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Post by Dragongirl02 June 2nd 2019, 4:05 am

As I was just about to login into my forum to do an update a popup ad startled me. I usually get alarmed by most pop up ads, as usually they are nasty and are trying to install nasty stuff. This one did seem to be attempting to do that but was luckily stopped.




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- Your country: USA
- Date and time when the ad appears: June 1, 2019, at 3:14 PM (HAST)
-Type of ad: Pop up
- Where you logged in to the forum: No I had gotten logged out but was trying to log in again. The logged out was most likely done during a random a cache cleaning I periodically do.
- Url of your forum: http://friendlyforest.forumotion.com/
- Device and version: MacOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6
- Browser and version: Firefox Quantum 67.0
- URL of the ad: https://0.nextyourcontent.com/index.php?sub1=1242764&cid=15594378991224600961084117462943227&utm_source=site-555261_zone-1242764&utm_medium=isp-Hawaiian%20Telcom&utm_campaign=ssp-Adcash&utm_content=geo-US_Honolulu
- Image location (if applicable):
- Screenshot(s) of the Ad:
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- Comments: As you can see in the screenshot it was trying to install nextyourcontent. A quick Google search confirms it's a virus/Malware attempt. That's definitely not good for a forum site it makes it look as if the forum site is infected with something nasty.
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Post by jucarese June 2nd 2019, 12:24 pm

Hi I entered in your forum with different browsers with Windows system and I have not seen any pop up
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Post by skouliki June 2nd 2019, 2:44 pm

hello

Me neither i checked many times

This is not caused by forumotion ads ..these Nextyourcontent.com pop-up ads caused by adware installed on your computer... is a push notifications virus that fills your screen with sponsored advertisements leading its victims to third-party sites... if this URL keeps reappearing on your web browser, you should check your computer for the adware-type virus which can be installed on the system without any warning.

if you press the Allow button when given the opportunity, this program immediately initiates popup windows, notifications, banners and other commercial content on the affected web browser..

you must remove it by using your antivirus to clean the system
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Post by brandon_g June 2nd 2019, 2:48 pm

Hello,

Whatever pop up this is, it looks like it was actually asking to send you notifications, not install something, which is a different pop up altogether.

I have also checked your forum and have not been able to replicate such a pop up, but I also have a windows pc and a mac so that could be why it doesnt happen for me.

-Brandon


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Post by SarkZKalie June 2nd 2019, 2:55 pm

I didn't find nothing too. It may come from your browser with some pre-installed add-ons


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Post by Ape June 2nd 2019, 7:35 pm

Hello I have tested your site on lots of pages and the home page and found nothing wrong.

I used a tool i use at work and it looked at your codes and the page load times and things running in the background and nothing was found.

Advice:
if you are using a windows PC / tablet try and run a full scan on your computer.
Clear your browser cookies and cache ( How to - Clear the cache & Cookies in Your browsers)
Run this program if you are using windows 7, 8, and 10 >>  Windows Malicious Software
one other program you may want to use is Spybot this is a great free tool that can be found on google.


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Post by Dragongirl02 June 3rd 2019, 4:15 am

I don't know why it's doing that and I'm on a Mac. Plus it basically just happened again earlier today this time well I was updating a post and logged in (Different popup ad but basically behaved the same as the originally posted one). From past experience, Forumotion did have a major problem with questionable ads/pop-up in the past. Plus this seems to only happen when I'm on the Forumotion forums.

I will do a full scan of my Mac computer but I’m doubting it’s on my side.

For safety since it seems to be the only option currently to stop this, the ad-blocker has been re-enabled. I really don’t want to have to tell members the only way to get nasty pop-ups/ads on the site to stop is to install a pop-up/ad blocker but if it comes down to it I will. As if Forumotion is not going to get concern with questionable ads it does not make sense to pay for ad removal. I might disable it now and then just to try and help figure this out but I would rather it not intrude on me updating stuff. Plus it might help to catch it in the act when only my forumotion site is open.

