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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Yudishtira, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Yudishtira

    Yudishtira Spiritual/Creative

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    Every so often I get taken through an (presumably) 'ad' portal called dollarcreative, which takes me to some multi-popup site telling lies about my online security. I haven't clicked on anything.

    I'm sure you haven't contracted with any advertiser to let them basically behave like malware. Please terminate them with extreme prejudice.
     
  2. Petek

    Petek Alpha Centaurian Administrator Supporter

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    Thanks for bringing this matter to our attention. Is the ad's url dollarcreative.com? I'll bring it to Thunderfall's attention. He's the only one who can control ads.
     
  3. Thunderfall

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    Next time you see it, could you take a screenshot and attach here? This way I could send it to the ad provider.
     
  4. Yudishtira

    Yudishtira Spiritual/Creative

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    Here you go...
    dollarcreative_a.jpg
     
  5. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Moderator

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    I just encountered a full screen popup - using chrome mobile.
     

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  6. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    If you are a supporter of the site, all those ad issues go away. Just sayin'. :)
     
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  7. shadowplay

    shadowplay your ad here

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    Polish women want me now.
     
  8. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Eastern European women want any man not in Eastern Europe, but especially Canadian men.
     
  9. Jaybe

    Jaybe civus fanaticus Supporter

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    Accessing from a Mac, most of my coming to the CFC News page gets me an Adobe Flash popup (which even ESC results in the Flash installer being downloaded :mad: , which I then trash and empty). I will endeavor to screenshot it next time.

    1. I avoid Flash because of past security issues, which I don't trust to be safe on a Mac. Call it personal paranoia and not studious enough to keep current on its status.

    2. The persistence of these popups is NOT encouraging me to frequent the page with any frequency!
     
  10. Jaybe

    Jaybe civus fanaticus Supporter

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    Bleepin' popup screenshot:
    Screen Shot 2019-01-02 at 8.46.38 AM.png
     
  11. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Actually, from your screenshot, this pretty much looks like malware, and absolutely not like the official download.
    I think this is definitely something which needs to be fixed.
     
  12. Jaybe

    Jaybe civus fanaticus Supporter

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    Such was my suspicion when I first encountered it, months ago. But surely, CFC has the resources to prevent malware infecting the site, else there could be risk of future litigation (though not by me, I'd just abandon CFC first). :sad:
     
  13. Petek

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    I'll alert Thunderfall to the situation. Thanks for pointing this out.
     
  14. Jaybe

    Jaybe civus fanaticus Supporter

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    Ack! After several days of not seeing it, it's back. :undecide:

    (Just a couple minutes before this post)
     
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    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    OMG, you might be infected. Boy oh boy, that looks serious; I hope the scan fixed your computer.
     
  18. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    It can't be! I regularly clean my screen with Lysol disinfecting wipes!
     
  19. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    Keep getting multiple pop-ups and redirects to luckyguys.xyz

    Makes browsing on mobile nearly impossible.
     
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  20. Petek

    Petek Alpha Centaurian Administrator Supporter

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    Thanks for alerting us. I'll see what I can do.
     

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