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THD 07-31-2016 08:00 PM

Ads on TF?
 
Over the last week or so, when clicking on various site links, I get an ad page for Alibaba or whatever. Since the first time it happened, I have paid close attention to where I click as their ad also appeared in a proper ad space. I have definitely clicked on a legitimate link and yet the ad appears. This is becoming a bit more than annoying as once the ad page appears, there is no "Back" option and I have to close the window, reopen and start over again.

CPseudonym 07-31-2016 09:39 PM

Are you logged in when the odd ad activities happen?

dhays 07-31-2016 09:59 PM

And does it happen on any other sites?

Sounds like a form of malware that is likely on your system, not generated from TF.

THD 07-31-2016 10:12 PM

Craig-yep, logged in here.

Dave-I checked my machine w/anti-malware bytes and nothing shows up. this is the only site it happens on.

gaston 07-31-2016 10:25 PM

Clean out your cookies run a program such as CC Cleaner .If it was the forum everyone would have the same problem

dhays 07-31-2016 10:25 PM

I haven't logged into TF on my computer for a while. When I have accessed the website it has been with my iPad using Safari, so I wouldn't have noticed.

C lectric 07-31-2016 10:30 PM

I run Adblock along with Malwarebytes anti-malware and on my tablet also run OPera mini. Opera at the suggestion of someone here.


I had similar trouble .

Andy G 08-01-2016 03:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THD (Post 465325)
Over the last week or so, when clicking on various site links, I get an ad page for Alibaba or whatever. Since the first time it happened, I have paid close attention to where I click as their ad also appeared in a proper ad space. I have definitely clicked on a legitimate link and yet the ad appears. This is becoming a bit more than annoying as once the ad page appears, there is no "Back" option I have to close the window, reopen and start over again.

Sure you hadn't wandered into OTDE, strange things happen there. A bit like the old TV series 'Outerlimits'. ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY6y0zRCiOYnd

Peter B 08-01-2016 05:15 AM

I have had nothing strange pop up. MacBook Air with Safari.

RT Firefly 08-01-2016 05:57 AM

Greetings,
Mr. THD. My Commodore 64 is fine. Maybe it's the Russian hackers?

https://media.giphy.com/media/isP4TLqhjm3zq/giphy.gif

bayview 08-01-2016 08:39 AM

if using IE double clicking the back button sometimes works when an ad gets stuck.

Rustybarge 08-01-2016 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C lectric (Post 465350)
I run Adblock along with Malwarebytes anti-malware and on my tablet also run OPera mini. Opera at the suggestion of someone here.


I had similar trouble .

Opera mini is great as it stops all ads; unlike the competition that allows companies that pay them to bypass the blocking system.

Janet H 08-02-2016 12:54 PM

It sounds like you may have some unwanted adware on your computer. You might try running the free version of malwarebytes (downloadable) to clean it up.

kartracer 08-03-2016 06:41 PM

I am having the same problem.

THD 08-03-2016 09:28 PM

Mr RT-The Donald has assured me that he checked and Putin would not do that!

healhustler 08-03-2016 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RT Firefly (Post 465379)
Greetings,
Mr. THD. My Commodore 64 is fine.

My Atari 520 ST seems unaffected.:)

BruceK 08-04-2016 02:03 AM

A minute ago the only thing playing on my screen was a small advert, all else was frozen. I`m not getting this on other sites.

BruceK 08-21-2016 10:10 PM

My computer still gets freezing on TF. Nowhere else. There seem to be 20+ websites involved in every TF transaction. Getting stuck at present the culprit looks to be us.u.openx.net. what`s it for? Debugger seems to help.

Larry H 08-21-2016 11:42 PM

Try a Google search on 'what is us.u.openx.net'. This search shows a couple of sites that purport to explain how to remove openx.net. Also says openx.net is a malware/virus server.

Lobstah 08-22-2016 07:08 AM

I use Chrome, with the AdBlock extension, and I've never seen an ad on TF, ever.


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