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      PLEASE READ - Reversing upgrade   02/23/2017

      We have found that this new upgrade is somewhat of a disaster.  We are finding lots of glitches in being able to post and administer the forum.  Additionally, there are new costs associated with the upgrade that we simply cannot afford.  As a result, we have decided to reverse course and go back to the previous version of our software.  Since this will involve restoring it from a backup, we will lose posts that have been added since January 30 or possibly even some before that.    If you started a topic during that time, we urge you to make backups of your posts and you will need to start the topics over again after the change.  You can simply paste the copies of your posts that you created at that point.    If you joined the forum this month, you will need to re-register since your membership will be lost along with the posts.  Since you have a concealed password, we cannot simply restore your membership for you.   We are going to backup as much as we can so that it will reduce inconvenience for our members.  Unfortunately we cannot back everything up since much will be incompatible with the old version of our software.  We apologize for the confusion and regret the need to do this even though it is not viable to continue with this version of the software.   We plan to begin the process tomorrow evening and, if it goes smoothly, we shouldn't be offline for very long.  However, since we have not done this before, we are not sure how smoothly it will go.  We ask your patience as we proceed.   EDIT: I have asked our hosting service to do the restore at 9 PM Central time and it looks like it will go forward at that time.  Please prepare whatever you need to prepare so that we can restore your topics when the forum is stable again.
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jedihogg

smart-security hijack

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I have panicware pop up blocker and spyware S&D 1.3. However a spyware or hijack got through that set itself up as the background appearance on my monitor, promoting "smart-securities" as a software download that will protect you against "spyware"! Has taken over the entire background of monitor and can't get rid of it. I did get rid of ads and pics but the file remains downloaded on the background and maintains simply a blank appearance

 

Have run spybot and cw shredder. The shredder fixed the redirection to the website but not the appearance. Cannot over-ride with system backgrounds either.

 

Very frustarated. Anyone dealt with this?

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Caught me yesterday. Haven't found it yet either. Hope someone comes up with a solution soon. Is it slowing down your whole computer? Its making mine run slow as a snail.

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You have to open the Themes and Appearance in the Control panel Then change the desktop background. Then click customize desktop then click on the web tab then delete any html files there that aren't supposed to be if you haven't said otherwise there should be none there

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Yes DDTW that is the kicker...run cw shredder then go in manually thru control panel - display - desktop - customize - and kick out the bad html...I'm clean now THANKS!

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