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Virus or Trojan horse on website?

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Hi all:

 

I noticed yesterday that whenever I pulled up powersurge, my viruse protection told me there was a trojen horse trying to get onto my computer. Did anyone else have this problem? I have really good security on my computer since I work on it all the time. This morning, I received an e-mail from power surge with the title " The best free porno" and it was from powersurge. Has anyone else noticed something fishy going on? Can someone put a bug on a website that isn't the one that runs it?

 

Mopsy

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Mopsy, Yes i noticed yesterday that my virus protection was telling me the same.I didn't receive the email though,but yes something fishy is going on.Not sure what is happening though.If I hear anything I will be sure to pass it on, Cathy

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I don't think you can get them from this website itself - but you do have to be careful if you click on any links from the website.

 

For example there was a post yesterday with secretsanta in the title which when you read it, included a link which ocurred to me could have been a sales link or maybe a link to a site where a trojan is downloaded. I didn't click on the link, maybe others did.

 

Even if you have a firewall it doesn't catch them all as i found out to my cost a month or so ago. I googled clipart and went to a site which my firewall warned me was trying to download a trojan. However, there was another trojan which it didn't spot & I got infected. I was suspicious and did a virus cleanup immediately which found it, but not before a list of all my regular visited sites had been sent somewhere dodgy. I am still receiving targetted emails purporting to be from my exact banks, ebay etc, based on this stolen info. Never keep your passwords saved on your computer and always virus-scan before you eneter an important site like a bank account in case something is lurking on your computer to log your key entries!

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OK - I just got the email too! It read:

 

squiggle, The best free porno ------------------------------------- Power Surge Forums Statistics: ------------------------------------- Registered Users: 24246 Total Posts: 135856 Busiest Time: 923 users were online on 24th October 2005 - 05:31 PM ------------------------------------- Handy Links ------------------------------------- Board Address: http://www.power-surge.com/php/forums/index.php Log In: http://www.power-surge.com/php/forums/inde...gin&CODE=00 Lost Password Recovery: http://www.power-surge.com/php/forums/inde...Reg&CODE=10 ------------------------------------- How to unsubscribe ------------------------------------- Visit your email preferences (http://www.power-surge.com/php/forums/index.php?act=UserCP&CODE=02) and ensure that the box for 'Send me any updates sent by the board administrator' is unchecked and submit the form

 

 

Where did they get my email address from? I wonder if the date 24th October is relevant? I will PM the administrators!

 

I haven't clicked on any links.

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Good Morning All,

 

This is the message I received when I got to work this morning.

The e-mail didn't get through thank God. This is scary.

 

It was from:

 

 

Power Surge Forums [boardadministrator@power-surge.com]

 

 

 

FILE DELETED

------------

 

The internal e-mail virus scanner removed attached file "Body of Message" since it was found to be infected with the "Troj/Ifradv-A" virus.

 

 

 

 

I hate to think that someone might have opened this on their computer.

 

Patrice

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I just got the same thing this morning. I hate to be

suspicious, but.....MRD? I have to mention it since this

has all come about after his onslaught of postings. The

October 24th date corresponds, I believe, with the date that

he started posting.

Brandy

 

Please don't open any email from Power Surge--this is a nasty

virus--delete it immediately.

 

PS--I haven't clicked on any links within this website. I believe that it is coming from the site itself.

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Bigheart - I received the same email, but with no attachment. I guess either my SPs virus protection software deleted the attachment - or my own.

 

I opened the main email (but obviously not the attachment as I didn't get it). Just virus-checked my pc (twice) and it is clear.

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OK - I just got the email too! It read:

 

squiggle, The best free porno ------------------------------------- Power Surge Forums Statistics: ------------------------------------- Registered Users: 24246 Total Posts: 135856 Busiest Time: 923 users were online on 24th October 2005 - 05:31 PM ------------------------------------- Handy Links ------------------------------------- Board Address: http://www.power-surge.com/php/forums/index.php Log In: http://www.power-surge.com/php/forums/inde...gin&CODE=00 Lost Password Recovery: http://www.power-surge.com/php/forums/inde...Reg&CODE=10 ------------------------------------- How to unsubscribe ------------------------------------- Visit your email preferences (http://www.power-surge.com/php/forums/index.php?act=UserCP&CODE=02) and ensure that the box for 'Send me any updates sent by the board administrator' is unchecked and submit the form

Where did they get my email address from? I wonder if the date 24th October is relevant? I will PM the administrators!

