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- - By MightyMouse (**) Date 2007-03-12 12:50
My ISP has an automatic filter for viruses. I cannot control it. I can't turn it off or on. It is always on. They use Symantec/Norton virus software. Since I cannot receive the alleged virus (it is filtered out), I cannot determine if it is a real virus or a false positive.

Recently I have been receiving notices from my ISP that I have received emails containing the  'W32.Netsky.W@mm' virus originating from IP 212.192.248.208. I looked up the IP and it is the "Russian Federation". I couldn't find out any more information. One of those emails supposedly came from "1432808834.20060918184616@chessok.com", thus the subject of this email.

I have sent complete details to ChessOK so they can try to sort it out. Of course they may not be the true originator, however it would appear that the IP 212.192.248.208 has an infected computer. I wonder if anyone else who is a Rybka 2 purchaser is experiencing this phenomenon?

The strange thing is these virus emails are addressed to my private ISP email address which I don't use, and don't give out to anyone! I have no idea how it leaked out.
Parent - - By Dragon Mist (****) Date 2007-03-12 16:02
I've noticed that, some 5-6 days now, each time I visit www.rybkachess.com, I get message "update.exe is not a valid Win32 application", and update.exe is being created on my desktop at the same time. I just delete this file, but it doesn't feel/look good.

Dragon Mist
Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2007-03-12 19:37
I can tell you that there's nothing like an "update.exe" on rybkachess.com . But it looks indeed like a virus.
Use GNU/Linux to avoid such problems...
Parent - - By Torstein (*) Date 2007-03-14 22:22
I hate stupid comments like: " But it looks indeed like a virus. Use GNU/Linux to avoid such problems... "  What kind of person would use Linux to remove viruses? (..and if it was that great, more people would use it and whoops someone would take care of the missing viruses!) Why not give some usable help, like get a good virus scanner and firewall instead?
Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2007-03-14 23:55 Edited 2007-03-14 23:59
Sorry, I don't know virus scanners or firewalls for windows since I use Linux, my comment looks diffrent now since it was really a problem with rybkachess.com (I thought this wouldn't be possible, but I will investigate how such a thing can happen). If someone using windows can tell us how to remove the trojan with a free program I will put it on rybkachess.com .
Maybe my comment wasn't that stupid, because a lot of people could change their OS easily, they don't need windows...
And it's not as easy to create viri for GNU/Linux as it is for windows, I doubt that there would be many viri if GNU/Linux would be more popular
Parent - - By nuff (**) Date 2007-03-17 11:13
Very strange. Are all of you using Internet Explorer?
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2007-03-17 22:05
Internet Explorer still has over three quarters of the market so there are probably a lot of Rybka users using it. IE is the most hacked software on the planet, so hopefully the people using this browser and reading this thread will take take this opportunity to switch to something else...
Parent - By revengeska (**) Date 2007-03-18 06:25
Heh, IE is the most *hackable* software on the planet.  I had thought that Mozilla Firefox was starting to overtake IE, though.  Agreed, though, I have everyone I know using Firefox, much better.
Parent - By revengeska (**) Date 2007-03-18 06:15
"Maybe my comment wasn't that stupid, because a lot of people could change their OS easily, they don't need windows..."

tell that to someone who has purchased rybka..

anyways, it's not too uncommon for someone to hack a website and leave malware behind for users to pick up.  spyware is especially popular with this.  like you, i use Linux, and haven't experienced such a problem.  just something i read about:)
Parent - By revengeska (**) Date 2007-03-18 06:23
I indeed find it to be a nice and secure alternative to Windows.  Not many people don't use Linux because Microsoft has a monopoly on the market.  Tell me, how many retailers have you known in the last 10 years to sell Linux preinstalled on desktop machines?  Now how many sell Windows preinstalled?  Very good, now you should understand.  Like what was said before, it's far more difficult, though still possible, to write viruses for Linux.  Security updates are released alot more frequently, and unlike Windows, Linux users by default(most of the time) don't have admin/root access right off the bat, so this still has to get your approval to do anything real vicious.  Sure, you can get a good virus scanner/firewall for Windows, but that's definately not fool-proof.  Viruses are written and tested against the top virus scanners before they're released, so they get released, virus defintions are updated, virus is tweaked and redeployed, virus definitions are updated again, rinse, lather, repeat.  Kind of nice not to have to worry about all that crap anymore.
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