Evil Inc “virus”
Evil Inc is not delivering a virus
This week, I have received a couple of e-mails telling me that some anti-virus software is flagging the Evil Inc site on every load.
First off, thanks to those people who alerted me. I really appreciate it!
Secondly, I have determined that the culprit is, in fact, the Shoutbox to the lower right of this blog. To the best of my ability to discrn — which is not my ability at all, rather the ability of the very intelligent people I rely upon for support — this is not a virus.
“It sounds like F-secure has an invalid signature that is throwing off false positives. This happens sometimes,” said my esteemed colleauge.
“Ahhhhhh,” I said, realizing that I wouldn’t know an invalid signature if it bit me in the nose.
Anyway, if you are using F-Secure Antivirus software, and if it is registering a similar warning when you visit my site, you can help expedite a fix to this problem.
Go here and fill out the form to explain what is happening.
You can list my Web site’s URL, plus the virus the software claims that Evil Inc has — Exploit.JS.ADODB.Stream.v — , for them to verify. Hopefully they can update their signatures to fix the issue.