 

I haven't clicked on any links.

Hi Squiggle I received this email as well .

Worried now as I dont have any protection on my computer except spyware doctor which is a downloaded freebie from the internet.

Also yesterday while I was browsing a frebbie site an other site flashed up on my computer and was able to tell me they knew who I was and that I had viruses on my computer and porn as well' which I dont ' I have children and keep the computer in my kitchen where all the family are most of the time and I can see what they are doing on the computer . they where also able to tell me what country I lived in . I tried to close the site but it wouldnt let me and kept firing up pages at me but I eventually managed to close it. the emailed I received this morning I have forwarded to powersurge. A bit freaked out now. :unsure:

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Hi Gymgirl -

 

Did you open the attachment? I think that's where most viruses are stored.

 

Your service provider may automatically run your emails through antivirus software too. Mine does. I have my own additional AVsoftware/firewall though to provide additional cover and anything that comes in from websites or via cd-roms/disks.

 

Most of the major virus protection companies (Norton, McAfee etc) offer a free online virus checking service. However, if they find a virus, they will not delete it unless you purchase their software. Might be worth running one of these checks for your peace of mind.

 

I would advise buying some software including a firewall. You can get packages that include antivirus, antispyware and firewall rolled into one.

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We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this most recent invasion of Power Surge's board (sigh). The board was broken into by a hacker (as opposed to a Chippendale dancer), and he sent out mass E.mails to all the members on the message board -- pretending that it came from power-surge.com. It didn't.

 

Just ignore and delete those emails. There is no danger if you opened the E.mail, but if there's any attachment don't download it. You can't get a virus by opening an E.mail - only by downloading something attached to the E.mail.

 

Power Surge's senior programmer, vjchef, and I have rectified the problem and Bijay is adding additional security patches in order to (hopefully) avoid these kind of problems in the future.

 

As for the virus / trojan, it has nothing to do with your computers and won't do any damage to your computers. Because of what the hacker was attempting to do - when, fortunately, we caught him in the act, was to completely mess up the entire message board. The virus, Troj/Ifradv-A, came up in the header, but it didn't take down the board because, as I've already said, we thwarted the actions of the hacker (of course, this was in the middle of my birthday party in insta-chat).

 

The virus is described as follows: * Troj/Ifradv-A is a Trojan for the Windows platform. Troj/Ifradv-A attempts to access a malicious remote php script using an iframe.

 

* Link to above reference: http://www.frsirt.com/english/virus/2006/00372

 

The purpose of the virus is to attack the "scripts" on the board, not your computer. However, if you feel uneasy about it, then run a virus scan on your hard drive. I got the same message from Norton, my anti-virus program, and it didn't even fix or quarantine it and, frankly, I haven't done anything about it.

 

Hackers are a PITA and this type of thing happens on message boards all over the Internet because these people obviously revel in the power they get by the destruction they do when they should be out working or going to school.

 

But . . . it's part of this high tech world we live in, so we deal with it the best we can. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! (ahem)

 

As for someone's reference to mrd (arrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh again), I tend to doubt it. He's too "obsessed with menopause" :)

 

Dearest

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By the way, I just opened the same E.mail. There are no attachments to it. If you look at the contents of the E.mail very carefully, you'll see that all they are are the board stats that are on the bottom of the main page of the boards (what a rocket scientist this hacker is).

 

BUT, as long as he got "porn" in the subject line.

 

Unbelievable.

 

Dearest

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By the way, I just opened the same E.mail. There are no attachments to it. If you look at the contents of the E.mail very carefully, you'll see that all they are are the board stats that are on the bottom of the main page of the boards (what a rocket scientist this hacker is).

 

BUT, as long as he got "porn" in the subject line.

 

Unbelievable.

