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If you try to connect to my sites then you'll notice that they are down - that is because I am having some problems with my sites' host. Something upstream from the servers but downstream from my poor visitors is preventing access since 10 this morning. I do try to ensure that the sites are on different serves so that if one server goes down the other survives but this time there is a 'SPOF' (single point of failure) that prevents both from being accessed. So annoying. I have placed them on the best host with the best support and highest uptime I could find but still it happens. BuGgeration!

My apologies if it has caused inconvenience. I have posted this as I can't post it anywhere else, all sites being down. Doh!

All sorted - it was a routing problem caused by some part of the internet's infrastructure having a 'wobble'. It affected those whose ISPs were in some way connected via BT, Virgin and Sky's services. Took a day for them to correct it though.
UPDATE: I have checked this laptop thoroughly from top to toe. No trojans, infections, nothing, checked for rootkits, the lot. All clear. Still have the occasional pop up only when accessing Deviantart - no other site.

Last one was nasty - responding to one of pendragon's comments an advert tab was opened instead of the DA page and a page purporting to be from Adobe complete with a supposed flashplayer download. It stated first "to view this page you need to upgrade Flash".

Now, I never install anything unless I really need to, especially Flash.

I checked the tab. The URL had the word "flashplayer" misspelt as "flashpalyer" and the tab was named ad0be instead of adobe. It was a trojan advert attempting to get me to install a dodgy Adobe most probably complete with a virus.

I am pretty sure this stuff was generated by an advert shown by Deviantart. It only appears when I am in Deviantart. The laptop is clean! I don't know what to say.

So, I've added Avast browser security to my browser but I'll probably only enable it when I am checking DA - and we'll see what it comes up with.

I've done a quick search and it seems I am NOT the only one who is having these pop-ups - plenty more are.

Anyone who browses or uses Deviantart is exposing themselves to these ads and the malware contained within. You must not browse Deviantart unless you have some sort of adblocker software installed on your o/s or within your browser. I have installed Adblocker Plus on top of the latest version of Firefox and it seems to be doing the job at the moment.

Type "deviantart dodgy pop ups" into google and see what is displayed. The fact is that DeviantART serves up dodgy ads and malware links. TAKE CARE.

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Dean Beedell
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Hello chaps... This is where you will find a fair few steampunk desktop enhancements in the form of desktop widgets, icons, wallpapers and screensavers. These are intended to beautify your desktop in a particular way.

The process of inspiration/creation takes a long time. Why do i do it? Well, I can't bear the look and feel of current desktop computing being so locked into a 1980s paradigm. Current GUIs deriving mostly from Microsoft's efforts have a basis in the GUIs from the late 80s and early 90s and they still haven't moved on much. You run XP, Vista, Win 7 or 8? Well, that's fine, that means you are running NT5 or 6, all basically the same o/s. The only real differentiator is the GUI that MS foists upon you. A GUI is a GUI and you should be able to decide which you want to run. It ought to be independent of the o/s or at the very least it should be very easy to theme. This isn't the case with a Microsoft operating system.

So, I intend to help you create an o/s interface that meets the aims and needs of a small but thoroughly dedicated group of chaps known as steampunkers. With these widgets and icons you can thoroughly steampunk your desktop whether you are a a steampunker or not...

This is my site where the widgets be...
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jimking 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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jimking 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again!  :hug:
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
I am generally very critical of other's work and I seldom do a fav. That deserved it.
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TheAngeldove 4 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
:Gleep: by WakkosLicorice
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Crowphes Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
You really are a Steampunk fan. I'm not a fan but I seen and read a few Steampunk movies and books.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
Steampunk, although that's the name by which it goes these days. I just design things the way I would want them to be. My designs have always been this way even prior to the style being named.
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rochdale Jan 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist

morning mr bert

 

sorry for the delay I was very busy yesterday.

 

I went on google images to find the big ben image this morning but was unable o find it, so cannot credit anyone, however I have uploaded the untouched image from my computer to my gallery here on da so it is available.

 

just go to my gallery and select Parliament-Big-Ben-lg

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TheAngeldove Dec 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:iconlightedx-mastree1plz::iconlightedx-mastree2plz:
:iconlightedx-mastree3plz::iconlightedx-mastree4plz::iconcip8::iconcip8::iconcip8::iconcip6::iconsanta-plz: Happy Holidays!  dove :iconlilheartplz2:
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Chris-Info-Service Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I used some of your creations, which I find very good ( in one of my themes for Windows 7 I called: A Clockwork Orange (see the demonstration in video here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP2yMH… and a detailed description here:chris-info-service.deviantart.…
I hope it does not bother you (I notified the references pointing to your artworks in the description) otherwise, contact me and I will make sure to adjust it.
Thank you again for your work, regards,
ToXiK
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