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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.

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.
This chap here is selling my bits, my icons. He is simply badly packaging a few icons on a theme and then selling them. He's already had a hundred downloads, that's £150 to him...…

I need to get onto Shawn at infinite seven and explain what the rules are re: copyright and original ownership. Not even a credit was given to me. If I ever use someone else's work I always credit them and I seek to find them where their name is missing. My name is plastered all over the web so there is no excuse for not finding me. Typing steampunk icons into google images should make mine number one in the list so he really ought to have contacted me - grumble grumble.

Do me a favour and cheer me up:

Vote for this on rocketdock:…

and this:…

You'll need to login there to vote but one or two will pick me up, grrrrr!

UPDATE: - The chap has been in contact, has removed his theme and we are negotiating.


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Dean Beedell
United Kingdom
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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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.
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.
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

TheAngeldove Dec 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:iconlightedx-mastree3plz::iconlightedx-mastree4plz::iconcip8::iconcip8::iconcip8::iconcip6::iconsanta-plz: Happy Holidays!  dove :iconlilheartplz2:
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… 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,
Wonderful, thanks, sorry for the delay in responding. Family issues. Happy with everything, thanks for the credits/links.
Chris-Info-Service Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries about the delay, I understand, I hope your family issues are not too serious. Thank you again for your work and for the Fav! ;-)
Did you create the War of the Worlds Companion? If so, I ordered a copy from your website some time ago, but never received it.
darquiel Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Happy B-Day!
pendragon1966 Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's your birthday!

Here's hopping you'll spend it happy and with your loved ones!
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