virus on Advanced SystemCare
by pavelk2 - 8/13/12 9:55 PM
i just downloaded Advanced SystemCare from cnet and got a big attack on my network. it is shutting down the firewall and is sending virus to the pcs on the network.
by: pavelk2 August 13, 2012 9:55 PM PDT
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Of your triplicate posts..
Of your triplicate posts:
• One of our moderator's deleted one of the two posts at this forum, in a thread (3 years old) where members complained about IOBit software. I was about to do the same, had I not been in the middle of addressing your other posts.
• I'm going to leave your post at Forum Feedback, where I'll be pointing to this thread. If after reading this, you feel it's a problem with CNET and not ASC, kindly post at the CNET Download.com Site Feedback forum. If that be the case, I will (eventually) lock the thread at FF.
Now to the matter at hand. I'm having a problem trying to figure out if you're warning members about ASC, or if you feel the download carries a virus. If the latter be the case, I would ask you do a forum search, where you'll read numerous complaints about ASC. Most have nothing to with CNET, but all to do with ASC.
I would then ask you read the 66 pages of user's comments at Web of Trust (WOT). In fairness to IOBit, a lot had to do with an incident at the time, where they were accused of stealing intellectual content from Malwarebytes.
Most importantly. If you feel the download carried a virus, kindly let us know the name of it. Unless, your A/V didn't warn you. (??) Could you also explain a bit more about what the "big attack on your network" consisted of? Has the issue been resolved?
An added (but important) note..
I hope you realize the Download.com Team has NO problems investigating such issues. In fact, they welcome the feedback.
I only want to make sure we're "on the same page". In that there is an issue to investigate.
The thing is i am thinking its a website from the download because the attack happend right after i finished the download. I am going to backtrack what i did and see all the websites i have been to. When my brother finds out from were it came from I will post back.
I dont think the problem is from cnet because i download like 95% of the stuff i use through you guys. This is the first time I have had a problem.
As noted in the post at Forum Feedback (which I recently locked) .. "due to the nature of a DNS Rebinding exploit, I doubt the CNET page was involved".
Trend Micro provides a list of ways to prevent it in the future:
Protecting Your Router Against Possible DNS Rebinding Attacks
The first order of business would be to change your router's default password, if you haven't done so already.
Best of luck..
Thank you Carol for your help my brother and I car still trying to figure out what site the attack came from. Our network is really secure and i am wondering how it did not detected it was a infected site
Do you have any protection software such as WOT installed?
Most to the mods here will give it 5 stars.
Here's the link -> http://www.mywot.com/
on the network we have untangle firewall. on my pc i use comodo internet security
Which as you can see is not what WOT does.
I'd research WOT and consider adding it.
is it a add on to chrome or any browser
Ok i just added wot to chrome and going trough the sites i been on when the attack happened and noticed iobit.com is not safe
But that information is at the link given. Try it?
wot is showing the iobot is not the safe. I think that true. also thanks for wot i added to chrome which i use.
- when i get more info from my brother about were the attack came from i will post here back.
I wonder if that's a new threat out there. IoBit is what I see above so it's something I don't use (registry cleaners, etc.)
i use ccleaner, comodo, and malwarebytes are these programs good or bad?
So far, those are good.
Ccleaner in it's STOCK SETTINGS has not been known to cause big trouble.
thanks for the help and were are still working on finding out were the attack came from. we have narrowed it down to a few sites including iobit
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