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posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 10:21 AM
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People are just not very grateful around here. I get the free money from the govt. pop up , whopdeedo, close it move on. If you are getting more there is a problem with your pc and sometimes a scan does not find it. Supply the moderator with the logs he asked for so if it is a problem from the Ad server they are using it can be fixed.




posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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People are just not very grateful around here


speak for yourself

i was only reporting this so the staff knew about it and i did not start this thread to complain as you seem to be implying.






people please stop spinning this into something it's not...i was only trying to alert the staff to the problem i was having. nothing more













[edit on 4-9-2009 by easynow]



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 01:15 PM
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According to the T&C, Adblock plus goes against the T&C, just so you know. I understand your logic though about not needing to see the ads, but, if everyone on the site started to block the ads, no one would advertise and the site would vanish!

That is a good extension though, probably the best for Firefox.



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 01:29 PM
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About 6 months ago i clicked on to enter ATS i
get a Fake anti virus. Looks like its taking over
your computer and only way to get it off is to
purchace there anti virus software. Thank god
i heard about this scam and got it off my computer.
Didnt come back to ATS for months because i didnt
want to go threw that again.



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 01:30 PM
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just a note, for the last year or so the latest malware has been putting a registry setting in that list all known anti virus, antimalware, etc type programs; this allows the trojan to effectively avoid detection.

To truly determine if you pc ha been compromised, reboot your pc into safe mode without network, log in as admin, run your anti malware programs. These maliscious malware authors are getting better and smarter by the day.


XL5

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 04:20 PM
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If it was a NORMAL ad, I would have no problem with it, but BAD ones like this one are the reason people have spyware/viruses in the first place. This is the kind of pop up you would expect to find from a porn site, not a site like ATS.

For those of you saying its our fault or we are not thankful enough, try logging in/out 3 times a day and see if you get the "unique" pop-up...then follow that pop-ups instructions. If you really trusted that, that ad was not bad, there would be no problem with clicking it!

The ones that want you to get their AV software might be pre existing spyware OR it happens after you click that ad that tries to trick you into clicking it.

Too many take things at face value and assume.



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 04:30 PM
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With 172,814 members, if this was the case, we would have more reports.

I prefer to use a browser like Chrome or Safari where Pop-Up ads are that of a myth.



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 06:04 PM
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People with problems really need to study their habits and learn a bit about security.
For instance: How many toolbars do you have installed?
Answer should be : None---they take over my browser if I install them.
Question: How many times have you clicked on a link because a popup told you your computer may be infected?
Answer should be: Never---most are false anti-virus or anti-spy programs that are malware.
Question: How many trialware/shareware programs have you installed, agreeing to the license that tells you that a bunch of nifty extra programs will be installed that enhance your online experience?
Answer should be : None, they all fill up my computer with ads and notices and malware and slow my connection.

The vast majority of my customers show up for these simple to avoid problems------and show up again about every 6 months because they refuse to avoid those cute little smilies, cursors, games, wallpapers and screensavers, or are positive they are infected or their registry is corrupted because a window popped up telling them so.

Partially true----they were infected as soon as they clicked the link and ran the program.
Everyone needs to keep an active and up to date anti-virus, anti-spy/malware, and firewall. An unprotected system on a hi-speed connection can be infected within minutes----without even opening a browser, just turned on and online.

I run Comodo Internet Security-----mostly because it works well and best of all------free.
But also beware---you can only run 1 av, 1 as, 1 firewall. Running several of each type---like running Nortons AND Mcaffee, or Spybot S&D AND Adaware will screw up your system as bad as any virus.
More is not better, except in isolated instances where you need to remove a bug that slipped past your security----and then remove the program after you have removed the bug.

Just my dos pesos from someone that fixes these problems on a regular basis.



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 06:49 PM
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oh great now this is getting twisted into i don't know better than to be clicking on ads and installing wacky toolbars and i must be a dummy because i don't know anything about antivirus software



[edit on 4-9-2009 by easynow]



posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 07:09 PM
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I believe you easynow, because like I said it's been happening to me for the last month or so here.

