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Discussion in 'General Sportfish Discussion' started by YachtForums, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. YachtForums

    YachtForums Publisher/Admin

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    Got this note from a friend...

  2. Beau

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    It had to be exciting to catch that unusual creature. Imagine the mate trying to ID it for the Captain! But I gotta say, compared to its full colored brethren, its pretty ugly?
  3. NYCAP123

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    I just clicked on that link and my Norton jumped into action. I'm no geek, but be careful with that link.

    Very cool fish.
  4. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    NYCAP

    My Norton went off also...
  5. YachtForums

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    Strange, I'm not getting a warning. The link is to Marlin Magazine, so it should be relatively safe, sans big fish stories...
  6. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    My FREE security, that works jolly well, allows it to run.

    Meh!

    White marlin. Caught 60 odd in a one month spell in Venezuela. What's new?
  7. AlfredZ

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    Nice fishing!

    I shot Norton in the head 14 years ago! Since then, I don't use any kind of security other than reading the link before I cilck, if trusted then I go ahead, if not, I enter it in the search bar of Yahoo! or Google, if it is bad it will be flagged. Worked for me well that the system I use to access YachtForums is up on the same XP service pack 2 installation since new (2006) with only 1-2 power cylces a month to keep the operating system from going mad!!

    Update your browser's plug-ins and all should be okay.

    Cheers,
  8. Beau

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    Any way. What about that fish? Looks like it was dragged from 4,000 feet below??
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    My AVG anti-virus went nuts on that page as well! On my lap top and my I-Pad. Strange.
  10. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    I really think that link needs to be pulled. Is it on a different site?
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    I had no problem with the link and I've got enough security hardware to click on a North Korean website. Google 'Albino Marlin' (I know it's not) and you'll get pages of alternate sites.

    Funny thing is I have always had to bypass my security to access YachtForums.
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    Hi,

    Same here, Avast Pro actually describes it as a safe site.
  13. YachtForums

    YachtForums Publisher/Admin

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    I'm assuming you had to relax your browser security settings to allow 3rd party cookies?
  14. RER

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    ...yes - that's it.
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    ID'ing it is easy. A white Marlin has much different Pectorial fins than a Blue or Black Marlin.
  16. Old Phart

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    The pics set off Norton.

    This is the offending IP Address.

    Fake App Attack_Fake AV Website 20.JPG
  17. Old Phart

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    I dunno
    They must be of the same thought.

  18. Kafue

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    Thanks for posting. The fact this marlin survived to adulthood with this colour added to being hooked up are incredible.
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    Drudge picked this story up today...