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Post  Red Riley on Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:20 am

I just finished scanning my computer for mal-ware and removing 43 Trojans and 2 Viruses that I got from another FreeForum site.Exclamation They came from banner ads on the forum, like the one that you're probably seeing just above this posting right now. I let the forum administrator know and he looked into it and paid a bit extra for the No-Ad version and killed the ads. I've never had any problems from this forum, but I wonder if it's just a matter of time. I guess it was a particular ad that only pops up once in a while, and I was lucky enough to be on the forum when it popped up. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience and whether it would be worth a few bucks by the membership to get the no-ad version. Question

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Re: Ads on the forum

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:11 pm

so far so good..... Very Happy

other forums? how could you be unfathful? Laughing

only kidding - heed the warning folks
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Post  elfgirl on Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:50 pm

That might explain why I've been getting tons of junk e-mail recently. Loads of stuff from gambling sites -I've never clicked on any of the ad links and I'm really careful about ticking all the boxes that say "don't send me junk" so I can't quite understand where it might be coming from... it's driving me mad! Has anyone else had this? If it's just me I'll have to keep investigating other possible sources!

Yes please go for the No Ads version if this could be causing it - I'll certainly pay extra!!
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Post  Red Riley on Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:04 pm

elfgirl wrote:That might explain why I've been getting tons of junk e-mail recently. Loads of stuff from gambling sites -I've never clicked on any of the ad links and I'm really careful about ticking all the boxes that say "don't send me junk" so I can't quite understand where it might be coming from... it's driving me mad! Has anyone else had this? If it's just me I'll have to keep investigating other possible sources!

Yes please go for the No Ads version if this could be causing it - I'll certainly pay extra!!

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You might want to try downloading and running MalwareBytes from here. You can run it without paying anything and it seems to work very well. I found a ton of bad stuff on my machine and it cleaned it all off. Worth a try anyway.

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Post  catmint on Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:55 pm

elfgirl wrote:That might explain why I've been getting tons of junk e-mail recently. Loads of stuff from gambling sites -I've never clicked on any of the ad links and I'm really careful about ticking all the boxes that say "don't send me junk" so I can't quite understand where it might be coming from... it's driving me mad! Has anyone else had this? If it's just me I'll have to keep investigating other possible sources!

Yes please go for the No Ads version if this could be causing it - I'll certainly pay extra!!

Nothing about gambling, but I have options on tons of viagra ( I can do you a really good deal) and I seem to have loads of relatives that I have never heard of wanting to give me loads of money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

seriously though they can come in from anywhere - just look a yahoo's terms and conditions for example. In addition to RedRileys program, I find this one absolutely great - finds stuff other programs don't and best of all it is free

http://www.superantispyware.com/

Hope this helps a bit

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Post  elfgirl on Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:53 pm

Thanks Gordan and RedRiley. Very Happy It's about time I did a bit of maintenance.

Now you mention it , I haven't been offered Viagra for ages. I'll let you know if I win in Vegas!
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Post  elfgirl on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:28 pm

The clean up was obviously long over due... no trogans or viruses fortunately - but those programes, between them, certainly found a huge number of bits of rubbish lurking on my system that I hadn't located with my existing protection.

Thanks again guys Very Happy
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Re: Ads on the forum

Post  TONYELF on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:54 pm

I would not advise taking Viagra.
Not only might you choke whilst taking it, you will get a stiff neck! Embarassed


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Re: Ads on the forum

Post  elfgirl on Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:26 pm

A stiff neck????!!!!!! I must be getting it confused with something else Laughing Laughing
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Post  TONYELF on Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:22 pm

Laughing Laughing Laughing Very good! Quick as well! It must give you a headache thinking about it Laughing

I get a few of those too (wishful thinking Wink )

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Post  discoman41 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:01 pm

TONYELF wrote:Laughing Laughing Laughing Very good! Quick as well! It must give you a headache thinking about it Laughing

I get a few of those too (wishful thinking Wink )

Viagra is a good form of birth control allegedly.... put it in your shoe and it makes you limp! Laughing lol!

Oh Blimey! Wait for the complaints...... Mad
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Re: Ads on the forum

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:37 pm

lol!
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Re: Ads on the forum

Post  elfgirl on Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:09 am

Thought you'd been a bit quiet discoman - obviously just picking your moment!!

P.S Bearing in mind how this thread started, we may have just made it worse for ourselves as the pop ads are often vaguely related to a couple of words in the post... well you'll never guess what, cialis just popped up!!
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Re: Ads on the forum

Post  Red Riley on Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:23 am

Oy! Quick, delete this thread! Razz Shocked

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Popped up!

Post  discoman41 on Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:42 pm

elfgirl wrote:Thought you'd been a bit quiet discoman - obviously just picking your moment!!

P.S Bearing in mind how this thread started, we may have just made it worse for ourselves as the pop ads are often vaguely related to a couple of words in the post... well you'll never guess what, cialis just popped up!!

Oh my! it must work well if it popped up that quick! (Ooh I say! Bring back "Carry On" Films I say!) lol!
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Post  catmint on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:34 pm

discoman41 wrote:
elfgirl wrote:Thought you'd been a bit quiet discoman - obviously just picking your moment!!

P.S Bearing in mind how this thread started, we may have just made it worse for ourselves as the pop ads are often vaguely related to a couple of words in the post... well you'll never guess what, cialis just popped up!!

Oh my! it must work well if it popped up that quick! (Ooh I say! Bring back "Carry On" Films I say!) lol!

well thats viagra for you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post  john&gina on Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:14 pm

Will contact Terry Fain over the weekend Alistair to see what time he is leaving.
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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:08 pm

nice one - we'll aim to be at brooklands by about 0930 i reckon  Very Happy 
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