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Email sent to me by unknown party - invites receiver to view sender's profile and photos, if register first:
http://www.shtyle.fm/einv.do?iid=255591858B1C4F8ACF25DB33C419383C

Suspicious. clicked to registration screen, which requested personal info, but did not register.

Google search on "Shtyle.fm" returns serious negative data on this site:
http://forums.techarena.in/antivirus-software/1200607.htm

I've deleted file from my Mac G4 Powerbook "Trash-on my Mac" folder and ISP has deleted it from my server account webmail In-box.

Notified unknown party who confirmed got the email from a good friend.

Appears site may be harvesting registrants' email address books and propagating original email further and further.

1) What is Answer.com assessment? - including Mac and Windows issues? Fixes?
2) What can be done to report, stop this apparent scam, malware, virus, worm - whatever from impacting others?

Please advise.

Thanks...

Frank, Susan
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Computer
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Tech Support Specialist: VanMagnus Systems, Consultant replied 8 years ago
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OK. You have an interesting and sometimes painful issue going on, This is a Sight like Media Fire. It uses 3rd Party advertisers who attempt to place Malware and Worms on your MAC. Also, it appears that this Sight may have had one of these shady companies do an underhanded deal to get them Email address from the users Systems. Companies do this through 3rd parties so they can have deniability of all actions and be held "Blameless" in Law Suites! Remember Media Fire...

With the above being said, it would be wise to contact your friends from your Contacts and make them aware that one of them may have joined this Sight and that their Contact list has become compromised. The biggest issue is going to be finding out who it is though. With that being said. asking them all for do Malware and Anti-viral scans on their PC's. I am sure your friends have MAC's and PC's. So telling them all to do this will stop the spreading of this issue.

Lastly, I just received an email from an old Pastor of mine selling Viagra, it appears that the same needs to be done for him also.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
1) Correction in information supplied in question: Sender is known party. Last previous email exchange was April 18/19, 2009. 2) First step likely to run anti-malware scan/removal of my Mac. Windows? Any thoughts on software to acquire (my ISP, Bell Sympatico) provides anti-malware filtering)? I can also talk with Apple Store here (Toronto). 3) Where would one report offending site and find infecting file names associated with this site, McAfee? Norton? Symantec other malware/hoax centre? Thanks.
Tech Support Specialist: VanMagnus Systems, Consultant replied 8 years ago
You have a MAC, yes. So you can use:

MAC Anti-Malware

and

MAC an Windows Antivirus

These product work great...
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Many Thanks...
Tech Support Specialist: VanMagnus Systems, Consultant replied 8 years ago
OK....
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Mac Anti-malware link above: site all Windows:

Chat excertp:

"Frank McLean: This is a pre-purchase inquiry. Do you have Mac compatible anti-malware software on offer?

Andy: sorry our programs work only on windows operating system"

Did you have another link in mind?

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