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Tousabella

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on: January 08, 2013, 10:11:59 AM
Nolan.....has spam taken over the site with the italicized words in the forum, advertising schools and such?  I was wondering, seeing them pop up since last month, and was curious if it was thru Paint Basket or just spam.
Thanks.
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Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 12:43:38 PM
sounds like you have an unwanted plugin on your browser or virus on your computer Bella because there is no advertising on the forum at all


Tousabella

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Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 06:29:57 PM
Son of a Gun...bet it's the warning of Java that's come out. Thanks.
Retta
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Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 08:05:07 PM
Retta, If you mean it has something to do with Java (which I have no clue about this kind of thing), I did notice a headline something about Java and a virus or problem, and I think it said that it has been fixed.. You might be able to find out if this is what is causing your problem.  Hopefully it will go away!
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Leana

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Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 11:27:29 PM
The problem with Java was that the version Java 7.10 had a serious vulnerability which the hackers discovered and users of Java 7.10 and previous versions were requested to either disable or uninstall Java.  There is a new version release today...Java 7.11 which addressed this vulnerability.  You can go to Oracle.com and download the new Java 10.11 version (just make sure before you download that you chose Java10.11).  I updated mine this morning  ;)
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Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 01:16:04 AM
Tousabella I had it too some weeks back, do you work on Firefox? If so, install the plugin/add-on Adblock Plus, it works, I haven't had the issue with any spam or adverts
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