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Re: Free to a good home

Postby S2K » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:15 am

Thanks for this update Dale. Can you remind us where the link purportedly went to?
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby orvet » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:12 am

Sorry I don't know that, I was on my phone when I got the notification of the reported post and I wasn't able to get to my PC to save a copy of the post. I don't know enough about this phone yet to save a copy on it.
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby treefarmer » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:50 am

Thanks, Dale! We use the Webroot antivirus and it showed something had been detected. I followed the prompts and it did its' thing and I guess we are good for now. I hadn't noticed but the little icon gizmo for the anti-virus had turned red, apparently indicating a problem. After the scans the little symbol is back to green. :)
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby Steve Warden » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:21 am

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?
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby orvet » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:10 pm

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. :mrgreen: ::facepalm::

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! ::tu:: ::nod::

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.
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby Steve Warden » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:22 pm

Much appreciated! I understand completely. Maintaining the integrity of this site is of utmost importance.

I'll see about putting up another post.
If I make the post in this thread, can you manipulate it to the front?
If I make it in another thread, can you merge the threads, that one on top?
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby orvet » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:09 pm

I think I can do that Steve but I'm not sure. I've combined topics before but I think they are automatically ordered in chronological sequence.
We can definitely give it a try!
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:25 pm

I was the one who reported this to Dale last night. I was looking at the original post and saw the link to the website, which seemed to be a random number generator website. I was not familiar with it and wanted to take a look at how it worked. When I clicked on the link a page opened using the original AAPK page (it did not open a new window for the link) and the page that appeared said I was being redirected. Within a second or two, the new page opened and my Malwarebytes shut it down as being infected. I clicked the back button to try to leave the page and get back to AAPK, but the malware had disabled the back button. So I quickly closed the window and opened a new one to get back to AAPK. I then did a malware scan, and nothing was detected, so the Malwarebytes had stopped the attack immediately. I then reported this and Dale took care of it. The website must have been hacked or something similar recently. Sorry that the info in the original post was lost.
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby Steve Warden » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:54 pm

Glad you noticed it and reported it OC. ::tu:: I hope no one gets infected by anything.
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby Steve Warden » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:16 pm

Greetings all! My original post back in the beginning was deleted due to a link that unbeknownst to me had a malware problem. Hopefully it was deleted before any harm was done.

Anyway, if you're new to this thread, here's the skinny.
I have a Boker Congress from the Tang Stamp series I'm going to give away. I found it at an antique store in my early days of collecting. I was curious to see if the Congress might be something I would like to collect. Nope. I've decided I prefer fewer blades (2 or 3) and a little bit more compact. Stockmans and Jack's, 3 1/2 - 4 inches, are my idea of just right.

Why not sell it? The amount of FREE information I have gleaned from this site is amazing. I have also been the recipient of a few gift knives from some very generous members! This PIF (pay it forward) is my way of saying thanks.

Here's all ya gotta do - Post "I'm in", along with telling us (better yet, showing us a pic) of you first, favorite, or dream car. I'll put your name in a hat and have my wonderful wife pull one out.

I'll hold the drawing February 1st. I'll make a post indicating no more entries accepted, then make another post to announce the winner.

IMPORTANT- Sorry, but you must be CONUS (in the continental United States) to win. Just a tad expensive for me to ship abroad. (and I don't think shipping broads would go over very well)
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:15 am

Steve I don't remember exactly what the OP said but you've left out the end date for getting in on this generous give away.

When do the polls close here partner.
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby Steve Warden » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:27 am

jerryd6818 wrote:Steve I don't remember exactly what the OP said but you've left out the end date for getting in on this generous give away.

When do the polls close here partner.

Edit made.
Good catch. Thank you.
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby Old Hunter » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:58 am

Old Hunter wrote:My first vehicle was a 1968 Chevy C20, straight six and three on the column. I bought it used from my Dad when I finished OCS and was heading to APG MD for ORD C OBC in 1976. Dad had used it for camping and pulling his boat, he bought a new one. I have a picture somewhere but I don’t know where it is - here is an advertisement I found on the internet, right color too. OH


Edit to add: I’m in! Thanks.
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby Reverand » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:33 am

Count me in! I have an old, and very worn Boker congress that my Father-In-Law gave me before he died. It makes for a good "church knife".
Here is my first car, a 1973 Pontiac Ventura, on the day that I finally sold it. It was no longer running, I could not afford to restore it, and we were expecting another child; so after owning it for almost 25 years, I sold it to a man in Florida who wanted to restore it.
Looking through these pictures makes me sentimental about that car!
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Re: Free to a good home

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:28 am

I'm in! A few months ago I purchased a modern version of my dream car. I have loved the BMW 6-series since I was in high school, and the BMW 635 CSi was my dream car for many, many years. Almost 40 years later I saw this 2017 BMW 640i Xdrive at a local dealer's lot, and I bought it. It's the best car I've ever owned by a country mile!

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