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Windows 7: My Opera Pages Used to Host Malware


25 Sep 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
My Opera Pages Used to Host Malware

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Security researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab warn that My Opera is being abused by hackers, after they found a botnet script hosted on its servers.

"There have been several reports about malware hosted on Mozilla and Google code servers. Now we also found malware hosted on My Opera community servers," Dmitry Bestuzhev, a Kaspersky Lab expert, writes on the company's blog.

My Opera is both a social network and support website for Opera users. The service has an estimated 5 million users and every account gets 2 GB of file storage.

As with many other free Web or file hosting services, this offers a place for cybercriminals to serve their malware from without having to pay for bandwidth.

Another reason why free hosting providers with millions of users are preferred, is because they are slow in responding to the large amount of abuse complaints.

According to Kaspersky's statistics, FileAve.com is currently the service hosting most malware (43%). It is followed by Ripway with 18% and RapidShare with 13%.
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25 Sep 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

hmmm....malware hosts are a pain.....but this is where EAM excels imho....this when i have given kis/nis/eset/avast/prevx etc a really good twirl


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25 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the info Jan. This is worrying as I use Opera. Thathaget; what is EAM? Thanks, John
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25 Sep 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
This is worrying as I use Opera. Thathaget; what is EAM? Thanks, John
emisisoft antimalware

alternatively you can try MVPS HOSTS File
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26 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for that thathagat. I'll check it out. Much appreciated, John
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26 Sep 2010   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I agree with thathatgat. EAM is proving to be the #1 anti malware ATM.
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27 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yup. It's found stuff that got past MSE, SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes scans plus Sophos Antirootkit. Thumbs up for that thathaget
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