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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,912
    My guess is its caused by intelligent malware that monitors what games you play and pops up appropriate ads.

    Play RO or TERA, your getting porn.

    Play heavy P2W games, you get Casinos.

    Play on virtually unknown freeshards of a 15 year old game and the malware doesn't know what to do.

    Give em time, soon I'll be seeing Viagra and denture creme ads.  ;)

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  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,713
    Excession said:
    Admin said:
    I will bring this up to the one network we use besides Google.  95% of all ads we serve are through Google though and I know they do a pretty good job of vetting out malicious ads.
    This is just too funny, came back to this thread to read new posts, got redirected here:
    h t t p : //

    Might not be a good idea posting the link, I know, but maybe it can help track down the ad/whatever that  is causing it.
    Just got redirected again and for the first time to a porn site.
    I compared the links and it was the same site you were forwarded to.

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member EpicPosts: 7,742
    It's been bad lately. Trying my best to keep this site white listed. 

  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    I'm getting Zeus Scam attacks only when I'm on MMORPG. Anybody else experiencing that?
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  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,713
    Just got forwarded to the porn site again.
    You can't just click "back".. the thing fills your last 10+ history entries with that site and keeps dragging you back in when you try to leave.

    Either that or I have a porn addiction.
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  • RenoakuRenoaku Member EpicPosts: 3,067
    edited April 2017
    Is this like an issue with this site, if so what I would do...

    Use Chrome, or a Sandbox based browser, really helps to prevent hacking on your computer
    Install Ublock Origin, to block all ad's

    If you think your computer has been hijacked then...

    Run an Anti-Virus Scan
    Download Malware Bytes, and check for malware

    Check your DNS settings and see if you got a DNS changing Virus, this can be redirected from your comptuer likely, or hardware wise through your modem / router.

    Check your professes on your computer, You should know everything in there, anything running or there that shouldn't be?

    In General, do not fix java to open java files automatically on windows 10 there are certain programs and bots / web tools that require java, don't fix your computer to automatically execute / run java, don't have chrome or your browser set to do this either as this is what will get you malware, even a Registry Re-write to screw up your system.

    Also if you know you have been infected for sure immediate power the computer down, Disconnect it from the internet, and wipe your primary drive (Do not plugin any backup drive with your data, as if you got a self replicating virus, goodbye data on all drives, but instead format / reinstall your OS, which if you have a system configured like mine should take 30 minutes 1 hour max to fix everything with a format if you don't have a swap spare around.

    Once your primary drive is back up, put Anti Virus, Anti Malware, update everything, and run a scan on all drives to be sure.

    Physically go onto all your other drives and look for files that shouldn't be there if you are like me you should know what everything does every file you got there, and make sure to have it turned on for checking hidden protected files while you do this.
  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,713
    For the first part: We are using adblockers but as Nan said we are trying to keep MMO whitelisted to show our support.

    For the second and rather long part: As has been stated several times before - it's not a virus it's a problem with the ads on this site and this site only.
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  • RenoakuRenoaku Member EpicPosts: 3,067
    Dakeru said:
    For the first part: We are using adblockers but as Nan said we are trying to keep MMO whitelisted to show our support.

    For the second and rather long part: As has been stated several times before - it's not a virus it's a problem with the ads on this site and this site only.
    Ah okay I see it lol...

    Talk about privacy violation, and no wonder I run an Ad Blocker everywhere I go lol... Take a look for yourself the log of all the ad's this site tries to load and send data in the background, and it blocks 9-12 of them each time including .JS, or Java Scripts, and Redirects. You can still click ad's if you want.

    Also this site went offline for about maybe 15 minutes or so yesterday for some wierd reason.

    And if I want to click Ad's then I can still click them on any site I visit, but generally using this AD Blocker it blocks everything, and a lot of sites like to load stuff in the background so they can get "Free Money" for link clicks and such, not sure this is happening here but i've seen it on other sties and that can lead to spreading computer viruses that is why I have it blocking everything and you can customize all the filters too.
  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,713
    If these "attacks" are really part of the google ads then Admin has a problem cause I'm surely not the only one who will drop his whitelist support then.
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  • FuryVFuryV Member UncommonPosts: 454
    edited April 2017
    I was literally just about to make a thread about this same thing, as I've been redirected to the following Adult site ( on several occasions now when visiting over the past week.  I don't have ANY malware/viruses/trojans/spyware.  I also use an Adblocker.

    Don't click the link by the way, just putting it there to show where it's redirecting me to.

  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    I have found my pop under ad issue to be some other websites. Specifically local TV news websites.  I found this by having more than one browser window open when I went to different websites.  The pop under ads appeared under the suspected website browser window. is not the originating website for my ad related problems.
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