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Fake Google Adsense Trojan – false positive from Kaspersky Labs, their fix is coming

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Hi folks, if you’re surfing around today with Kaspersky Labs anti-virus installed, be aware that a bug in their program is falsely declaring a Trojan in Google Adsense ads on various sites around the Web.

DON’T PANIC!

The guys at Kaspersky are busy working on a fix to the problem, and no, you haven’t been infected. There is no Trojan.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


7 Comments

  • Don't worry, for a few days you will be running a free ad blocker with a pig squeal.

  • Heh, not so much a squeal, more a violin stab. But it's going to give some people palpitations until they clear it up, no question. :)

  • I use other virus scan programs and getting the same alert, so how can it be a bug in Kaspersky Labs?

  • Whoa, that's really interesting! If that's the case it looks like it could be a problem with Adsense being attacked, which would *NOT* be funny.

    What a/v program are you using Andrea and have you checked their forums?

  • Mmm…according to this thread, other anti-virus progams are also reporting it as a false positive. It looks like a pretty naff issue.

    http://forums.zonealarm.com/showthread.php?p=2748

    I wonder if someone has deliberately injected something into Adsense to trigger this stuff just for fun or as an exercise?

  • Mmm…according to this thread, other anti-virus progams are also reporting it as a false positive. It looks like a pretty naff issue.

    http://forums.zonealarm.com/showthread.php?p=2748

    I wonder if someone has deliberately injected something into Adsense to trigger this stuff just for fun or as an exercise?

  • But as Google is evil and trying to track everything EVERYONE ever does online, how is this a FALSE positive?

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