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  1. 1. What browser are you using?

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That's because it IS in the default skin :angry: :angry: :angry:

I haven't checked them all for a while :o

I'll go check them all......

 

IPB 2.2.0 Default is the one I check often.

 

I am hoping people with switch back to 2.2.0 Default

 

WE CAN USE THE AD REVENUES, especially now that we have higher cost bandwidth.

 

Please click from time-to-time !

 

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The IP.BOARD.PRO skin or one of the other changes that have been made has removed the login problem where the board forgets who you are when returning to the thread list :lol:

 

The only problem I have left now is the 'refresh' button still returning me to the front page of globaledgeinvestors

 

On the revenue side Dr. B. once you get a payment page up somewhere you could do as KD does on Ticker and have timeouts where guests are denied access for certain periods. Its irritating but lets guests see the value of what they are getting.

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OK - again I urge all of you FireFox users to use the NoScript addin.

 

Very easy to use and configure, and will make your browsing more secure.

 

I also use the MVP hosts file - but that does not fix the problem entirely, as you will always need to react to stop seeing the porn.

 

With both of these methods in use, you should be protected!

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OK - again I urge all of you FireFox users to use the NoScript addin.

 

Very easy to use and configure, and will make your browsing more secure.

 

I also use the MVP hosts file - but that does not fix the problem entirely, as you will always need to react to stop seeing the porn.

 

With both of these methods in use, you should be protected!

 

How do I do this?

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I've deleted them again.

 

I've changed the IP Board Pro logo to "Global Edge Investors".

I've also added the adverts at the top and the Alexa thing at the bottom.

 

It's interesting if rebuilding that skin solved a problem. Maybe that's what was needed. I have no idea why.

 

This is my first time into the Invision system.

 

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I am hoping people with switch back to 2.2.0 Default

 

WE CAN USE THE AD REVENUES, especially now that we have higher cost bandwidth.

 

Please click from time-to-time !

Yes, I use Adblock with FF as I suspect many others here do, but I've got into the habit of allowing the ads on this site and then clicking on them from time to time. I don't know how much revenue this brings in, but if all members/guests just occasionally clicked on a few ads, even if you are not interested in them, it all helps.

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I've deleted them again.

 

I've changed the IP Board Pro logo to "Global Edge Investors".

I've also added the adverts at the top and the Alexa thing at the bottom.

 

It's interesting if rebuilding that skin solved a problem. Maybe that's what was needed. I have no idea why.

 

This is my first time into the Invision system.

 

It's brought back my login problem, I have to go into the Main Discussion before I can get it to log me in, if I try at the top level it fails. It is just me or does anyone else have the same problem or better still know of a cure ;)

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OK - Everyone that has Firefox....and are still getting the ads....then go here:

http://software.informaction.com/data/rele...ipt-1.8.3.3.xpi

 

and install NoScript.

 

MVP hosts file is here (not really needed if you have noscript, but if you are paranoid like me then...):

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

 

Thanks I will install No Script at work tomorrow and prepare a grovelling apology to the IT bods.

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It's brought back my login problem, I have to go into the Main Discussion before I can get it to log me in, if I try at the top level it fails. It is just me or does anyone else have the same problem or better still know of a cure ;)

 

Odd. I haven't changed the setting which I thought fixed your problem before.

 

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After having shut down the second wave of pop ups on 26/10/08 my computer is very slow on start up. (It used to take just over a minute for me to get on-line now it is more like 15.) On attempting to close the 'pop up' several times my computer seemed to download some files several times. I now have several setup_531_6777 icons on my desk top. I'm fairly illiterate when it comes to computers so I don't really know what to do. I'd be grateful if anybody here can offer any technical help in simple terms.

I've run a virus scan with some free AVG software, it came back with some adware that appeared on start up which it dealt with. The last scan, yesterday, took over 11 hours, it came back clear. I have defragged the computer as well. Incidently once I'm on the internet the operating speed seems to be normal.

 

gb

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I am sorry to hear about your computer problem, but it seems very likely

that GEI and those spam ads had anything to do with it

 

It is the first time I have heard of any such link

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If you give me a little while, I'll try and create a new thread on personal computer safety/security.

