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 Author  Topic: ATTACKED BY MALWARE VIRUS IN BUCKET
N5PGO

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I had a bad feeling about this from the getgo. Now my browser IS DESTROYED! I had to dump the whole thing and I am reloading on my prime computer. Fortunately I have the bench computer as backup.

All my photos are on photobucket under the pt boat group.

I AM DONE WITH THIS NONSENSE!

It's going to take me hours to recover from the damage done to me by that d*** photobucket program. NEVER AGAIN!

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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jun 12, 2017 - 3:26pm
ABSOLUTE HOG WASH - Absolutely nothing on Photobucket or the message board has caused your computer any harm what so every ! ! ! Strange, out of more than 100 members posting nearly 6,000 photos over the last 15 years using the is board and Photobucket have never ever had any similar issues let-alone a computer melt down. I also cant figure out what a Browser Destroyed is ? ? ? ? ? In 36 years of using computers I never heard of or even understand how a Browser can be damage, hurt, or rendered inoperable. Let alone destroying a computer. . . . . . . . .

As a test to Kill my Browser and computer , Ive gone to the dastardly Photobucket,
1. Navigated to your album and download the 10 photos there - 2 minutes, 33 seconds.
2. Created a new album NP5 New - 9 seconds.
3. Uploaded those same 10 photos just recently download to my computer - 26 seconds.
4. Copy the photo link for each of the 10 photos - 27 seconds.
5. Posted the 10 photo links into this Reply message - 4 seconds.
6. What - this ordeal may have taken 3 minutes and 39 seconds - maybe my adding skills might have to be checked out!

However, writing the complete post above took a couple of minutes more. If I dont post another reply you will know that my Browser was destroyed or if I post, not a darn thing happened ! ! ! ! !

Just in case, keeping my fingers crossed ! ! ! !

As Jeff would say Fearless Leader,
Dick . . . .

Below are the photos I downloaded to my computer than uploaded to Photobucket then reposted them in this email:


 photo 20mm_01_Unusual_Gripa.jpg

 photo 50_Cal_Mark_17_Mount_On_Truck_Dodge_WC_57.jpg

 photo IMG_0935.jpg

 photo IMG_0942.jpg

 photo IMG_0924.jpg

 photo IMG_0926.jpg

 photo Hulls 047_1.jpg

 photo Hulls 046.jpg

 photo Hulls 021.jpg

 photo IMG_0889.jpg


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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jun 12, 2017 - 3:34pm
OH NO . . . . . .

My computer is still working, no destroyed browser, no grinding, crunching, flashing or flames coming from the computer. It all appears to be working just fine. However for safety sake I will run a virus scan and reply back if anything is found.

Dick . . .



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Will Day

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: Jun 12, 2017 - 10:26pm
LMAO, Richard...

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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Jun 13, 2017 - 3:59am
Interesting craft, thanks Dick for posting John's photos and Al for ID'ing them.

Sorry to hear of your troubles John. FYI the Photobucket website is not affiliated with this one, you may want to contact them with your problems.



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Dick

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jun 13, 2017 - 5:50am
VIRUS SCAN COMPLETE

As you can see my computer is still operational. The anti virus and malware program completed its task late last night and found " 0 " harmful computer viruses, malware, spyware, Trojan Horses, or other harmful elements on my computer. I guess keeping my fingers crossed helped out.

Who knows whats out there - there are plenty of people just looking at a chance to mess with your life and computer. At every nook and cranny on the internet is always someone lurking around to take advantage of people and there computers. The only defense is keeping your protection software up to date and running and making sure your firewall is on, oh yes, clean out your browser cache files frequently . . . .

Dick . . . .


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N5PGO

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of N5PGO  Posted on: Jun 13, 2017 - 6:24am
So I guess it was all just a dream, never happened. I never had a ransomware attack that wouldn't stop until I pulled the plug and yanked the battery. I didn't spend the rest of the day reloading my browser and getting the bug out of my registery. I never used photobucket before this, and I won't be going back. No problem with you guys because... it never happened right?

At least you got the photos, which is all I was trying to do in the first place. I only thought you guys might be interested in these boats. Oh well,,,, good bye.


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Jun 13, 2017 - 6:34pm
Although I have never had my browser destroyed on Photobucket, it is a PITA with all the Ads and Popups and Auto Play Videos etc that you have to navigate around in order to use the site. I dont really like it but I suppose that is what we must endure because after all it is FREE!
Dick I enjoyed reading your humorous response.
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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Jun 30, 2017 - 2:59pm
Looks like PB wants $39 a MONTH to view images off-site... grrr

http://www.imgur.com is a free alternative, at least for now.



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David Waples

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According to their terms Photobucket wants $399 per year to allow image hosting. Mr. digit finger puppet has a message for those guys! To rub salt into the wound the adds are out of control to the point it's unusable. The modeling forums are burning on this topic. I'm glad to see there's an alternative. Heck, I would pay a 10th of the price if I didn't have to put up with the adds. But this is just over the top.
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