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hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 693
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post

Starting today, I've been getting a slew of ads popping up whenever I attempt to access the site. This is not occurring with any other website only with this one. It doesn't occur when I access the main site only when I attempt to access one of the thread areas. Anyone else having this problem?
lembic76450
Advanced Member
Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 396
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:05 pm:   Edit Post

No issues here...
growlypants
Intermediate Member
Username: growlypants

Post Number: 131
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:07 pm:   Edit Post

Nor here!
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 694
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:02 pm:   Edit Post

Strange. It's only occurring on the Alembic site. Started when I first tried to get in and a I got pop-up asking me to take part in a survey about a web-hosting service that I was led to believe was the one Alembic used. I declined and that's when the ads started. Currently running a scan of my computer to determine if some adware somehow get in to the system.
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2211
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:54 pm:   Edit Post

No issues here. Sounds like your browser has been hijacked by a virus or malware.

Keith
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 778
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 3:04 pm:   Edit Post

All good here.
What Keith said.
I would say its local to your computer.
dead_head
Member
Username: dead_head

Post Number: 86
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post

No issues here.
dtothec
Junior
Username: dtothec

Post Number: 35
Registered: 3-2015
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 7:09 pm:   Edit Post

None here
dtothec
Junior
Username: dtothec

Post Number: 36
Registered: 3-2015
Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 7:10 pm:   Edit Post

None here
hankster
Senior Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 406
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

None here
zomnius
Member
Username: zomnius

Post Number: 61
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 2:56 am:   Edit Post

non here, must be your computer, infected..
funkyjazzjunky
Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 977
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:02 am:   Edit Post

What should be done to the person that invented internet spam?
dtothec
Junior
Username: dtothec

Post Number: 37
Registered: 3-2015
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 9:12 am:   Edit Post

They should be el-ka-bonged with a long scaled neck thru Alembic made out of solid oak!
edwardofhuncote
Senior Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 324
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:15 pm:   Edit Post

It's really incredible how modern malware works. Just sat through an IT Dept. presentation on what links *not* to click. Freakin' amazing... even closing a pop-up unleashes a virus. I was thinking - of all the things in the world to fix with technology... and somehow we've achieved proficiency in... dirty tricks.

+1 on el-kabong, but I'll donate a lesser bass to the cause, if you can ever find the paper-hangin' SOB that does this kinda' stuff.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11726
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:09 pm:   Edit Post

If your anti-virus program's scan doesn't find it, try Malwarebytes.
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 696
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

Found the culprit after doing a full scan with bitdefender. It was attached to a invoice that came via email for a instrument cable I bought online from a very large, nationally known "center" that specializes in stringed instruments.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11730
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:17 pm:   Edit Post

Really??!!! I'm thinking that's not a good thing.

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