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    Default Hey Rum Pirate..Your link has ransomware.

    Post 5 on the Cosby Huxtable thread. I hit the Snopes link and I got pop ups with demands. I shut my computer down and it reappeared on opening. I shut down again and it seems OK

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    Default Re: Hey Rum Pirate..Your link has ransomware.

    Thanks for that alert.

    Has anyone else had Hwyl's experience on clicking

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/cos-cause/ - CORRECTLY ATTRIBUTED

    (C&P'd from Post #5 here:
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?238314-Bill-Cosby-is-NOT-Cliff-Huxstable&p=5551348#post5551348 )

    BTW I 'Googled' for 'Snopes'.

    Then inserted in the 'search facility":

    "
    Bill Cosby 'Can't Blame White People' essay"

    and clicked on answer.

    Maybe when I tried to paste "- CORRECTLY ATTRIBUTED", to show that quote was right, it formed part of the link and generated a 'ransomeware alert' ?


    PS I am using a iMac and have not been given any alerts.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Default Re: Hey Rum Pirate..Your link has ransomware.

    By the way, up to now, the courts have ruled against Trump. One reason that some people were allowed to come across the border. If they weren't allowed to come across, as you say, why were some allowed to?

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    Default Re: Hey Rum Pirate..Your link has ransomware.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Post 5 on the Cosby Huxtable thread. I hit the Snopes link and I got pop ups with demands. I shut my computer down and it reappeared on opening. I shut down again and it seems OK
    I checked both the link and the site it links to and didn't find anything suspicious. I think the problem is in your browser, not Rum P's link.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Default Re: Hey Rum Pirate..Your link has ransomware.

    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    By the way, up to now, the courts have ruled against Trump. One reason that some people were allowed to come across the border. If they weren't allowed to come across, as you say, why were some allowed to?
    The US is in a state of chaos?
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Default Re: Hey Rum Pirate..Your link has ransomware.

    I checked both the link and the site it links to and didn't find anything suspicious.
    I clicked on it ( Mac/ Firefox). Did not have any probs.

    Kevin
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