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    Careersand Education and SurfAccuracy
    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks,
    Tom

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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

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    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.

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    I tried just to give you some verification of the attack, and my system says:
    A computer with the IP address 66.152.93.130 sent information that is characteristic of the HTTP SurfAccuracy Config Request Attack...... so it is not just you.

    Edit: General Information for Ip Address 66.152.93.130
    Hostname: url deleted its surfaccuracy
    ISP: Gamma Networking
    Organization: Surfaccuracy
    Proxy: None detected
    Type: Unknown
    Geo-Location Information
    Country: Canada
    State/Region: QC
    City: Montreal
    Latitude: 45.5
    Longitude: -73.5833
    Area Code:


    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/.
    Last edited by jodyq; January 8th, 2009 at 06:21 PM.
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