There have been a slew of people lately who have been emailing me and posting that they cannot post in the IE or Security forums. When they click submit, they get the message: "The forum specified does not exist."
I have looked into the problem and, unfortunately, it is a problem that cannot be solved. The problem is that these people post HijackThis logs of infected machines. The logs contain malware entries with weird characters that the forum system simply cannot correctly parse. It has even been the case that someone posted a HijackThis log, and everytime I viewed the thread, my McAfee VirusScan went off saying that the webpage was infected.
I have done extensive testing and found that this error only happens with certain HijackThis logs and no where else. So it isn't as simple as a forum bug :(
Even worse, the same error happens when trying to include the log as an attached txt file. The forum system simply cannot handle the bad characters in the log! Unfortunately, the only alternative I have found (temporary solution) is to put your log into a .txt file and then zip it as a compressed file. By attaching a .zip file to the forum, the forum doesn't parse the contents of the compressed txt file and doesn't spit out that error.
Pleae remember to first try to post your log directly in the forums before resorting to these measures. Sorry for the inconvenience.