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    No problems here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zalloy View Post
    Weird thing happened today, when I tried to go to the New link on the main page of the site. Google Chrome came up with a malware warning, saying that this site has content from www.deathclock.com, and at least according to Google, that website has been flagged as malicious, or containing malware.

    Never seen that warning pop up when coming to this site before, so I thought I'd ask, and see if anyone here knows anything about it.


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    I got that very same message when trying to go to the site but when I refreshed the page, it wasn't there.
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    It still wont let me go to the individual entries on the FAD site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Trout View Post
    I got that very same message when trying to go to the site but when I refreshed the page, it wasn't there.
    Same here. I'd suggest others clear their browser caches and then try this until someone has a chance to look at this issue which originates from the main site, not the forum. Nick will be around eventually and will do what he can at that time.
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    It was the Death Clock link. It's bye-bye.

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    Yep, just tried it and it works fine. Thanks Nick.
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    Thanks Nick!!!!
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    No issues here with IE and Norton; and God I hate it - Win 8.

    Any of you worried about your systems might go here:

    http://Malwarebytes.org

    A good free tool; but I'm no computer guy. Download it and run it from Safe Mode.
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    Malwarebytes is great, I definitely recommend it.

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    me too, i use malwarebytes
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    Also try AVG. MWB didn't get rid of it for me.


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    Two nights in a row when I enter the forum from FAD I get a "pop under" web site (I don't know if that is the proper description). I suddenly start hearing audio and find that another site has loaded in the "background". I have to manually close it in order to shut it the fuck up.

    Here is a capture of the one from tonight:

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    The main site runs popunders, so when you click to load another link from there, a new window appears.

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    I found a couple of weeks ago I couldn't access the site on my phone at all, because a pop up would block me from clicking anything. Something about winning a new phone or whatever. Whenever I'd click the back button it would just direct me to another ad website. However it seems to be rectified, but if it happens again I'll see if I can take a screencap and post it here.

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    Tonight I got a pop over site telling me that the "web page" wanted me to update my movie player before I could continue.

    No thanks, I'm not doing that.

    I'm thinking that you need to take a look at your vendors for such stuff because I do pay the very small monthly fee to be free of such crap.

    Yet here it is.
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    The forums are run separately from the main site (by necessity, really). The subscription description states, "Remove third-party banner ads from the forums," because once you are on the forums, you can manage your experience to a decent extent, but the main site is not database-driven and has no user accounts. It's a whole 'nother enchilada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    The forums are run separately from the main site (by necessity, really). The subscription description states, "Remove third-party banner ads from the forums," because once you are on the forums, you can manage your experience to a decent extent, but the main site is not database-driven and has no user accounts. It's a whole 'nother enchilada.
    Got it, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    I clicked on it and my anti virus software--Norton's-- didn't pop up. Nick will know.
    The other day, ransomware tried to hijack my Mac. It said that my Mac had illegal content and my files had been encrypted and that I had to pay a fine. How ironic is it that the main activity I used that Mac for was taking notes in a Law for Forensics and IT Professionals course?

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    if anyone gets that virus that maxster got.
    if you back up your system 3 days, and run the malmare bytes thing, it will remove it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxster View Post
    The other day, ransomware tried to hijack my Mac. It said that my Mac had illegal content and my files had been encrypted and that I had to pay a fine. How ironic is it that the main activity I used that Mac for was taking notes in a Law for Forensics and IT Professionals course?
    Are your files intact? Did it actually do any of the damage it threatened?

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    No -- it was just an attempt to scare me into paying extortion.

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    I suppose I've avoided any kind of malware here because I've book marked the forum home/log-in page...never have had any problems in that regard here.
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    I use alternative operating systems because the file structure is different than the norm. The result being that executable files, scripts and other malware can't be installed as they're not compatible. Therefore, they can't run.
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    SC, basically the same function my NoScript add-on for FF performs...blocking all scripts by default, then I can open a list of scripts on any given page and permit any one I choose...best anti-virus I've found. OS is Win7.

