joined:Dec 28, 2005
Just thought i should share my experience about statcounter.com of late.
My virus scanner sprang into action twice in the last 48 hours while visiting the statcounter.com website.
Reporting the "win32/winwebsec" virus/exploit/malawere
It happened to me as follow;
When I visit the statcounter.com website using IE8, and as soon as the log-in page comes up my "Adobe reader" springs into life and via an exploit downloads the virus (java code) into my system and try to run it. Luckily my virus scanner was able to stop it on time on both occasions and quarantine the downloaded code (i use Microsoft security essentials).
I have sent the guys at statcounter two emails alerting them to the fact.I don't even want to think what may happen if this code is being injected to viewers via their tracking code on all the website they help track.
Anyone else noticed this problem lately ?
God help us all...