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PostSubject: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   February 8th 2017, 5:48 pm

WARNING"  Be Careful on Photobucket

One of those "phishing scams" attacked me from one of the multitude of ads Photobucket allows.  It seizes your screen and an announcement comes on and says Microsoft has identified a virus on your pc. Your screen is then locked up with the exception of the ability to click on their pop-up screen. 

Don't select anything!! "just shut down your computer", NOT a re-start but a shutdown to get out of it.

I don't pay the premium price for the AD free service so I have to endure so many AD's it's just ridiculous!

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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   February 8th 2017, 6:57 pm

Thanks Joe, I will be sure to forward this to photobucket.

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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   February 9th 2017, 11:08 am

Have had to do that myself a couple of times.Just shut it down for a minute or two and it goes away.
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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   February 9th 2017, 11:16 am

I have had that problem also with that little pop-up screen that comes out on the bottom left of the screen.  If you click on the "X" to get rid of it, it seizes your screen and won't allow you any functionality.
Very frustrating!

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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   February 9th 2017, 12:26 pm

I had the same thing happen to me. Guess I will never post any photos on this forum as I got rid of Photobucket and will never put it back on my computer.  I am partial to most of the forums I belong to just letting you post from your own files . Its a lot easier and never had any problems .

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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   February 11th 2017, 1:53 pm

There are other photo-sharing sites but they may be as bad as Photobucket.

I have had that happen on several other sites and also there is a phony pop-up that identifies itself as AVG and tells you to click on it to stop a virus that has just attacked you. Do as Joe says, never click on a pop-up.

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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   February 11th 2017, 9:47 pm

I don't know how to do Photobucket or any of the other photo sharing sites. I only post pics on sites that let you use your own files like mark1945 suggested.

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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   February 12th 2017, 12:02 pm

I've had the same thing happen (several times).  You really don't need to shut down; just his control-alt-delete (to bring up "task Manager") and you can kill it that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   February 12th 2017, 7:50 pm

I'm too computer illiterate to jump through that many hoops.

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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   March 10th 2017, 3:17 pm

Photobucket has SUCKED....for years!

Use Flickr.....and you'll be happy!
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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   March 15th 2017, 7:36 pm

I just signed up with flickr and after having broken picture after my 4th attempt, have already deleted my account. Freakin slow as snot to upload pics as well!

Photobucket is getting hate mail like crazy, and Im about to send on my 3rd hate mail this week and its only Wednesday!

These places are a pure joke any more.

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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   March 15th 2017, 7:43 pm

Jon,  Give "My Hosted Pics" a try.  I used the service to post the last few pictures I've done.  It's easy and fast, I will never go back to Photobucket again.  I'm done with that site.

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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   March 15th 2017, 8:07 pm

Will give that a look!

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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   March 18th 2017, 1:09 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
I just signed up with flickr and after having broken picture after my 4th attempt, have already deleted my account. Freakin slow as snot to upload pics as well!

Photobucket is getting hate mail like crazy, and Im about to send on my 3rd hate mail this week and its only Wednesday!

These places are a pure joke any more.

You're NOT doing something right on Flickr!

Hawken Caplock Accuracy by Sharps Man, on Flickr

Put that up in less than a minute!!
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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   March 19th 2017, 9:09 am

I've noticed Photobucket has not been very user-friendly recently.
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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   March 19th 2017, 10:12 am

i thought photo bucket was awful.    Then tried a couple other hosting sites.  Got thrown off both because of photos of dead animals.   Someone raised holy hades because of a photo of dead hogs in a trap. 

So it was back to photo bucket:  Paid the fee and get very little hassle.
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PostSubject: Re: Be "CAREFUL" on Photobucket   March 19th 2017, 3:51 pm

Shame on you Falcon for exterminating an invasive species that is rooting up the landscape, impacting the quail, turkey, deer populations and is a potential health threat to our streams and ponds with bacteria and parasites.  Very Happy

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