st0n3r wrote:So recently there has been a LOT of issues with the hosts and their slew of pop-up's. Sharebees seems to be the best one for not trying to run you around the internet on the proper place to click etc. All of the other ones that are used and provided are VERY deceptive. Fake links to stream / download, flash based rootkits etc. I REALLY hope icefilms takes some steps to ensure the safety of those who frequent this site.
My work computer which is the only thing i use icefilms on got hit the other day when i was forced to use one of the filehosts since sharebees wasnt an option. The only thing this work computer is used for is running MS Office and Netflix. This computer was infected with a LOT of rootkits and flash vulnerabilities from the hosts which are provided. Yes, its not Icefilms fault and its rather hard to screen everything, but we must find a reliable host who doesnt allow this to happen. The current rootkit going around is being sent through pop-ups and flash related stuff. Our work network has really good AV / Mallware stuff for protection but it still got around. Please ensure that we warn people about keeping flash up to date at all times.
In the end i had to use "tdsskiller" to get rid of the rootkit which clearly stated that it was from 180upload through their stupid pop-ups that happen. Yes, you can use pop-ups blockers etc. but you will still get hit from the flash vulnerabilities.
Simply asking if we can maybe screen the hosts a bit better and put word out on precautions to take.
There is a simple solution to all the harmful adds and attacks on the hosts pages (180upload, ect...). It has been talked about here in the forums a-lot? Install "ablocker plus" .
Because ablocker plus literally blocks all of 180upload's pop ups.
Also, I use free avast anti-virus and it works great.