March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

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Post by TheBigAndyT » Thu May 05, 2011 7:45 am

I've just Been through the wringer with an absolute clonker of a virus. It's called windowsrecovery and I think it slipped in with a fake flash player update prompt. It all looks very official and will eventually tell you Avg has detected a virus and prompt the user to move it to the vault. If allowed it infects your comp. Took me hours last night to get rid of. One of the main reasons it took so long was that my malware removal tool(malwarebytes mbam) was unbeknownst to me corrupted months ago by AVG. I just wanted to warn users If you use these tools make sure they're up todate and working as in the middle of a virus infection isn't a great time to find out they're not:(
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