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PF_Coastie
02-05-2010, 12:59 PM
Hi all,

I figured a good many of you have a photobucket account.

DO NOT GO THERE RIGHT NOW.

I picked up a trojan scanner (antivirus 2010) while uploading some pics.

A quick google search will confirm this.

Stay clear of PB for now.

major_setback
02-05-2010, 02:31 PM
Thanks for the tip!

jarink
02-05-2010, 02:38 PM
Yes, that can be a real nasty bugger to clean up.

Choctaw111
02-05-2010, 02:52 PM
I was just there yesterday.
Was it there about 20 hours ago?
Does it install itself on your system just by going to photobucket?

thefruitbat
02-05-2010, 02:56 PM
i was there yesterday too, just done a scan with McAfee and didn't find anything...

Uufflakke
02-05-2010, 03:05 PM
I uploaded some screenies for AAA about 30 minutes ago but no warning, no beep, no pop ups.

RedToo
02-05-2010, 03:11 PM
Just uploaded the pic for this week's RAF talks update - so far no ill effects. Now to scan my machine ...

RedToo.

PF_Coastie
02-05-2010, 03:16 PM
All I know is that right after uploading these pics of my new rig, I was infected. I did a google search and found multiple posts saying the same thing that photobucket was infected.

I finally just got rid of it using Malwarebytes anti malware. It is a real bugger trying to get the latest definitions though because the darn virus turns on Proxy settings in your internet tools. There is a tutorial on how to do this HERE. (http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=38787)

Hope this helps someone

Fogmaster_
02-05-2010, 03:51 PM
coastie are you using IE? there are well known exploits that let webpages run scripts without your approval if you use IE

BillSwagger
02-05-2010, 03:59 PM
this seems to happen every year about this time, doesn't it.

Not saying its a hoax, it just peculiar how often i've seen the virus on PB, or whatever other commercial site.

Bill

Dance
02-05-2010, 04:03 PM
Not saying it hasn't happened, but have used said service several times today without ill-effect.

PF_Coastie
02-05-2010, 04:20 PM
Yes, I use IE 8 because I like it and I am used to it. I hate experimenting with new stuff like firefox and such. Tried a long time ago and got frustrated because you needed a new plug-in for everything you did.

I guess it's just the price of doing business with the most popular software. It will always be a target for hackers. Other browsers are vulnerable too. They just do not get the attention that MS/IE gets because they are only used on less than 5% of the worlds computers.

I have been tinkering with the idea of trying another browser on my new rig. What is the most popular browser flavor of the month nowadays anyway?

I may have inadvertantly clicked on an ad within the site because my mouse is acting up. I think my left click button is wearing out. So maybe the embedded code is in one of their ads.

Choctaw111
02-05-2010, 04:52 PM
Since switching to Firefox a couple years ago, I have found that this kind of thing happens so much less to me than with IE.
Granted there are more viruses written these days for Firefox as it is gaining more popularity.

FlatSpinMan
02-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Google chrome is nice and easy to use and needs no plugins. Seems faster, too.

SeaFireLIV
02-05-2010, 05:42 PM
Thanks for the heads up!

PF_Coastie
02-05-2010, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by FlatSpinMan:
Google chrome is nice and easy to use and needs no plugins. Seems faster, too.

I've been thinking about trying this Google Chrome because I have a gmail account and I see it on there on the time. Might have to try this one.

DKoor
02-05-2010, 06:08 PM
I'm using Chrome couple of days now.

Outstanding prog!

All recommendations (I've previously used Firefox).

Only complaint is that page translation (with yahoo, babelfish, google etc.) doesn't work 100% because images aren't correctly loaded (unlike with Firefox).

ps. thanks for heads up.

jarink
02-05-2010, 06:51 PM
An even better suggestion than using "X" browser would be to not log into Windows using an administrator account. If you still have the default administrator account on the computer, rename it and give it a strong password (mixed case, special characters, no less than 8 characters and don't use dictionary words). That alone will prevent many viruses and other bad stuff from getting into your PC.

I've used Firefox with the Ad Block Plus plug-in for about 3 years. Works great. FF makes it much, much easier than IE to disable or remove plug-ins that you don't want.

Monterey13
02-05-2010, 09:01 PM
No problems with Photobucket here.

Maybe it was the midget porn you were looking at just prior to that? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

PF_Coastie
02-05-2010, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by Monterey13:
No problems with Photobucket here.

Maybe it was the midget porn you were looking at just prior to that? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

No, I definitely got this at PB. It was probably from a click on an ad though.

I got a similar one at a porn site about a month ago. But I prefer animals, not midgets! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Stiletto-
02-05-2010, 11:38 PM
Why not midget animals? The best of both worlds. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

RedToo
02-05-2010, 11:59 PM
Hi Coastie,

If you are thinking about Chrome you might like to look at this:

http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

These people have taken the Chrome browser and removed all the googly phone home bits. I use Firefox mostly at the moment but am slowly edging towards Iron because of its speed. Watch out for the silly floating ads they have on their site though ...

RedToo.

Waldo.Pepper
02-06-2010, 01:43 AM
Originally posted by PF_Coastie:
But I prefer animals, not midgets!http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Love Ewe.

http://www.muttonbone.com/

PF_Coastie
02-06-2010, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PF_Coastie:
But I prefer animals, not midgets!http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Love Ewe.

http://www.muttonbone.com/ </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

thefruitbat
02-06-2010, 11:32 AM
you managed to get flying on your new rig yet, Coastie?

PF_Coastie
02-06-2010, 12:20 PM
No, but have the game loaded and working. I am just getting ready to set up my new rig on my computer desk. Hope to be flying on it by the end of this weekend....we shall see.

Worf101
02-07-2010, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the heads up, I'm a PB subscriber and most of my family photo's are on there. Yipes....

Now as for "Muttonbone".... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Funny but sooo sick... LOL, I'm forwarding so my married friends even as we speak.

Worf

PF_Coastie
02-07-2010, 11:11 AM
Hey guys,

I am trying Chrome right now on my new rig. It is pretty good and very similar to IE.

I really like the auto spell check feature....very nice!

I have ran into a few bugs involving the java plug in. Mainly at pogo.com with a few of their games.

One bug being that new windows will only pop-up behind the main window... Very aggravating.

Still getting used to it.

RedToo
02-07-2010, 12:21 PM
Did you give SRWare Iron a try? (Link above). For me it is like Chrome only better.

RedToo.