Do you by chance play Minecraft or similar online games? MyVNC is a remote desktop sharing program, its available on a lot of the shareware software sites. OTOH, myvnc.com is a dynamic DNS service site, which not unusual in itself, could possibly be masking the origin of a potential attack site. Maybe.
Remember too that a lot of virus warnings are false positives. One AV program may report a potential problem and another may not. Their heuristics algorithms look for patterns of activity. Some are more accurate than others.
Read my post above. I don't see a single post at the AVG feedback site where any real threat was detected.
During the last 7 days potentially active malware was detected on a subdomain. However, no threats were detected on the main website.
"potentially," and detected on a subdomain.
Just means the heuristics found something that appeared unusual. Might be real, might not. Inconclusive. I wouldn't draw any conclusions from the comments thread. Looks mostly like a lot of people screaming "the sky is falling."
I love spotify and would be dissapointed if it has been the cause of malicious attacks on my computer.
Last week I was sort of locked out of my computer. I could not start any programs and denied access when trying to look in my program files etc. I can go into this more if i need to.
Long story short I had to completely wipe my hard drive and install a fresh new copy of windows 8. I was just about to transfer money and activity like this concerns me greatly!!
I DID NOT download anything prior to this with an exception to Guild Wars 2 updates (computer game) through their updating services as well as a printer driver from Windows's device manager. Spotify WAS open and was the only thing that was working. It never crossed my mind that Spotify may be responsible for this...
I hope this gets sorted out, and if I can be of any more help, please, don't be afraid to ask.
Sounds to me like one of the ad companies that puts ads on Spotify has been subject to a malicious attack from someone, and is now distributing infected ads. But, as Rollo correctly states, there is also the chance that it is a false positive, as some heuristic algorithms are far better and more reliable than others.
So I wouldn't really confirm it is a virus until more than just Norton and avast give a virus alert. AVG just says potential, so that doesn't count. Anyone want to try downloading something like Malwarebytes and giving it a whirl with that instead? I personally think Malwarebytes is a far more reliable source than Norton, but let's not turn this into an AV war.
Nevertheless, hopefully it will be fixed soon!
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Either way, an alert coming from a randomly generated subdomain name is suspicious. This is more to let you know what your software might have a problem. The rest of us will just block that domain and move on.