Hi - when I was uploading and downloading (backing up) files from my Dreamhost account with MS Frontpage for ftp (not using extensions) - I had a whole bunch of alerts that these Trojan Horses were trying to get in.
I have Norton System Works 2005 with the Internet Worm detection as well as the latest virus signatures. I finally changed over to Filezilla - and it is happening also. I changed the ports allowed because they seemed to be coming through anything above 1900. Now they are trying to come through the lower ones.
I do a complete virus check at least once daily and have never had a virus (been on the internet since 1996). I run Ad Aware by Lava Soft. I keep everything up to date for protection. I delete cookies, etc. I am a tad compulsive about all this if you can tell. Oh and we have a firewall on our router as well as WindowsXP firewall.
My husband says I won’t have these problems if I switch over to Linux - but I am just not ready for that yet. Just thought I’d put that out there.
So this is a rather new experience. I am concerned as to why this is happening and what I should be doing about it. Norton’s so far is blocking these attacks. Will this be affecting my website? Does this affect Dreamhost? I did not have this problem when uploading to my XO account - but it has been awhile since I have and even longer since I uploaded so much at a time. I have intended to switch over to DreamHost completely at some point. I have been working with files with the php extension - not sure if that makes a difference.
If I have the lingo messed up here - sorry - but hope it all makes sense. These regular attacks are making me a bit nervous at this point.
Thanks in Advance.