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Old 07-08-2018, 06:13 PM   #1
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I'd be interested to read other members' thoughts with regard to this. A couple of weeks ago my computer sustained a security breach. I have Windows 10 & had presumed Windows Defender would be sufficient to protect it. (I have also always had the free version of Malwarebytes. But it doesn't provide real-time protection.)

In light of the security breach my computer suffered, however, it became apparent Windows Defender is not sufficient. As a result I purchased & installed Malwarebytes Premium. (In looking around the internet & listening to some YouTube videos on security software, it seems Malwarebytes Premium is pretty-much always listed as being one of the best.)

One thing I've always enjoyed doing, here on PC, is downloading & sharing pictures I found on the internet. However, since installing Malwarebytes Premium, each time I've downloaded a picture, a few seconds later, I'll get an alert from Malwarebytes indicating it has blocked some malicious website. (I've read previously that it's not unusual for pictures on the internet to contain hidden malware.)

So, as a result, I've decided that, perhaps, downloading, & sharing internet pictures isn't the best idea. I still have a few older pictures that have been on my computer, as well as in my photo albums here on PC, for quite a long time. So I expect to keep those, barring something unforeseen. But beyond that, I don't see myself downloading any more pictures from the internet. I suppose it's possible Malwarebytes is oversensitive. But, since I made the effort to install it, I feel as though I should heed it's warnings. Still I'll miss sharing pictures from the internet with other PC members.
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:29 PM   #2
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Hmmm. Unfortunately, I am not very tech savvy. All I can think of is that the way I upload pictures to any site (including PC) is by saving the picture to my desktop.

I'm so sorry if this doesn't help you at all.
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ah, yes, we do pay for our education ~! however, if Malware says it has 'blocked' a site, that means any nasty stuff is NOT attached to the download anymore... please do not be too hasty to withdraw from sharing your inimitable style~!
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Plenty of legit things get flagged by anti-virus programs as bad all the time. I've not used Malwarebytes myself so can't say if the same is true for that, but as someone who used to do tech support for another website I can say it's a common enough occurrence with AV programs in general flagging things and blocking them that should not be blocked.

Of course, there's clearly something wrong or you would not have been breached, so better safe than sorry.
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Skeezyks, it is not necessary to download pics to your computer to post them here at PC. If you see something you want to post here right click on the picture, select "copy image address".Then here at PC insert that address in the address in the "insert image box" and click the submit post box. Presto, picture is posted at PC.
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Skeezyks, it is not necessary to download pics to your computer to post them here at PC. If you see something you want to post here right click on the picture, select "copy image address".Then here at PC insert that address in the address in the "insert image box" and click the submit post box. Presto, picture is posted at PC.

Thanks for this! I've always assumed this should be possible. But I never figured out how to do it. I'll give it a try!
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