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    The site started redirecting me to random ads for just staying on the page. Happened once in a thread (don't remember which one), and just now while on the main page: screenshot.

    Browser: SeaMonkey version 2.31. Just started happening a couple of minutes ago.

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    You might want to run an adware check. I had this happen to me a month or so ago and it turned out I had inadvertently downloaded a couple virus'

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    Doing one now. I'll let you guys know if anything comes up.

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    It's been doing it to me lately too as soon as I open a new page, on both the forums and the frontsite, with the latest version of firefox. I'm virus free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theundeadhero View Post
    It's been doing it to me lately too as soon as I open a new page, on both the forums and the frontsite, with the latest version of firefox. I'm virus free.
    At least I know it's not my computer. What Avast detected last night didn't seem to be connected with this.

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    IT could be our adnetwork because I have adblocker on chrome and haven't had an issue one.

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    Probably something that has slipped through Google AdSense. If you don't want to wait it out (Google generally aren't too bad at catching on to this kind of thing as someone inevitably reports it), I can report it to Google if you can establish which ad it is which is doing this, preferrably with a url as otherwise I'm not sure Google will accept it.
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    It happened again while browsing the Sport of Nerds thread. Only this is a different ad, and it opened a new tab instead of redirecting so I'm not sure how related to my previous problem it is, but I saved the link this time regardless:

    http://pckeeperapp.zeobit.com/land/7...c-_pb-_lnk-293

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    Have you tried running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pike View Post
    Have you tried running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    No. I figured it didn't have anything to do with my computer since it was happening to theundeadhero, too, but I'll run one anyway just to be safe.

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    Wouldn't be a bad idea. We even use it at my job and it always catches things even though i'm pretty obsessed with the protection on our work computers.

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    Thanks, I've blocked http://pckeeperapp.zeobit.com in EoFF's Google AdSense.
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    The result of the scan says "Non-malware items detected: 350."

    I'm guessing that's a good thing?

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    It's probably cookies and things. Best to get rid of them too.

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    Came in here to post this link of the brain ad that started all of this, and then dad called me into the living room and I forgot.

    Anyways, here it is: http://consumernews247.com/brains/in...ff.com&dtd=311

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