I've been with Windows for better or worse since I was nine with good old 3.0. I'm not a security expert by any means, but I have a hard time believing it's coincidence that it pops up when I'm at ATS. If it's something I picked up somewhere else, why does it only pop up with the "your computer may be infected! save/cancel" windows when I visit this site, and only happen when ATS is loading a page?



posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 01:18 AM
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Without clicking on anything, I just got brought to

www.thebayareaufoexpo.com...

as soon as i got to the site. Then it happened again out of nowhere when I was trying to figure out where to post about it. It's a UFO link, I really don't think it's coming from somewhere else. This sucks. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.



posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 02:00 AM
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I haven't had a single problem either you should scan your computer, and I would recommend that you scan it with more then one piece of software because most of the time one won't fix everything.


XL5

posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 02:31 AM
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Sign in and out 5-10 times without ad block or other avoidance programs and see if you get it then. If you don't, maybe its selective based on your region, service provider or browser.

[edit]
Hmm I think the pop ups are limited as a per day thing and not per log in. Still, if we were infected, why would the pop up say the same thing coming up durring the same "normal" ad? Theres alot of mal/spyware out there and they wouldn't program it to trigger only on one site. It would be like robbing a bank and only taking the 5 dollar bills. I have had malware before and it was never that picky as to which sites popped ad's up (8 yrs ago).

[edit on 5-9-2009 by XL5]



posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 11:11 AM
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It may---if you have been hijacked, or your java has been modified.
Remember also that ad servers get jacked also, but they usually get it fixed rapidly.
Cleaning your cache doesn't remove "java cookies", and if you have an infected one, the java from anywhere can be redirected.
I did not intend to imply that ATS users are ignorant, just an observation based on decades of this type of work where 9 of 10 problems were preventable by avoiding the items I mentioned previously.

A simple test for those using I.E. is to try Firefox and see if the problems persist.
If they do, it would tend to indicate a larger infection or just "loud" advertisements.
If they don't, it may indicate a problem with I.E.

I.E. users should also check their security tab, and make sure something hasn't changed the settings.
Reset all levels to default and see if problems persist.


But not everyone-----I still need to make a living charging for this.



posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 09:18 PM
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Something about logging in and out.

I don't ever log out, when I'm done I just close all the tabs and shut the browser or go do whatever else I'm doing online. When I come back to ATS, I'm still logged in.

Unless you share your computer with other people who use ATS, or don't trust, then maybe try that? If these pop ups are really coming from logging in/out, that's a possible way for some people to avoid it I think.


XL5

posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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Gotrox, I tried it with a clean drive that I use to copy over to infected drives and I run norton (not 360) and webroot, I also run hi-jack this and comb-fix when needed. I have had to remove viruses/malware before and even delete bad .dll files manually.

When one gets malware, it doesn't just infect on pop-up on one site on the net, it pops this kind of pop up at random on every site and even when IE is not running. They don't just target one ad to attach a "bad" pop-up onto, on one site. If that is the case, that one ad should be fixed so that the freeloader can't attach to it. If the "normal" ad allows the bad pop-up to attach, it should be gotten rid of.

BTW, I ran out of mousepad and the little arrow thing won't go any further



posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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if adware/spyware is on your computor these will often bring up ads as these.

but i think i may have seen one like that before on here. it looks too professional to be most adware. (well, not the tacky lil crappy things you get with adwar)

[edit on 6-9-2009 by MR BOB]



posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by easynow
oh great now this is getting twisted into i don't know better than to be clicking on ads and installing wacky toolbars and i must be a dummy because i don't know anything about antivirus software



[edit on 4-9-2009 by easynow]


Yea, I never click on any kind of ad, there is a nasty bug going around, a lot of people are having problems, that never come to this site.



posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 04:54 AM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777

Originally posted by easynow
oh great now this is getting twisted into i don't know better than to be clicking on ads and installing wacky toolbars and i must be a dummy because i don't know anything about antivirus software



[edit on 4-9-2009 by easynow]


Yea, I never click on any kind of ad, there is a nasty bug going around, a lot of people are having problems, that never come to this site.





well it's kinda strange that the ONLY time this happens to me is when i navigate to ATS.


it only happens when the second pop up is generated







[edit on 8-9-2009 by easynow]



posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 05:43 AM
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yes it happened again....



i navigated to ATS and this pop up appeared...





then when i tried to close the pop up it morphed into this again






so i used my task manager to close it and cleared my history and cleared my temporary files and navigated to ATS again and this new one showed up...




tried it again and this same one appeared and when i tried to close it it morphed into the 'trick'




i have run my superantispyware and my mcafee and advanced window care filters and they ALL say nothing found.

the only time this shows up is when i navigate to ATS











[edit on 8-9-2009 by easynow]




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