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Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:12 am

For the last week or two, occasionally but not every time I click on a thread or go to log in here a pop-up window appears hawking one of two classic phishing scams: Either "Your Flash Player may be out of date! Just click here to update to the newest version!" or "Our scans show your computer is infected with THREE VIRUSES! Click here to download our cleaning software and become virus-free!". This has only been happening to me on this website and no others.

The "Flash" phishing website shows as "http://deej.almeusciu.site/AwHo2xmsSY_IroJMbQFGkBf9jf2LURRq9iuOEUE8QXbGmgYDmFc3JiH308XQucT-rnMUpEmT7xiM8Cuxrv8v2htAEcCfzC3HRY7mGEfBJwPrbw==?ci=w7THTV6J4M21N7BOHTALA44S&n3er=sc3JtA==&uu=lIaJhrzOpHZ6hnl8eHeNdnp4gXg="

Has anyone else here run into this?
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:47 pm

I am experiencing the same issue just recently for the past few days, not just in the a.net forums, but also while browsing through the a.net photo database as well with the exact same address popping up:
"http://deej.almeusciu.site"
 
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:10 am

Here's the web address for the "Your System Is Infected With Three Viruses!" phishing website- "http://your-mac-security-analysis.net.hgizfh.fxikcfl3278vr2bb2g9ktwotxq.xyz/fx/en/index.php?browser=Safari&fred=1&app=Mac%20Speedup%20Pro&hul=rs.eujmj3g.space&cep=4CIfoQsJAc1KKdw-qXiBUluZvOCmTzXjEv3T6EiCyohCcJ6CEpgyVcJm4xNW7xHgb4x340VM5M5wxZB11NkLiW3YoRY0Ij-oAifhNvGOdeGdcBCwncuFUr-FUDmI4tSuetJhSbC736dfk1vLZ03TV6mAgZNiBrp_dKDFzhWrIS-THYzDlVu8zG-XjXVd36oz8yMqcKXXSnxaHI0LAAoNP88yHvuxJX2WA1cWvtMEajENIEIt7yjHvXVdJD8dsTxYtzN77w2BRxc_ee3mHfNXSFsgH-g-v_dXOD0V3baomnGNsP6s81lqIqlo6v2QvM48bIKnUHesX9sSjkALyowPNATU19B6MHFpq-J1eU_EI8BE2_XU33mqTGMQpoVqBG-cdwaW8P8ZyEJsSpBHX9D02c_guXyF-ekViZRXXg87MP22ov-GKqrYv2kpaaWcWD1GV5Mvc2WR6oHkBwhBBdFAffLSVH24ZsQ6CbOrGWzGNwEVQCRlOPXP6CBpJn_65f__lybrfFFPglMjQ9ZNeFjLvFEqhcvthDqKhXFVsmjNgAaa8cNJAVM2__GFuP2tSueApyC_w4Ik_E3zfCskk60u6g&_=BAoAXUTQBgFdRNAGgAGBAcAAILTC0zG6oRlbtI5_JEQ6MjAqY3mZVIS39ubP6qbeAjPKwQAgrByk1aB8p8QMR9UPtjkqj4EjqCa_asac6jkBDoLKFSHCACAGcqCmABpfq1rP3IzdLdm_xFiQ2kN8ufIpFKMENkrwt8QAECYCAwY0NS4wDBJSnwyq6gzFABA8pBdEkmpgADg8uo-hFRnjwwAgohIvPC6t8vO-by_942PyYVheTsj7gpNAuMYakKaH6Q0#b"
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:05 am

Been getting these for the past three days. In fact, I got one when selecting "Reply" to this thread.
 
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:48 am

Yes, I mentioned it in another thread but my post wasn't acknowledged. it's really bad. I installed an Adblocker because of it, but it hasn't worked against those two phishing scams. Can we please get this fixed? Happens every time I go to view another forum, click on a thread, etc. It's gotten worse over the past 3 to 4 days.
 
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:11 am

It's been reported to the higher-ups.
 
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:18 pm

Still pretty bad with the flash update pop ups. It makes navigating the site very difficult.
 
