I don't think this is the appropriate forum to post this, but I couldn't really find any other as I am not posting a HJT log.
I am a Facebook junkie! hehehe And been directing anyone of those in my friend's list who mention about being infected to here or NutnWorks. Well lately I have been hearing a lot of discussions on a particular game that I play called Hatchlings. I am totally addicted to the game, and many people come to me for help with it.
Here is one of the discussions that I am referring to. I was hoping that someone could take a look at some of the infections they have popping up. Most of them seem to have Avast catching this thing. But I have been away too long from the computer security world that I don't know what's new and out there now.
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=7 ... opic=31820 Guests should be able to view it. I logged out and made sure, so let me know if you have a problem seeing this.
There is also this guy that seems to be directing people to do something to fix it, yet he also had to send his wife to google to find a malware removal forum such as this to guide them as well. So I am not so confident on what he is saying.
A lot of my friends are playing this game. I for one have not had any problems while playing this game but then of course I have FF and Ad-block installed, so I never see any of the ads these people are referring to. The thing that worries me, is that some of these people have paid for premium membership to block all ads but they are still getting a virus warning. So would that indicate that it is coming from the source? The actual servers of the game?
If it's an issue with the ads, which apparently some have mentioned the one called RockYou as the major problem, so would that mean that this is something that the ads are approved and put there by Facebook itself or from the game Hatchlings itself.
I would like to give these people some advice other than stay away from this game, unless absolutely necessary as this is or was the number 1 game on Facebook. If not still, then they are in the top 3, so it's huge on FB.
The developer tried to argue the point one other time that you cannot get a virus unless you actually click on the advertisement. That's when I stepped in on that thread, as I still have the love of educating people about protecting their computers.
Anyway, if possible could someone take a look at some of these posts and see if you can give me any advice as to what to advise them to do? I plan to advise those who are having problems with this infection to come here for help, but I am also wondering if I need to get out of this game all together.
Thanks for anyone who might be willing to take a look and give me some input.