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    Photo Bucket Virus

    Mods and anyone else. I visit another forum for farming with my horses. This was posted there, I copied and am pasting it here. Do not know anything more about it. I am not a photo bucket user, but know there are many that do and thought a word to the wise. Those of you that know the ins and outs of computers, how about it?

    Please be aware that Photobucket.com has an imbedded virus, as of last night.

    If you have pics there, like I do, and try to copy a link for posting a pic, a "Photobucket Support" window will pop-up to alert you to the possibility of a virus, and advise you to click on it to download the cure.

    DO NOT DO IT !

    SHUT DOWN IMMEDIATELY, AND GET OUT OF DODGE !

    AND DO NOT INSTALL THE MALWAREBYTES "CURE", OFFERED.

    The cure is the virus, and it's trying to extort $$$ for the mal(bad)ware download.

    I would also immediately run a virus scan on my box ASAP I rebooted.

    Read about it further here, where I did, on the Ruger Forum:

    http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=45851

    If your computer gets infected, read this first for removal instructions:

    http://www.removal-instructions.com/...virus2009.html
    Jon

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    Thanks for the heads up Jonathon. According to the forum post below, they are aware of the issue and seems to happen quite frequently (post was started in April 2008). The source of the viruses is from the revolving advertisements on their site. The ads change with each page load so it could be fine most of the time until you get that one ad. It was good advise to not click anything, open your task manager and end your browser or simply shutdown the pc to avoid being affected.

    http://forums.photobucket.com/showth...t=25267&page=4
    Darren

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