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:58 pm

Yep, I get them about every ten seconds. This is my third time trying to type this reply... mine always say "Congratulations! You've been randomly selected to complete this survey for a $1,000 Walmart gift card." It even comes with fake facebook reviews from "people" that just so happen to all have really common last names!
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:08 pm

1 week since last moderator response and the "Update your flash" pop ups are as bad as ever.
 
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:28 pm

777222LR wrote:
1 week since last moderator response and the "Update your flash" pop ups are as bad as ever.

There's nothing that we can do about it. We've notified the developers, and that's literally all we can do. As a moderator, I have as much control over this as you do.
 
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:30 am

Received following a couple times today on ios device.

https://bestappsecurity.com/google/l2sc ... rand=Apple
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Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 am

777222LR wrote:
1 week since last moderator response and the "Update your flash" pop ups are as bad as ever.


Disable your java. That prevents them.
 
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Alert of "phishing"

Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:09 am

Hello moderators,

I have been trying to access some topics on the site and my computer has blocked with "phishing" alert, as in this topic:

"Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower"

Thank you ...
 
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:00 pm

I'm getting the same for this thread.
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:14 pm

Same for me.
 
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:44 pm

me too, oddly just that thread so far
 
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:45 am

Same topic, with referring to "googlegroups.com"
 
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:10 am

Thanks for reporting this and to keep you updated: This has been reported to the Developers.
 
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:36 am

I'm getting phishing attempts ALL OVER THIS DAMN SITE.
Photos, discussion threads...
Everywhere.
I've decided to stop visiting the site until you guys can get your crap together. Because 50% of the photos I click on, take me to a page letting me know that I have a virus, and the page reloads about a hundred times on its own.
See you guys later, life is too short for this garbage.
 
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:56 am

AA737-823 wrote:
I'm getting phishing attempts ALL OVER THIS DAMN SITE.
Photos, discussion threads...
Everywhere.
I've decided to stop visiting the site until you guys can get your crap together. Because 50% of the photos I click on, take me to a page letting me know that I have a virus, and the page reloads about a hundred times on its own.
See you guys later, life is too short for this garbage.


Thanks for reporting this, I have forwarded it.
 
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:57 pm

Looking into this. Can I get the specific phishing warnings you get when this happens? Any details you have. I went hunting through that page and couldn't find anything overt, so I want to try and narrow down.

I would also like to know you guys are coming from mobile devices, or desktop

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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:31 pm

After dying down but not completely disappearing for a while, the phishing pop-ups have gotten really aggressive in the last few days. The next one I get, I'll post the address here.
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:39 am

Here's the link from one of the phishing pop-ups-

http://deej.almeusciu.site/AwGWRejiWH2_ ... iLdnx5gnc=
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:45 am

Too late for edit ^, same one again, it seems to hit me most frequently as I log in.
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:35 am

TSS wrote:
Too late for edit ^, same one again, it seems to hit me most frequently as I log in.


Are you using a mobile device or a desktop?
 
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:47 pm

I'd like to confirm the page you were on when you got that link too.

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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:22 pm

SQ22 wrote:
TSS wrote:
Too late for edit ^, same one again, it seems to hit me most frequently as I log in.


Are you using a mobile device or a desktop?


Desktop.

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I'd like to confirm the page you were on when you got that link too.

Kevin


I was logging in from the "Non-Aviation" forum.
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:28 am

Another phishing pop-up- http://www.solicit.top/static/lps/u6Fs3j2E/

It appeared after I clicked on a thread from the menu of the "Non-Aviation" forum from my desktop.
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:41 pm

You say you saw it while you were logging in? Did it pop up before or after you logged in?

I'm still not finding anything overt or hidden to explain these. I'd suggest doing a Malware check of your own computer to be sure. If you don't have a way of doing so, I'd suggest Malware Bytes. It has a free version that is good for a clean up if necessary

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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:48 pm

VertScopeAdmin wrote:
You say you saw it while you were logging in? Did it pop up before or after you logged in?


Before.

VertScopeAdmin wrote:
I'm still not finding anything overt or hidden to explain these. I'd suggest doing a Malware check of your own computer to be sure. If you don't have a way of doing so, I'd suggest Malware Bytes. It has a free version that is good for a clean up if necessary

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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:44 am

Let me know if a Malware clean does anything for you.

