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Ads/Spam/Pop Ups
« on: November 10, 2010, 03:40:42 AM »
I received a message from one member who was annoyed at the amount of pop ups this site was showing. I want to stress to everyone that currently we have no paid advertisements on the site or forums. Any pop ups or other content showing up are possibly the result of spyware or other malicious code. It is strongly advised that you run a scan of your computer if you are experiencing this. Microsoft Security Essentials is an excellent free security suite for windows if needed.

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Re: Ads/Spam/Pop Ups
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 09:45:30 AM »
AdBlock for the win. ;)

I have never seen any popups in my 709 days in here.
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Re: Ads/Spam/Pop Ups
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010, 11:57:30 AM »
I've never seen an ad or pop-up here.  I use AdBlock Plus and Microsoft Security Essentials, and I keep all my Windows Updates and virus definitions current everyday.  I would advise this member to start looking at his or her computer system and browse other websites to see if they're still experiencing similar problems.  If so, then it's a definite malware problem.