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Old 05-14-18, 05:53 PM
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Adobe update, spoof or what????

On this site, and only on this site, I get this popup that basically locks everything up so the only way to get out is to close the window, forum and all. I captured the link that I will post below..
Do not open this link unless you know what it is and how to deal with it. ---->http://eifi9asiator.org/952786224190...b32ced6bd.html
Anybody know if this is legit? If it's a spoof, and I think it is, admin needs to do something about this, as it seems to be lurking on this site.
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Old 05-15-18, 07:06 AM
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Got it again this morning. I think it's originating from the "Funny or Interesting GIF's thread.
http://www.bikeforums.net/foo/972715...l#post20340875
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Old 05-16-18, 11:24 AM
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Have you continued to experience this? This is the only report I've received of the problem.
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Old 05-16-18, 11:39 AM
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Not this and only this...you just don't visit YAHOO.
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Have you continued to experience this? This is the only report I've received of the problem.
Less frequently now. It might have piggybacked on one of the gif's, if that's possible? Anyway, it says Adobe needs to be updated, and goes straight to initializing. Hitting the cancel button on the pop up did nothing. The only way out was to close the entire page. Thanks for looking at this.
@ Rollfast, are you saying yahoo is infested?
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Old 05-16-18, 07:56 PM
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Happened again this AM, but not since.
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It just happened to me. First time.
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probably something linked in that gif thread. Gif sites are notable malware sources
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Less frequently now. It might have piggybacked on one of the gif's, if that's possible? Anyway, it says Adobe needs to be updated, and goes straight to initializing. Hitting the cancel button on the pop up did nothing. The only way out was to close the entire page. Thanks for looking at this.
@ Rollfast, are you saying yahoo is infested?
they don't always use their cootie shampoo and get nits...
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they don't always use their cootie shampoo and get nits...
Kind of what I figured. I've scoured mine multiple times with two different systems to make sure none of it stuck. Clean so far...
I think I'm going to avoid that part of the forum for a while.
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It's likely not from the gif thread. May be coming from an advertiser. If you see it again, please try to get a screenshot so we can give tech a sense of what's going on. I'll be on the lookout as well.
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It's likely not from the gif thread. May be coming from an advertiser. If you see it again, please try to get a screenshot so we can give tech a sense of what's going on. I'll be on the lookout as well.
I see the link I copied from it and posted In the first post turned into vaporware. Whoever, or whatever is generating this is real cagey.
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I hope I got this right. Pardon the crooked lines. I see I didn't need to try and snip as I copied the whole page, so nevermind the line around it, but this is what has been popping up, and it just did it again.

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PS, I'm glad I didn't snip where the line is, as you can clearly see the url, so you can also see it has nothing to do with Adobe.
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Thanks for the picture. I updated the tech ticket I opened with it.
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Thanks for the picture. I updated the tech ticket I opened with it.
Just struck again.

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If you use Firefox or maybe Chrome you can back out of it. This happens a lot on Yahoo, which is why I don't go there with IE 11.

Meanwhile, bear with me...this is a test.


PS why would positioning (like center left and right) be inactive in highlighting and trying to format a post, only to become active when you un-highlight?

Then you have to insert breaks (return, enter) because even if you space it downward the content you wish to return to the previous orientation get moved up a line to right below? Taking one or more edits defeats the purpose of the compose window entirely.

I had to fix this on the fly the first time..

Still didn't come out right and had to insert more breaks. It's also not true centering, it's placing the left boundary at a fixed position, regardless of image size, which isn't really auto-sizing either. Centering should be on the reply column, not the ID section.
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Test over. I've proven that the video plays on two other vB sites including this one and a 4.2.x in IE 11, the one that doesn't (black box) yet works in Firefox has a glitch and it was reported there.

Thanks for your patience. Now you see why Fleetwood Mac were silly to kick Lindsay out.
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Happened again just a few minutes ago. I had started to think it was handled, then nope.
Please take note of the url on this one. They are playing a game of cat and mouse here.
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Happened again just a few minutes ago. I had started to think it was handled, then nope.
Please take note of the url on this one. They are playing a game of cat and mouse here.
It's happened to me today as well, I'm on Chrome & Windows 10 if that matters
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I was using Firefox 60.0.1 today on Yahoo and I got a fake Windows security popup that was hard to get rid of and I did a hard shutdown.

The thing is that this stuff is not specific to a site, and it must be Wabbit Season. The URL is going to be nonsense, maybe if you can find a common trigger point in your History list, jeep blocking and reporting them...unless you can actually determine where the junk is hosted (I think today's were from Cloudflare but I doubt they would be immediately aware of being used that way).

But as I've said before, this is not specific to BF. You've got to find the TRIGGER.
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By the way, you know Flash is a buggy, archaic piece of historical detritus and needs to go buh-bye. The same thing goes for fake virus warning screens and stuff that tries to phish you into changing security settings by telling you something is wrong and you 'need' to load a fix.

Flash is already blocked for the most part in Apple, Firefox, Google...you name it, and it should have been history by now. There is no reason to even have it anymore, much less update it.

Java is another piece of floating web wreckage to me...I can't even use the software for my glucose meter uplink if I don't supposedly download a JRE runtime version...horsehockey!
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Flash is already blocked for the most part in Apple, Firefox, Google...you name it, and it should have been history by now.
Would you recommend switching from MS Edge to Chrome? I'm using windows 10 pro and edge right now. Every time I start to open Chrome, Edge pops up warning against it, (yeah, I'm surprised) while stating flat out that edge is safer.
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Just happened again. I didn't bother doing a screen shot this time, but I will say this is the only site this happens on.
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You're lucky. Nethogs like me get these a lot in several places. AVG 'Free' doesn't totally block them as much as quarantine the crud that comes with it.

Make sure your antimalware is up to this. I set AVG to just delete it without quarantine. Wish I could remember the exact name of the infection, just Mal: (something) and ends with (trj).

If you think that's annoying you ought to put up with the crap they toss at you using Firefox. We get that thing there too.
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