View Full Version : bad ActiveX thingies on the NT LW main page still?

11-22-2008, 05:24 PM
Just went to check out the main LightWave 3D page: HERE (http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/), and see that I'm getting the warnings from McAfee like we all were getting from the forum pages last week.
Checked it out from a different PC with AVG on it, and got a similar, though more general warning. See attached screenies. Those are with Firefox. I get similar messages when accessing that URL with IE.

I'm guessing this might not be so good for business...

11-22-2008, 05:30 PM
Uh oh.... I dare not visit the page.

11-22-2008, 05:53 PM
Yeah, I suppose I shouldn't have included a clickable link. ;)

11-22-2008, 09:14 PM
OK, I guess somebody did something about it because I'm not getting those messages anymore.

11-23-2008, 06:44 AM
Not in your wildest dreams. Takes more than some amateur l33t LameX script to take ME down. ;)

Nope, gave them both the full scan-o-rama overnight.

12-26-2008, 02:34 PM
Just found this thread. I started getting the same message yesterday. This time it seems to be related to something called "rediff toolbar".

12-26-2008, 07:33 PM

Where is Spock when U need him..

12-27-2008, 10:06 AM
Any more info on this and the damage it could do? How can something like this get onto Newtek's server? IE seems to block it automatically but not a peep out of Kaspersky...

12-27-2008, 09:46 PM
At first I said ok install the activex control believing it would be safe as it's on the NEWTEK site but luckily Norton's picked it up.

Here's the info from Norton's http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/attacksignatures/detail.jsp?asid=22575

I think it's another reason to use firefox over ie.

12-28-2008, 11:13 AM
Is anybody looking into this bug or hack as I still get it when I load Newteks main page?

12-28-2008, 11:12 PM
does anybody out there still use i.e. ? aka the active-x exploiter's best friend...

12-29-2008, 05:12 AM
does anybody out there still use i.e. ? aka the active-x exploiter's best friend...

I would imagine perhaps 1 or 2 people :ohmy:

12-29-2008, 10:02 AM
does anybody out there still use i.e. ? aka the active-x exploiter's best friend...

Only a mere 70% approx of web surfers depending on what stats you read. I'm one of them... alternating with Firefox. Spinquad and Yahoo take forever to load in IE for some reason.

Don't be so quick to knock knock IE... it actually stops the bug from downloading. Firefox hasn't posted any warnings...

12-29-2008, 07:19 PM
Firefox hasn't posted any warnings...
It happily ignores vbscript, so there is no threat to warn you about... ;)