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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post

I've also experienced this issue. I'm quite sure that it's from a rouge ad that is rotated on this site. The reason being that I had it happen on the home page so it's not from a rouge user posting something.
Also, in my case with the current Chrome Beta it's not just a single window, it's a full on redirect. *shudders* wink.gif
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Looks like this is coming from China. frown.gif
http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/ffupdate.org
If this pops again I'm going to have to blacklist OCN with Adblock+ again until this is fixed. sad-smiley-002.gif

I get the same redirect. Just exit the windows and whatever you do don't click OK! It is a major pain in the ass because it pops up every 10 minutes on the website. I use Chrome and have had it pop up on 4 different PC's.
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post #12 of 16
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I will get Chipp to look on this for you guys smile.gif Thanks !

I'm glad to hear that. I just had it happen again coming here just now so it's still happening. I would call it a major issue due to the severity of the redirect. It doesn't look too good for a new user to come to OCN then get redirected to a malware site. thumb.gifwink.gif
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Originally Posted by Striknine View Post

I get the same redirect. Just exit the windows and whatever you do don't click OK! It is a major pain in the ass because it pops up every 10 minutes on the website. I use Chrome and have had it pop up on 4 different PC's.

This is good advice. I just bring up taskmanager and kill Chrome through that. Hopefully it will be fixed within a few days.



EDIT: After doing some more research it appears that it's hitting a number of different websites. (Ex. Grooveshark, other web forums)


Also, DON'T GO DIRECTLY TO THAT WEBSITE. It will automatically attempt to download Adware without you having to click anything. Gotta love hitting enter instead of the right shift when trying to do a search in the omnibar in Chrome. doh.gifmad.gif *Gives MalwareBytes Pro a pat on the head*


EDIT: At this point I'm going to have to blacklist OCN again with ABP. When this issue is resolved I'll unblock the ads again. frown.gif
Edited by AtomicFrost - 4/4/12 at 6:30am
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Have any of you been able to make note of what other ads are appearing on the page before you get the redirect?
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Weve blocked the offending URL, ffupdate.org (DO NOT GO TO THIS URL), as well as a couple variants in case they try to change up. These blocks have been set network-wide in our Google AdX and Google AdSense platforms. I'll reach out to our other networks on OCN and bring this malware risk to their attention.

 
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No further reports of any problems, so I'm going to mark this one as resolved. Thanks all!
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