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Re: Recently been experiencing "Pop-up" Ads, Plus Fake "Anti-Virus" Trojan

I have this popup as well, and it occurs randomly when chrome isn't even open. Please investigate this as it is a serious security flaw.

beefmaster
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Re: Recently been experiencing "Pop-up" Ads, Plus Fake "Anti-Virus" Trojan

I just got the same thing on opening my skype just now.  Scared the everlovin out of me.  I'm not using sykpe until I get word this is fixed...

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Re: Recently been experiencing "Pop-up" Ads, Plus Fake "Anti-Virus" Trojan

Everyone:

 

In order to avoid downloading the malware, add a host file to your computer:

 

Edit "hosts" in C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc

 

Add the following lines at the bottom:

127.0.0.1 wed322d2.qwindowsdefender.nl

127.0.0.1 qwindowsdefender.nl

 

This will avoid that page to communicate to that qwindowsdefender.nl website.

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Re: Recently been experiencing "Pop-up" Ads, Plus Fake "Anti-Virus" Trojan

For windows, you can block the connection in your windows firewall by adding rules and blocking connections with 212.83.155.47.

 

Also, note that zwindowsdefender.nl is used as well (although it resolves to the same IP).

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Re: Recently been experiencing "Pop-up" Ads, Plus Fake "Anti-Virus" Trojan

After discovering the pop-up came after starting a call on Skype I did a thurough uninstal of Skype and reinstaled checking for a virus. It's still happening. It is only Skype starting the pop-up and must be Skype to fix the issue. Might be able to block Skype from opening internet broser windows in firewall or broser program.  *** If you do this though u might not be able to click on links in Skype.***

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okay so its NOT just me! This is good to know! Does anyone know if this is a skype-related problem or is this just our computers that is getting this?

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Re: Recently been experiencing "Pop-up" Ads, Plus Fake "Anti-Virus" Trojan

I have personally submited a Support Request to Skype.

You may do the same by going to this site:

 

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1170/how-can-i-contact-skype-customer-service

AuthEx
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As both myself and my friend got the window at the exact same time, the moment we got our conversation started, I'm pretty sure it's Skype.
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It appears that Skype is aware about this issue and is working on a solution.

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Popup-Advertisements/m-p/2896283#M229780

 

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Re: Recently been experiencing "Pop-up" Ads, Plus Fake "Anti-Virus" Trojan

This is an adware. Nice job skype)))) 

 

They are changing their url... but the IP seams to be the same. Malwarebytes blocks the IP... Kaspersky does not see anything. 

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