What browser are you using? Thinking I might be able to talk you through some checks to do when you get this, to get some more clues for me

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A.net is downloading Fake Flash Players onto my Desktop

Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:24 am

Does anyone at the site even care?

I just opened a link in the discussion board, only to have it redirect to a fake "Adobe" website and download a "Critical Flash Player Update" onto my desktop.

Thanks very much, my flash player is already up to date.

I already complained in a thread a couple weeks ago that the sites links were going to fraudulent websites; does anyone running a.net even care?!?
 
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:36 pm

Ad-blocker, simple as.
I have a simple one in chrome, i don't get any of these kind of ads.
That being said, this does need to be fixed, although ad-block is a quick solution
 
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Unsafe website warning

Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:10 pm

I'm on Chrome Version 77.0.3865.90 on Mac OS 10.14.6 and I went to reply to/quote a thread in Civil Av on the A220 LR and got an "unsafe website" warning. I don't think that's ever happened to me on A.net before.
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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:46 pm

DocLightning wrote:
I'm on Chrome Version 77.0.3865.90 on Mac OS 10.14.6 and I went to reply to/quote a thread in Civil Av on the A220 LR and got an "unsafe website" warning. I don't think that's ever happened to me on A.net before.

Maybe it has something to do with this?

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1431347

The developers replied to the topic, so they're aware there's some sort of issue. I don't really know anything beyond that though.
 
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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:45 pm

Yeah, but I have Adblock and it's only on that thread.
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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:01 am

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Yeah, but I have Adblock and it's only on that thread.

I have no idea. Hopefully a developer will chime in on Monday. If not, I'll make sure somebody sees this at least. Obviously there isn't much we can do.
 
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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:32 am

atcsundevil wrote:
Obviously there isn't much we can do.


Why are they paying you the big bucks, then? ;)

(I'll wait until Monday.)
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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:53 am

DocLightning wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
Obviously there isn't much we can do.


Why are they paying you the big bucks, then? ;)

(I'll wait until Monday.)


They aren’t.
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:42 am

As mentioned above, it would be helpful if you can provide a screenshot and a link to that fake website.

Please note that I an only the messenger in that subject.
 
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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:27 am

Crosswindphoto wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
Obviously there isn't much we can do.


Why are they paying you the big bucks, then? ;)

(I'll wait until Monday.)


They aren’t.
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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:19 pm

Ah makes sense!
 
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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:57 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
He knows that, he's just pulling my leg!


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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:30 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
I'm on Chrome Version 77.0.3865.90 on Mac OS 10.14.6 and I went to reply to/quote a thread in Civil Av on the A220 LR and got an "unsafe website" warning. I don't think that's ever happened to me on A.net before.

Maybe it has something to do with this?

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1431347

The developers replied to the topic, so they're aware there's some sort of issue. I don't really know anything beyond that though.

Nope, that is a 'phishing attack' that comes in (unfortunately) due to the advertisements.Basically 'tech support scammers' can buy ads that make people think they have a virus on their computer, hoping the user will call their phone number so they can do some bogus tests on their computer to convince them they have a problem and need to pay the scammer to fix the non exisiting problem.
Ref: https://www.google.com/search?q=tech+support+scammer

This is different.

I saw the message come up yesterday when posting (just like Doc). Again, this comes from the act of posting, not an ad. Then I see a screen with:

    One more step

    Please complete the security check to access airliners.net

      CAPTCHA screen

    Why do I have to complete a CAPTCHA?

    Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property.

    What can I do to prevent this in the future?

    If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

    If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.

    Cloudflare Ray ID: (redacted) • Your IP: (redacted) • Performance & security by Cloudflare

On the other thread, when I perform the CAPTCHA step, it throws me back in to the posting screen, so it is an infinite loop of submit -> captcha -> submit -> captcha.

As you can see on this thread it does submit -> captcha -> post but it's a giant PITA.
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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:11 pm

Revelation wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
I'm on Chrome Version 77.0.3865.90 on Mac OS 10.14.6 and I went to reply to/quote a thread in Civil Av on the A220 LR and got an "unsafe website" warning. I don't think that's ever happened to me on A.net before.

