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What is up with the popups??????

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box - Forum Feedback' started by 1996BLKBauer, January 25, 2013.

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  1. 1996BLKBauer

    1996BLKBauer Well-Known Member

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    Every time I log in to the site, I get popups to things saying "click here to talk to hot girls", "or something something satisfy your women".... WTF???????????? does this happen to anybody else, this is VERY annoying.
     
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  3. corkey

    corkey Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    i got one of them earlier, ran a scan,
    was clean , weird,,
     
  4. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Trying to track it down. Its not anything we have done on purpose that's for certain. Nothing has been added on our end software, or advertisement wise in a long time either. :dunno:
     
  5. 1996BLKBauer

    1996BLKBauer Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to make sure I was not the only one, I have Avast as an anti virus, and also run AD Block. So I was surprised to even see it at all.
     
  6. tdavis

    tdavis Linux Guru, Jack of All Trades Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    I do not see any change on the system side of things..

    I'll check a few other things, but it will take a while.
     
  7. Blee1099

    Blee1099 Evil Asian EF Vendor Moderator Emeritus

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    Yea I saw it too but forgot to grab a screen cap.. :bangshead:
     
  8. corkey

    corkey Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    now chrome is trying to tell me that EF is trying to load malware from lycos.fr,
     
  9. willindsay

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    Received this pop up earlier. Sorry for the crappy screen shot not sure why it's so low quality.
    This is the second time I've got this pop up last one was a few weeks ago but I didn't get a screen shot and I forgot to post it here.

    Also the forum seems to be running slower than normal. Might just be me though since I'm on a university connection.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    This is our server load this morning: 0.08 0.09 0.09 The server itself is flyin'.

    Regarding the pop ups... I hate to shift the blame, but both Tom and I have went through the system and found nothing malicious. Both Google and Bing scan the site regularly looking for malicious software, behaviors etc... I have not received a single notice.

    I know a few people have been seeing this, but unless it can be proven otherwise, our system appears clean.
     
  11. Joe Dirt

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    I haven't seen anything odd aside from William still apparently being on MySpace... :D
     
  12. willindsay

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    Lol. Those favorites have been set forever and I haven't changed them cause I don't want to have to spend time thinking where a link is.

    I probably haven't clicked on that link in about 3 years.
     
  13. tdavis

    tdavis Linux Guru, Jack of All Trades Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    We have been trying to track these down - nothing on the server appears to be wrong.

    Is your system fully upto date? This includes java, flash, acrobat/acroread, and the browser. Have you checked for viruses/toolbars/helpers installed?

    Now, we could have a bad advertiser - but it's hard to prove that at this time.
     
  14. willindsay

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    System is up to date. It has to be in order to log on to the university's network.
    All software is up to date also.

    Scanned for viruses every other day. I absolutely hate toolbars so they are removed soon as I notice them if they some how slip through. And no helpers either.
     
  15. Turdle

    Turdle exactly like an explorer kind of Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I got this chat with online girls when I clicked on this thread out of the "new posts" list. The chat window popped up before coming to the thread. I had to click leave page to get here.
     
  16. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    So weird... As I've said in the moderator forum, I've surfed the site using 4 OSs, Vista, 7, 8 and IOS and many different browsers. Never any problem at all. I use the New Post button many times every day, but nothing weird going on... I've even logged in as a moderator, registered user, and Elite member.:dunno:
     
  17. delexploder

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    I also had the chat girls and another that was sex on the side type but I just figured it was because im using a android tablet. I cant do alot of things on here so I just figured it was another downside of using this thing
     
  18. Flounder

    Flounder Owns 10,000 Marbles Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm thinking it's a bad ad somewhere.
     
  19. JDraper

    JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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    I have never had a pop-up from this site on my pc. BTW, I'm running Google Chrome and Norton Antivirus. I also use I.E. once in a while and haven't had pop ups in it either.
     
  20. willindsay

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    Both times I've got the pop-up it was while clicking on the "new post" button. I click the new post button many times a day during the week and like I said I've only got it twice in probably 3-4weeks.

    I'm using Chrome on windows 7 if that helps anything.
     
  21. tdavis

    tdavis Linux Guru, Jack of All Trades Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    My problem is I'm running Adblock Plus extension in chrome.. which kills a lot of annoying popups.

    But I have disabled the extension for this site.

    We really want to find what is causing this - we just haven't figured out yet where it's coming from.
     

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