    But an OS besides Win and Apple would be ideal.
    Last edited by Bidmor; 11-08-2013 at 04:38 PM.
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    I've used FF for years and love the fact that they keep making improvements like this. Created by the people for the people and for many operating systems. Gotta love that.
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    I've used FF for years too and NoScript for nearly as long. Granted NoScript is bit high maintenance but it works and educational as in learning whose scripts are running on any given site...most spooky are the omnipresent variations of Google.
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    I've used FF for years and never had problem with virus/script warnings on the forum, like Bid, I keep FAD bookmarked. Still, I have come here from the main site with no problem, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidmor View Post
    I've used FF for years too and NoScript for nearly as long. Granted NoScript is bit high maintenance but it works and educational as in learning whose scripts are running on any given site...most spooky are the omnipresent variations of Google.
    LOL Yeah I've seen those when running tools that check for scripts in the background too. A little army of Googlebots tracking or trying to track your browser history (depending on your settings), in order to send you ads they find relevant to your browsing history. Even if you opt out of Google tracking, the little buggers keep trying to make connections and get kicked. But they keep trying. Googlebots don't like taking no for an answer. Too bad!
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    Just a FYI...when I went to this site tonight, I got a notice from my virus detector saying their was malwear on your ads.
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    I had a hell of a time logging into the forum tonight. I typically log in via FAD because I want to see any updates. Usually I get a pop up that I can easily close and continue to the forum. Not so tonight; repeated warnings that I needed to update my flash player; Stay on this page or Leave this page; it all went full circle and I couldn't get in. I had to start Task Manager and kill IE and Find A Death before I could get in.
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    Just in general: Clearing FAD cookies and your browser's cache regularly will help keep those kind of surprises to a minimum as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    I had a hell of a time logging into the forum tonight. I typically log in via FAD because I want to see any updates. Usually I get a pop up that I can easily close and continue to the forum. Not so tonight; repeated warnings that I needed to update my flash player; Stay on this page or Leave this page; it all went full circle and I couldn't get in. I had to start Task Manager and kill IE and Find A Death before I could get in.
    If you haven't before, Jim, give Firefox a try...a whole lot less problems than IE and still a bit safer.
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    Yep, so much better than IE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeChick View Post
    Yep, so much better than IE.
    I'll say!

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    I might recommend Opera 11 or 12; I use that all the time. But I heard the newest Opera (15 I think) is some shite so I would avoid that.

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    I use Opera too. And yeah, old versions are better. On some new ones you can't even switch between mobile and desktop mode. Nor is there a user agent switcher. The old nerd sayinge of some software being like golf scores applying here - the lower number being better right now.

    Opera is still dandy overall though. I've recommended it to lots of people here because images and video loading when they didn't want it to was causing them fits in threads here. Those who tried it aren't having that problem anymore as flash isn't natively installed. And the pop-up blocker works mighty fine.
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    This was awhile ago (a few months). Every time I came to FAD I'd get a pop up blocker notice which I would ignore, and I let the blocker continue to block whatever was trying to pop up. One night I couldn't sign in, and everything was slow, so I thought letting whatever was trying to pop up, go ahead and pop up, might allow me to sign in. BIG mistake. I allowed the pop up, which was some weird porn page that I hardly looked at and Xed out. Then I immediately got some known virus (something like the "FBI notice" hijacker page that you can't get out of as it takes over your entire computer). It had a PICTURE of me probably taken with my own webcam and a picture of the porn page and claimed that I had been caught viewing illegal material, either child porn or something else can't remember, and since it was my first offense it would be taken off my record, and I would get back the use of my computer, if I contacted someone or other about paying a $2,000 fine; if I didn't do that, the authorities would come and arrest me within 48 hours, lol. My hubby and son used our other computer to research this virus and find directions on how to get rid of it, and then managed to do that. I did not blame the site because I know these viruses attach themselves more to the individual computer sometimes and that's what I think this one was. I think it picks a site that you frequent to attach a pop up to, and it picked this one because I'm here a lot! Nasty virus though, beware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieanne View Post
    This was awhile ago (a few months). Every time I came to FAD I'd get a pop up blocker notice which I would ignore, and I let the blocker continue to block whatever was trying to pop up. One night I couldn't sign in, and everything was slow, so I thought letting whatever was trying to pop up, go ahead and pop up, might allow me to sign in. BIG mistake. I allowed the pop up, which was some weird porn page that I hardly looked at and Xed out. Then I immediately got some known virus (something like the "FBI notice" hijacker page that you can't get out of as it takes over your entire computer). It had a PICTURE of me probably taken with my own webcam and a picture of the porn page and claimed that I had been caught viewing illegal material, either child porn or something else can't remember, and since it was my first offense it would be taken off my record, and I would get back the use of my computer, if I contacted someone or other about paying a $2,000 fine; if I didn't do that, the authorities would come and arrest me within 48 hours, lol. My hubby and son used our other computer to research this virus and find directions on how to get rid of it, and then managed to do that. I did not blame the site because I know these viruses attach themselves more to the individual computer sometimes and that's what I think this one was. I think it picks a site that you frequent to attach a pop up to, and it picked this one because I'm here a lot! Nasty virus though, beware.
    A way around not being able to sign in due to a pop-up is to not enter your info at the top of the page. Just hit the login button and it'll take you to a different page that just asks you for your login info. Enter your info, then check the Remember Me box so you won't have to log in each visit.
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    Strangely Somechick - during the time this virus was trying to give me a pop up, the "remember me" didn't work, and I couldn't figure out why because it had always worked before. It seems like it was doing this for at least a couple of months before I let the pop up in. I never thought to use the log in button to go to another page. BTW it's called the "Department of Justice" virus, not FBI, here's a page about it:

