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Weird worm trojan virus message
« on: July 14, 2019, 06:02:16 PM »
Hi. Clicked a notification link (for a conversation) in my yahoo email that I had clicked on with success previously and was taken to a page that told me UKY thought I had a worm, or was going to spam the forum, and would let me through if I correctly entered the sum of two numbers. It then did let me through.

I was not logged in at the time, and was using a VPN.

I'm running an in-depth virus/malware scan on my computer now. Has anyone had this happen to them? Is it a known quirk of UKY?
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Re: Weird worm trojan virus message
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 06:35:40 PM »
Can't help you with what to do about it, but can confirm I've not had this happen to me before and have not heard of anybody talk about this happening previously.
My, how time flies....

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* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019
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Re: Weird worm trojan virus message
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 06:37:51 PM »
The virus scan is clean. The Daughter says that it's probably something with the board's software seeing the incoming from Yahoo, as "most spam comes from Yahoo."


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Re: Weird worm trojan virus message
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 07:33:14 PM »
I've never heard of anything like that either.  I'd be careful to run a malware scan like you said.  I do have some other weirdness connecting  with UKYankee on one particular computer, so I'm not surprised.


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Re: Weird worm trojan virus message
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 11:22:10 AM »
I was just asked if I wanted to proceed to UKY as it was deemed as "suspicious" by gmail. It didn't mention anything about a worm/trojan virus or anything, but I just thought I'd let you know in case it's linked. It's the first I've encountered this as well, by the way. It didn't ask me for a pin, just to confirm that I wanted to proceed to the website.,
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019
* Citizenship approved on July 4th 2019
* Ceremony conducted on August 28th 2019

'Mommy, Wow! I'm a legit Brit now!'


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Re: Weird worm trojan virus message
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2019, 12:16:55 PM »
Hmmmm. Any chance the board is infected then? But if it was, I'd still be getting alerts when I log in. So....

I've run two different virus scanners, and two different malware ones, and come up clean. The message I was getting was from the Board itself, when I got it. I regret not taking a screencap now.


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Re: Weird worm trojan virus message
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 12:20:21 PM »
I doubt it. Seems like a weird, one-off situation for me as I've not been asked again since on any of the recent notifications. Weird indeed.
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019
* Citizenship approved on July 4th 2019
* Ceremony conducted on August 28th 2019

'Mommy, Wow! I'm a legit Brit now!'


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