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Title: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 07:17:54 AM
Can anyone tell me if the pop-up I received means that the virus was blocked or that my computer was infected with the virus. Please refer to the attached picture and let me know. Thank you.
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Pondus on May 26, 2012, 07:50:00 AM
the attached picture is not visible......unless i download and save.... got it     ::)
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 08:04:35 AM
does it show up now? This popped up on a mac by the way. Not windows
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Coolmario88 on May 26, 2012, 08:07:17 AM
does it show up now? This popped up on a mac by the way. Not windows
Didn't show for me i downloaded the image and going to see if it shows up in a post for me. if it is ok with you.. if it isn't than i will gladfully remove the image from this reply

Edit: The image isn't showing for me either..
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 08:08:51 AM
im ok with that. please try it. anything that will help me figure out what it actually means.
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Pondus on May 26, 2012, 08:09:26 AM
nope, have to download and save to see it

anyway avast report that URL is infected with a redirect..... and the site is down   http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http://www.dittoseek.com

Sucuri - http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/www.dittoseek.com

urlQuery - http://urlquery.net/report.php?id=59830   click picture in top right corner
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Coolmario88 on May 26, 2012, 08:11:06 AM
@OP I see why the image might not be showing.. It is ".Jpeg" under attachments it says "Allowed file types: txt, jpg, gif, png, log
Restrictions: 4 per post, maximum total size 192KB, maximum individual size 200KB"   as you can see jpeg isn't listed o.o
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 08:12:24 AM
i thought jpeg and jpg were the same. i guess not
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Pondus on May 26, 2012, 08:12:42 AM
best to save as  gif.....as this makes it small   ;)
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Pondus on May 26, 2012, 08:14:52 AM
i thought jpeg and jpg were the same. i guess not
it is   
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/formatsjpeg/a/jpegmythsfacts.htm
http://www.hardwareforums.com/threads/jpeg-vs-jpg-etc.4856/
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 08:20:07 AM
well at least im not totally lost about the jpeg, but does the picture i displayed mean im infected at all cause im not sure. Ive used many other versions of avast on windows back when i had windows that is, but on a mac its still very new to me and usually it says something like "blocked threat" or "stopped download" but the free avast for mac just has a very vague message system i guess. Why couldnt it just say "stopped potential threat". Guess thats too straight forward.
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Pondus on May 26, 2012, 08:25:09 AM
since this is on a Mac i guess the program is a bit different.... i have no experience with it

but it say the webshield detected a iframe at that URL....however as you see from my links above the site is down
also whatever malware was/is located there.....may not be designed for Mac   ::)

you can always run a quick scan
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 08:26:17 AM
yeah thats a good point.
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Pondus on May 26, 2012, 08:33:53 AM
trying to download ... only give a 0kb ads.php  file.... so as i can see, there is nothing there
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: !Donovan on May 26, 2012, 02:42:41 PM
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 12:39:41 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.64 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.0.64 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.17
Content-Length: 0
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html

Based on the factor that the site is down, they are probably trying to resolve this issue the very moment.


best to save as  gif.....as this makes it small   ;)
I've always been taught to save as PNG! ;)
Any other format ruins the colors of sprite work, etc..
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Asyn on May 26, 2012, 04:31:15 PM
best to save as  gif.....as this makes it small   ;)
I've always been taught to save as PNG! ;)

You had a good teacher..!! :)
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 05:00:26 PM
actually the picture was saved as a .tiff but i change the extension on the file to be .jpg so i could upload it
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Asyn on May 26, 2012, 05:02:25 PM
actually the picture was saved as a .tiff but i change the extension on the file to be .jpg so i could upload it

That won't work, you've to convert it to .jpg...!! ;)
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 05:03:38 PM
works on a mac
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Asyn on May 26, 2012, 05:05:34 PM
works on a mac

Maybe a mac is smarter then. ;D
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 05:44:33 PM
no offense to anyone that replied so far, but no one really answered my original question. does the picture i posted mean my computer is infected or was the virus blocked. Im not asking to check the website from which it was blocked. Im only asking the meaning behind the exact phrasing of the pop up i received and thats all. so does it mean blocked or infected?
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Asyn on May 26, 2012, 05:47:42 PM
no offense to anyone that replied so far, but no one really answered my original question. does the picture i posted mean my computer is infected or was the virus blocked.

Well, I didn't see the picture yet.
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 05:53:56 PM
everyone is saying u have to download it first. but if not, then what is shows in the pop up is :

Infection detected!
avast! Web shield has detected a threat.
Infection: HTML:lframe-inf
URL: http://www.dittoseek.com/ads.php?username=eroa
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Asyn on May 26, 2012, 06:01:28 PM
everyone is saying u have to download it first. but if not, then what is shows in the pop up is :

Infection detected!
avast! Web shield has detected a threat.
Infection: HTML:lframe-inf
URL: hxxp://www.dittoseek.com/ads.php?username=eroa

Well, if WebShield did block it, you're safe. :)
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: jab215@gmail.com on May 26, 2012, 06:03:23 PM
im guessing that if it didnt block it, avast would have said something else more threatening
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Asyn on May 26, 2012, 06:07:42 PM
im guessing that if it didnt block it...

According to your text, it did.
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: !Donovan on May 26, 2012, 07:17:17 PM
avast! blocked the script, thus preventing infection.

You are safe, jab215. ;)
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Pondus on May 26, 2012, 09:27:41 PM
works on a mac

Maybe a mac is smarter then. ;D
seems like it....as now on my iPad.... i can see.....i can see.   ;D
Title: Re: Alert pop-up meaning
Post by: Asyn on May 26, 2012, 09:34:55 PM
works on a mac

Maybe a mac is smarter then. ;D
seems like it....as now on my iPad.... i can see.....i can see.   ;D

Repost it then. ;D