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    Ride, Wrench, Swap, Race dddd's Avatar
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    "Software Update" Re-direct?

    I've been getting re-directed to another website occasionally when I post a reply here on C&V.

    I don't remember the name of the website, but it's not familiar and not Microsoft.

    EDIT: the website is PCUPGRADE.COM

    I only get this re-direct page when posting to C&V, so doubt it's related to any actual "outdated software" problem with my computer, which is 6mos old and running Windows8.

    Of course I wouldn't trust a download from any such unknown site, but wondering if anybody else here experiences this and what they might know about it.

    Thanks much for any info!
    Last edited by dddd; 07-01-14 at 11:59 PM.

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    Run Malware bytes and spycatcher to see if that fixes the problem.

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    I actually just had the same webpage pop up while browsing around on here; I'm running a virus scan now too.

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    I've seen this too, I'm using Chrome for browser and Windows 8.1. Neither MS Security Essentials or Malware Bytes finds anything on my system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
    I think occasionally the advertising in the sidebar turns out to be a bad guy.
    Yes.

    I would have a heck of a time with Polaris and Dodge Ram ads.
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    Paid members have no such issues, but I told you that last time you complained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
    I think occasionally the advertising in the sidebar turns out to be a bad guy.
    +1.

    In addition to AV, I use duck-duck-go as my search engine and run Firefox with several privacy add-ons, including AdblockPlus, Better Privacy, Disconnect, Privacy Badger and HTTPS Everywhere... (It probably still is not nearly enough, but it does make it just a little bit harder for the bad guys to load their spyware).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
    Paid members have no such issues, but I told you that last time you complained.
    Was that your 15,000th post?

    To say that?

    I say "congratulations" in the most uncongratulatory manner possible.

    Have a pleasant day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
    Was that your 15,000th post?

    To say that?

    I say "congratulations" in the most uncongratulatory manner possible.

    Have a pleasant day.
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dddd View Post
    I've been getting re-directed to another website occasionally when I post a reply here on C&V.

    I don't remember the name of the website, but it's not familiar and not Microsoft.

    EDIT: the website is PCUPGRADE.COM

    I only get this re-direct page when posting to C&V, so doubt it's related to any actual "outdated software" problem with my computer, which is 6mos old and running Windows8.

    Of course I wouldn't trust a download from any such unknown site, but wondering if anybody else here experiences this and what they might know about it.

    Thanks much for any info!
    Nope, but I run Firefox on a Fedora powered computer, so when I see a message about updating my Windows, I burst out laughing, then add it to the list on AdBlockPlus....

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    I WILL BE YOUR LARRY arex's Avatar
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    I've been getting the redirect, too. AV and spyware scans found nothing locally.
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    Yet another reason to pay the nominal fee for the yellow jersey next to your name. No ads.

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    The red star is a better deal, but I guess they don't offer it anymore. I'll be 90 when my subsription expires.

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    Ride, Wrench, Swap, Race dddd's Avatar
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    I asked, essentially, "what's going on here", and you (Grand Bois) turned it into me "complaining".

    A little presumptious, to say the least, and how is anybody so sure that paying dues prevents hackers or whoever from hijacking someone's browser with deceptive and presumptive warnings about their software being out of date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dddd View Post
    I asked, essentially, "what's going on here", and you (Grand Bois) turned it into me "complaining".

    A little presumptious, to say the least, and how is anybody so sure that paying dues prevents hackers or whoever from hijacking someone's browser with deceptive and presumptive warnings about their software being out of date?
    Not to mention (at least in my case) I haven't seen that page pop up when browsing any other site and several people have experienced the same thing here. Being a paying member isn't really the issue; finding out that other people saw the same thing on this forum at least establishes that it's likely something launched from this forum and not something on our computers. I'm glad you posted the thread, knowing someone else saw the same thing on here at least made me less concerned.

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    hey, op, i started getting scary pop-ups from here on my android phone, so, you're not alone.

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    Kinda like a protection racket huh......pay the man and you don't get hacked? I don't think so.

    OP I'm glad you posted too. I had similar issues a while back and I think it's in the side bar ads.
    Thumpic....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
    Was that your 15,000th post?

    To say that?

    I say "congratulations" in the most uncongratulatory manner possible.

    Have a pleasant day.
    HAHAHAHAHA! Well said.....
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    Apple.


    …just a thought.

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    My point is that members get no advertising so they don't have these problems. It's worth the cost of membership to me.

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    I understand your point- the issue is the brazen lack of tact in saying it.

    It's kind of ****ed up that your scrapbook 15,000th post was spent on being a dick to someone who contributes a WEALTH of knowledge to this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumpic View Post
    Kinda like a protection racket huh......pay the man and you don't get hacked? I don't think so.

    OP I'm glad you posted too. I had similar issues a while back and I think it's in the side bar ads.
    Looking at Bike Forums as a "business," they have to make money somehow. It costs money to run. Advertisers pay BF ownership to put ads up, free members and guests see the ads- possibly getting them to go to the advertiser's site; For all I know BF gets money anytime an ad is clicked or a customer is redirected. Suscribing members pay to use the forum and as a benefit- do not see the ads. Bike Forums gets their money.

    The ad companies that make the ads want their customers to get their message across- so you get overbearing ads that take over your computer and use up processor and memory allocations to make the ad impossible to ignore. Advertisers want their return on the investment of advertising.

    Whoever on BF or Internet Brands or whoever vets the ads can miss stuff like hijacking software in the ads. It shouldn't be an issue with reputable advertisers and ad companies- but you never know... I guess...
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    It's an occasional re direct problem for me as well, and while I'm just reading a post. I don't even click on anything yet a re direct happens at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
    apple.


    …just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arex View Post
    ...suckling at the dry withered teat of old Mother Jobs.
    The **** just works.
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