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Possible Infection of Site

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Sorry to interrupt your normally scheduled program but...

Has anyone noticed a scam "your computer is infected, call this number for support" web site loading when clicking the link to the Mid-Atlantic forum. The behavior may well be duplicated on other links, but that is the forum I most often visit. The page loads are not consistent. It will not happen every time. I have duplicated the problem on two computers and an iPhone, so I really doubt it is a problem on my end.  Be cautious entering personal information because if I am correct, it would indicate this web site has been compromised. 

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I've gotten the scam page on my desktop. Since I was idle on it as I spent 2 weeks in Arizona, it logged me out. Every time I try to log back in the scam page loads up in a new tab that I cannot close unless I shut down the system and restart.

I guess it hasn't affected my Android phone because I've not been logged off it yet.

Glad to see this thread as I was thinking I was the only one getting it.

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7 minutes ago, ThePhotoGuy said:

I kept getting a pop up saying you have won a Gift Card after viewing it on my tablet. This never happened before on it. 

Yes it is different on my phone. See attachment. I suppose it could be the ad provider and not the site. 

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1 hour ago, leesburg 04 said:

It happens when you aren't signed in I think

Maybe so. When I signed out, I got this from Chrome:

 

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2 hours ago, leesburg 04 said:

It happens when you aren't signed in I think

That is probably it. I haven't gotten the spam on my laptop (using Chrome). I had it on my cell and tablet and I am not logged in on either. 

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I have been getting it on my all my phones, and my laptops for this site, Fox News, AP News, and a Vaping site I am on since last weekend.  Its beyond annoying. 

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3 minutes ago, NCWX said:

I have been getting it on my all my phones, and my laptops for this site, Fox News, AP News, and a Vaping site I am on since last weekend.  Its beyond annoying. 

That would indicate an infected ad provider or one that is not careful about who they sell advertising to... I would think. Most if not all (including myself) have only seen this happen this weekend and only here. 

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I agree.  The only new app / and site I have been using the last few weeks is Amazon.  Wonder if it's something with them or one of their 3rd party sellers?

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I’ve gotten the Amazon thing on this and other sites over the past couple months. I have an iPhone 6 that’s regularly updated, and I don’t see it when I log on from my work computer, so I’m pretty sure it’s not adware or something along those lines.

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Run malware bytes (free version). That should take care of any browser based crap. I use the pro version and my pc and phone are scanned daily. Never had a single issue with anything since I started using malware bytes. There are plenty of other free programs that do the same thing though. 

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12 minutes ago, Bob Chill said:

Run malware bytes (free version). That should take care of any browser based crap. I use the pro version and my pc and phone are scanned daily. Never had a single issue with anything since I started using malware bytes. There are plenty of other free programs that do the same thing though. 

Bob: The vast majority of people here are experiencing exactly the same behavior on multiple devices at the the exact same entry point. This includes phones, both iOS and Android. Malware on our end can be ruled out with 100% certainty. I wouldn't disagree with your choice of Malwarebytes as in my opinion, there is nothing better, but in this case it would be ineffective for the vast majority of us.  

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On 12/25/2017 at 9:50 AM, crazywx said:

Yes it is different on my phone. See attachment. I suppose it could be the ad provider and not the site. 

amazon rewards.PNG

I get this too... I get it on DrudgeReport, and Fox News too...I use Opera as my browser and that seems to block all of them

 

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I'm basically a daily lurker to England, NYC and Mid-Atlantic forums using Mac products. Yes, "your hard drive is going to crash, call this number" have been popping up for at least four days randomly on each. Never call, never. Run virus and malware products. 

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ipad pro here the newest updates seem to have brought the pop ups on using safari i didn’t have any pop ups until i updated.  i sign on through the web site.

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i was just about to post in banter before seeing this. yes, i'm seeing the same thing and it's only on this site. haven't seen it on others i've viewed lately and it seems to be happening since the recent downtime and/or upgrade.

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