Malware ad is back
Jun 29, 2017 at 3:37 pm #3476298
After the new server was installed the malware ad that made using this forum impossible on Chrome disappeared. Yay! Except that it’s back. I wonder, is someone intent on maliciously hacking this site, or is this just a feature of BPL now? In any case it makes using the forum impossible–unless I use Firefox (so far!)Jun 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm #3476299Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: Central Rockies
I’m happy to block ads that screw things up for all of us, but I need info about it to block it — right click on the ad (no, this doesn’t generate a revenue click!), and copy the URL, then send it to me at [email protected].Jun 29, 2017 at 5:28 pm #3476327AnonymousInactive
“After the new server was installed the malware ad that made using this forum impossible on Chrome disappeared. Yay! Except that it’s back.”
I use Chrome as a browser, and haven’t experienced any usability problems thus far.Jun 29, 2017 at 6:26 pm #3476339
I’m back here on Chrome and now am mal-ad free, so who knows? Earlier today I had the same issues as before. Hope that I didn’t jump the gun! I had to move to firefox to post my initial post. Again, everything’s fine now. Nevermind.Jun 29, 2017 at 11:46 pm #3476387Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
I have not experienced any of the malware, video ads, etc. that have been reported by several people. This includes my iPhine, iPad, and Mac all running their device specific version of Safari. Also I do not have any kind of ad blocker program running.Jun 30, 2017 at 12:19 pm #3476449Dena KelleyBPL Member
@eagleriverdeeLocale: Eagle River, Alaska
I use Chrome and have never experienced this.Jun 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm #3476452PedestrianBPL Member
Since the transition to the new server I haven’t seen that disruptive video ad which is great news!
But prior to the transition it was a constant annoyance as reported by many over
the past several months. It’s possible that the ad was being served to only a certain segment of the browsing population based on geography, other browsing history etc. Much of online advertising attempts to “target” specific segments so it’s not surprising not everyone was seeing that ad.Jun 30, 2017 at 1:02 pm #3476455
Yeah it used to be on my computer at work as well as my home computer, which suggests it wasn’t just my computer at home which was infected. and of course many people had the same issue. Post transition it’s still fine now; sorry if I messed up. Like Jack Lemmon in the China Syndrome, I’ll just say that there WAS a vibration–er, mal-ad. I’d adjust the header if I could; Ryan or anyone is welcome to do so as far as I’m concerned.
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