    http://pctuneup.org/department-of-ju...FcKDQgod4B4A2g

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    Re: virus issues, I think it's exactly as you said before about it being difficult to know the originating site. And if you were to find that one came from here, Nick would need to handle that. He's Mr. Server. Nasty bigger you had there though.

    As for what I recommend in my previous post, when you hit the login button without entering your credentials the remember me box on the other page will work. Try it to see what I mean.
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    Got this tonight...Alert Summary.jpg
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    Can't view any threads, more popups. I click back and it takes me to the ad site.

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    The forum doesn't serve any pop-ups, and the ads we serve are scanned beforehand. In fact that's the index page in your screen shot and, unless I'm mistaken, there is no ad code on that page at all, except for the link at the bottom that leads to Dearly Departed Online.

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    Little Chief, that is not a legit Warning page. It's a scam. The only warning I pay attention to is from my security, Norton, the others are ignored.

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    For the first time I encountered a fake app attack window on this site.

    I was in Firefox trying to change my signature. I could not replace a link in my signature (running NoScript) so I switched to IE, thinking I could be successful. Upon opening the forum from findadeath.com (I did not have the forum home page previously bookmarked in IE) another full browser window with an embedded button window opened over the forum home page. The button window had the usual BS re virus on my pc as did the full browser window. Clicking the OK button was fruitless as it kept popping up. I couldn't close the browser either so I had to resort to Task Manager which took care of it.

    Opening the forum through FAD using Chrome and Opera resulted in secondary tabs opening with ads, however those I could close. Tried IE again...no second window but did have second tab open as previously in Chrome and Opera. In the midst of those multiple attempts via 3 browsers, Norton gave me 2 block notifications of which you will find screen caps of reports attached.

    Going through FAD to the forum was probably how I picked up adware windows but not sure as I did click on findadeath.com/forum pop up in either IE or Chrome address bar, but don't remember which one. This little adventure reassures me that FF with NoScript add-on is very safe.
    NORTON REPORT.jpgNORTON REPORT2.jpg

    PS...I just tried accessing forum from FAD page via IE and this separate window popped up over forum index: http://www.bouthome.com/5-latest-articles-on-bout-home/
    Did not appear using Chrome, Opera, and FF and did not appear going directly to forum index in any browser.
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    virus warnings when i click any link

    when I come here to FAD, it's fine but of I click any link,picture,etc. something keeps coming up saying that it has a virus. I have an anti-virus so it stops it from entering my PC but I hope someone can fix this soon. Thanks.

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    I get it from time to time as well. I had to download ad blocker to even access the site.

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    I just had one pop as I tried to go into the police forum. It popped up saying my java is outdated, took me to another page away from the site, then automatically started downloading an "update". I canceled out the download and had to click the back button to get back to the forum.

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    The last three days when I log in here some pop-up is locking up my computer. Says its a Java update.

    Also, just now when I accessed the site the main page was black while the pop up was starting

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    Quote Originally Posted by endsleigh03 View Post
    The last three days when I log in here some pop-up is locking up my computer. Says its a Java update.

    Also, just now when I accessed the site the main page was black while the pop up was starting

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    Sleigh, the same thing happens to me from time to time. Fortunately my virus protection catches it. And as far as the main page being black, I don't think that has anything to do with the pop-ups we get. I think there's been a change. FWIW, it's very difficult to read.

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