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Weird ads popping up...

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:06 am

Yeah, I've been noticing in people's messages having random key words through out pages (examples: "phone" and "Now") in the last hour. I even quoted one, and then it vanished. I've seen it before on other sites, but... what is it? And why is it starting to happen here?
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Re: Weird ads popping up...

Postby Valhallen » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:09 am

It's a text ad program. Some sites use a version to raise revenue, but it can be incorporated into malware. Since I'm not seeing it here, the problem is probably on your end. Check for any unknown extensions or add-ons in your browser (what are you using?). For now, try turning off JavaScript.
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Re: Weird ads popping up...

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:52 am

I'm using firefox, but it only came up tonight. Has never happened before on Snafu before then.

Okay, turned it off and not seeing anymore so far. Thanks Val. But do you know what causes it to just start happening?
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Re: Weird ads popping up...

Postby Asmodai » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:06 am

Not sure if it would help... But install AdBlock Plus
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Re: Weird ads popping up...

Postby Musicmac » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:33 am

Not the best with computing, but the usual remedy here is for you to go through your add-ons, plug-ins, and programs, and delete whatever seems to be third-party.
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Re: Weird ads popping up...

Postby Mir@k » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:06 pm

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Re: Weird ads popping up...

Postby Musicmac » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:33 am

...Or that.
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Re: Weird ads popping up...

Postby Blood Lord » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:12 am

I don't quite know what to say if that works.
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Re: Weird ads popping up...

Postby Valhallen » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:29 am

Mr. Sefrol wrote:Thanks Val. But do you know what causes it to just start happening?
Could be malware. If you want to keep JavaScript generally active,
Musicmac wrote:the usual remedy here is for you to go through your add-ons, plug-ins, and programs, and delete whatever seems to be third-party.
Or at least third-party things you haven't put there yourself.
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Re: Weird ads popping up...

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:58 am

Got around to getting rid of whatever I thought would help. Still didn't work. I don't know what else to take out that I added recently. So it might be a virus...
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