Hi: On my MacBook Pro (OS 10.7.5) with Windows 7 – Parallels Desktop, using Coherence mode, I checked the contents of my update to my website canadianclubkingston.org on Safari. The website appeared to operate correctly, as I was able to access all of my webpages, with no interference.
However, when I checked the website in Firefox, under my Windows 7 virtual machine, the "yealt survey" pop-up presented itself. Before doing an Internet search to determine the nature of the potential malware, I stepped through the survey process, hoping to determine its nature, and counting on being able to curtail the process if I uncovered any malware-like behaviour. Regrettably, I must have inadvertently accessed an unknown hotlink, because I was eventually presented with a series of downloaded files which my MalwareBytes Pro program appeared to intercept. I attempted to deny access to each of these files, but some were repeated; hence, I am unsure whether I successfully blocked all of them. However, a immediate scan using MalwareBytes Pro reported a long series of PUP-related files, all of which I had quarantined.
Based on my preliminary Internet search results, I extracted the attached MS Word document contents, but I have not taken any action as proposed therein, pending further evaluation of the problem.
Please advise whether my canadianclubkigston.org is at risk for anyone who may access it via Firefox (and perhaps Internet Explorer, Opera, or any other browser), since I did not test access under any browser except for Safari (my default on Mac OS) and Firefox (my default on Windows 7 VM.
I have emailed the HostPapa Support staff (on whose server the subject website is hosted), but only via there "sales" recipient, with a plea to ensure that the tech support staff reviewed my situation.
From an Internet search for the "yealt.adware problem, I was pointed towards a "freefixer" freebie product. However, since it was recommended that it only be used by knowledgeable users, I have not yet executed the program (which requires a paid "pro" version to correct any deficiencies detected).
Thanks, in advance for any assistance/guidance which you may be able to provide.
Colonel (Retired) R. Bruce Morris
Canadian Club of Kingston Webmaster