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fishinfanatic
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Location: Morehead City
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Sat May 21, 2016 12:20 pm
Getting a lot of alerts about something called swf exploit while on your site this morning, fyi  
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Capt_Dave
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Location: Cape Fear, NC
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Sat May 21, 2016 12:35 pm
Fish,

This is something on YOUR machine.

Methods of Infection
Trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that the executable is something beneficial. Distribution channels include IRC, peer-to-peer networks, newsgroup postings, email spam, etc.

What is causing the alarm is the Adobe Flash in some of the ads which is a call to action for the script.

You need to run an anti virus scan on your machine.

Dave
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Capt_Dave
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Sat May 21, 2016 12:38 pm
SWF/Exploit is a malicious software that once it is executed has the capability of replicating itself and infect other files and programs. These type of malware, called Viruses, can steal hard disk space and memory that slows down or completely halts your PC. It can also corrupt or delete data, erase your hard drive, steal personal information, hijack your screen and spam your contacts to spread itself to other users. Usually, a Virus is received as an attachment on an email or instant message.
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