 

It is however much easier to suggest methods of protection than it is to help with curing problems.

 

I suspect there are quite a few people on here who will add their own suggestions.

 

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After having shut down the second wave of pop ups on 26/10/08 my computer is very slow on start up. (It used to take just over a minute for me to get on-line now it is more like 15.) On attempting to close the 'pop up' several times my computer seemed to download some files several times. I now have several setup_531_6777 icons on my desk top. I'm fairly illiterate when it comes to computers so I don't really know what to do. I'd be grateful if anybody here can offer any technical help in simple terms.

I've run a virus scan with some free AVG software, it came back with some adware that appeared on start up which it dealt with. The last scan, yesterday, took over 11 hours, it came back clear. I have defragged the computer as well. Incidently once I'm on the internet the operating speed seems to be normal.

 

gb

 

 

This might help:

 

Computer Security

Ideas on how to stay safe

http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=4859

 

in the "Investor Education & Beginners Forum" section.

 

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I think DrBubb meant "but it seems very unlikely that GEI and those spam ads had anything to do with it", I would agree.

 

The problem is it is nearly impossible to tell you how to get rid of some of this even if you were computer literate. I have been working in IT for a 3rd of my life now ( :angry: ) and even I haven't been able to get rid of one root kit that became installed on one of my machines. The files can morph/hide in something called streams, which are invisible to the file system and usually install kernel mode drivers that intercept calls to discover them, it's very clever stuff. I'm not saying you have it, but it sounds like you might, normally you will get excessive disk activity when you have one. The only practical solution to this is to rebuild windows and then find better security software. I would have to say AVG is free for a good reason and it simply isn't good enough. NAV09 is excellent in my opinion and it has blocked many/ALL exploits even previous versions of NAV have not, it's only £40 for up to 3 PC's (from memory) so it's quite cheap when you way that with the opportunity cost of downtime and perhaps a rebuild. In fact it would be worth giving NAV09 a go at retrospectively fixing your problem as well.

 

The real problem is, to help you would require you to have some knowledge of low level tools, which might prove difficult given you state you are to some degree computer illiterate. My advice would be buy NAV09 and give it a full scan, if that fails to fix the problem, find someone who can physically look at the problem for you, failing that rebuild windows with NAV09 as the first bit of software you install before going on the web.

 

BTW - Just checked and there is a free evaluation copy of NAV09 on their website.

 

After having shut down the second wave of pop ups on 26/10/08 my computer is very slow on start up. (It used to take just over a minute for me to get on-line now it is more like 15.) On attempting to close the 'pop up' several times my computer seemed to download some files several times. I now have several setup_531_6777 icons on my desk top. I'm fairly illiterate when it comes to computers so I don't really know what to do. I'd be grateful if anybody here can offer any technical help in simple terms.

I've run a virus scan with some free AVG software, it came back with some adware that appeared on start up which it dealt with. The last scan, yesterday, took over 11 hours, it came back clear. I have defragged the computer as well. Incidently once I'm on the internet the operating speed seems to be normal.

 

gb

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I thought that the porn pop up was stopped last week. If it is back then my guess is that someone has site admin passwords. I'd advise site admins to change thier passwords.

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I thought that the porn pop up was stopped last week. If it is back then my guess is that someone has site admin passwords. I'd advise site admins to change thier passwords.

Been done, apparently. I think it is more likely to be a security exploit. The forum software (IPB) is written in PHP which, although a reasonable scripting language, can facilitate the development of sites that are rather vulnerable to script injection attack. IPB has a long history of such vulnerabilities and it is reasonable to assume that there are undiscovered vulnerabilities being exploited.

 

The attack itself could be automated to target IPB forums (it's easy to parse the results of a Google search on, say "Powered By IP.Board" [Example]). One reason for some reprobate to do this is to improve their site's ranking in search engines, hence potentially increasing profitability.

 

Hey, that gives me an interesting idea for a new business opportunity. Does anyone here have experience in the pornography adult entertainment industry?

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.... Does anyone here have experience in the pornography adult entertainment industry?

 

Only as a voyeur :lol:

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