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 Post subject: Rock-n-roll fairground organ
New postPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:50 am 
[Link to Freesound.org]

Sorry, the link has been removed as there was a malware issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Rock-n-roll fairground organ
New postPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:47 am 
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This has malware attached to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Rock-n-roll fairground organ
New postPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:51 am 
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Thanks for the warning Rob.
I am trying to locate Dave to ckeck it out.
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 Post subject: Re: Rock-n-roll fairground organ
New postPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:02 pm 
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Hi Rob.

What did you detect on the link, because my Kaspersky Internet Security didn't flag anything up?

The link page describes the recording as:

"non-authentic overcleaned version of klankbeeld's funfair organ (Freesound # 121857)."

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 Post subject: Re: Rock-n-roll fairground organ
New postPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:51 pm 
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After the page loaded, a pop up told me it was scanning my computer as I had a virus. I instinctively shut it down straight away.


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 Post subject: Re: fake anti-virus scam (not guilty)
New postPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:19 pm 
freesound.org has an "excellent" rating on WOT ...
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/freesound.org

and a green tick from McAfee ...
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/freesound.org

The fake antivirus scam is delivered via a (Google) search ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7955358.stm

i.e. I'm no scammer: I just thought the recording of the pipe-organ on Freesound may be of interest to readers of this forum.


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 Post subject: Re: Freesound
New postPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:47 pm 
Like Youtube, Freesound relies on Adobe Flash being installed on the computer to play the sound,
i.e. if you can view Youtube on your computer , you can hear Freesound …


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New postPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:11 am 
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When I clicked on the link I got a similar message to the one that Rob got,supposedly from Windows Internet Explorer, with a warning that my computer was at risk from a malware attack.and advising me to open the message to find out what is attacking.
We think that this is a bogus message attached to the link that may infect the computer if opened and Dave is trying to identify it.
I think it best to resist opening the link for the time being.

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New postPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:51 am 
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Hi Folks.

I clicked on the Freesound link in Internet Explorer and a "Windows Security" warning came up saying I had infections all over the place.

On closer inspection, the Windows Security warning was actually a Malware website trying to scare you into clicking on it...at which point you WILL become infected, so if you receive a warning message DON'T CLICK ON IT!!!!

When the Malware page was on screen, my Kaspersky flagged up a Trojan warning, so unless you have really good Internet Security, like Kaspersky, then avoid linking to the Freesound site, which is a shame because the site is genuine, but obviously someone has managed to add a link to a Malware site.

Curiously, if I click on the Freesound link from this thread, the Malware page doesn't appear anymore!

Stay safe.

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 Post subject: Re: fake anti-virus scam (still not guilty)
New postPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:51 am 
You’re right there is an fake antivirus which pops up when you click on the link I posted in this forum,
but only if you are using Internet Explorer browser, (I’m using FireFox).

Please feel free to delete the link I posted, or this entire thread to prevent anyone else falling into this fake antivirus trap.

I will contact Freesound to alert them of this problem in case the redirection is occurring at their end.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


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New postPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:46 am 
I managed a screen grab showing the redirected URL which occurs when clicking on the Freesound link I posted in this forum ...

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It may be of use in diagnosing where the redirection to the scam is occurring.


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 Post subject: I’ve got bad news
New postPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:30 am 
I’ve got bad news : I’ve contacted two computer geeks and both say the redirection from the Freesound.org link I posted at the start of this thread to the fake anti-virus scanner malware is probably due to this forum being compromised, (not Freesound.org).

The acid test would be if other links posted in this forum (not to Freesound) are also redirected to the same scam.

NB: the redirection occurs randomly : about every one in ten tries, approximately nine times out of ten times the link works correctly.


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 Post subject: Re: Rock-n-roll fairground organ
New postPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:50 am 
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Hi Folks.

I downloaded the entire FOPS website (including the forum) on to my local PC and ran a scan with Kaspersky and fortunately, it didn't find anything malicious.

I will leave this topic in place, but remove the link to the Freesound website in the first post.

If anyone has any malware issues on this forum, please contact me as soon as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Rock-n-roll fairground organ
New postPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:42 pm 
why has this topic had 108 views in just a few days when topics other people posted long ago have had less than 100???? this is weird and ime totally confused plus annoyed by this!


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New postPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:30 am 
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...because whenever the word "Malware" (MALicious SoftWARE) is mentioned, Internet users become very concerned and so the post attracted a large(r) number of viewings than some other posts.

I will take this opportunity to add that the FOPS Website and Forum is run from "scripting languages" which can not become infected with viruses, but as mentioned in a previous post, just to be safe I ran a scan on the entire website and forum with Kaspersky Internet Security and found no infections.

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