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Kite Land Talk => Geek Speak => Topic started by: mikenchico on May 24, 2009, 09:21 PM

Title: Webshots
Post by: mikenchico on May 24, 2009, 09:21 PM
Had a new one happen tonight on Webshots. I inadvertently clicked on a pic here before realizing it was a link to webshots. When I heard the 3 following clicks (I have my sounds set to "click" on 'begin navigation' for IE because I like the feedback confirming I've clicked a link) upon realizing I was going to webshots I clicked the close window "X" and webshots immediately started opening window after window on me. Everytime I clicked another close "X" it would immediately open up a full series of 15 windows across my desktop. It had probably thrown 50 - 100 windows open on me before I could get the task manager up to kill all iexplorer's and stop it.

Anybody else experience this yet?

PLEASE - if your linking a picture to webshots PLEASE, PLEASE in the largest font available could you put == WARNING, LINK TO WEBSHOTS ==    :D


Title: Re: Webshots
Post by: kiten00b on May 24, 2009, 09:34 PM
Firefox +AdBlock+ stops most of the annoyances.

Title: Re: Webshots
Post by: Allen Carter on May 24, 2009, 09:52 PM
Has something changed with Webshots recently?

I havent been to it from Windows for a while. It's always been the AOL of photo sites. :-(

Title: Re: Webshots
Post by: kiteking on May 24, 2009, 11:01 PM
I would suggest to scan your machine for virus/malware, sounds like you may have a trojan that replicates windows till your resources are maxed out

Title: Re: Webshots
Post by: mikenchico on May 25, 2009, 12:51 AM
all clean, hasn't happened on any other site. Very strange when it happened, it may have been one of the advertisers if I clicked on one of those on the way to the "close window", I do have my trackpad set pretty sensitive and get some unexpected clicks, but not 100 in a row. At this point I haven't even re-booted, just hibernated and came home, been on 3 kite forums and probably 20-30 other sites over the last 3 hours with no further incedences. I'll shut down and do a full scan when done just to be sure though.

Title: Re: Webshots
Post by: randyg on May 25, 2009, 06:37 AM
Webshots is still my preferred photo hosting site. Started there and have no plans to change. There are several options out there so to each his own.

Title: Re: Webshots
Post by: MtnFlyer on May 25, 2009, 06:50 AM
I have my popup blockers active, AV and spyware sniffers on. The only time I have experienced that kind of activity was sometime ago when I inadvertantly clicked into a bad site through a link. Never had it happen with webshots.

Granted, I haven't used flickr or others yet (though I have accounts), but I like webshots. I have their premium account to limit the ads, it's a nice interface, can bulk upload, etc.

Hope you get it figured out, Mike.