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What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« on: January 01, 2009, 08:35:49 PM »
For two to three days not only AVR Freaks is done but it also
sends me a trojan every time I try to enter the site...
This is totally frustrating cause AVR Freaks have many many goodies on AVRs
But it's also very sad as it seems it's been hacked for good!!!


Anyone knowing anything.... ??? ???
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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 08:40:02 PM »
I dunno what happened

People DO NOT go to avrfreaks.net . Sends you some bad stuff. I have Adblock Plus and PeerGuardian so I was OK, but do not go there!
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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 08:43:09 PM »
Yup that's for sure don't go there!!!
I have bitdefender total security.... Saved my @$$ quite many times..... for sure....

But any info on that...
AVR Freaks was almost atmel's support forum on AVRs!!!!
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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 11:49:56 PM »
DOes it even send virus's on macs?

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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 06:09:07 AM »
Is this avrfreaks.com you're referring to?
My laptop is running like a bag o crap since visiting there last.
None of my antivirus programs are picking up anything
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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 09:36:07 PM »
Something bad is going on for sure... JUST DO NOT GO THERE......
It's not virus free....


I use bitdefender.... It hard to operate but it has it all.....
If you can't buy look for a crack... I'm sorry to tell this but, sometimes it's necessity...
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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 09:45:43 PM »
http://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=printview&t=73029&start=20


Here you can find some info... It seems they are running a PHP exploit to gain access over the server...
For any reason do not go there.... AGAIN....

I don't know what this trojan.script.4...... does but you don't want to learn the bad way really do you...

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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009, 02:10:46 AM »
anyone know which process gets infected and how to tell (manually)?
I know this isn't really the place for this post.

The laptop that is running like a bag o crap is actually my wife's, It's running vista. I appear to have 2 igfxsrvc.exe processes, 2csrss.exe processes and some spurious memory readings from some other processes.
The result of these are intermittent internet connection and when it is connected it's DAMN slow. I've tried to find out which processes are running at a higher level when connected to the net but the computer slows right down too and i can't see what's going on.
I've tried google but don't really understand some of the results, I've also tried other (free) antivirus/antimalware programs to no avail. Even boot time scans show nothing.
TRICKYNERO: I would follow your suggestion but my wife won't allow me to run any software that wasn't aquired in a legal manner. I really don't have 40+ to blow on a program at this point.
Even a pointer to a place i should be looking would be great.
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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009, 08:31:17 AM »
anyone know which process gets infected and how to tell (manually)?
I know this isn't really the place for this post.

The laptop that is running like a bag o crap is actually my wife's, It's running vista. I appear to have 2 igfxsrvc.exe processes, 2csrss.exe processes and some spurious memory readings from some other processes.
The result of these are intermittent internet connection and when it is connected it's DAMN slow. I've tried to find out which processes are running at a higher level when connected to the net but the computer slows right down too and i can't see what's going on.
I've tried google but don't really understand some of the results, I've also tried other (free) antivirus/antimalware programs to no avail. Even boot time scans show nothing.
TRICKYNERO: I would follow your suggestion but my wife won't allow me to run any software that wasn't aquired in a legal manner. I really don't have 40+ to blow on a program at this point.
Even a pointer to a place i should be looking would be great.
Thanks in advance guys and gals


They're recalling Vista because its so buggy......that may have something to do with it.
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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2009, 09:48:35 AM »
Man!!! Man!!! First, at the privacy of your own home... you can download anything... Make your wife sure of it.... :P
Only if the computer is used for work, and only if you don't know the uninstall processes should you worry...

Also, the fact is that you would have legal problems, if you were actually stealing... To steal you must take something by force from another...
Personally.... I feel like doing survey... let's be real....

Of course if you want to support......................... buy........
But in order to be fully satisfied.... you must test the product.... and a happy costumer can test something even for 10 years......
Be real.....


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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2009, 02:34:08 PM »
Is AVR freaks safe yet?

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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2009, 02:52:33 AM »
Has anyone with the appropriate protection on their computer went back to see if the site is clear yet??

By the way the laptop's still running like crap and i can't find whats wrong so it could just be :
They're recalling Vista because its so buggy......that may have something to do with it.
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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2009, 03:23:18 AM »
I browsed google and apparently avrfreaks also had viruses in 2004 and 2007.

That being said, I just visited the site and neither Norton nor my firewall went crazy . . . I assume it's safe now.

The hacker probably downloaded the avrfreaks.net forum database . . . they probably have emails/passwords by now . . . at least its safer to assume so! :-X

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I would follow your suggestion but my wife won't allow me to run any software that wasn't aquired in a legal manner. I really don't have 40+ to blow on a program at this point.
Is the wife and not having 40 somehow connected? :P

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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2009, 11:59:15 AM »

Is the wife and not having 40 somehow connected? :P

Yeah :D .It's her laptop that's running like crap. I HATE WINSLOW$. Well mainly when it's not working. The not having 40 to blow was a choice between buying parts for my first attempt at an I2C board (and a couple other things), Santa robbing me blind  ;)  and the fact that it's her laptop and not mine ;D
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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2009, 05:07:51 PM »
AVR freaks is safe again... But I haven't seen any news for the attack...
How about you guys???
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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2009, 05:48:55 PM »
AVR Freaks won't let me register. Anybody know why not?

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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2009, 07:29:13 AM »
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They're recalling Vista because its so buggy......that may have something to do with it.


This is just an urban legend unfortunately.... with it being an operating system, they would just release patches/upgrades (even if it means patching it so it degrades to windows xp).

They did recall the beta version that was mass distributed, apparently if an error occured while submitting a web form then the debugger automatically sent the form details to an employees email (meaning that she had thousands of credit card number being email, which she obviously abused?) this could also be an urban legend though...

 A free anti-malware tool is available here http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php the free version will scan your system and remove any malware. if you get the paid version it involves real time scanning etc... but if you already have an infected system then all you need is the free version.

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Re: What happened to AVR Freaks?!?!?!?!
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2009, 02:13:03 AM »
A free anti-malware tool is available here http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php the free version will scan your system and remove any malware. if you get the paid version it involves real time scanning etc... but if you already have an infected system then all you need is the free version.


Just to let you guys know, if you get the virus "AntiVirus 2009" (or 2008), malwarebytes' program will get rid of it for you.

 


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