Red Box of Death

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I am extremely busy with my small architectural project and I did not have time for this. Apparently the "Red Box" of death is making another round through the blogosphere. I want you to know I will continue to follow everyone but ....

Until this situation has corrected its self I have removed the blog roll widget from my blog. It's not like I get a ton of comments anyway but to have my page display as if I have cooties is just down right wrong. I've never had cooties, fleas maybe but never cooties.

I must now return to pulling my hair out, one hair at a time. :)



GigglesandGuns said, 

Removing the roll seems to have cured the problem.

Sorry about your fleas ;o)


September 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Jayne said, 

Hackers. Meh. Hope it's all cleaned up soon, Jules. It always happens when you're the busiest, don't it?! ;)

September 7, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Larri @ Seams Inspired said, 

Holy frijoles, Jules! Hadn't heard of it, and now I'm scared. Don't want to google it, cause I don't want the cooties. How do you prevent it?

Thanks for sharing. Happy Wednesday! ☺ PS...Love you and your blog even without the blog roll. ☺

September 7, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Angela Felsted said, 

I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. There's nothing more infuriating than having people not come to your webpage because someone you've linked to has had their website hacked.

September 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

I have never heard of this before. Is others getting this red box? or is this some sort of joke.


September 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM  
Arlee Bird said, 

I love having my blogroll on my page because then I can see when favorite blogs have posted. But now I'm thinking I should remove it all. I've been already removing certain blogs. I'm seeing this malware crap all over the place lately. Is it a Google plot?
This is so down heartening.

Tossing It Out

September 7, 2011 at 12:18 PM  
Samantha VĂ©rant said, 

WHAT in the WORLD is the red box of death? Should I be scared???

September 7, 2011 at 12:49 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

I haven't seen the red box, but I did get a heads up that a link in my side bar linked to a blog with malware and have since removed that blog. Hate to remove the whole thing - it would take me a whole day to put it back!

September 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM  
Julie said, 

I haven't seen the red box before, but it seems there are just constant problems now. I was just having a temper tantrum as I can't get my reader to load and can't see the blogs I'm following. This whole situation has become very frustrating.

September 7, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

Sorry to hear of your troubles, Jules! :) Wish you the best with the project.

September 7, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

Al lot of people have been having problems with Blogger for various reasons, myself included. Hope this fixes what's ailing you.

And are you sure that Red Box of Death isn't really a harlmess glob of cherry jello?

September 7, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

I take it something was wrong with your blogroll. Well At least you are still blogging, and that's what I look forward to :)

September 7, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Tammy said, 

I've never heard of this, either, and I too am scared. Especially since fleas love me.

September 8, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

I usually bypass the malware warnings if it tells me the blog I'm trying to visit only has content affiliated with a website, since it's often just a link--but it's worrying to see all the warnings pop up.

September 8, 2011 at 7:24 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

I'm so sorry to hear that! I didn't know that blog rolls can cause the hacker problem to spread. Darn and I've been hacked before. Sad that some people (hackers) can find positive things to do with their skills, brains and waking hours!

Take care, Jules, & good luck with your project!!
Big Hug,
Coreen XO

September 8, 2011 at 9:17 PM  
Manzanita said, 

I'm so sorry. Don't tell me we'll all have to remove our blog rolls just because some terrible people want to put mischief into our lives. And boy, do I understand about doing extras when you already are on over-load. Love and peace

September 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

:) hope your project goes off well ... take care...

September 9, 2011 at 10:53 AM  
Elle Strauss said, 

Sorry to have been part of your blah. My site seems to be fine now. I worked the google magic to remove the monsters.

September 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Julie said, 

Hi Jules,

Just wanted to let you know I have an award for you at my blog whenever you are able to stop by. I hope some of your stress has abated, and you have a relaxing weekend ahead. Take care!

September 9, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Katie Gates said, 

Good luck with the workload, Jules. And I hope the blogosphere is cootie-free when you return. These cyber-glitches always come at the most inopportune times, don't they?

September 11, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
li said, 

Sooooo annoying.I just revamped my blogroll; I desperately want to keep it, but now thinking twice. So sick of malware crap.

On the plus side, I solved a few problems by switching to Firefox.

September 12, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Ella said, 

Blogger seems to be having a lot of issues of late. Don't lose anymore hair over this! I know you are busy; hang in there good friend! xXx

September 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM  
nutschell said, 

the red box of death sounds....deadly! I haven't been blog hopping lately so I have no idea what this is, but Ihope you did get to fix it!

September 15, 2011 at 1:21 PM  
Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said, 

hm....please do tell...what is this red box? I had not heard of this til now. I am stopping by through Kathie's Blog Tour...I am running behind, but happy to stop and say hello!

Blessings & Aloha!

September 17, 2011 at 11:35 PM  
Green Monkey said, 

any better yet? I remember you mentioned you had a problem with blogger. very frustrating! Its been so long since I added a widget that I probably don't remember how to do it. okay....time to read more of you. I'm wayyyyyy behind!

September 21, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Hi Jules.
I'm back with great internet service at last. I sat down as soon as the instillation guy was done. I had one of those blog rolls last spring and it froze my blog up big time.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

September 21, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Corine said, sad. I hope it all gets cleared up soon!

September 21, 2011 at 10:33 PM  
Nezzy said, 

Oh sweetie, I dropped out for the summer and am not aware of the blog~cooties you speak of. I'm so sorry they've invaded your space. Shall we call the hunka'~hunka' Orkin man??? Heeehehehe!

God bless ya and have a most beautiful day! :o)

September 22, 2011 at 12:46 PM  
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