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Ehobby Asia-Issue with malware

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For last 3 days, Ive tried accessing Ehobby Asia site and my computer has warned me of a major malware attack and immediately disconnects me from the site. Anyone else having this issue?

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Too bad, I've ordered a lot of stuff from them over the last few years and they were always dependable for me. I had a great "wish list" and was making a good dent into it and now this. Guess I'll be moving on.

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It's probably a false positive.  Some bug in their code or something.  I had a similar issue with Boom Arms for months.  Some AV can be a bit twitchy so unless it's getting flagged for everyone, I wouldn't worry and just let it sort itself out.

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I don't know if it's Windows 10 or Norton that's flagging them for me as RED.  I don't know if there's some process where one can ask for the flagging to be looked at to see if the problem persists.  Currently Explorer 11 (I know, I know) won't let me navigate there.

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I would try to avoid antivirus software. There really is no need for it.

 

I've never used any form of antivirus, and I've never had any major problems. Even the worst malware can be eliminated through cleaning the registry.

 

I'm sure eHobby is fine. Malware only becomes a tangible threat when you start browsing TPB compulsively and get on the 'dark' side of TOR.

 

To be honest, just do a quick scan with Windows Defender (Windows 10) once a few weeks or so. If you got your OS on an HDD, defragmenting is an option. None of this is really anything to worry about.

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I would advice all of you to observe who is giving the above advice. :| 

 

I myself am in the IT business as an IT Consultant and I have at least a basic form of AV/Malware program on my machine even though I consider myself very "tech savvy" and "knowledgeable" (regarding safe internet behaviour) and I run UAC on the highest level and am logged in with a normal user account.

 

I use the built in Windows Defender and occasionally download some freeware malware and AV scan software and run through my computer. Windows Defender on my Windows 10 does not give any warnings for eHA website BTW.

 

How disk defragmentation would help against viruses and malware is beyond me... And in what instance would your OS not be on a HDD? :o

 

I probably should not even post this comment but...

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I would advice all of you to observe who is giving the above advice. :|

 

I myself am in the IT business as an IT Consultant and I have at least a basic form of AV/Malware program on my machine even though I consider myself very "tech savvy" and "knowledgeable" (regarding safe internet behaviour) and I run UAC on the highest level and am logged in with a normal user account.

 

I use the built in Windows Defender and occasionally download some freeware malware and AV scan software and run through my computer. Windows Defender on my Windows 10 does not give any warnings for eHA website BTW.

 

How disk defragmentation would help against viruses and malware is beyond me... And in what instance would your OS not be on a HDD? :o

 

I probably should not even post this comment but...

Yes, observe me here, but I am actually quite knowledgeable on this subject. I used to be very active on Overclock.net and Tom's Hardware.

 

Malware can spread to drives, and with an HDD, defragmenting can make a difference.

 

I do not have Windows 10 installed on any of my HDDs. I use an SSD as my main boot drive. An SSD is not an HDD, and I would not recommend defragmenting an SSD (since SSDs can only be written to a finite amount of times, as opposed to HDDs).

 

I also know of people that run their OS not from a disk drive whatsoever. Ramdisks have grown to be somewhat popular within the past several years.

 

Edit: Yes, I forgot to mention that I have had great success with the free version of Malwarebytes in the past. That is as good as you will realistically need. Anything more than that and, well, it's not a great use of money whilst you could be spending it elsewhere in your system.

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I think the stupidity of you original post must have wrecked my brain because you are right about SSDs not being HDDs and also booting from flashdrives.

 

So yes, you obviously know what you are talking about.

 

Well then, let's all take PC and security advice from this guy! :P 

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I think the stupidity of you original post must have wrecked my brain because you are right about SSDs not being HDDs and also booting from flashdrives.

 

So yes, you obviously know what you are talking about.

 

Well then, let's all take PC and security advice from this guy! :P

Stupidity? Well, maybe that is your opinion, but it is also my opinion that expensive anti-malware software is unnecessary.

 

However, I do admit that Malwarebytes is good. Norton though? Hmm, I don't know. Anti-malware *suitcase* likes to constantly run processes in the background and hog resources. That is not cool.

 

But, yes, I am a PC enthusiast and I have been for quite some time. You can quiz me if you really care that much.

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Just wondering, did you tried using one of those "coupon codes" websites before you got EHA blocked ?? 'cause those things spread JS viruses. So it's not really them infected, but your infected computer acting when you access certain domain

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The reason Norton was flagging it was multiple instances (29) of  Web Attack: Mass Injection Website 19.

 

Perhaps someone can explain what this is and how to guard against it.

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It's very likely that the malware is probably through served advertisements and not the site itself - It's very common for sites to contract out adverts to another company who will rotate them based on who's paying etc - So a compromised advert/malicious advert might have entered the rotation. Very common for porn sites but uncommon for commercial. 

 

I've got an AV client which will tell me specifically whether any threat changed/modified files on the system, so I'll boot up a virtual machine and play around.

 

I would suggest not clicking on any adverts, and making sure you're actually on the Ehobby site before purchasing anything. This is difficult to do as the site doesn't have an SSL Certificate so you can't go through HTTPS.

 

 

It's a possibility the server's compromised as well. Has anyone actually contacted Ehobby?

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I use uBlock and I was still affected.  I don't know if that's because an add triggered my AV as it was loading just before uBlock blocked it.

 

I do know that I'm no longer getting a warning and the site is fine now it seems.

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I have no issues logging on to ehobby...also, no offense, I've met a lot of people in the IT business who don't have a clue outside of what they were taught to do and say. You don't need anti virus unless you have unsafe browsing and download habits. I've used malwarebytes when it wasn't *suitcase* but that's it. AV software at best eats up resources, at worst gives false positives and restricts what it thinks you're allowed to do with your own PC. Uninstalling some AV has been harder than getting rid of malware. I don't think there's a need to bring personal vendettas against a user into this

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Made an order last night with no issues, and no warnings popping up.

 

First time using Ehobby, so registered an account with them which I can't log into now. I got an email order confirmation though, so I'm not that fussed (or should I be? No idea really).

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