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January 8th, 2009, 02:19 PM #1Careersand Education and SurfAccuracy
While testing out an affiliate link for CareersandEducation I discovered that by submitting my data on the C&E site, I triggered an install of SurfAccuracy (ad/malware program). I can duplicate this at will. I contacted the vendor and they claimed no knowledge of SurfAccuracy.
I've tried this same scenario on a different computer and don't see the SurfAccuracy install attempt.
Has anyone else had a similar experience? As I can only duplicate this on one of my computers, I'm hesitant to blame it on the C&E site, but then again, it only happens when I fill out their form and click on their Submit button.
I'd like to use this vendor, but not if they're going to trigger malware installs.
Can anyone offer a suggestion on how I can determine if this is the vendor's site, or just a problem with my computer?
January 8th, 2009, 02:32 PM #2
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have you run software on that computer to determine if you have any issues with that computer?
You need to do replicate this on a different computer. If you can't, then you have a problem with your computer
January 8th, 2009, 05:31 PM #3
Yes. This computer is clean according to 2 separate full system virus/malware/adware scans.
I'm not saying that it's not something about this computer that is causing it (obviously since it doesn't happen on my other computer ) I'm just looking for insight on what to check for.
January 8th, 2009, 06:07 PM #4
I tried just to give you some verification of the attack, and my system says:
A computer with the IP address 18.104.22.168 sent information that is characteristic of the HTTP SurfAccuracy Config Request Attack...... so it is not just you.
Edit: General Information for Ip Address 22.214.171.124
Hostname: url deleted its surfaccuracy
ISP: Gamma Networking
Proxy: None detected
So what i think is since gamma networking is also a webhost, that is probably the culprit. careersandeducation must have their hosting done thru gamma and they put this nasty bit to peoples computers after 1 minute on the website. One minute is how long it took them to attack my computer 2x's typing at different speeds. I correct myself I hit submit 2/.
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