Malware on Audioz Website

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  1. kola

    kola Noisemaker

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    Hi there!

    Recently, when I enter the Audioz website, Chrome tells me that this website is loaded with malware:

    https://ibb.co/yXFgJSy (PIC1)

    VirusTotal also says, that this Website is using Malware:

    https://ibb.co/Z8jt9VH (PIC2)

    Whats going on?

     
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  3. Polomo

    Polomo Audiosexual

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    Many strange things these days :

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    1/93 is more than funny
    Seems a lot like a false positive on an add
     
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  4. phumb-reh

    phumb-reh Audiosexual

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  5. Tele_Vision

    Tele_Vision Platinum Record

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    seriously..

    Even when I log in and use Ublock, I'm still constantly getting popups and malware/dangerous site warnings.

    What happened to AZ? It used to not be like that.
     
  6. westfinch

    westfinch Platinum Record

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    No problem here. I use Ublock, Duck Duck Go, and Ghostery.
     
  7. Djord Emer

    Djord Emer Rock Star

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    No pop ups here unless I sign out. Anyways, I use Ublock origin, Kaspersky, HTTPS everywhere and Privacy Badger. You should too.
     
  8. I caught Covid from a download.
     
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  9. kh_minusone

    kh_minusone Guest

    Guys... to address the pop-ups, use noscript. Set the sister site's URL and cloudfare to trusted. The only pop-ups you'll get from then on are the site's logo every now and then.

    As for the malware warnings, that's to be expected due to the nature of the site itself. The owner likely has no choice but to allow shady ads to pay the server host. I wouldn't really know, though. It's just a guess. It's either that or try to rely on the generous donations from its users, but that's a gamble because I really doubt any of us is making enough money as musicians or engineers to afford to donate even just $1 a month (I jest).

    Jokes aside, I still think the site is safe to use with all proper precautions (that you should already be taking when downloading from any site, especially if it's pirated software), but there's always a risk involved.
     
  10. Olymoon

    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Are you logged in when this happens?
     
  11. No Doz

    No Doz Producer

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    what programs or software are ya'll using to scan your downloads from the sister site before installation?
     
  12. kola

    kola Noisemaker

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    Hi Olymoon. Thanks for your reply. I tried several times to register, but never received an E-Mail to confirm the registration process (also nothing in Spam).
     
  13. lukehh

    lukehh Audiosexual

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    Finally, make sure you don't use one of the following email providers, as they block emails from AudioZ: gmx, web.de, hotmail, outlook, msn, yahoo.
     
  14. Olymoon

    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    So that's the problem. If your not logged in you receive too much adds.

    Sent you a PM to help you.
     
  15. Olymoon

    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    That's off topic, but I use ZoneAlarm free firewall and AntiVirus.
     
  16. Olymoon

    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Exactly, these email provider automatically filter the confirmation email.
     
  17. kola

    kola Noisemaker

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    I´m using GMX!

    *tadaaaa ^^

    thx
     
  18. SAiNT

    SAiNT Administrator Staff Member phonometrograph

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    Thank you for reporting. this must be a bad popup. i've already reported this to the advertiser.
     
  19. AudioMixing22

    AudioMixing22 Member

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    Same result here !! what do you expect from a dark web anyways? yeah this is a little part from it.
     
  20. Bennett.Jackson

    Bennett.Jackson Kapellmeister

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    I got the red screen malware alert a few days ago. I've also been getting this strange thing fairly often where if I go to a Z link for one of the downloads and then try to back up to the main page, I get a small pop up top of the page asking me if I'm sure I want to leave the site. If you don't click on it you can't go anywhere unless you close out your browser entirely. Hate having to click on strange popups like that.
     
  21. MLooms

    MLooms Ultrasonic

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    Maybe time to implement a spam filter here to
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