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Offline Bima

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Trojan warning when using livejournal
« on: March 13, 2010, 09:21:36 PM »
Hi, I get a Trojan warning when I use livejournal.

Not when I open livejournal but when I click on a post I get a - JS:Illredr-AG [Trj] http: //l-stat.livejournal.com/js/??jquery.js,jquery......(very long) warning - not just one livejournal but everwhere.

I click on 'brake off connection' (don't know the correct term in english) and the alarm stops.

An Avast update came thru about 30 min earlier.

Is livejournal infected or is it a false positive  ???
« Last Edit: March 13, 2010, 09:41:34 PM by Bima »
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Re: Trojan warning when using livejournal
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 09:43:11 PM »
I'm getting that too.  Contacted lj, ranted on twitter. 

LJ posted this:

http://www.livejournal.com/support/

Users using Avast! anti-virus software are seeing trojan horse warnings when loading various LiveJournal pages. LiveJournal staff have investigated these reports and have determined that there is no infection on the LiveJournal site, including the files served by the l-stat.livejournal.com domain, but rather that a change in Avast!'s heuristics/definitions files has caused them to incorrectly flag the loading of some LiveJournal JavaScript files. Avast! users should contact the Avast! support department directly to report this issue.

That's their take on it.

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Re: Trojan warning when using livejournal
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 09:43:58 PM »
Hey, apparently this is just a problem with avast! as we're the only people having these problems and there is no virus.

http://community.livejournal.com/lj_support/803136.html.

To stop the alerts from avast! I'm using Noscript on Firefox.  Seems to be stopping the alerts for me - just a pain to have all scripts disabled.  Hope this helps :)

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Re: Trojan warning when using livejournal
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 09:55:56 PM »
Well before the update I didn't have the problem so I think it's not really livejournal... but who knows.

Thanks for the hint - I have NoScript so I'll use FF instead of IE when going to lj now  :)


Oops just saw that this is the wrong forum for the maybe false alarm - sorry.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2010, 10:02:41 PM by Bima »
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Re: Trojan warning when using livejournal
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 10:00:21 PM »
Yes, only avast and GData detecting this, since GData uses avast as one of its two scanners effectively counts as just one detection, so it could well be false positive.

http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/5881576becd838582e296d190613449121ba03f35fcfab3d6bc4efd96d6397c6-1268513725
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Re: Trojan warning when using livejournal
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 10:59:33 PM »
Hello,

I'm sorry for this false positive -> fix will be released soon. I'll inform you after it will be out.

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Re: Trojan warning when using livejournal
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 11:04:05 PM »
Thanks for the prompt response and reply to my email.
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Re: Trojan warning when using livejournal
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010, 11:57:19 PM »
Hello again,

The fix is currently out, you may update your avast! and try if the problem has been solved.

Thanks for the prompt response and reply to my email.

You are welcome, we usually answer to FP emails at all.

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Re: Trojan warning when using livejournal
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010, 01:11:35 AM »
OK got that update version 100313-2 and no detection on the page which I managed to find it hXXp://yvonne-b.livejournal.com/130723.html hopefully the others who posted can check it out too.
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