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[NotABug] .swf #262129 01/28/2019 5:41 AM
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Hi

One of our forum members say following in a message

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.swf ....shows up when i update (refresh) active threads .
Its not really a problem , site works fine otherwise ,
I thought you'd want to know


Any ideas what this could be?
I have not seen that file before..
thanks

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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262130 01/28/2019 5:52 AM
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Adobe Flash from last decade
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWF

It's probably displaying for 1 of 2 reasons:

1/ a rogue ad that you are displaying.
or
2/ a program/malware the user has installed on his computer.

Have your user Google their problem. This has nothing to do with UBB.threads. It is not a file or file format that ships with the forum software.


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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262131 01/28/2019 5:58 AM
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3/ from your screenshot, it looks like the user is on a mobile device. One of your ads is probly animated with Adobe Flash (swf). Since the users mobile browser has no clue what the file is, it's trying to download it for him, rather than run it.


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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262132 01/28/2019 6:03 AM
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"Isaac

all ad banners are in .gif format there are a table with 10 static gifs and one called by a banner script that I used for many years with only .gif format
at the bottom there is a ebay ad displayed.

maybe its his as the image shows on his side he had several windows open


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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262133 01/28/2019 6:05 AM
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I'm happy to hear that you got it figured out so quickly. thumbsup


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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262134 01/28/2019 6:08 AM
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well I didn't figure out anything but its prolly not related to UBB.
No one else reported this so lets leave it here, if I find something I'll report it.
thanks


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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262135 01/28/2019 9:53 AM
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just take a look at your site and see some strage urls blocked by my adblocker. Are you sure to use only static gilf files for advertisment?
If I enter your site my adblock tells me connections to:
britbike.com
adzerk.net
ajax.googleapis.com
bufferapp.com
cloudflare.com
d1zoyh6qfvajy7.cloudfront.net
dsms0mj1bbhn4.cloudfront.net

ebay.com
facebook.com
fancy.com
fbcdn.net
fonts.googleapis.com
google-analytics.com
gstatic.com
napaliprop.com
ok.ru
pinterest.com
ravenjs.com
reddit.com
shareaholic.com
tumblr.com
viglink.com
vk.com
yummly.com

The reported .swf (flash file) can be a malware. Check your server for modified .htaccess files. The name of the file looks like dynamic generated. The browser don't support Flash anymore and display the unknown extentions for donwload. This is releated to the browser of the client. But you have to find out where it comes from: your server, your ad's or a malware injection on client side.

In PC browsing with Firefox no .swf shows up on my side. It can be a injection to mobile browsers only. This can be detected by scripts.

Regards
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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262136 01/28/2019 10:04 AM
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I have searched for anything starting with "Rzk" as in the .swf file on my server but nothing appeared.

These are known on britbike.com
britbike.com
ebay.com
facebook.com
pinterest.com
shareaholic.com
google-analytics.com
---------------
Have just installed -
cloudflare.com
---------------------
Have no clue what below is...-
adzerk.net
ajax.googleapis.com
bufferapp.com
d1zoyh6qfvajy7.cloudfront.net
dsms0mj1bbhn4.cloudfront.net
fancy.com
fbcdn.net
fonts.googleapis.com
gstatic.com
napaliprop.com
ok.ru
ravenjs.com
reddit.com
tumblr.com
viglink.com
vk.com
yummly.com

what shall I be looking for? in the .


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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Zarzal] #262137 01/28/2019 10:11 AM
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d1zoyh6qfvajy7.cloudfront.net
dsms0mj1bbhn4.cloudfront.net


These are injected by a CDN to cache resources; in this case you can read the code to see that it is used by Shareaholic, so it is not the culprit.

As this is happening on your landing page, which doens't even look to be a UBB.threads page, I think its safe to say its not UBB.threads related.

The SWF is probably either a resource from malware on the users local device, or is being requested by 3rd party javascript as an advertisement.

If this is affecting only one user and no one can recreate the issue, chances are that it is an issue with the device in question.


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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262138 01/28/2019 10:16 AM
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I see strange examples like napaliprop.com and
ok.ru

I have nothing to do with any russian domains so I wonder what it could be

I am scanning the server right now


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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262139 01/28/2019 10:32 AM
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Found this on the server I guess I should destroy these asap
see attached

tmp/awstats/awstats092016.britbike.com.txt Atomicorp.PHP.Malware.011017184916.30069.UNOFFICIAL
tmp/awstats/awstats022016.britbike.com.txt Atomicorp.PHP.Malware.011017184916.1811.UNOFFICIAL
tmp/awstats/awstats102017.britbike.com.txt Atomicorp.PHP.Malware.011017184916.30069.UNOFFICIAL
tmp/awstats/awstats032016.britbike.com.txt Atomicorp.PHP.Malware.011017184916.1811.UNOFFICIAL
tmp/awstats/awstats062016.britbike.com.txt Atomicorp.PHP.Malware.011017184916.30069.UNOFFICIAL
.spamassassin/bayes_seen Email.Phishing.VOF1-6314019-0

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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262140 01/28/2019 11:34 AM
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I destroyed the files


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Re: [NotABug] .swf [Re: Morgan] #262147 01/29/2019 6:43 AM
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Since this was a non bug post you can delete the thread if you like


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