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    Just Bounce!
  • Birthday 07/10/1975

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    Leduc, AB
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    My main interest is keeping this place running...

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  1. Welcome to 2017!

    Hello AA! I have completed a major upgrade to the forum software, and it's looking like it's running fairly smoothly in the first few hours. Please let me know if you notice anything acting strangely, or if something is just not working at all. Private Message is usually best, but if that system goes down then email me at aa@albertaaquatica.com and I'll get things rolling. Some things WILL be different, and most of it is intentional... and No, I cannot revert the system back because you don't like it. hahaha
  2. Issue With Serps

    Technically... neither. It's an issue that crept into the hosting server through what I believe to be a vulnerability in our previous banner software. It's a replicating virus that I am continuing to battle - quite literally as we speak at this very moment! The host says it's my problem to deal with since I 'allowed' the security hole, the banner software people say it's not their problem because the little virus is not actually messing with their software and Invision says it's not their problem because it's not their server... even though the virus is changing the code in one of the Invision files every 48 hours or so. So at this point I have basically stripped AA down to the bare bones, wiped and reinstalled everything from 'fresh' files and have gone through each and every folder so many times looking for replications I'm dizzy. I've found more then 300 files now, and it's exhausting. This virus is not 'supposed' to replicate... I'm supposed to have found the changed file, find the file that changes the file, and eradicate them both... but this is a 'new' variant... it's being difficult. And there's no real option for me to run an 'antivirus' on the server. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve to try, and have just made some changes that I hope will stop it. Time will tell! If nothing else works I'll just back up the database, and move our hosting to a fresh server and reinstall everything from scratch. While the database uploads (takes a couple hours!) I can go through the uploads folders and make sure that's clean since it would be the only thing retained other than the posts/messages/users. Fun, huh?? Glad I have a full time business to run during the day - otherwise I might be bored.
  3. Issue With Serps

    Yeah... just rescanned and found that there's one little PITA file that creeped back in... off I go to scour the %&*(*%#@ server again... Sigh.
  4. I got a screen shot of the issue in my PM box so I will use a couple different combinations of product and browser and see what I can duplicate. Regrettably the only thing I don't own in an iPad but my wife does have a ton of iPhone stuff I can borrow for testing. If anyone else has this issue please tell me what kind of device you're using and what browser. Thanks.
  5. Sorry, I'm not seeing an issue on my screen. Please take a screen shot of the problem with your Snipping Tool (included on every Version of Windows since 7) and post the picture so I can see?
  6. Hello!

    ok that's enough 'fun' for me for one night... just went back through every directory on the server again...
  7. Hello!

    This is a test topic to see if this will work. or error out... this blankity blank blank bug/hack/server issue we're having is REALLY driving me nuts!!
  8. Viewing Topics

    Testing. Cool...
  9. Viewing Topics

    Fixed. We keep getting little 'bugs' creeping up and I've made every change I can to stop them but someone out there is having a LOT of fun seeing what kind of injection they can get away with on Invision software and unfortunately I can't do much except wait for them to attack and then run around looking under all the furniture to find the changed file... I have reported the instance to Invision and hopefully they can patch up the hole.
  10. Issue With Serps

    Yeah I just found another location on the server the injected code was hiding in, and tore it out of there... I have gone through every directory now and have made notes on the changed files and where they are, etc... so I will continue to check the entire directory every 24 hours for the next few nights and see if we get a file changed again. I had already reset all the passwords, etc to access the server so once I get the last remnants of the attack off the server we'll be good again. This was ONLY a 'server code' attack, and NOT a database or content attack... no information about AA members/passwords/emails/etc was compromised as the database is on a completely different access. All this malware does is send you to a different website once in a while when you are flagged as 'new to the site' ie. coming from a search engine, etc. That's why typically using links, favourites, or bookmarks should not affect you. In the 11 years I have been handling this site this is by far the worst thing that's happened here and frankly, it could be SO much worse!! We're truly blessed! hahah
  11. Issue With Serps

    OK. I wiped the ENTIRE site and restarted from scratch... there's little things here and there I need to 'retweak' back but let's see what happens...
  12. Issue With Serps

    Should be fixed now. PLEASE let me know if it continues. Thanks.
  13. Issue With Serps

    The Host has not replied to my Support Ticket at this time but I am following up with them to have this resolved quickly.
  14. Issue With Serps

    Ticket submitted with the webhost to run a security scan, but I am seeing everything is perfectly normal for me right now, so I'm really not sure what's happened. Possibly the hack has an IP filter so it'll only do it once per PC or it was already dug out of the system by the host? Is anyone else having an issue and if so, does it happen repeatedly or just once?