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What's Up With Imageshack


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 11:37 AM

What's Up With ImageShack

One of the favourite and easy to use hosts is ImageShack. Of course they have to make their money somehow or they wouldn't be able to provide a free hosting service, but seeing a few ads on the site that is serving the image is a small price to pay and something that I can cope with.

It's all getting a little more sinister than that now I'm afraid, a good friend and moderator at Computer Trouble reported that, after clicking on a thumbnail from ImageShack that had been posted at the forum, he got a pop up that he couldn't close and was subsequently infected with a couple of trojans. He wasn't the only one either, four other forum members reported problems too.


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Finally, I've been back to the images that were serving up the WinAntivirus download and they now seem to be clear. I don't know whether ImageShack have actually got rid of these ads or not. ...


Incidentally, when you are hit by a rogue advertisement or site, clicking the X in the upper right hand corner of the image doesn't do any good. A safer and more effective way of closing a window when you are in this situation is to press Alt + F4 this will close the active window without a mouse click.


Edited by Scarlett, 17 July 2006 - 12:13 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:10 PM

Thanx for the heads up on that Scarlett. Also good advise for everyone about the safe way to close an active window.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 10:23 PM

Soooooooooooooo does this mean we're not allowed to use imageshack anymore?

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 10:37 PM

I just wouldn't post clickable thumbnails.
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:22 PM

Hm.. odd. I never had any problems like that before. I always trusted imageshack... guess I have to go back to Mulder's philosophy "Trust no one."

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:51 PM

I am going to start using Posted Image
Photogiga.com
Its super easy to use,appears to be safe..and for me,who has problems posting images,thats a really good thing!
Couldn't resist posting the image that I uploaded,was just so surprised that I could actually post an image!! If anyone saw my posts on the "Favorite Ad-Aware Skin" thread,you know where I'm coming from!
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 04:56 PM

Absolutely gorgeous photo TMacK.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:06 PM

Thanx rowal5555,
He can certainly bring a smile to your face!
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