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  1. As you may have noticed, all advertising has been temporarily removed from AVSIM. Our advertising "engine" was upgraded a month ago and included in the upgrade was code that allowed a Trojan to be inserted into the system. The "package" chose its time and instances to "turn on", so the Trojan was not operating 24 x 7. The malware primarily affected IE9 browsers and was effectively blocked by all of the major virus protection programs. If you have been running IE9 and do not have an anti-virus program, we strongly suggest you do a scan of your system as soon as possible. Until we resolve the issues with our advertising back-end, we will leave the advertising off line. To our advertisers, we will extend your advertising by one day for every one that our advertising back-end is down. To everyone, please accept our apologies... This is a stark reminder that the Internet, no matter how hard we try otherwise to protect each other, is not a safe place and we must be on our guard at all times.
  2. Good evening, I'm running Windows 10 on my laptop, and seem to have a certain adware program that keeps redirecting me to random websites. I have malwarebytes, but unfortunately it cannot detect it as malware. However, whenever I enter into avsim, the adware wants to run the most, making my experience on avsim very very slow. Oddly though, performance runs fine on other sites like YouTube, Google (in general). What malwarebytes does say is that it blocked an outbound process from the website: tr553.com from the chrome.exe... The files from tr553 cannot be found anywhere on my computer and am stuck wondering how to remove it. I have followed countless instructional articles, but they all seem to have the same structure of: "Download this Program" or "Remove it manually at your own risk". And each website promotes its different programs. None of them work unfortunately. Chrome has absolutely no extensions on it. Basically clean, but these ads keep coming! I see the website redirects in the source page when i click inspect element. I want to know if there is anyone out there who would like to help me remove this from my computer for good. I don't even know where it came from. programs seem to be: tr553.com as well as ads by Jabuticaba. Very annoying.I apologize if I have posted this in the incorrect space, no other forum seems to be of use. Very thankful for anything! Regards, Chris
  3. Have you heard of the DNS Changer Malware threat? Are you infected? DCWG reports; "On November 8, the FBI, the NASA-OIG and Estonian police arrested several cyber criminals in “Operation Ghost Click”. The criminals operated under the company name “Rove Digital”, and distributed DNS changing viruses, variously known as TDSS, Alureon, TidServ and TDL4 viruses." DCWG continues; "The botnet operated by Rove Digital altered user DNS settings, pointing victims to malicious DNS in data centers in Estonia, New York, and Chicago. The malicious DNS servers would give fake, malicious answers, altering user searches, and promoting fake and dangerous products. Because every web search starts with DNS, the malware showed users an altered version of the Internet. Under a court order, expiring July 9, the Internet Systems Consortium is operating replacement DNS servers for the Rove Digital network. This will allow affected networks time to identify infected hosts, and avoid sudden disruption of services to victim machines." This protection comes to an end in July, and if your machine is infected with the Malware, you could loose your internet connection for a period of time. As of this writing, over 350,000 machines remain infected. To check to see if your machine is inflicted with the malware, and to fix it if it is, please go to the DCWG Site here.
  4. Went to download the latest version today and a flash player install pop-up appears. If you go ahead with the flash install, Avast malware url detector flags the process as malware. Are you aware? Thanks for a brill program. Mick
  5. The Malware insertion attack that occurred starting Wednesday afternoon was brought to a stop early Thursday by removing all advertising on our system. The Malware was being inserted via a vulnerability of OPEN-X, an open source advertising backend that we had been using. OPEN-X has had a number of vulnerabilities over the years, and a continuing problem with these kinds of issues. We could not afford to risk our member's safety by continuing to allow that to exist and which most likely would present threats to you with future issues of the same kind. Friday, we purchased a new, proprietary system with numerious protection schemes and have worked to bring all of our advertising back online. The new system presents some very powerful features for our advertisers, and we will be contacting them in the coming days to inform them of the new system. Bottom line is that our advertising system is now secure and does not present a potential threat of future exploits.
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