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1. xymonau11 March 2010, 6:42 GMT +01:00


This is a Russian site, I think. Does anyone speak the language? The image was from sxc, and when you click on it a larger version is loaded. Obviously redistributing it. Underneath, it has amessage to say Demrak reblogged from this blogger. I assume that means he took the image, but just now, I can't find it on his blog. He does have another of my images for his background, but that's acceptable use. I just want to tell the other guy to stop redistributing it.

2. crisderaud11 March 2010, 14:12 GMT +01:00

Can we block http://xmaker.ru/ from our site? He obviously hoards material off the net to promote himself.

3. melodi213 March 2010, 10:21 GMT +01:00

gosh, I hope that we can block known poachers.
I hate seeing material remarketed under their own names and blogs

4. GerbenVanErkelens13 March 2010, 10:26 GMT +01:00

I wonder what people are thinking when doing this kind of stuff. Isn't it nicer to create some pictures yourself? What are their minds missing here...

5. xymonau13 March 2010, 11:36 GMT +01:00

There seem to be a lot of Russian sites that do this. Also some places like Poland, and I think they rely on the fact that not many people outside the countries speak the languages. I never seach in other languages, so I only find these sites accidentally. Actually, the person may believe they can redistribute the image, as they do give credit. But it's hard to contact them and speak to them about the issue.

6. xymonau14 March 2010, 10:00 GMT +01:00

And this site is selling sxc images, so if you were/are at sxc, you need to check all the pages.


7. crisderaud14 March 2010, 11:47 GMT +01:00

I matched these from http://iroom.in.th/eng/search.php?search=&page=6&Sort=


8. mzacha14 March 2010, 22:31 GMT +01:00

This site has trojans, Cris! Be careful...

9. crisderaud14 March 2010, 22:42 GMT +01:00

Thanks Michal. I didn't get any flags.

The combination of a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 http://www.emsisoft.com/en/


Microsoft Security Essentials http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

provides some pretty solid protection. I run the free SpywareBlaster too.

10. mzacha15 March 2010, 20:15 GMT +01:00

I get the notifications from Avast that that site had troians and thought it is better to post the comment.

Spooky! ;)

11. debsch15 March 2010, 22:20 GMT +01:00

I got spam today from a .ru website (spam is deleted now so can't provide any more details) - pardon my ignorance but is that what a trojan website will do? Pick up your email address without knowing? How does it do that? I didn't put in any comment, just followed the link that Dez posted above.
Or is there no relation between the spam and the website besides the fact that they are both .ru?

12. crisderaud15 March 2010, 22:44 GMT +01:00

A Trojan gets on your computer as part of something you allowed to be added to your computer like a download or opening an attachment to a spam. They can get on your computer visiting a website as your browser automatically allows some info from the site onto your computer.

Spam is annoying and potentially carries more serious threats.

Malware (malicious software) seeks to load you up with pop up ads, steal your data, cause glitches and mischief and send you more spam.

Viruses are serious threats that seek to infect, destroy and spread to other computers. They can ruin your operating system and everyone you connect with.

Basically you want two part protection: Malware protection and antivirus protection. You also want your program to run real time protection where it detects instantly and blocks when something tries to enter your computer. Many programs are effective at detecting malware and viruses only during scheduled scans. Having a good real time protection program is very important and worth paying for.

My favorite again is the one I listed above:
a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 http://www.emsisoft.com/en/

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