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Postby markee » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:46 am

What image hosting sites are people using to upload their pictures?

I've used Photobucket for years and always been a fan of it, however last night whilst uploading pictures and tidying up old albums a message popped up saying i needed to use an updated version of Java to view an album. I was hesitant at first and came out of the album and went back in a few times to view it and the same message kept coming up, i have pop-up blocker on and it didn't look like any of the adverts plastered all over Photobucket so i clicked 'ok' to carry out the Java update. What followed was 4 hours of me trying to sort out my laptop :angry: It was an adware virus that installs something called 'Snap.do', basically it took over every web-browser on my laptop and defaulted it to a 'Snap.do' browser, it installed 'mypcspeedchecker' and other rubbish. It's from a developer/company/person/whatever you want to call em called Resoft. I had to reset my browsers and managed to uninstall all the other rubbish apart from the 'Snap.do', no matter how many times i clicked uninstall it would not remove it! Thankfully i was able to do a restore to a previous date and time, and that resolved it, however it has made wary of using Photobucket again. I have my photo's backed up on an external hard-drive so i'm not fussed about losing the photo's on Photobucket.

After the panic had worn off and i was able to restore my laptop, with a clear head i realised that if it was a true Java update it would have come through as a notification in the bottom right-hand corner of my toolbar :roll:
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Re: Image hosting sites

Postby Carylnz » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:27 pm

I doubt it is Photobucket's fault either but it is annoying when stuff like that happens.
I use Photobucket too but I have the paid for version (no ads and other rubbish) so have not had that problem.
Many seem to use Image Shack and Flikr.
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Re: Image hosting sites

Postby markee » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:59 pm

I've just tentatively uploaded some more pics to Photobucket and all was good so i'll stick with it for a little longer, i'll just have to be careful what i'm clicking whilst i'm in there :lol:
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Re: Image hosting sites

Postby Carylnz » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:35 am

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Re: Image hosting sites

Postby markee » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:09 am

I used a guide similar to that, everything worked to resolve it (reset browsers to default etc) but i couldn't do step 1, the uninstall part. I managed to uninstall all the other parts of 'Snap.do' ('Snap.do engine', 'MyPCchecker', etc) but i couldn't uninstall the main 'Snap.do' part, no matter how many times i tried it just hung over with nothing happening. Thankfully i was able to restore my laptop to a date and time previous to the virus, which removed it. :wink:
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