Maybe it has something to do with this?

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1431347

The developers replied to the topic, so they're aware there's some sort of issue. I don't really know anything beyond that though.

Nope, that is a 'phishing attack' that comes in (unfortunately) due to the advertisements.Basically 'tech support scammers' can buy ads that make people think they have a virus on their computer, hoping the user will call their phone number so they can do some bogus tests on their computer to convince them they have a problem and need to pay the scammer to fix the non exisiting problem.
Ref: https://www.google.com/search?q=tech+support+scammer

This is different.

I saw the message come up yesterday when posting (just like Doc). Again, this comes from the act of posting, not an ad. Then I see a screen with:

    One more step

    Please complete the security check to access airliners.net

      CAPTCHA screen

    Why do I have to complete a CAPTCHA?

    Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property.

    What can I do to prevent this in the future?

    If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

    If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.

    Cloudflare Ray ID: (redacted) • Your IP: (redacted) • Performance & security by Cloudflare

On the other thread, when I perform the CAPTCHA step, it throws me back in to the posting screen, so it is an infinite loop of submit -> captcha -> submit -> captcha.

As you can see on this thread it does submit -> captcha -> post but it's a giant PITA.


This was also my understanding, thanks for confirming this. I have merged this thread into the ongoing thread on that subject.

As mentioned before, it would be helpful for the developers if you can provide a screenshot and a link to that fake website.
 
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Re: Unsafe website warning

Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:20 pm

SQ22 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
Maybe it has something to do with this?

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1431347

The developers replied to the topic, so they're aware there's some sort of issue. I don't really know anything beyond that though.

Nope, that is a 'phishing attack' that comes in (unfortunately) due to the advertisements.Basically 'tech support scammers' can buy ads that make people think they have a virus on their computer, hoping the user will call their phone number so they can do some bogus tests on their computer to convince them they have a problem and need to pay the scammer to fix the non exisiting problem.
Ref: https://www.google.com/search?q=tech+support+scammer

This is different.

I saw the message come up yesterday when posting (just like Doc). Again, this comes from the act of posting, not an ad. Then I see a screen with:

    One more step

    Please complete the security check to access airliners.net

      CAPTCHA screen

    Why do I have to complete a CAPTCHA?

    Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property.

    What can I do to prevent this in the future?

    If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

    If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.

    Cloudflare Ray ID: (redacted) • Your IP: (redacted) • Performance & security by Cloudflare

On the other thread, when I perform the CAPTCHA step, it throws me back in to the posting screen, so it is an infinite loop of submit -> captcha -> submit -> captcha.

As you can see on this thread it does submit -> captcha -> post but it's a giant PITA.


This was also my understanding, thanks for confirming this. I have merged this thread into the ongoing thread on that subject.

As mentioned before, it would be helpful for the developers if you can provide a screenshot and a link to that fake website.

To be clear, IMO there are two distinct things going on:
    1) Phishing ads / tech support scammers showing up on a.net
    2) A.net 'submit' button to make a post now leads to CAPTCHA screen
(1) is the something pretty common and probably not specific to a.net
(2) is the something new and is specific to a.net, maybe a configuration change on the part of the developers, or a change by some of the services they use, i.e. Cloudflare?
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:07 pm

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1431221
second page only.
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Re: Alert of "phishing"

Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:57 pm

Got this one today- http://your-mac-security-analysis.net.s ... Gjrjkavk#b

Mac OS 10.12.6, Safari browser. Just before the phishing ad loaded, it said "c/adsco" or "c-adsco" in the web address window for less than a second. That ad is particularly aggressive because you can't back out of it like the "Flash Update" ad and you have to close the window and open a new one instead.

I was not logged in at the time and simply clicked on the "Non-Aviation" forum.
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The Spam Pop-Ups Have Gotten Out Of Hand

Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:41 pm

They really have. Almost every time I open this site, navigate to another page of the site, or try to post (as just happened now), I get a browser redirect to update flash, or something else scammy. When can we expect a fix to this? It's been ongoing for quite some time.
 
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Re: The Spam Pop-Ups Have Gotten Out Of Hand

Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:47 am

Disable your JavaScript- that will stop them.

It’s annoying to have to do that but there is no end to those adverts.

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