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Kaspersky blocks Infolinks – Trojan Activity

I’m using Kaspersky Internet Security, the infolinks text ad service worked fine till today, but I think there is some kind of problem in the server side of Infolinks, they have modifed their javascript today, that made Kaspersky to detect and categorize the Infolinks Javascript as a Trojan. From Webmaster side there is no remedy to the problem, until infolinks updates its Javascript from the abnormal Trojan like activity. I removed infolinks today because of the warning.

Here is the screenshot of Kaspersky Internet Security blocking Infolinks Javascript to load in the browser.

Infolinks Blocked by Kaspersky

Trojan Details:

  • Trojan Downloader JS.Agent.ewi downloads malware into the victim site and then redirects the web-browser to the host page.

Resolved:

The problem in infolinks has been resolved this evening, below is the message of a chief person from Infolinks who responded to this issue

“It seems that Kaspersky has mistakenly identified a few characters in our
packed Javascript to be similar to a certain trojan virus. Our tech team
have made the required changes to avoid this mistake.

Just to be very clear about this: This was a mistake that has nothing to do
with Infolinks. Infolinks is not related to any virus, not affected by a
virus, and this mistake by Kaspersky seems to be behind us (it took just a
couple of hours).”

Hi all,

This is Shay from Infolinks.

Thanks for the concern. You can be sure we were very much alarmed as well.

It seems that Kaspersky has mistakenly identified a few characters in our
packed Javascript to be similar to a certain trojan virus. Our tech team
have made the required changes to avoid this mistake.

Just to be very clear about this: This was a mistake that has nothing to do
with Infolinks. Infolinks is not related to any virus, not affected by a
virus, and this mistake by Kaspersky seems to be behind us (it took just a
couple of hours).

If you see this again, or anything like this, please be sure to drop us an
urgent word…!

Thanks,

Shay
Infolinks.com

19 Comments

  1. good post, thanks for share

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  2. Well, I guess your antivirus is making things complex. It is a trial version you are using, then may be ur antivirus is wrong.
    .-= provamsi @ India365´s latest blog ..Look For Quality Links Not Quantity of Links For Better PR =-.

  3. Not the trial version mate. Its officially confirmed by infolinks that their code has been blocked by Kaspersky.

  4. I have checked that in infolinks and hope that everything goes well and infolinks will release the latest update of java script soon..
    .-= Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats´s latest blog ..WordPress 2.9.1 Released – Download & Update Now To Fix 17 Bugs =-.

    • The problem has now been fixed dude ., I started using infolinks again :)

  5. Thats big and shld be resolved soon else people using kaspersky will find website to be harmful and never re-visit.
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  6. Hi Ramkumar,

    This is Shay from Infolinks.

    Thanks for the concern. You can be sure we were very much alarmed as well.

    It seems that Kaspersky has mistakenly identified a few characters in our packed Javascript to be similar to a certain trojan virus. Our tech team have made the required changes to avoid this mistake.

    Just to be very clear about this: This was a mistake that has nothing to do with Infolinks. Infolinks is not related to any virus, not affected by a virus, and this mistake by Kaspersky seems to be behind us (it took just a couple of hours).

    If you see this again, or anything like this, please be sure to drop us an urgent word…!

    Thanks,
    Shay
    http://www.infolinks.com

    • Hi Shay, Thanks a lot for responding :) Welcome to ByteChip

  7. I am also using this soft few months back…i also find some error messages like this and i uninstalled that.
    thanks for sharing useful info.

    • Welcome Shivaraj, I have been a Kaspersky User since past 2 years, this is the first time I had conflict with Infolinks.

    • That’s cleared my thoughts. Thanks for couttibnring.

  8. Kaspersky is a good antivirus, there must be something wrong with that javascript. Good to know that it is fixed now :)
    .-= Akash | AM Blogger´s latest blog ..New Template | PR 2 | 100 k Alexa – Wohooo =-.

    • Ya thats right , even i reckon the problem is with the scripting. :)

  9. good to know that it is resolved, i got infolinks in a few of my blogs and its doing good too :)

    • Ya dude, Im using infolinks here also. Thanks to the infolinks team, they resolved it , in the same day. :)

  10. Started using infolinks last week and it has generated some 6 cents till then. LOL. Guess, KasperSky is right :P
    .-= TechChunks´s latest blog ..Microsoft Admits Chinese Hackers Exploited Internet Explorer Flaw to Attack Google =-.

    • 6 cents? Dude let me tell you a secret. The better the CTR in Infolinks., the higher the pay is., I noticed it in the past 2 months of using Infolinks

    • 6 cents a week? i make atleast $50+ a week on infolinks, but then on tech niche i doubt that it will make much…
      .-= Uttoran Sen´s latest blog ..10 Things to do Before Making a Blog =-.

    • 50 $$$ a week from infolinks., dude you got to teach me a lot :)

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