal windows
5) Run the MalwareBytes or HiJackThis program allowing it to update itself first.
6) Remove Rkill.exe from that folder, keeping it somewhere safe for next time
You'll be back to normal.
Malware attack message no longer showing up for me. I am running Firefox 4
Now I have to do my part to ensure something like this never happens again. Unfortunately, I'm 95% sure the problem was not something on our end that is easy to fix, and if I'm right, there's going to be a good amount of work for us to make sure this is the first and only attack of its kind. Thanks again for everyone's patience.Status of the latest badware review for this site: A review for this site has finished. The site was found clean. The badware warnings from web search are being removed. Please note that it can take some time for this change to propagate.
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Does anyone have any idea how this malware attack happened?
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I was at my parents. I was browsing the site and on accident clicked an advertisement......and then it was like a mess. Virus this and that. Computer wiped out all my parents info.
Here I am....a 40 year old man getting yelled at by his parents...."BUT it wasn't porno that I was looking at, Mom!"
I have an Apple and they warn you NOT to go into this site...less you be infected by a Malware Attack.