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AbimorAbimor McAllen, TexasMember UncommonPosts: 448
So I was using my phone to look at the guild wars 2 story the new zone has a lot going on when i must have hit the add and it took me to this website www.google-mobile.shieldviruses.com that brought up a warning saying my phone had been infected by 13 viruses from looking at porn and had a countdown timer on it  my phone is two days old just thought you should know one of your adds is taking users to a malicious site.
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  • AeanderAeander Walker, LAMember EpicPosts: 3,317
    I had the same experience on my phone. 
  • PyndaPynda Member UncommonPosts: 854
    Ditto on my Samsung Galaxy tablet (yesterday, at least). The forums here have been hijacked/hacked, and mmorpg.com was essentially impossible to view without being constantly redirected to the scam site. I just hope drive-by viruses were not also being injected?
  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember EpicPosts: 4,906
    edited August 2016
    Anyone know what ad did it?  Or what page it was on.

    Post edited by filmoret on
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • LupusVaiLupusVai The Bat CaveMember UncommonPosts: 15
    .php?brand=Samsung&model=Galaxy%20Tab%20S%2010.5#b  . This was the redirect that just happened to me. Without even clicking on anything.  It's happened before several weeks ago.  I assume it's sponsored by the site as paid for advertising. This is why I will not turn off any of my ad block software when I visit this site on my PC. As I do not like hijacking adverts. Banner ads fine I can accept but when a site is pushing this kind of crap and pop ups..No way!
  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIMember RarePosts: 2,916
    I get the same from this website on my Android pad.

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    "In 50 years, when I talk to my grandchildren about these days, I'll make sure to mention what an accomplished MMO player I was. They are going to be so proud ..."
    by Naqaj - 7/17/2013 MMORPG.com forum

  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 31,751
    You guys should stop looking at porn. ;)

    No problems here on my G3 or PC since this thread first opened and I visit this site to an extreme level.   

    Though I don't click much on the "pictures" or links though.

    "I should run a marathon backwards. So I could see what second place look like" Royce da 5'9"

    "I need to finish" - Christian Wolff: The Accountant

    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing FO76 ATM.

    Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions. Pvbs 18:2, NIV

    Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™

    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon






  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember EpicPosts: 4,906
    I got no problems either and proudly admit that I have no adblocker or antivirus.  I'm telling you its the adblocker messing with you.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAMember EpicPosts: 7,768
    No problems here.
    http://www.youhaventlived.com/qblog/2010/QBlog190810A.html  

    Epic Music:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAigCvelkhQ&list=PLo9FRw1AkDuQLEz7Gvvaz3ideB2NpFtT1

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos?&sort=-downloads&page=1

    Kyleran:  "Now there's the real trick, learning to accept and enjoy a game for what it offers rather than pass on what might be a great playing experience because it lacks a few features you prefer."

    John Henry Newman: "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."

    FreddyNoNose:  "A good game needs no defense; a bad game has no defense." "Easily digested content is just as easily forgotten."

    LacedOpium: "So the question that begs to be asked is, if you are not interested in the game mechanics that define the MMORPG genre, then why are you playing an MMORPG?"




  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 20,181
    I've twice today had browser tabs on this forum that I wasn't watching closely auto-forward away from this site.  This wasn't immediately after loading a page, but was at least minutes and possibly hours later.
  • KilraneKilrane WAMember UncommonPosts: 316
    Crud like this is why I don't whitelist MMORPG.com.   
  • forcelimaforcelima Atlanta, GAMember UncommonPosts: 230
    Same problem  here on Nexus 6. I have had no problems on Windows PC.

    Pre-release:
    -"Trion is the best publisher XL could have found for AA"
    -"AA will be different in the west, Trion won't mess it up"
    -"Trion's ArcheAge"
    -"Trion will make their own decision according to what's best for AA on the western market"
    -"Trion has total control, it will literally be a different game over here"

    Post-release:
    "People have to learn that it's not Trion's game and that there is little they can do".

    -Volgore

  • PhryPhry OxfordshireMember EpicPosts: 10,312
    filmoret said:
    I got no problems either and proudly admit that I have no adblocker or antivirus.  I'm telling you its the adblocker messing with you.
    Perhaps you would be interested in some 'Danger Goggles' tm. 
    These trendy new form of sunglasses have a handy sensor that detects danger, when activated they become 100% opaque thereby allowing the wearer to avoid any feelings of anxiety no matter what the situation.
    Also, coming soon safe space headphones!  B)
  • ScotScot UKMember EpicPosts: 10,088
    I only visit the site on a windows PC, no issues. Where once PC's were the platform of choice for viruses and all sorts of malware, the ubiquity of mobile phones may mean they take that crown from the PC. :D

