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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:37 am

There's some kind of malware that's infested the Newsfix feed to me here...

Doesn't seem to be a virus or worm on my device (s), as I've checked across several sites, and it's only attached itself to Newsfix.

A pop up ad appears, advertising gambling and gaming sites, and then locks up thes screen.
I suspect it attached itself to the Google or Bing advertising that appears on the Newsfix site..      Suspect

I wonder if veya's seen this problem ?

Only way I've been able to stop it is closing the tab

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:40 am

I haven't had any issue, not sure if there is anythgn we can do as the ads are from forumation

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Post by nicko on Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:44 am

Had this problem with Bing constantly coming up,my Son sorted it though.
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Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:33 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:There's some kind of malware that's infested the Newsfix feed to me here...

Doesn't seem to be a virus or worm on my device (s), as I've checked across several sites, and it's only attached itself to Newsfix.

A pop up ad appears, advertising gambling and gaming sites, and then locks up thes screen.
I suspect it attached itself to the Google or Bing advertising that appears on the Newsfix site..      Suspect

I wonder if veya's seen this problem ?

Only way I've been able to stop it is closing the tab
ad block is the answer

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Post by eddie on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:38 am

It does seem to be a problem with forumotion particularly though Dean, I used to get problems on flap quite a lot

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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:39 am

The Devil, You Know wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:There's some kind of malware that's infested the Newsfix feed to me here...

Doesn't seem to be a virus or worm on my device (s), as I've checked across several sites, and it's only attached itself to Newsfix.

A pop up ad appears, advertising gambling and gaming sites, and then locks up thes screen.
I suspect it attached itself to the Google or Bing advertising that appears on the Newsfix site..      Suspect

I wonder if veya's seen this problem ?

Only way I've been able to stop it is closing the tab
ad block is the answer

Yes it is - it's very useful.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:39 am

eddie wrote:It does seem to be a problem with forumotion particularly though Dean, I used to get problems on flap quite a lot

Free forums have a lot of advertising - not like ones that people pay for.

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:46 am

Raggamuffin wrote:
eddie wrote:It does seem to be a problem with forumotion particularly though Dean, I used to get problems on flap quite a lot

Free forums have a lot of advertising - not like ones that people pay for.
the admin can also turn off some of the ads on FM

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:47 am

eddie wrote:It does seem to be a problem with forumotion particularly though Dean, I used to get problems on flap quite a lot
yes but you know my answer to that dont you. (apple)
FM pays for itself by ads, its not a charity.

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Post by eddie on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:48 am

The Devil, You Know wrote:
eddie wrote:It does seem to be a problem with forumotion particularly though Dean, I used to get problems on flap quite a lot
yes but you know my answer to that dont you. (apple)
FM pays for itself by ads, its not a charity.

What have you got agaisnt Apple you nutcase? You're always moaning about them lol!

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:53 am

eddie wrote:
The Devil, You Know wrote:
yes but you know my answer to that dont you. (apple)
FM pays for itself by ads, its not a charity.

What have you got agaisnt Apple you nutcase? You're always moaning about them lol!
they are an overpriced fashion accessory.

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Post by eddie on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:55 am

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eddie wrote:
The Devil, You Know wrote:
yes but you know my answer to that dont you. (apple)
FM pays for itself by ads, its not a charity.

What have you got agaisnt Apple you nutcase? You're always moaning about them lol!
they are an overpriced fashion accessory.

Are you saying that my iPad looks silly round my neck on a goldy-looking chain? Embarassed

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:02 am

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eddie wrote:

What have you got agaisnt Apple you nutcase? You're always moaning about them lol!
they are an overpriced fashion accessory.
dont get me wrong, when apple macs first arrived, despite being wildly expensive they did do video rather well. however the pc market has caught up on that front, is cheaper and has a wider market of hardware and software to chose from.
Iphones are just a rip off and waste of money. which is proved time and time again by all the idiots who ditch their must have iphone maxipad mark6 a couple of months for their iphone maxipad mark 7 with extra sparkle. The ipad is ok but android alternatives are far cheaper and do the job just as well,.

apple try to keep you tied into their own hardware and software by making it exclusively apple, even going so far as to ensure that iphones cannot be charged round your mates house unless you have got you special lead with you, and next up an entirely new headphone socket ensuring that everyone has to buy new headphones that will only work with apple devices.

sticking i in front of everything doesn't make it worth 50% more

all though apparently it does.



the apple store should be renamed
I saw you coming.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:42 am

nicko wrote:
Had this problem with Bing constantly coming up,my Son sorted it though.


I suspected Bing or Google when I saw that they both had multiple adbots on here...

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:47 am

The Devil, You Know wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:There's some kind of malware that's infested the Newsfix feed to me here...

Doesn't seem to be a virus or worm on my device (s), as I've checked across several sites, and it's only attached itself to Newsfix.

A pop up ad appears, advertising gambling and gaming sites, and then locks up thes screen.
I suspect it attached itself to the Google or Bing advertising that appears on the Newsfix site..      Suspect

I wonder if veya's seen this problem ?

