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Offline sunsetlover

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I erroneously posted this on the other forum also. Apologies.

The infection is: HTML:Iframe-inf

What is strange is that it's doing this starting today. I have used this site for the past 2-3 years with no warning, it's a speed test site for within China.

Btw, I just scanned it with urlvoid and it found no threats.

Thanks!

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Re: As of today Avast is blocking www.speedtest.cn as it finds an infection
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 04:45:33 PM »
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What is strange is that it's doing this starting today. I have used this site for the past 2-3 years with no warning, it's a speed test site for within China.
There are no 100% safe websites, a site that is clean today can be hacked and infected tomorrow

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Re: As of today Avast is blocking www.speedtest.cn as it finds an infection
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 08:57:33 PM »
Yep, Pondus, site has outdated server software: -http://www.speedtest.cn/
What is being flagged here: List of iframes included
-http://web5529324.newusa.badudns.cc/SpeedTest/index.php?tp_id=28
-http://a13206408829.HHXJ02.hhgoip.com/speedtestsvr/SpeedTest.html
as  HTML:Iframe-inf

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Re: As of today Avast is blocking www.speedtest.cn as it finds an infection
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 09:12:17 PM »
We block it because it as an iframe pointing to 026idc.com, which we block.

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Re: As of today Avast is blocking www.speedtest.cn as it finds an infection
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 05:11:11 AM »
Thank you all!

I just did a search for 026idc.com and it looks like it's a hosting and cloud hosting site in China and HK.

Btw, for serious scanning I always prefer to do it in safe mode. Do you guys agree?

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Re: As of today Avast is blocking www.speedtest.cn as it finds an infection
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 08:04:34 AM »
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Btw, for serious scanning I always prefer to do it in safe mode. Do you guys agree?
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Re: As of today Avast is blocking www.speedtest.cn as it finds an infection
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2015, 09:55:45 AM »
I unblocked 026idc.com now, it really does not seem malicious.

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Re: As of today Avast is blocking www.speedtest.cn as it finds an infection
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2015, 12:09:58 PM »
Hi HonzaZ,

You unblocked http://026idc.com/ but has http://www.026idc.com/ still blocked as URL:Mal.
Or do I have to update my definitions?

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Re: As of today Avast is blocking www.speedtest.cn as it finds an infection
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2015, 12:58:17 PM »
Yup, update. If it doesn't help, then disable/enable shields ;).