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« Reply #275 on: July 01, 2013, 09:48:51 PM »

Davie,

Posted this mayhem link
 
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=40878.new;topicseen#new
 
and it gave me the same link back as the answer, what was I supposed to see???
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« Reply #276 on: July 01, 2013, 09:56:23 PM »

That link is already a 'full' one, try entering http://goo.gl/iaZd9 and you will see the effect.
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« Reply #277 on: July 01, 2013, 10:20:19 PM »

Condeh,
 
How did you do that???
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« Reply #278 on: July 01, 2013, 10:24:37 PM »

If you google for 'URL Shortener' there are a number of sites which let you enter a long URL, and will provide a small one. The reason being it is easier to send to others, and saves space for character limited systems such as Twitter.
I used www.goo.gl (a service run by Google) to create the link, which is interesting as it then will keep track of how many clicks it gets, and from which countries ( I hadn't realised it did that until now)
3 Clicks so far  :P
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« Reply #279 on: July 02, 2013, 04:01:50 AM »

So big brother is indeed watching O0 O0 %% %%
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« Reply #280 on: July 02, 2013, 11:40:04 AM »


Well despite all this good advice and even following my own advice, I got tagged with a virus /  Malware / Trojan yesterday!  :embarrassed:

I was downloading a program trial from Cnet / Download.com yesterday and got hit by TopArcadegames  - and it was a bitch to remove!  >>:-(

In the end, I found these pages which proved very useful:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/960863
http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-toparcade-hits-virus.html

It had also deeply embedded itself into Firefox but found this:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cannot%20uninstall%20an%20add-on#w_uninstalling-manually

I'm now running Malwarebytes 'deep scan' to kill off the klingons!


NB 1: I stopped using Norton AV a few years ago as I got a virus (Conficker), the first thing that was hit was the Norton! Took me days to work out what the hell was going on!
( Also Norton got so big and bloated, it was taking up to 40% of my processing power. Big AVG fan these days... plus I get what I pay for - Free! Norton is not cheap but not value for money when I used to use it.... but what do I know! )

NB 2: I use AVG on my Android Tablet.

NB 3: Mayhem is deep virus scanned at least once a week!  :police:

Thanks again to Rob Wood & Twister  :-))
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« Reply #281 on: July 02, 2013, 01:44:30 PM »

Have next years Norton for 12.99 from Amazon  :-))   I find Norton is fine, My system went silly with AVG. But its whatever people feel happy with..

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« Reply #282 on: July 02, 2013, 02:54:57 PM »

Something to bear in mind.  It is not wise to run more than one Antivirus software on a system as it can cause problems
If you do decide to switch, some AV software can be a real pain to remove completely.


I have never been a lover of Norton as others have said it's quite a resource hog.


My 2 choices are
Avira
http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus


Fsecure
http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_gb


Also as an emergency backup I have a Jumpshot USB stick
http://www.jumpshot.com/


An amusing bootable USB antivirus/malware package
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« Reply #283 on: July 02, 2013, 11:11:09 PM »

I used Norton for many years, but moved to Trend Micro on the advice of a computer guru. Norton is very resource hungry and was slowing my PC far too much, whereas Trend Micro allows it to operate normally. In the 5 or 6 years I've been using Trend Micro I have never had a virus; that's not to say it couldn't happen, but it hasn't happened yet. I have Trend set to update automatically, so I always have the latest protection.


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« Reply #284 on: July 04, 2013, 08:44:02 PM »

so currently 400 guests 5 guests looking at a different topics at a time and 32 members on at the moment...
 
is this the issue ? getting overloaded with bots etc .

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« Reply #285 on: July 04, 2013, 09:53:24 PM »


Interesting! I'll look into that.

( NB. can only see post they can't see photos hosted on our server. )



 
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« Reply #286 on: July 04, 2013, 09:58:13 PM »

There was dozens and dozens of topics, that had 5 guests each looking at them, incase my previous post wasnt very clear.
 
 

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« Reply #287 on: July 05, 2013, 12:29:33 AM »

.......The Longbuild says......."Have next years Norton for 12.99 from Amazon  :-))   I find Norton is fine, My system went silly with AVG. But its whatever people feel happy with"
...totally agree  %) .........like many...I have experience the good & the bad over many years....MacAfee....Symantec......... CA ........AVG...however have been very satisfied with Norton 360 multi user licence for 5years & share it with family & friends.......
I also found CA to be an excellent product...however Harvey Norman in OZ were loosing too many $ in selling other peoples Anti Virus software so stopped importing hard copies of CA [/b]&now import an alternate brand that I suspect is owned by Gerry Harvey....... >>:-( .............Derek[/size]
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« Reply #288 on: July 05, 2013, 06:48:02 PM »

.......The Longbuild says......."Have next years Norton for 12.99 from Amazon  :-))   I find Norton is fine, My system went silly with AVG. But its whatever people feel happy with"
...totally agree  %) .........like many...I have experience the good & the bad over many years....MacAfee....Symantec......... CA ........AVG...however have been very satisfied with Norton 360 multi user licence for 5years & share it with family & friends.......
I also found CA to be an excellent product...however Harvey Norman in OZ were loosing too many $ in selling other peoples Anti Virus software so stopped importing hard copies of CA &now import an alternate brand that I suspect is owned by Gerry Harvey....... >>:-( .............Derek

Hey Derek, have you got some sort of random font generator operating?
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« Reply #289 on: July 05, 2013, 09:53:36 PM »

Hey Derek, have you got some sort of random font generator operating?
Probably being worked by something that Norton missed.  Dont click on anything in there.
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« Reply #290 on: July 06, 2013, 12:20:23 AM »

so currently 400 guests 5 guests looking at a different topics at a time and 32 members on at the moment...
 
is this the issue ? getting overloaded with bots etc .

Hey Martin, I noticed something similar to this at about this time last Saturday i.e. 520 "guests" and 8 users !
 
Didn't report this as I thought this was normal  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
 
I'll be watching from now on though  <*< <*< :police:  ......and I'll report via PM in case this thread gives "them" a warning  O0
 
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« Reply #291 on: July 14, 2013, 12:26:38 PM »

Could not get the site up for most of yesterday and then when I did I could not post. Cannot post a picture this morning. Is it me?  {:-{
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« Reply #292 on: July 14, 2013, 02:56:00 PM »

      i too could not get on untill 1700 hours.. i am blaming the heat melting the bt wires
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« Reply #293 on: July 15, 2013, 10:02:59 PM »

My broadband (BT Infinity) has been down since Thursday  >>:-(
 
"They" have made an appointment for an engineer to visit me this coming Thursday - this was the earliest I could get - however, broadband came back online this evening.  O0
 
I'll give them a call tomorrow  <*<
 
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« Reply #294 on: July 15, 2013, 10:28:37 PM »

478 GUESTS 37 USERS 4 hidden at 2230


MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????



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« Reply #295 on: July 15, 2013, 10:57:00 PM »

yep looks iffy

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« Reply #296 on: July 15, 2013, 11:10:47 PM »

Loads of Gusets looking at the same topic 2 to 3 pages in some instances very ODD


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« Reply #297 on: July 15, 2013, 11:21:42 PM »

Something very odd is certainly going on, the iffy ones are only looking at Sections and not individual topics.
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« Reply #298 on: July 16, 2013, 12:21:18 AM »


'Guest browsing' temporarily disable to test server loading.

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« Reply #299 on: July 16, 2013, 08:21:03 AM »

fully agree with that  :-))
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