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« on: November 18, 2006, 11:10:58 PM »

As I was browsing this forum, everything froze up for a second and then dozens of new windows started popping up at a very rapid rate.

Obviously this was caused by a malicious program of some kind and I either contracted it here or from another site.

After there were around 100 windows up and still more popping up at an alarming rate, I rebooted my p.c., disabled my Internet access and ran both AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy.
AdAware found only tracking cookies but Spybot found a particularly vicious spyware program called "Movieland". 
I Googled it and found out that it's quite nasty.
It pretty much ground my computer to a halt. (assuming it was Movieland that caused it)
I've also noticed considerable slowdown on this site tonight as well.  (10-18)

Andrew, you might want to check everything out on your end to be sure there's nothing wrong.

Since the problem occured while here, I was wondering if any of you had experienced anything similar.
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006, 12:31:52 AM »

Nothing.  I have done a check of files that would be suspect, but they are matching up with my local copies (unchanged).  I will run a complete check, but that is going to take a while to return a result.

If anyone sees anything, of course let me know.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006, 09:38:30 PM »

Hmmmm...
Everything seems to be ok now that I removed that spyware last night.
I have no idea where I could have gotten it from.
All I know is that it activated here.
And the coincidence that the spyware was called Movieland and it activated itself on a movie message board.

Weird.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006, 09:53:20 PM »

Nothing found during my check, including browsing the site with an unpatched version of IE from a test computer.

It is strange, but it could also matter how often you visit the site (if you visit 5% of your time online, then there was a 5% chance it would pop up here).  Looking at the information on the spyware, it appears that there is a 3 day "Trial Period" and then the pop-ups come hard and fast.  If so, you were infected 3 days prior.  It also looks like they (Movieland) are being taken to court over drive-by downloads.

Throw the jerks who create stuff like this into a pit with some angry dogs is my suggestion.  If they manage to win, well - add more dogs.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006, 05:38:51 PM »

My Dad's computer got this one, took me hours to root it out of his machine.

Throw the jerks who create stuff like this into a pit with some angry dogs is my suggestion.  If they manage to win, well - add more dogs.

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