 

Dearest

 

 

Just opened mine as well...it came into my inbox and not my junk mail because I allow mail from Power-Surge. I have excellent virus protection on my computer, but I sent the message to the tech people at your forum, just in case. I probably shouldn't have opened it, but like an idiot, I figured it was okay to open since it didn't come from an unknown source. If any of you have any trouble from opening it, please let me know. I usually am very careful and delete messages from unknown sources. Shame on the @$%^&* who hacked into this wonderful site. I hope your tech people can figure it all out.

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I also opened mine. No virus, nothing to download. Which I wouldn't have, anyway. I never download anything from email, even if I know the person who sent it, unless I have confirmed with that person that they actually sent something. It is very easy for hackers and spammers to send out something using the name of someone you regularly get email from, as many of you saw yesterday.

 

In any event, I opened the email, no problems here.

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Hi all:

 

I noticed yesterday that whenever I pulled up powersurge, my viruse protection told me there was a trojen horse trying to get onto my computer. Did anyone else have this problem? I have really good security on my computer since I work on it all the time. This morning, I received an e-mail from power surge with the title " The best free porno" and it was from powersurge. Has anyone else noticed something fishy going on? Can someone put a bug on a website that isn't the one that runs it?

 

Mopsy

 

 

I did TOO. <_ i have printed it off and right here next to me as well still on my computer. if anyone wants forward let know....but seriously why did we get this email.>

I was pretty freaked when it had my username in the email as well!!! :blink:

 

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT????? :blink:

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DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT????? :blink:

Dearest knows and she's fixed it already. Read her posts above.

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Thanks Dearest for fixing the problem. My mind thought of MRD too but he is probably self absorbed like you said with meno.

 

Mopsy

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Oh Sweet Dearest

Only you can take a horrible nasty problem...that DID indeed disrupt your insta-chat birthday celebration :( ....and word it in such a way....that makes me laugh...through the seriousness of the problem!!

You never cease to amaze me.

 

With Great Admiration

 

Cheers !!

:D

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I'm not sure if the following situation is new to these forums/site, but I encountered a strange ! trojan warning recently, and sent a message to the webmaster of power-surge.com, but haven't received any replies (don't expect to, since it was on one of those automated form pages). Anyway, not sure if the newest variety of trojan is similar to the below one, noted by Dearest -- back in 2006, but thought I'd post this just in case.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this most recent invasion of Power Surge's board (sigh). The board was broken into by a hacker (as opposed to a Chippendale dancer), and he sent out mass E.mails to all the members on the message board -- pretending that it came from power-surge.com. It didn't.

 

Just ignore and delete those emails. There is no danger if you opened the E.mail, but if there's any attachment don't download it. You can't get a virus by opening an E.mail - only by downloading something attached to the E.mail.

 

Power Surge's senior programmer, vjchef, and I have rectified the problem and Bijay is adding additional security patches in order to (hopefully) avoid these kind of problems in the future.

 

As for the virus / trojan, it has nothing to do with your computers and won't do any damage to your computers. Because of what the hacker was attempting to do - when, fortunately, we caught him in the act, was to completely mess up the entire message board. The virus, Troj/Ifradv-A, came up in the header, but it didn't take down the board because, as I've already said, we thwarted the actions of the hacker (of course, this was in the middle of my birthday party in insta-chat).

 

The virus is described as follows: * Troj/Ifradv-A is a Trojan for the Windows platform. Troj/Ifradv-A attempts to access a malicious remote php script using an iframe.

 

* Link to above reference: http://www.frsirt.com/english/virus/2006/00372

 

The purpose of the virus is to attack the "scripts" on the board, not your computer. However, if you feel uneasy about it, then run a virus scan on your hard drive. I got the same message from Norton, my anti-virus program, and it didn't even fix or quarantine it and, frankly, I haven't done anything about it.

 

Hackers are a PITA and this type of thing happens on message boards all over the Internet because these people obviously revel in the power they get by the destruction they do when they should be out working or going to school.

...

Dearest

 

ain't that the truth (about working or attending school/work (not studying hacking, etc.) <_<

 

sent below "contact message" to webmaster at power-surge.com web site

sent on: 09/18/2010 (around 5:35-ish p.m. EST)

a portion of message contents to follow----

 

------quote------

re: getting a trojan message warning ! on web site

 

To whomever this should be addressed to,

Hi. I just joined the power-surge web forums 09/09/2010 with username "aneeAna".