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    Now Doesn't That Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy Inside? :P

  • WoeToTheVanquishedWoeToTheVanquished USA #1, ILMember UncommonPosts: 225
    I usually get those advertisements when looking up porn. They normally tell me to call a 1-800 number where Indians ask to remotely access my PC.
  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember EpicPosts: 4,906
    I'm going to leave this browser open while I do other things and see.  Meanwhile I'll also open up IE.  It does look like its something happening with the ipad's.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 19,711
    This has yet to happen to me
  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 31,751
    DMKano said:
    This has yet to happen to me
    Well sure, but you walk on water....  ;)

    "I should run a marathon backwards. So I could see what second place look like" Royce da 5'9"

    "I need to finish" - Christian Wolff: The Accountant

    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing FO76 ATM.

    Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions. Pvbs 18:2, NIV

    Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™

    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon






  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 19,711
    Kyleran said:
    DMKano said:
    This has yet to happen to me
    Well sure, but you walk on water....  ;)

    Lol seriously you'd think that as much as I post here I'd see it at least once - but no such luck 


  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember EpicPosts: 4,906
    filmoret said:
    I'm going to leave this browser open while I do other things and see.  Meanwhile I'll also open up IE.  It does look like its something happening with the ipad's.
    Ok I had 2 different browsers opened with 4 instances and nothing happened.  2 of them were on the main page and the other 2 were on the forum page.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 7,237
    edited October 2016
    This has been a problem for some folks in the past here ( even viruses in the adds on this site themselves) and this is why adblock will remain.
    Post edited by Tiller on


  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember EpicPosts: 4,906
    Tiller said:
    This has been a problem for some folks in the past here ( even viruses in the adds on this site themselves) and this is why adblock will remain.
    My question is.  If you have adblock and its causing problems.  I do not have adblock and have never had a problem.  Why don't I have problems?  Your theory is adblock is protecting you.  I have nothing protecting me and yet somehow I'm protected and you are vulnerable.  Is that hard to understand?
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember EpicPosts: 4,906
    Phry said:
    filmoret said:
    I got no problems either and proudly admit that I have no adblocker or antivirus.  I'm telling you its the adblocker messing with you.
    Perhaps you would be interested in some 'Danger Goggles' tm. 
    These trendy new form of sunglasses have a handy sensor that detects danger, when activated they become 100% opaque thereby allowing the wearer to avoid any feelings of anxiety no matter what the situation.
    Also, coming soon safe space headphones!  B)
    Why be affraid of something if it never does anything?  I mean shouldn't it at least do something?  Oooh look at all the viruses and yet somehow my bank account is fine all my gaming accounts are fine.  My steam account is fine.  I should have some indication that something is wrong somewhere.  You think I got some ultra ninja virus that has hijacked my computer without me even knowing it.  Yet its not doing anything but hiding.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • AdminAdmin Santa Fe, NMAdministrator RarePosts: 5,584
    Anyone that sees this on or after Oct 21 let me know.  For now I have all ad networks disabled for IOS and Android.  Only our house-served ads should get through, and they don't have this garbage...this crap only bleeds in from shady ad networks and the moment we detect a network doing this we shut them off and never use them again.

    - MMORPG.COM Staff -

    The dead know only one thing: it is better to be alive.

  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 7,237
    filmoret said:
    Tiller said:
    This has been a problem for some folks in the past here ( even viruses in the adds on this site themselves) and this is why adblock will remain.
    My question is.  If you have adblock and its causing problems.  I do not have adblock and have never had a problem.  Why don't I have problems?  Your theory is adblock is protecting you.  I have nothing protecting me and yet somehow I'm protected and you are vulnerable.  Is that hard to understand?
    I haven't had an issue, and I don't want to. I still have some adds, all game related but the outside network ads do not show up.


  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 20,181
    edited October 2016
    Admin said:
    Anyone that sees this on or after Oct 21 let me know.  For now I have all ad networks disabled for IOS and Android.  Only our house-served ads should get through, and they don't have this garbage...this crap only bleeds in from shady ad networks and the moment we detect a network doing this we shut them off and never use them again.
    I had the browser window behind some others for an hour or so, with three tabs open to various pages on the forum.  When I switched back, two pages had been auto-forwarded away to other sites.  I clicked back on both of them, and within a few minutes, they had been forwarded again.  The links to which they are forwarded (broken up so as not to turn into a forum link that someone could follow) are:

    http : // www . reimageplus . com/lp/rgn/index.php

    http : // download . driversupport . com/lp/asy/altlp2

    Both had a bunch of junk after them that I've removed for fear that it could be personally identifying.

    I'm running Windows 7 on this computer, not Android or iOS.  And this just happened.
    Post edited by Quizzical on
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