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Post by Arianna on 7/21/2010, 1:38 pm

http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://icons.iconator.com
What is the current listing status for iconator.com?
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 521 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 437 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-07-21, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-07-21.
Malicious software includes 348 exploit(s), 147 trojan(s), 104 scripting exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 1 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 3 domain(s), including w91t.com/, 2rry.com/, t58v.com/.

This site was hosted on 19 network(s) including AS558 (NET2EZ), AS20940 (AKAMAI), AS3549 (Global Crossing Ltd.).

I've been having trouble loading a lot of pages on Twig. Why? Well, just look above. Anyone who links to iconator for their avatar is basically blocking me off the pages I visit, because iconator is hosting malicious software.

Google Chrome gives me warnings, but I'm not sure if other browsers do. It's not safe to be viewing threads where you're loading things from iconator, Google Chrome tells me.

So if you see this, and your icon url starts with http://icons.iconator.com or the like, it'd be really nice of you to change it. You can always use the "Upload image from URL" option when you change your avatar. Very Happy

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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by Komoda on 7/21/2010, 1:56 pm

I've gotten those warnings too... :/ Luckily, I don't think anything I have at the moment is from Iconator.
Maybe this is the reason why all my iPod software completely screwed up today? It was only yesterday that I started ignoring the warnings because I couldn't get anywhere.

Virus scan time. :/ Thanks for posting this, Ari!
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by Shadow of the Moon. on 7/21/2010, 2:08 pm

I've gotten a virus from there. I never go on there anymore, now. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by Kiriana Shadeweaver on 7/21/2010, 2:22 pm

As far as I'm concerned, Firefox doesn't give warnings, but my antivirus software does. I put "iconator" into Google, and the site had a wonderful red X next to it.
Well, I don't use Iconator anyways, but its still alarming.
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by shadowsowner888 on 7/21/2010, 2:49 pm

I've been seeing that just as much as you have. o_O I'm about to go check my avatar and make sure I've uploaded it from my computer, and not simply linked to it on Iconator.

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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by amrgirl on 7/21/2010, 6:06 pm

Like Kiri said, my antivirus software gives warnings, and not my internet. I haven't gotten that warning. I don't go on Iconator a lot, and don't have too many avatars from there. And for my avatars, I just upload them from my computer, so I'll keep that in mind. Smile
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by Cyn431 on 7/21/2010, 6:16 pm

Thanks for pointing this out. I've been having the same issues. Even though I think I saved it and then uploaded, I went ahead and changed it to the avatar that Avvy made some time back just to be sure. xD I don't get those warnings nearly as much anymore, but I still do. Like when I go to the Candidates thread, that's where I last had it.

I'm going to test IE in a moment to see if it gives warnings of any sort. nod If I go directly to Iconator it gives me a simple warning, but I don't get any when browsing the Candidates thread when I last saw a warning on Chrome. So yes and no?
Also, if I stand correctly, IE provides Twig's old color scheme and not the new one. It weirded me out for a moment. xD
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by Komoda on 7/23/2010, 12:11 am

Shad', if you're checking up on this...

Can you send a site-wide PM telling people to make sure that their avatars and whatnot aren't connected to Iconator? It's actually annoying as heck getting all these constant malware warnings.
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by Arianna on 7/23/2010, 3:22 am

Agreed with Komo. nod I hate having to exit out of threads because of someone's avatar. ._.

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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by rattyjol on 7/23/2010, 3:32 am

Just a suggestion to the people with virus warnings, perhaps disable avatars on your account temporarily? I know that's an option on WI, and I think you can do it here...
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by Arianna on 7/23/2010, 3:43 am

I haven't seen that as an option on here, Ratty, but if you could tell me where to find it I'd be very grateful. Smile

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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by rattyjol on 7/23/2010, 3:49 am

Hmm... Well, maybe it's not an option here. Razz Sorry. Feel free to disregard my post. xD
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by MarielofRedwall on 7/23/2010, 7:37 am

I don't go on Iconator, but thank you so much for the information:)
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by shadowsowner888 on 7/23/2010, 6:04 pm

Komoda wrote:Shad', if you're checking up on this...

Can you send a site-wide PM telling people to make sure that their avatars and whatnot aren't connected to Iconator? It's actually annoying as heck getting all these constant malware warnings.

>D Oh my, I'll have fun with this.

All right, so, sorry to anyone who gets the PM and has already taken their own precautions. Literally, the whole site's gonna be getting it. :O Even me! Hahahaha . . . *is having so much fun with the idea already*

Okay, that's enough of that. XD I should go actually send it.

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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by Komoda on 7/23/2010, 6:22 pm

shadowsowner888 wrote:
Komoda wrote:Shad', if you're checking up on this...

Can you send a site-wide PM telling people to make sure that their avatars and whatnot aren't connected to Iconator? It's actually annoying as heck getting all these constant malware warnings.

>D Oh my, I'll have fun with this.

All right, so, sorry to anyone who gets the PM and has already taken their own precautions. Literally, the whole site's gonna be getting it. :O Even me! Hahahaha . . . *is having so much fun with the idea already*

Okay, that's enough of that. XD I should go actually send it.
Thank you so much, Ado! ^^
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by B on 7/23/2010, 6:45 pm

UGH! Stupid Iconator gave me the virus!!!
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Re: Iconator Virus

Post by Komoda on 7/23/2010, 6:51 pm

Oh no... :/ Do you have a virus scanner?
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