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Post by halfwise Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:49 pm

Um, err....have you noticed the embedded advertising that pops up now as little green glyphs?  Recently the words 'universities' and 'brother' tripped it. EDIT: and 'more'. But it seems to go on and off.

It's fairly innocuous, I don't mind if it keeps us going for free!  Very Happy 

Wonder what other words would trip it? scratch   Beer versus bucky?  Dandruff?  Wombat crossing?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:30 pm

I havent noticed any- maybe you've picked up a bit of malware in your browser.  Shocked

Eldo would be the chap to ask, but as far as I am aware there should be no embedded adverts on the site.

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Post by halfwise Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:25 pm

You don't see the little green dohickey next to the word 'brother' in my post?

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Post by halfwise Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:27 pm

It's in two different browsers in my computer.

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Post by halfwise Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:31 pm

cleared out cookies, still there. This kind of malware is rather uncommon on macintosh, but I can check another computer tomorrow and find out.

Sure you don't see anything stuck to 'brother' or 'computer' in this post or the ones above?

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Post by halfwise Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:34 pm

It says ads are by GoPhoto.it which it claims I installed at some time. Don't see it in my applications folder, will see if I can find the pesky beast and smash it.

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Post by Mrs Figg Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:40 pm

Hodor it.  Very Happy 
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Post by halfwise Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:41 pm

Poked around on the internet, found I had to go to browser extensions, Hodored it!

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Post by Mrs Figg Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:48 pm

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Post by Eldorion Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:20 am

It looks like this turned out to be a non-issue, but just to be clear, the only kind of advertising that Forumotion uses (AFAIK) is regular ol' Google ads at the tops of pages. But we've paid to have those deactivated for the last several years.
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Post by halfwise Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:04 pm

I also had slow page loading (for this site only!), and after poking around the internet figured out I had to change my DNS server, which I never gave the slightest thought (or comprehension) to.

How did we ever do computers before the internet?

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Post by azriel Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:15 pm

I also noticed the green mini monsters but, Im so dumb when it comes to computers I just ignored it  Embarassed

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Post by Norc Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:54 pm

*walks in with starbucks* what's the fuzz about?
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Post by halfwise Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:42 pm

azriel wrote:I also noticed the green mini monsters but, Im so dumb when it comes to computers I just ignored it  Embarassed

Did you zap'em? Look up that gophoto.it thingy. As in "how to get rid of..."

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Post by halfwise Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:43 pm

Norc wrote:*walks in with starbucks* what's the fuzz about?

You just wait, Norc. The little green monsters will be coming after you next.

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Post by Norc Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:53 pm

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Norc wrote:*walks in with starbucks* what's the fuzz about?

You just wait, Norc.  The little green monsters will be coming after you next.
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Post by halfwise Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:39 pm

alien alien alien .... No 

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Post by azriel Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:34 am

I could cry tears of joy ! Ive actually worked out, all by my lonesome, how to get rid of green meanies !  cheers Thankyou Google  Kissing

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Post by Bluebottle Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:10 am

What? An invasion? And I missed the whole thing. Mad

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Post by azriel Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:38 pm

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Post by Bluebottle Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:59 pm

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