A few days prior to joining, I was looking up any helpful info on vitamin supplements, and found this web site. ...I ended up joining a few days later, because it seemed important to find so many women mirroring my menopausal symptoms.

 

Anyway, broadcast news reported last week or thereabouts about an internet worm affecting java script, and other items. It wasn't until Thursday, 09/16/2010, when I noticed the ... ! yellow (caution warning). When I clicked on the ! info marker, it said --

"power-surge.com

Summary

?Computer Threats: 1

?Identity Threats: 0

?Annoyance factors: 0

Viruses (what's this?)

---- Threats found: 1

Here is a complete list: (for more information about a specific threat, click on the Threat Name below)

Threat Name: Trojan.Malscript!html

Location: http://www.power-surge.com/educate/autoticker_ed.js

" (end of quote)

 

That's not exactly what I wanted to see. Nor do I know if the malware script was there before.

Please advise. I'd like to discuss more about our womanly issues, but find myself hesitating from doing so, until the site is green-to-go again.

 

I don't know if your tech/web team is aware it exists or how to fix it. I thought it was important to mention, because the tech folks I know do not want any of there co-workers browsing sites with internet threats (worms, trojans, whatever items of that nature).

Please advise. Thank you.

------quote------

 

Since then, I have tried to look up more info on the trojan/worm and read this--

 

"Trojan.Malscript!html

 

Type: Trojan, Virus

Infection Length: Varies

Systems Affected: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Linux, Windows 2000

 

Background information

JavaScript is an interpreted scripting language that runs inside the Web browser. Although the code runs inside a security 'sandbox' that limits its access to the operating system and computer hardware, attackers have found ways in which to leverage the language to perform actions that may result in harm to the compromised computer.

 

Iframe injection

One of the most common ways in which malicious JavaScript can be injected into an HTML page is through the use of the inline frame feature of HTML. Inline frames are usually referred to using the name of the corresponding HTML keyword, 'iframe'. An iframe may legitimately be used to embed content from one Web page directly into another. For example, this may be done to display real-time content from [REMOTE DOMAIN NAME].com within a page on [HOST DOMAIN NAME].com."

 

 

Anyway, Please advise if this has already been looked into.

It's disturbing to see the anti-virus (warning!!) ! sign, and not knowing if that is supposed to be there or if the tech folks haven't fixed it yet.

All of the other browsing web sites I usually visit have a green check mark (the ALL-OK sign), and I think this particular p-s web site and forum is too important to have to be under the

*cAUTION--proceed at own risk!!* zone.

 

On the humor side, it'd be nice to think it's just a hot zone topic area, because that's what our female HOT FLASHES do, but somehow, I don't think that's what the ! anti-virus symbol is cautioning about. :blink:

 

I'm getting desperate to post, because as many others have been frantically pointing out -- their symptoms have mirrored my own with my current HOT FLASH count up near 40 or more daily..!! this has been going on continuously for 3 months with no relief (natural herbs aren't working at all). I will/would like to post about all that in the other appropriate topics. B)

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aneeana

I have not had any problems show on my virus software? But I will bump this back up so hopefully others will notice it in case someone else has had a problem? I have noticed a awful lot of posts by penwhittleror which seem to be sales posts. Shame! But they happen.

You could try to email or PM Dearest? Do another report?

Hopefully someone else will come along with an answer but my software is not saying anything? Just so you feel better.

Debbie

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Although I have a great anti-virus program, I also now have Spy-bot. It is a free program that picks up many things that your anti-virus does not. It will not interfere with your anti-virus software.

 

I was getting weird emails from LadyB. When I replied to her, she let me know that she did not send anything. It was crazy! After spy-bot, I have not had any problems.

 

You can Yahoo/Google it.

 

Shebee

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You could try to email or PM Dearest? Do another report?

Hopefully someone else will come along with an answer but my software is not saying anything? Just so you feel better.

Debbie

 

hi there, and thanks for the suggestions (and that's also to Shebee, as well).

I am unable to PM or use the "send message" directly from this site. Got an error message when trying or else it's verbotten at the moment.. :unsure:

I might try e-mail to Dearest instead, unless she posts here first, but I thought the tech folks would know what was wrong and how to fix it.

