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Old 01-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Pop-up ads on Literotica? False alarm

Malware on my computer. Sorry for false alarm.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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Haven't seen anything like that on Lit.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:43 PM   #3
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I haven't come across that.

What browser do you run?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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I haven't come across that.

What browser do you run?
Firefox.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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So suddenly there's this annoying lightbox ad on Lit. Please, please tell me this won't be a permanent feature. I'm hoping some anti-porn zealot hacked Literotica's website and embedded this crap in here, or else the site-owners just wanted to test something they will never ever use, because lightbox ads drive me away from sites and I assume will drive away others.
Which page is/was it on?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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Firefox.
If you have the popup blocker enabled in Firefox, you shouldn't be seeing any popups anywhere. I've been here quite a while and I've never seen a popup ad on Lit.

You might check your system for a Trojan and to see if your popup blocker is enabled.

You might also drop Manu a PM telling him where, when and what you saw. He's pretty much killed the spambots and the live spammers so this might be the front of a new attack.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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If you have the popup blocker enabled in Firefox, you shouldn't be seeing any popups anywhere. I've been here quite a while and I've never seen a popup ad on Lit.

You might check your system for a Trojan and to see if your popup blocker is enabled.

You might also drop Manu a PM telling him where, when and what you saw. He's pretty much killed the spambots and the live spammers so this might be the front of a new attack.
Adblock doesn't block lightbox ads. The one I keep seeing is blank, but with the X in the corner and something to the side that reads "about this ad." Am I really the only one seeing this?? I might think I had a virus or something, but I'm only seeing this on Literotica.
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Adblock doesn't block lightbox ads. The one I keep seeing is blank, but with the X in the corner and something to the side that reads "about this ad." Am I really the only one seeing this?? I might think I had a virus or something, but I'm only seeing this on Literotica.
Yes, but on which page?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #9
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Yes, but on which page?
All of them. Including this page.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #10
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I use Firefox, and have an ad-block add on and a pop-up blocker, and I am not seeing any pop-up boxes.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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If you're getting lightbox pop-ups on the forum, you have malware.

www.malwarebytes.org

Go there, download it for free, scan, and let it kill the nasty for you.

If you installed anything recently, did you allow it to "default" install, and perhaps install something stupid to support the "free" product? That's another possibility.

Never - ever - default install. Always Custom.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #12
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Adware on your PC most likely - try downloading and running Ad Aware by Lavasoft or a similiar pop-up killer. Good luck. Malware sucks.

(I don't see any pop-ups on Lit at all.)
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:18 PM   #13
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Yep, looks like it was malware. I disabled a strange Firefox add-on, and now the ad is gone.

Thanks everyone. Sorry for false alarm.
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