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jestor ( 132 )
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Malicious advertising

Post by jestor » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:50 am

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this. The last couple of days a malicious ad from this site has tried to redirect me and install stuff. It would be sweet if that wouldn't happen. Thanks!

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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by hapotte » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:45 pm

I'm on Bartertown a lot and I haven't had any issue so it might be the same thing as this user from yesterday I believe: viewtopic.php?f=40&t=293962&p=525703#p525703
info about shipping: Lower ratting pays/ship first and I live in Canada.
thank you

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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by MagickalMemories » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:15 pm

It's not us, jestor. We were just recently scanned. We're clean.
You might want to be sure you have protective software installed and scan your system.

Eric
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I think what this situation needs is some imagination.

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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by jestor » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:12 am

It only happens on this site. It is the same as the other poster. You think it's coincidence that we are both getting the same malicious ad?

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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by Tyrius » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:42 pm

I get this too and it happens on my phone. It ONLY happens when I come to btown.
About me:
1. GW retail doesn't equal value if you intend to sell me assembled/stripped/primed/painted items. These all devalue them and anyone can get 20-30% off GW retail NIB.
2. If I take the time to write you please be kind enough to at least tell me no or not interested.
3. Lowest reference ships first

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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by usernamesareannoying » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:11 pm

On my s7 and am seeing this too.
Somethings up.
*notes about trading with me…
I do not like drawn out deals. Id like to have a deal signed and complete within 48 hours.
I abide by the unwritten rules… lower rating ships first pays first.
I always provide delivery confirmation and expect the same.
All deals are US only.

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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by MagickalMemories » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:30 am

It isn't the site, folks.
It's your provider/network/etc. on your phone. You don't get these when you visit the site no a computer. Right?
Only on phones.
The only point of similarity between all these is that you're on your phone.

I don't visit BT on my phone, but I do visit numerous other sites, search Google, etc. When I do??? Pop ups. All the time... and my phone's clean.

Eric
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Give me a sense of humor Lord. Give me the grace to see a joke.
To get some humor out of life and pass it on to other folk.


I think what this situation needs is some imagination.

"...I'm a nerd, and I'm here tonight to stand up for the rights of other nerds.” – Gilbert Lowell

Want my help with a BTR or backout? All messages sent/posted should be in CHRONOLOGICAL order. Otherwise, I just won't read it.

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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by jestor » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:24 pm

At this point I feel like you don't understand that malicious things can effect a phone and a computer differently. If a bunch of people are having the same problem and if all the problems happen on phones, you now have a good correlation to work with. Blaming the people using phones when a bunch of people have the same problem is pretty bad.

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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by MagickalMemories » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:42 pm

I think you don't know what I understand.
And please don't think I'm blaming those who are using the phones. I never said it was their fault.

Eric
Lower rating? You ship first.

Give me a sense of humor Lord. Give me the grace to see a joke.
To get some humor out of life and pass it on to other folk.


I think what this situation needs is some imagination.

"...I'm a nerd, and I'm here tonight to stand up for the rights of other nerds.” – Gilbert Lowell

Want my help with a BTR or backout? All messages sent/posted should be in CHRONOLOGICAL order. Otherwise, I just won't read it.

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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by 3eland » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:47 am

Thank you everyone who posted helpful information.

We will be undergoing extensive maintenance this weekend. We are hopeful that after this weekend it will be fixed (plus some other things that needed addressed).

Full post can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=294418

Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we appreciate your patience.

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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by kturock » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:36 am

Still happening. I still see the ads on the bottom of both my home computers; desk top and lap top.
Monday when I logged on on my phone it was instantly hijacked.
Heh, I was called a Grognard. ;-)
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Re: Malicious advertising

Post by MagickalMemories » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:19 am

Lower rating? You ship first.

Give me a sense of humor Lord. Give me the grace to see a joke.
To get some humor out of life and pass it on to other folk.


I think what this situation needs is some imagination.

"...I'm a nerd, and I'm here tonight to stand up for the rights of other nerds.” – Gilbert Lowell

Want my help with a BTR or backout? All messages sent/posted should be in CHRONOLOGICAL order. Otherwise, I just won't read it.

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