 

Anyway, not sure if this post will go thru, because I got a log-in error the 1st time I tried, which was only a few minutes before I tried again. Weird.

 

I've been on 3 different computers and systems with protective anti-spy stuff and the best of the anti-virus software on the market.

Still showing the same "warning" ! symbol. And it's only on this web site (all of it, not just the main site, but the forums and articles as well), as opposed to other places I regularly visit for Tv discussions and reading up on the latest news.

 

anywho, meantime, I'll just keep looking to see if any tech folks have figured out what the problem is. And I might not be able to send off an email right away, due to home projects that are seriously demanding my attention (laundry, etc. and other stuff that I haven't been able to get to due to extreme exhaustion from excessive hot flashes with iceberg freezing cold chills following only moments later...)

and I finally HAD to go on HRT, because the hot flashes were too intense and interfering with my daily work routines, shopping, and sleep -- which didn't help because I am a light sleeper to begin with. *sigh*

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I've been on 3 different computers and systems with protective anti-spy stuff and the best of the anti-virus software on the market.

Still showing the same "warning" ! symbol. And it's only on this web site (all of it, not just the main site, but the forums and articles as well), as opposed to other places I regularly visit for Tv discussions and reading up on the latest news.

 

anywho, meantime, I'll just keep looking to see if any tech folks have figured out what the problem is.

 

oh, I forgot to mention that the warning ! symbol comes up whether I'm logged in or not.

and I just tried to use the "send message" feature again to Dearest. It's still not letting me do so. Maybe not enough posts from me yet..??

have no clue on that.

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oh, I forgot to mention that the warning ! symbol comes up whether I'm logged in or not.

and I just tried to use the "send message" feature again to Dearest. It's still not letting me do so. Maybe not enough posts from me yet..??

have no clue on that.

I have discovered that you need to post a certain number of times???? before we can PM you or etc???

Try it again..and download the Free ware, Spybot. Norton does not seen to catch all. I also like AVG free.

It is a good "free" anti-virus program.

 

 

 

Just post again... and a very BIG WELCOME from us All,

Shebee

 

 

LOL! Just keep posting... :)

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email sent.

 

McAfee was on one computer with several anti-spyware software on it (due to the company providing it to its computer users, needs it, because we've had a few folks click on email things that ended up causing worse troubles and set-backs time and financial wise), so it's a good system.

I noticed the ! caution ! symbol on the Norton protected computer, and had no idea what to do; so now I can't read this P-S site during my lunch at work, until the green go checkmark comes up. *sigh*

 

 

 

Just post again... and a very BIG WELCOME from us All,

Shebee

 

 

LOL! Just keep posting... :)

 

thanks again! :)

I'll try, but my time is extremely limited, even at home during *free* time moments. B)

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I had been reading in another topic about hackers or spammers including links into their forum postings at-- a topic that I can no longer find. It was in the

General Issues (Non-Menopausal)

forum, but seems to have been moved and disappeared. It had postings from around mid-March (approximately) and seemed more about hackers and people posting unwanted links. Anyway, Dearest had replied to the person complaining about the issue.

I don't know if this other info below is connected or not, but I will mention it anyway...

 

 

Our web browser updated this morning and wiped out the ability to see which web sites are green (safe) or have a *caution* warning noted. Yesterday I could still see there are 2 *caution* warnings noted on the power-surge web sites, but was hoping this might get fixed soon, as I do not feel comfortable posting when those things show up. As of yesterday, the *caution* warnings were still showing up only on this web site, and I had *NOT* yet mentioned it yet in a post.

 

There had been a previous incident, as noted in below quote--

 

I'm not sure if the following situation is new to these forums/site, but I encountered a strange ! trojan warning recently, and sent a message to the webmaster of power-surge.com, but haven't received any replies (don't expect to, since it was on one of those automated form pages). Anyway

...

sent below "contact message" to webmaster at power-surge.com web site

sent on: 09/18/2010 (around 5:35-ish p.m. EST)

a portion of message contents to follow----

 

------quote------

re: getting a trojan message warning ! on web site

 

...

