Steve Warden wrote:Thanks Dale. Sorry, but I had no idea. That was the site of choice by many on another forum I used to frequent. Used it for years and no one seemed to notice any issues. Oh, well. Glad you noticed it took care of it.
Any way to get the original post back sans link, with an edit to say I'll be having my wife draw a name out of a hat?
As regards the other site, I would imagine it was recently infected with the malware link, very possibly after you had posted the link here.
I'm not sure how all that works, I am not a computer whiz by any stretch of the imagination. Fortunately the duties of an administrator on AAPK don't require that you be a computer genius, barely competence is about where I would put my skills level.
I suspect that the site was infected, perhaps hacked and the malware installed probably after you had posted the link. I certainly didn't think you had knowingly posted an infected link. Your reputation on AAPK is far better than that!
One of our members, I don't remember who, reported the post when his anti-malware software alerted on the link in the post. That was exactly the proper thing to do! I do appreciate when we get alerts on problematic posts. Usually it's something far less serious so that's why I acted so quickly, perhaps hastily on that post, because I did not want an infection spreading around AAPK or our members.
Because I was not at my computer when I got the notice, and unable to get to my computer right then, I merely deleted the post, and there is no way to recover that, unless someone copied it.
If I had been on my computer with a few more tools then my phone as I could have inactivated the link, or at least removed it.
My suggestion would be that you redo the post as best as you can recall what it said and we will just go from there.
I'm sorry to mess up such a good topic that everybody seemed to be having so much fun with, hopefully you can remember most of what you said and everyone can carry on from the new post.