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X Rated pop ups on my board ( 14:43:27 WedAug 11 2004 )

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Hi there,

One of my members was on my board in the early hours of this morning when she suddenly received a barrage of x-rated pop ups. We've been using the board for almost a year without any problems and without any pop ups of any kind so it came as a surprise. She is the only member to have experienced this and she is also the only member to visit the board at 2 AM. Could this have anything to do with it? I'd prefer not to have any popups and especially not this type of pop up, so if anybody can advise me what I have to do to prevent them I'd appreciate it.

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Re: X Rated pop ups on my board ( 16:18:49 WedAug 11 2004 )

I've just been told by another member that these pop ups have been appearing for weeks all at around the same time.

  
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Re: X Rated pop ups on my board ( 17:51:05 WedAug 11 2004 )

Hi MadameSin :smile: Welcome to the BbSupport Forums :smile:

Do you use any 3rd party scripts or features on your board (like hit counters, etc)? :smile:

The members who are getting the pop ups might want to check their computer for scumware, which can "mess" with their browser, and cause them to see popups when the page their loading doesn't actually have popups on it. :smile:

  
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Re: X Rated pop ups on my board ( 18:05:15 WedAug 11 2004 )

Thankyou for the welcome and the suggestions Nickdisk. :smile:

I dont use any special features or 3rd party scripts. I've passed on your comments to the affected members and hopefully they will take your advice and check their computers. They have given me the pop ups source information which I will keep incase the admins need to see it. Apparantly they are getting more and more frequent on the members screens. I've still not had any myself :ohwell:

Thanks again :smile:


  
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Re: X Rated pop ups on my board ( 00:58:39 ThuAug 12 2004 )

I didn't get anything when I was there MadameSin. If someone gets one of those ask that they right click on the board and go to View Source-save that and give it to you to whisper here so that we can determine what ad network is sending it. It would have to be the page that was loaded when the pop up was seen or else it won't have the code we need to identify the network sending it.

This is the first report of any x-rated pop ups and I think the culprit is most likely something the members have installed recently that was bundled with ad displaying software that they were unaware they were getting with the program they installed. As Nickdisk said it is referred to as scumware or spyware so advise them to get AdAware (put out by lavasoft) and install and run that-you will be surprised all the different things that will come up that you can remove by using AdAware. :smile:


  
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Re: X Rated pop ups on my board ( 07:42:24 ThuAug 12 2004 )

Thanks for the advice. Will see to that other matter straight away. They are using AdAware to check there computers and hopefully that will straighten things out.

Thanks again

  
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Re: X Rated pop ups on my board ( 12:59:42 ThuAug 12 2004 )

You're very welcome MadaneSin, don't hesitate to let us know if you or one of your members gets that and has source code for the board page it was triggered by. If you need anything else just let us know. Thank you for your understanding on the whispered matter. :smile:

  
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Re: X Rated pop ups on my board ( 20:38:52 ThuAug 12 2004 )

Just wanted to thank you again. It turns out that both of the members had downloaded avatars from the same website which was causing the problems. The avatars have been deleted and they are clearing their computers now.

Thankyou for handling the other matter so well. :smile:

  
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Re: X Rated pop ups on my board ( 22:08:00 ThuAug 12 2004 )

You're very welcome MadameSin. We're always here to help or answer questions. If you need anything just let us know. :smile:

  

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