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21st November 2006 16:07  #1

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Watch for Pop-ups & Forced Redirects
I've recently discovered something called DriveCleaner advertising on our site under the label of 'Travelocity' which has been generating aggressive pop-ups deceptively - this has been stopped.

I don't allow pop-ups on the site, so if anyone notices pop-ups or forced redirects in the future then please post the details here and I will look into it.

21st November 2006 18:13  #2

Gunsprout Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 171
I had a c**ppy one when I first tried to access the site telling me that my pc was virus infected and informing me that I needed to download upgraded anti-virus software.

I'm perfectly happy with my McAfee (which the pop-up wasn't from) thank you very much!

I didn't get the details (Sorry..) as I wasn't aware that this site was having this problem and was too busy trying to get rid of the bloomin' thing....

21st November 2006 20:15  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I got porn popups from this site before... no lie.

21st November 2006 20:46  #4

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Gunsprout, I got the same thing - real annoying - people just have to remember when surfing don't press OK or CANCEL. The best way is to close the popup from the taskbar.

Oh and Tony, find out anything new? Wink

22nd November 2006 1:51  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I found out you can get backgrounds of lesbians... and its all free Wink

22nd November 2006 5:29  #6

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Ahh - but did they also show you a website with Monkeys doin' it? Wink

23rd November 2006 0:05  #7

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Not really monkeys doing it... but one site I went on was a bestiality site... which leads to the question, why would I click on such a site?

23rd November 2006 12:36  #8

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Because you enjoy inter-species erotica? Wink

23rd November 2006 13:43  #9

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Hey wouldnt you be curious if you read a site on a search engine that said "Cows and Girls"? Wink

23rd November 2006 14:59  #10

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Aren't they one in the same? Wink

25th November 2006 9:52  #11

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Guys, just sent an email to the support address with a word document containing a screen dump of the popups - this happened when doing a search of the main page.
Cheers
Adam

27th November 2006 6:51  #12

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
That's the forced redirect problem found, I'll just have to wait maybe 12 hours before the people in the US can wake up and remove the advert.

It is astounding how much effort this lot has put into setting up a fake organisation, just so they could make cash out of some antivirus sofware.

29th November 2006 8:59  #13

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
You want some more???
Sent you some again - picked up just now - sent to the support email

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