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Don't panic, it wasn't you, but ESET

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by HoNeYBiRD, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. HoNeYBiRD

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    There was a false positive detection by ESET Antivirus and ESET Smart Security this morning.

    The 13102 virus definition database update turned out to be a bit too strict and when you tried to access particular sites - i experienced with BHW, Twitter and this article talks about Google for instance - you weren't able to do it. ESET blocked the site and showed a warning about the site being malicious:
    Threat:
    HTML/Refresh.BC trojan

    It was a false positive, the latest 13103 update fixed the issue.

    At first i thought it's BHW, i was just about to make a thread, then i noticed that Twitter is blocked too, so i came to the conclusion that it must be me. I started to scan my system like a mad man with Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes just to find nothing. Then later i learnt, that it was just a false positive.

    I guess some of you noticed it, so it's just a heads up about what was it and that all is well now.
     
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    I was about to make a thread regarding this! -

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    I wonder what will be the scene if the Anti-Virus companies all get owned by Governments. Free data for life (For the Governments).

    #fs0c1ety