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post #1 of 16 Old Nov 1st, 2008, 8:02 pm Thread Starter
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LTParts.com site DOES NOT HAVE A trojan horse

I just clicked on the LTParts logo in the advertisers section and it then began repeatedly attempting to send me a trojan horse according to my Symantec AV program. I finally had to restart the PC to get it to work right. My AV history showed it tried 12 times before I got it stopped. Each time it was quarrentined (SP?) in the Internet Explorer Temp files. Just wanted others to beware.

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I was on that site a few minutes ago and did not have a problem.
You may have a false positive. I use AVG for internet security and AV.

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Re: LTParts.com site and a trojan horse warning

I tried it 5 times and got the site 4 times and got a warning once. Not sure why this is. Maybe one of the more computer literate among us can shed some light?

Reported Attack Site!!!

This web site at 91.205.233.31 has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Attack sites try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.

Some attack sites intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.

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Re: LTParts.com site and a trojan horse warning

Ditto, I just ckicked on it here and had no issues. Using Symantec Endpoint.

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Re: LTParts.com site and a trojan horse warning

I wondered about that and I too have been there before with no problems. I am using Symantec AV and the version is 10.1. I have had no alerts since I can't remember when. The PC is updated and scanned daily automatically. Anyway, this does sort of spook you when your PC is used for financial transactions. Hopefully, it's a false on my end.

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Re: LTParts.com site and a trojan horse warning

Dub..
You are doing the right thing in calling a warning! Trojans are nasty little things.

Interesting, tho, that the IP address for LTparts is not the one listed above.

So, something else is going on..

I tried the site over a dozen times.. and no warning... strange...

.......Dub, did you "click" the link from the Homepage of this website?

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Re: LTParts.com site and a trojan horse warning

Yes, I clicked on the logo on the BMWLT.COM homepage. I haven't tried typing in the URL manually. Think I'll pass on it for a while... don't need any more issues.

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Re: LTParts.com site and a trojan horse warning

Just had another thought... I think that Microsoft Windows by definition IS a virus. It just gets bigger and bigger and slows down the machine.

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Just had another thought... I think that Microsoft Windows by definition IS a virus. It just gets bigger and bigger and slows down the machine.
And a nasty one that is
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Just had another thought... I think that Microsoft Windows by definition IS a virus. It just gets bigger and bigger and slows down the machine.

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And a nasty one that is
and widespread!

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Just had another thought... I think that Microsoft Windows by definition IS a virus. It just gets bigger and bigger and slows down the machine.

and widespread!
Not in my house.

BTW, the original link has been fixed.

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Re: LTParts.com site and a trojan horse warning

Well if apple computer parts weren't so danged expensive, I am sure they would have a bigger hold in the market. until then I will use my "virus" religiously and re-install every 6 mo or so.

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Well if apple computer parts weren't so danged expensive, I am sure they would have a bigger hold in the market.
Hmmm... Sounds familiar!!!

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Hmmm... Sounds familiar!!!
Exactly. Apple, like BMW, makes a premium product at a higher-than-market price. They both have their quirks but then again, they both have technology that no one else has that makes for a generally better user experience.

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I get asked nearly every day from someone brings up the expense of an Apple product. If you do a component to component level comparison with Dell, HP, Lenovo, or Toshiba, you'll find the Apple is quite comparable on price.

These people ask my why I would pay more for an Apple when they can get a PC or laptop for hundreds less. The end-user experience is that much better, and worth paying for.

Aside from a locked down, managed corporate PC running XP, I've never seen a more stable OS than the Mac OS X that runs on my MacBook Pro. Vista is so bloated and slow, with so many obscure control options, it's nearly impossible to manage effectively. My entire job these days is selling virtual desktops, which allow the desktop OS to be managed in the data center and displayed on your end user device. Basically, because Windows sucks so bad, Citrix and VMWare have now created the next revolution in the corporate desktop with a managed virtual desktop served from a centralized data center.


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Re: LTParts.com site and a trojan horse warning

if it was a bad link that's now been fixed, shouldn't the "mods" delete this thread to keep ltparts.com from losing potential business from people seeing the thread title and thinking "oh, I'm not going to consider doing business with this place because I don't want my computer screwed up?"

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