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Old 07-31-2016, 08:00 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:39 PM   #2
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Are you logged in when the odd ad activities happen?
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And does it happen on any other sites?

Sounds like a form of malware that is likely on your system, not generated from TF.
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:12 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:25 PM   #5
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Clean out your cookies run a program such as CC Cleaner .If it was the forum everyone would have the same problem
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:25 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:30 PM   #7
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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 .
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:07 AM   #8
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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'. a
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:15 AM   #9
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I have had nothing strange pop up. MacBook Air with Safari.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:57 AM   #10
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Greetings,
Mr. THD. My Commodore 64 is fine. Maybe it's the Russian hackers?

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Old 08-01-2016, 08:39 AM   #11
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if using IE double clicking the back button sometimes works when an ad gets stuck.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:58 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:54 PM   #13
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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.
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I am having the same problem.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:28 PM   #15
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Mr RT-The Donald has assured me that he checked and Putin would not do that!
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:26 PM   #16
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Mr. THD. My Commodore 64 is fine.
My Atari 520 ST seems unaffected.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:03 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:10 PM   #18
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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.
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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.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:08 AM   #20
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I use Chrome, with the AdBlock extension, and I've never seen an ad on TF, ever.
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