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10th January 2011, 01:33
forums are reported as unsafe, constantly make firefox, ie9, chrome all crash. War-arron is reported as untrusted and a distribution site for malware, trojans and etc. What exactly is going on?
What is the appropriate response to this issue? What should be done? I am running my firewall, antivirus and etc. However, being that the site continues to request adobe updates, java running and a script call executing what should be done in order to avoid problems?
Nevermind I was able to search and found that you know about the issue...
10th January 2011, 01:45
I have found a work around for viewing and using the website without worrying about the issues surrounding continual unsafe notifications, crashes and etc.
Windows uses a HOSTS (located in %systemdrive%/windows/system32/drivers/etc) file to maintain a personal list of web addresses. Any time a request is made for a URL, the HOSTS file will be checked first. If a corresponding address is found you will be directed to that IP without first consulting a DNS Server. The original intent of this file was to define where sites exist;
This is the loopback address for your machine for those cases where an application needs to reference the local machine by IP address- the loopback address will always be valid. This entry should never be changed.
Now lets add an entry to block
We are telling our local machine that war-arron actually exists on the local machine. Any request for war-arron will be directed to the local machine and therefore effectively blocked. You could also use the IP of another website if you wanted to be creative.
A HOSTS file entry will disregard the transfer protocol so it isn’t needed.
10th January 2011, 02:07
"127.0.0.1 www.war-arron.com" by itself won't work, you need to add "127.0.0.1 war-arron.com" as well.
What's better is to install Spybot S&D and to use FireFox always with NoScript and AdBlock Plus plugins installed and enabled. Hardened internet condom of steal right there.
10th January 2011, 06:41
Firefox is garbage for me personally...I'd rather shoot my eye out. Adblock is pointless if you run a freeware tool like hostsman. :) Spyblock is okay but, I hate all the crap it installs and removes. Any browser is only as good as the person using it. Though, I use it ... generally, I only use it when I hit a website that disallows IE9 or other similar services that rely on .net technologies.
And since we are speculating here...I use a hardware firewall, antivirus and sandbox all scripts...but, that doesn't save me from getting disallowed requests from winamp.com.
11th January 2011, 08:53
Chrome seems to work fine for me, can't believe anyone uses IE still, though to be fair I haven't seen the latest version yet
11th January 2011, 19:26
The war-arron intrusion on the site was removed and the responsible account suspended early Monday morning. The threat should not be present on the site any longer. Contradictions and berating are welcome!
11th January 2011, 21:36
If anybody is still getting the war-arron crap they probably need to clear/clean their browser cache:
...so on and so forth...
I still stand by my Spybot/FF/AdBlock+/NoScript recommendations. No need to mention Firewall/Antivirus, those are shoe-ins. I haven't gotten a virus in 5+ years since this setup.
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