Attn Mods-Threats on site

Discussion in 'Bugs, Glitches and Miscellaneous Forum Problems' started by thunderdome, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I am running an up-to-date AVG and wanted to let you guys know it's finding "threats" left and right today.

    I clicked on the smoked rainbow trout post, and my AVG went nuts blocking threats.

    Just wanted to let you guys know something is up on the adaware side of the new site before it happened to others.

    If it happens again, I can PM one of you the exact message so it may help solve the problem


    ***UPDATE**** My dad just click on the site, and said his comp was attacked too
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2010
  2. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Thunderdome.. thank you for the feedback

    We are working very diligently on this problem. I will send this to Huddler as I have the others to see if we can pinpoint the problem and nip it in the bud.
  3. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    same thing here jeff... i have been around a couple years and hate to walk away from this forum, but i have never seen anything like this site since huddler platform has started. i am not going to stick around and let a brand new computer get filled with spyware and trojans from this site. if you are indeed working on this please send me an email when all is resolved. thank you
  4. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    We have turned off all ads except for text ads which are impossible to hijack so the problems should be completely gone within the hour.

    The problem is that we are the only site in the network that is seeing problems like this which makes it very difficult to narrow down.

    At any rate, you should see no further problems. Continue to report any and all concerns here in this forum or directly via the feedback form.

    Thank you.
  5. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Thanks for the response Jeff. I'll let you know what I come across
  6. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    So far no problem here. Ran into a hornets nest 3 months ago. Changed from IE to Firefox and my problems have gone away.
  7. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Same here.  I have enjoyed my time here.  I've learned a lot and hopefully helped out a few members.
    I find it hard to believe that SMF is the ONLY member of the Huddler network that is having problems.  If that is what they are telling you then all I can say is good luck with them.

  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Did you miss something there in your quotes or just choose to ignore it?

    "We have turned off all ads except for text ads which are impossible to hijack so the problems should be completely gone within the hour."
  9. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I didn't ask Huddler, Dave.. I actually went and looked and cannot find any recent outbursts like what we have seen here. I did find some isolated stuff from way back but nothing recent.

    I did see that lots of well known sites have had problems such as this, the drudge report website being one of them as well as quite a few others. Good to see we are not alone.

    Regardless, the image based ads have been turned off leaving us with text based ads only. This is not ideal but it does show that we are willing to do whatever it takes.

    I haven't heard any complaints since we turned off the image based ads. I will continue to monitor the site and all feedback. I ask members to continue letting me know if you see anything out of the ordinary.

    Otherwise, let smoking meat be the topic[​IMG]
  10. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like and -- both Huddler sites -- have also had recent problems.

    Definitely a Huddler issue, not SMF.  Hopefully turning off the image based ads will solve the problem.

    Last edited: Jun 4, 2010
  11. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Neither.  I was trying to reiterate my view that I don't think this is an SMF problem, I think it is a Huddler problem and they need to be honest and upfront with their customers about it.

  12. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I run Firefox here at home, IE at work (no choice). I only had one incident at work and I thought it was hilarious and wanted to share... I clicked on this very thread (not an ad) and IE was switched to an anti-virus type thing similar to what others have posted about. Shut it down and had no problems after that. I was laughing so hard, others looked at me like I lost my mind....   No worry there, I lost it a long time ago.[​IMG]

    Anyway, I'd just like to express my genuine, heartfelt thanks to Jeff, the admins, mods and members that are working so hard to figure this out. Other sites are having problems as well, so I'm sure it's not SMF. After visiting a couple of them (Google is great at finding them), I also would like to say that Jeff and the others here are working harder than the other sites at solving this.

    Again, thanx Jeff and others. Rest assured that, at least I, will be sticking around to enjoy the site and even drink a toast to the guys after all is said and done.
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I haven't had any of the problems yet, but I use an iMac.

    However in the last day or two I notice it sometimes takes a loooong time for the pictures to appear, and the screen pretty much freezes while they are downloading.


    BTW: I just watched Jeff prepare & smoke a brisket on my TV (U-tube). That worked pretty good, except for that OKIE wind!!!
  14. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    They are working on the picture issue and hopefully will have a fix for it in the near future
  15. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I've been keeping quiet about for some time and just have to speak my mind. SMF and Jeff and Co. have been 24/7 since the rollover addressing issues. Now I know many do not want to hear this but here goes. Freeware is exactly just that Free. There is a reason it's free, they cannot sell it in China if they tried. I have run the same computer with windows xp pro and norton internet security for almost 8 years now and this baby runs strong. I pay to get the new version every year about $60.00 for 3 computers. No Hacks, No Attacks, The best money spent every year. Not ranting, just spreading the wealth. P.S. AMD rocks. [​IMG]  [​IMG]
  16. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Those who don't drink Dr. Pepper, drink pepsi.  [​IMG]   Just giving you a hard time Bear.  Cavewoman wants a iMac also. 
    I truly believe my loyalty to SMF is in part due to the owner & the wonderful staff of Admins & Mods that have graciously volunteered their time to the site.  ( Unless he is paying them & we don't know about it. Any job openings? [​IMG]  )  I just wanted to say Thank you to the SMF staff because you all are awesome for keeping my site safe & running.  Thanks for all of your hard work & dedication in helping me with my addiction.  Of course I am not seeking rehab cause I love it TOO much!!
  17. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If somebody is getting paid around here, i want to know who's in charge of payroll. Actually, that was a great compliment Anthony, and I thank you for your sincere approach. Now I want a raise...
  18. helljack6

    helljack6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    +1 there, regardless of the fact that i'm less than normal in attendance here, i'm running XP Pro SP3 with all updates, Symantec End Point Protection (Gov't Issue since i'm military), Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D 1.6.2 and Firefox and I have YET to run into an issue with virus attacks from the site. I check this site from work (Military Maintained computer system and EXTREMELY TIGHT security policies) running IE8, Endpoint Protection and don't have any issues from there as well. If that doesn't tell you something, I don't know what it'll take to convince anyone else.

    I would argue that a person stated in another thread that it was due to corrupt coding, however if that were the case, EVERYONE would be affected just not select individuals.

    I'll echo one last point, Free is Free Gets. AVG has a HISTORY that you can look up and verify that they have consistently failed in comparison to other a/v softwares. They have more FALSE positives than any other a/v software on the market. Worst case scenario if you don't believe me, use a 3rd party evaluating party such as consumer reports and look at their unbiased testing results. Nuff said there.

    To the admin group, notwithstanding anything, ya'll do a hellava bang up job around here, like the new facelift on the site, takes a bit getting used to but it's nice.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
  19. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I ran into similar problem with anti virus malware this morning.  I shut it down and ran scans with Macafee and Malwarebytes.  Problem found and removed.  I appreciate what seems to be a quick responce to this from Jeff and company.  These days any site can be attacked and is often.  It is a full time job to police and this site seems to be doing a great job.  Thanks!
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    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

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