AVG false alarm or threat?

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DrBob
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AVG false alarm or threat?

Post by DrBob » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:42 pm

I had an AVG pop-up this morning on the PrimeGrid boards blocking a “known threat”…
The page you are trying to access has been identified as a known exploit, phishing, or social engineering web site and therefore
has been blocked for your safety. Without protection, such as that in the AVG Security Toolbar and AVG, your computer is at risk
of being compromised, corrupted or having your identity stolen. Please follow one of the suggestions below to continue.

URL:
neil.wizzy-web.co.uk/mirror_xml.php?bg=ffffff&border=408042&text=408042&use_border=1&credit=168369.69%2C138832.02%2C96575.19%2C6
6118.91%2C102095.9&name=Sir+Clark&updated=17/12/10&mNo=29&rank=29741%2C19270%2C5045%2C43525%2Cn%2Fa&prjs=WCG%2CCPDN%2CPrimeGrid

Name: Script Injection (type 1702)
Appears to be from mirror server 29.
Actual threat or just a false positive? Dunno, just wanted to bring it to your attention.

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Re: AVG false alarm or threat?

Post by DrBob » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:48 pm

Another from your BOINC Stats Counters page http://boinc.mundayweb.com/one/
The page you are trying to access has been identified as a known exploit, phishing, or social engineering web site and therefore has been blocked for your safety. Without protection, such as that in the AVG Security Toolbar and AVG, your computer is at risk of being compromised, corrupted or having your identity stolen. Please follow one of the suggestions below to continue.

URL: neil.wizzy-web.co.uk/mirror_xml.php?bg=ffffff&border=0e72a4&text=0e72a4&use_border=1&credit=729473580.03%2C712760049.92%2C543012503.24%2C230088891.56%2C155929559.44%2C564762885.55&name=Team%3A+UK+BOINC+Team&updated=17/12/10&mNo=29&trans=off&rank=97.46%2C9

Name: Script Injection (type 1702)

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Re: AVG false alarm or threat?

Post by ChertseyAl » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:43 pm

Anything to to with this I wonder?

http://www.mundayweb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=489

Al.

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Re: AVG false alarm or threat?

Post by Neil » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:14 am

Hi guys,

Thanks for the info. Do the warnings only come up for mirror 29? I suspect that AVG is being too over-sensitive I assume it is seeing the mirror re-direct as a security alert when it isn't at all. I would therefore expect all mirrors to generate the warning. Norton used to do this a while back. However, if it is only number 29, then I will investigate further - please let me know.

Al, I removed the downloads that Norton thought were harmful a long time ago (even though they were harmless) - this is a different issue.

Cheers,

Neil.

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Re: AVG false alarm or threat?

Post by Neil » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:21 am

Hmmm... I just had the same warning from AVG, and again for mirror 29. However, I can't get the warning to happen again even when mirror 29 is generating an image - very odd.

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Re: AVG false alarm or threat?

Post by DrBob » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:16 am

Neil wrote:Hi guys,

Thanks for the info. Do the warnings only come up for mirror 29?...if it is only number 29, then I will investigate further - please let me know...
Neil.
I have had a few more warnings today. The warning is always associated with Mirror 29, but not every time that particular server renders a stats box.
I have had no warnings associated with any of the other Mirrors.

Bob

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Re: AVG false alarm or threat?

Post by Neil » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:46 pm

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the info.

For now I've disabled mirror 29. If you get any more warnings, please let me know.

Cheers,

Neil.

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Re: AVG false alarm or threat?

Post by DrBob » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:31 pm

No warnings since you disabled mirror 29. :)

Thanks Neil.

Bob

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Re: AVG false alarm or threat?

Post by Neil » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:45 pm

Hi Bob,

Thanks good to hear - thanks for letting me know ;-)

Cheers,

Neil.

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