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« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2017, 05:14:31 pm »

Subject threat warning first surfaced more than 2 weeks ago. Since I am no “techie”, I spoke with a tech guy at local computer store to try and get a better understand of this “coin” virus and ways to try and circumvent. Members tweaking their computers to block pop up screens etc., will not make this infection go away. Changing settings etc., are merely band-aid (temporary) fixes, lending to an element of false security and continued vulnerability.  Forgive me for repeating what others have said but, this “coin” problem needs to be remedied by the site itself. I would be interested in learning what progress the IT folks at Shipspotting are making in resolving this problem, rendering site safe to view/upload photos.
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« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2017, 05:44:50 pm »

Just been on for half an hour, no high CPU running and no reports from Norton they have removed "coin miner" threat every 10 seconds. First time of normal running for a while, maybe...
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« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2017, 06:13:15 pm »

Im using old XP and Avast is my Anti Virus.

I use Firefox to browse this site.

Never a problem of any kind ever.

Maybe I'm just lucky.
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« Reply #78 on: October 27, 2017, 01:25:53 pm »

Has something been done to solve this? I've just tried the site and for the first time in over a week, I'm not being bombarded with coin-hive warnings?Huh Anyone else finding the same???
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« Reply #79 on: October 27, 2017, 02:10:09 pm »

Trouble seems to be over.
Since 2 days no more warnings on my computer.

Many thanks Hendrik and team to solve the problem

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« Reply #80 on: October 27, 2017, 04:17:02 pm »

Well done to whomever fixed the Coinhive bug, thanks. Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #81 on: October 27, 2017, 05:18:48 pm »

And a thank you from myself as well to whoever fixed the problem.

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« Reply #82 on: October 27, 2017, 06:09:25 pm »

Up until this morning was reviewing forum info via mobile. Logged onto site today using PC and the Malware/Norton pop up screens have ceased. From what I am reading in forum it appears the "coin" threat has been removed. Thank you to Webmasters/IT group for their role in dealing with this matter.
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« Reply #83 on: October 27, 2017, 09:45:06 pm »

Indeed there is some progress which is very good.
Cpu usage is no longer jumping to 98/100%, though it is still higher then when I disable JavaScript.
Don't know if that has something to do advertisements.
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« Reply #84 on: October 28, 2017, 07:30:07 am »

Thank you to all involved in clearing the bitcoin problem,

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« Reply #85 on: November 02, 2017, 05:04:49 pm »

Hi all,

We have had many things to deal with the last month. It finally seems we start to have an OK status again.

We have been moving the servers, and at the same time the mining problem and mobile redirects have appeared in multiple ways. Status right now is that we will have no more downtime due to the server move.

The coinhive and mobile redirects have been removed completely from the site. It's clear that none of these have been "real" viruses, so your computers as a visitors should not be affected. As soon as you close the web browser or browser tab - it should all be gone.

Thank you to all of you that have been reporting messages from browsers and warning messages from anti-malware software etc. It's a big help, especially since some of these things only appears once per 24 hours, and also only in specific countries.

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