Anyway, broadcast news reported last week or thereabouts about an internet worm affecting java script, and other items. It wasn't until Thursday, 09/16/2010, when I noticed the ... ! yellow (caution warning). When I clicked on the ! info marker, it said --

"power-surge.com

Summary

?Computer Threats: 1

?Identity Threats: 0

?Annoyance factors: 0

Viruses (what's this?)

---- Threats found: 1

Here is a complete list: (for more information about a specific threat, click on the Threat Name below)

Threat Name: Trojan.Malscript!html

Location: http://www.power-surge.com/educate/autoticker_ed.js

" (end of quote)

 

That's not exactly what I wanted to see. Nor do I know if the malware script was there before.

...

 

-- but that previous incident cleared up for a few months, and then for about the past month or more, 2 new *caution* warnings showed up on this site (again). It's the same type of trojan as mentioned before. So, I managed to dig the info out of our (Norton) anti-virus and the following info came up.

 

Trojans and Viruses (what's this?)

 

Threats found: 2

Here is a complete list: (for more information about a specific threat, click on the Threat Name below)

Threat Name: Trojan.Malscript!html

Location:

http://www.power-surge.com/educate/autoticker_ed.js

 

 

Threat Name: Direct link to Trojan.Malscript!html

Location:

http://www.power-surge.com/headlines/yourhormones.htm

 

 

Not sure if that narrows down the locations of the problems, but that's what came up. The caution *!* is still showing up today, even while posting this message. Not sure if that helps mentioning. Not sure if it is faster to post this or PM it to someone, and if PM, then who should I have PM'd the message to. Hoping there won't be a next time, but computers are getting to be such a pain, that it makes posting messages tiresome any more. :(

This web site is too important and a valuable resource to women suffering from mid-life and other stresses,

than to have to deal with computer issues on top of all of those other things. *sigh*. <_<

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Guest micah1

Hi,

 

I would say that anytime you have something like this, you should send a PM to dearest immediately.

 

She will make sure it is taken care of.

 

 

Micah

 

And I also suggest to EVERYONE, please get a good virus protection software loaded on your computer, the internet is a strange place... And do not click on any link unless you know and trust the poster.

 

 

Regards

 

 

 

Micah

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Hi,

 

I would say that anytime you have something like this, you should send a PM to dearest immediately....

 

PM message sent = done.

thanks micah :)

 

Also, I usually never click on the links, even if I know the person, as our tech folks at work warn us on a regular basis NOT to do that..! got plenty of interesting messages about what the evil creeps out there have been doing and attempting to do. It's like nearly everything is under the microscope of suspicion nowadays, even if its an email from a family member -- as in *hey, did you actually send this to me??*. I get so many spams in my gmail folders from interesting places -- some (desperate) for prayers (and thus, "please reply..." with your personal info!!!), some claiming I've inherited tons of money, some claiming I've won the lottery in a country I've never been to one day, and lost it the next, and a few weeks later won it again, etc.. go figure. <_<

 

It's just very sad that our formerly awesome computerized world has had to resort to constantly tracking these nasty things invading our already stressed out life (for some of us) to keep us all safe and happy, while website moderators and owners are forced to slave away at keeping the proverbial *bad guys* away. :(

I've read too many tired moderator comments --on especially the sci-fi and Tv-movie entertainment website forums, where some of the worst offenders seem to show up at-- about dealing with these sorts of things... it really makes the moderators/site owners sort of super-heroes in a different sort of way for the rest of us. B)

 

take care. :)

aneeAna

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...Not sure if that narrows down the locations of the problems, but that's what came up. The caution *!* is still showing up today, even while posting this message. Not sure if that helps mentioning. Not sure if it is faster to post this or PM it to someone, and if PM, then who should I have PM'd the message to. Hoping there won't be a next time, but computers are getting to be such a pain, that it makes posting messages tiresome any more. :(

This web site is too important and a valuable resource to women suffering from mid-life and other stresses,

than to have to deal with computer issues on top of all of those other things. *sigh*. <_<

 

yeah, problem seems to have been fixed. Our green thingy is showing up again for these web forums, instead of the caution *!*

thank you's to whoever fixed whatever the problem was. :)

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