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jmarcroyal    60
jmarcroyal

I dont know if anyone else has had problems with this site but it got me bad the other day. It gave me a bunch of Trojan Horse Viruses and then my computer locked up because of some Ransomware or Scareware. Look up CSIS UKASH to see the problem I dealt with. Basically the system was locked, couldnt access anything at all, the only thing on the screen was some Canadian Government looking warning that said my computer had child porn on it and it was used for terrorist activities and that I had to pay $100 in UKASH to unlock my computer.

 

couldnt even access start menu, antivirus, couldnt even turn off the computer. Had to force a shutdown and tried to reboot in safemode. It worked at first and I ran a Virus Scan with AVG, after a long time it finished and removed a few trojan's, so I restarted the computer normally, and the problem was still there. Thank god I had my iPhone with me so I looked up online and people said a simple system restore should solve problems.

 

So I started up again in safemode, but It wasnt booting up, it kept freezing. After nearly an hour of trying, I finally got it to start up in safemode and was able to run a System Restore. Ive had problems with it before so I wasnt sure it would work, but thankfully it did work. At the end of the day, this Ransomware didnt cause any serious damage but it did drive me crazy for over 3 hours all because I tried to watch a show on Billionuploads.

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RobinBanks    831
RobinBanks

I am using adblock and noscript so i don't see what all is going on on the BillionUpload page but i have never had an Eset Anti-Virus warning on that site.

Did you click an ad?

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paco12345    28
paco12345

just got me too....froze totally

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jmarcroyal    60
jmarcroyal

I am using adblock and noscript so i don't see what all is going on on the BillionUpload page but i have never had an Eset Anti-Virus warning on that site.

Did you click an ad?

 

never clicked the links

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rotor    1,827
rotor

i only clicked a link because i popped up just when i wanted the download link. eset stomped it, but im not going back. thanks for the heads up.

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RobinBanks    831
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Sometimes host sites have ads which slip in nasty things. I would imagine that BillionUploads is taking care of it.

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moonshine4u    311
moonshine4u

:ohmy: I use their site and have never had a problem guess my pc is well protected and working (never click on an ad :)

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anaberration    1,148
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KIS warns,blocks and denies trojans from those banners on that site anytime I've tried an use it...hafta raise your security programs settings until you

almost knock yourself offline, shame.....

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BadKarma    558
BadKarma

Was the show any good?

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Ne12    27,009
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Yeah, That's the one I "caught" on the computer at work last week and it was also from billionuploads. I kind of took it for granted that they would have better "protection" but seems they didn't and was actually worried about how I was going to explain it to my boss. Fortunately, it was gone the next day (boss never found out). I guess the network must have been protected anyway. :unsure:

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huntbch    2,907
huntbch

Thanks for the heads up. I also have used billionuploads had no issues .I do have good protection but think i'll stay away!Damn shame good fast loading. Also forgot i do use adblock plus very good .Thanks to text!

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TextureDnB    699
TextureDnB

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

 

is anyone who has been infected using Ad Block Plus? Usually if there is a virus issue with a host site that exists outside of advertizements we will take action. Comprimised ad networks/servers areunavoidable, we have even been hit here and at MrB.'s

 

Consider all adverts to be compromised - Block Them- https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

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DaBush    14,666
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I'm using ad block plus & have had no problem with billionuploads I always check my encodes there, guess I might say something as I use that host for all my uploads.

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Ne12    27,009
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https://addons.mozil...n/adblock-plus/

 

is anyone who has been infected using Ad Block Plus? Usually if there is a virus issue with a host site that exists outside of advertizements we will take action. Comprimised ad networks/servers areunavoidable, we have even been hit here and at MrB.'s

 

Consider all adverts to be compromised - Block Them- https://addons.mozil...n/adblock-plus/

 

 

Unfortunately you need to have administrator status to be able to install anything on the comps at work...I took it for granted that they would have all the necessary protection (considering one of the neighboring councils had their network down for a week due to "Ransom" infection). I haven't had any problem with billionuploads in the past at home although I haven't visited them since the episode at work. I don't have AdBlock at home, just a regularly updated ESET Nod32 and "Do Not Track+". These seem to be working well enough for my private usage. :wink:

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TextureDnB    699
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https://addons.mozil...n/adblock-plus/

 

is anyone who has been infected using Ad Block Plus? Usually if there is a virus issue with a host site that exists outside of advertizements we will take action. Comprimised ad networks/servers areunavoidable, we have even been hit here and at MrB.'s

 

Consider all adverts to be compromised - Block Them- https://addons.mozil...n/adblock-plus/

 

 

Unfortunately you need to have administrator status to be able to install anything on the comps at work...I took it for granted that they would have all the necessary protection (considering one of the neighboring councils had their network down for a week due to "Ransom" infection). I haven't had any problem with billionuploads in the past at home although I haven't visited them since the episode at work. I don't have AdBlock at home, just a regularly updated ESET Nod32 and "Do Not Track+". These seem to be working well enough for my private usage. :wink:

 

If they are using a modern OS and you can get IT to allow FireFox you should be able to install add ons extensions like APB without Admin creds. That can be prevented through group policy too but it is rarely done that I know of. Many companies wont allow any browser but IE anyway though, stupid but at the top there is always someone in charge of the IT staff that shouldnt be allowed near anything running more code than a calculator but they make all the big decisions.

 

Down with the boss!!!