Only way I've been able to stop it is closing the tab

ad block is the answer


I have adblocker app's on computers here..

But I was on a tablet (Samsung android), when it's happened several times over the last two days;

And I haven't added an adblocker to this device yet.

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:56 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
The Devil, You Know wrote:
ad block is the answer


I have adblocker app's on computers here..

But I was on a tablet (Samsung android), when it's happened several times over the last two days;

And I haven't added an adblocker to this device yet.
there is an ad block browser rather than addon you can get for android that works reasonably well.

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:20 pm

Just to clarify, this site has no malware.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:23 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Just to clarify, this site has no malware.

Well, and WYwolfie was on a tablet not on his PC, so like my tablet --- I often get swamped with ad pop ups if I don't refresh my AD BLOCKER every dang time I turn my tablet on!

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Post by Syl on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:54 pm

I get the casino thing on my OH's tablet.....I cant view the forum properly because it keeps over riding the page.

Never get it on my laptop.

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:09 pm

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ad block is the answer

Yes it is - it's very useful.

But only if you are not running Firefox. If you turn on ad blocker with Firefox, it will block out most of the overlays of the site, including the edit functions and the smilies. You will get no signal of new posts on which thread, you lose PMs, etc., etc.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:19 am

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Yes it is - it's very useful.

But only if you are not running Firefox.  If you turn on ad blocker with Firefox, it will block out most of the overlays of the site, including the edit functions and the smilies.  You will get no signal of new posts on which thread, you lose PMs, etc., etc.

No it doesn't. I use Firefox and adblock, and it works just fine.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:09 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
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But only if you are not running Firefox.  If you turn on ad blocker with Firefox, it will block out most of the overlays of the site, including the edit functions and the smilies.  You will get no signal of new posts on which thread, you lose PMs, etc., etc.

No it doesn't. I use Firefox and adblock, and it works just fine.

Been there, done that.  Turn on ad-blocker in Firefox and you will immediately lose the top layer of Forumotion.  You can still post, but without any of the aids.  I had to leave Firefox if I wanted to remain here.  Chrome works, however.  That's what I use now.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:24 pm

No you won't Quill, well I don't, have absolutely no bother with it and stops all the ads.

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Post by Syl on Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:59 pm

This forum is running so slow for me....I have downloaded ADGUARD, which is recommended for the Edge browser......it's got rid of the ad to supply me with 'cougars'... Rolling Eyes but it's still very slow.

Nowhere else is. scratch

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:44 pm

Syl wrote:This forum is running so slow for me....I have downloaded ADGUARD, which is recommended for the Edge browser......it's got rid of the ad to supply me with 'cougars'... Rolling Eyes  but it's still very slow.

Nowhere else is. scratch

Yes, the forum is running slow today. Every time you click 'send' it goes to a black screen and takes from 15-35 seconds before any switch occurs..

The browser issue is a separate matter. With Firefox, if you don't switch on 'ad-blocker' the place goes crazy with pop-up ads galore...and constant. It's about the timing of a game of tennis...one every return shot. If you turn on ad-blocker, it does block the ads...but it also blocks half the forum. There was no answer that I could find, so I had to switch back to Chrome.

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Post by Syl on Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:49 pm

Yep....I'm getting the black screen too.
You are right ..it's not the browser, I have tried IE and Chromium...all three are the same...very slow and a long black wait.
Giving up for a while.

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Post by eddie on Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:37 pm

It's a forumotion problem.
There is no malware virus on here.

Oftentimes, when forumotion is doing some updates or technical fix ups, you get problems for a few days.

Or perhaps Ben needs to get his greasy overalls on and open the bonnet to have a tinker?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:57 pm

I'm also getting the black screen.

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Post by eddie on Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:59 pm

That's what I am saying. It's a forumotion problem

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:03 pm

eddie wrote:It's a forumotion problem.
There is no malware virus on here.

Oftentimes, when forumotion is doing some updates or technical fix ups, you get problems for a few days.

Or perhaps Ben needs to get his greasy overalls on and open the bonnet to have a tinker?

Last time I did that I ended up with headlights that point in different directions ...

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Post by eddie on Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:06 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
eddie wrote:It's a forumotion problem.
There is no malware virus on here.

Oftentimes, when forumotion is doing some updates or technical fix ups, you get problems for a few days.

Or perhaps Ben needs to get his greasy overalls on and open the bonnet to have a tinker?

Last time I did that I ended up with headlights that point in different directions ...

Well I can't do it, I turn them pink.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:51 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:There's some kind of malware that's infested the Newsfix feed to me here...

Doesn't seem to be a virus or worm on my device (s), as I've checked across several sites, and it's only attached itself to Newsfix.

A pop up ad appears, advertising gambling and gaming sites, and then locks up thes screen.
I suspect it attached itself to the Google or Bing advertising that appears on the Newsfix site..      Suspect

I wonder if veya's seen this problem ?

Only way I've been able to stop it is closing the tab

I've had this problem too but only on my phone and iPad, very irritating hope you're well Bee x

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