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Ne12    27,009
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We never get to meet the IT people....they do their "magic" from their location and we do ours where we are. I hate the fact that we use IE at work and aren't allowed to install anything. We can't even update anything! Because of this "policy" and control need they have I can only watch my movies/series at work through Flash (either that or a usb stick plugged into the tv).

 

When the local council got the Ransom bug on it's network a few weeks ago, I remember my son was pissed off at his teachers because the stupid IT people had informed the teachers that the students were not permitted to use their own computers (AT ALL) in school to minimize the risk of spreading it!? Like what the F*** does it matter if they use a computer for taking down notes during the class as long as they don't connect to the network...

 

Down with the boss...most definitely! But also down with incompetent IT people!! :bleh:

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braveheart47    18,950
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I dont know if anyone else has had problems with this site but it got me bad the other day. It gave me a bunch of Trojan Horse Viruses and then my computer locked up because of some Ransomware or Scareware. Look up CSIS UKASH to see the problem I dealt with. Basically the system was locked, couldnt access anything at all, the only thing on the screen was some Canadian Government looking warning that said my computer had child porn on it and it was used for terrorist activities and that I had to pay $100 in UKASH to unlock my computer.

 

couldnt even access start menu, antivirus, couldnt even turn off the computer. Had to force a shutdown and tried to reboot in safemode. It worked at first and I ran a Virus Scan with AVG, after a long time it finished and removed a few trojan's, so I restarted the computer normally, and the problem was still there. Thank god I had my iPhone with me so I looked up online and people said a simple system restore should solve problems.

 

So I started up again in safemode, but It wasnt booting up, it kept freezing. After nearly an hour of trying, I finally got it to start up in safemode and was able to run a System Restore. Ive had problems with it before so I wasnt sure it would work, but thankfully it did work. At the end of the day, this Ransomware didnt cause any serious damage but it did drive me crazy for over 3 hours all because I tried to watch a show on Billionuploads.

Glad I came across this post. Did not use Billionuploads, have adblock,spyware, no script, etc. Shame it has to happen to ppl who don't have protection at work and at the same time cannot have control over it. Hope "the bosses" get their shit together and give some kind of administrative rights to workers.Can't see how one can go on the network "Naked" home or at work. Thanks for the heads up on CSIS UKASH though.You never know where these type of ransom bugs will show up next. :unsure:

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Double Trouble    18
Double Trouble

Order out of chaos. The more people whose computers are brought down - the more control they have over the net! Sandboxie should be all web-surfers best friend when it comes to browsing online. I've used Firefox with their addons and Sandboxie for years with zero infections, so when I hear of something like this happening - it's mind blowing! - because, coming down with a virus while surfing should be prehistoric these days, considering the free protection online like Sandboxie. So,I blame Yahoo, MSN and anyone who have the power to reach millions for not telling people about virtual protection - hence Oder out of Chaos.

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Pravus    18
Pravus

For situations where you can't install addons or your on a machine thats not yours, you could always try to use something like Portable Apps version of firefox.. then you just plug your USB into your work machine and all your needed addons and such are on your browser.. also likely to be "safer" and "more secure" by at least a slight degree...

 

http://portableapps.com/

 

I was at a friends house once before I forced NoScript on him.. I was amazed how different some of the pages look, the random adds and music and sounds that I had never seen before.. I can't ever see using the internet without something like noscript again..

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Order out of chaos. The more people whose computers are brought down - the more control they have over the net! Sandboxie should be all web-surfers best friend when it comes to browsing online. I've used Firefox with their addons and Sandboxie for years with zero infections, so when I hear of something like this happening - it's mind blowing! - because, coming down with a virus while surfing should be prehistoric these days, considering the free protection online like Sandboxie. So,I blame Yahoo, MSN and anyone who have the power to reach millions for not telling people about virtual protection - hence Oder out of Chaos.

 

Thanks for the tip on sandboxie. Loving the program so far

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RobinBanks    831
RobinBanks

To reiterate: using noscript and adblock plus with FireFox i have never experienced a problem with BillionUploads. I don't even see the banner ads. As has been said already if you ARE seeing any ads: NEVER CLICK ON THEM. Sorry to hear of the problems folks are having.

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hamzilla420    37
hamzilla420

I have to put my 2 cents in !

With my PS3 I never worry about viruses. I just frolick through & around the WWW like it is my own Playworld !

PSN was hacked , Yes, but WTF who cares I mean it wasting only 77 MILLION people right ?

It was a hack , not a trogan or a worm witch is is highly improbable , if not impossible !

For all it's shortcomings PS3 is TESTED & TRUE... NON REACTIVE !!!!

 

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hamzilla420    37
hamzilla420

I've never heard of a virus on PS3 !

ANYONE ?

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RobinBanks    831
RobinBanks

A virus on a PS3 would be like brain damage to a lobotomized person. It would be too dumb to notice... :tongue:

 

No offense to PS3 users, just a comment on the limited capabilities of the Operating System.

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hamzilla420    37
hamzilla420

DUHH ME VIRUS FREE DUHH MONGO LIKE CANDY !

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hamzilla420    37
hamzilla420

Limited how ?

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hamzilla420    37
hamzilla420

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hamzilla420    37
hamzilla420

wachugot ?

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RobinBanks    831
RobinBanks

LOL. I honestly don't know much of the PS3. I've heard it is difficult or impossible to install programs on it. Can't unzip .rar files. Stuff like that. Great gaming platform apparently. Not a gamer so i'll shut my mouth... :zipit:

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DigitalSlurm    23
DigitalSlurm

always use billionuploads to download from if there is a choice of links. but then again I too use ps3, so no viruses.

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