As for a potential to force it to replicate itself find someone that has the same type of software and is closer to the Pacific side of the USA.
As for today's pop-up culprit:

- Your country: USA
- Date and time when the ad appears: June 2, 2019, at 1:44 PM (HAST)
-Type of ad: Pop up
- Where you logged in to the forum: Yes.
- Url of your forum: http://friendlyforest.forumotion.com/
- Device and version: MacOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6
- Browser and version: Firefox Quantum 67.0
- URL of the ad: https://ranlittsedrore.info/MLOAHZB?tag_id=779277&sub_id1=1242764&sub_id2=-1437792105776073762&cookie_id=c13e5815-c7d2-4c26-8562-bfefb725fcac&lp=animateLoading2&tb=redirect&allb=redirect&ob=redirect&href=https%3A%2F%2Ffrancoistsjacqu.info%2F%3Ftid%3D779366%26noocp%3D1&hop=7
- Image location (if applicable):
- Screenshot(s) of the Ad: Questionable (pop up) ad(s) JTLPb41
- Comments: Here some info found trough a google search about this pop-up that trying to install a nasty extension (I belive it's only pretending to be a notification allowance message).
https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-ranlittsedrore-info/

Update:
The Anti-Virus scan found nothing nasty on my side.
However, here is a batch of my old report.
https://help.forumotion.com/t145609-only-topic-ads-redirection-mobile-pc
https://help.forumotion.com/t147997-only-topic-malicious-inappropriate-ads

Note: I have noticed it seems to only hapen once per day (at least this time around). Still, pop ups that are trying to do somting malicious/deceptive are nasty to me and I do not belive they belong on any fourm site or anny sites at all. Also seems you need info about yesterday nasty pop up too and it appears that same site also has info on yesterday pop up to https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-nextyourcontent-com/
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Post by SarkZKalie June 3rd 2019, 12:16 pm

It's just an ads because no activity found on your site


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Post by Ape June 3rd 2019, 12:56 pm

Is your members seeing the same thing or is it just your's ?


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Post by Dragongirl02 June 3rd 2019, 8:29 pm

Not sure about other members seeing those nasty pop-up ads yet. Plus would prefer they don't see those nasty scam ones at all. That's why I'm trying to get these scam pop-ups stopped. I know the activity is on the low side but still, scam type pop-ups are not good as it makes the forum look infected. Something more acceptable for those pop-ups would legit store ads from legit companies like Macy, TJ maxx...etc.

As for the daily pop up scam ad, happen as I open the website in a new tab (forget to turn my adblocker extension back on).
- Your country: USA
- Date and time when the ad appears: June 3, 2019, at 8:08 AM (HAST)
-Type of ad: Pop up
- Where you logged in to the forum: Yes, and I had just loaded open the website up.
- Url of your forum: http://friendlyforest.forumotion.com/
- Device and version: MacOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6
- Browser and version: Firefox Quantum 67.0
- URL of the ad: https://0.nextyourcontent.com/index.php?sub1=1242764&cid=15595852831224600961082460071075709&utm_source=site-555261_zone-1242764&utm_medium=isp-Hawaiian%20Telcom&utm_campaign=ssp-Adcash&utm_content=geo-US_Honolulu
- Image location (if applicable):
- Screenshot(s) of the Ad:
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I think I will test if Chrome and Safari both also do the nasty scam pop-up to me too over the next two day if I try to load my forumotion site or do something on it.


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Post by Ape June 3rd 2019, 10:36 pm

The reason is you have No members and NO activity points
You need to get more members and post more everyday then your forum will stop this.
Our system see's your forum as not getting used right now so it will use a pop up system until your site is used more.

There is nothing that can be done until you get your activity points up.

Advice:
Make 3 or 4 fake account's and then use them to post as much as you can.

after about 30 posts each day then your points will go up by 2 or 3 then it will stop.


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Post by Dragongirl02 June 4th 2019, 12:03 am

It seems to me Forumotion will not take scam pop up seriously, I may have to start hunting for a new host that will be more serious with scam ads.
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Post by SLGray June 4th 2019, 12:10 am

Does your anti-virus program detect anything when these pop-ups appear?

Also do these appear when you click a link on the forum or just appears when you load the forum?


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Post by Dragongirl02 June 4th 2019, 1:20 am

It usually happens just after I load the forum for the first time of any day. My anti-virus is not detecting anything with the pop-up but it's clear to me those pop up are scams and are bad news and not something I want appearing on my site.
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Post by SLGray June 4th 2019, 4:28 am

Are you being redirected from your forum with these pop-ups?

If yes, please read this:  https://help.forumotion.com/t145609-only-topic-ads-redirection-mobile-pc


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Post by Dragongirl02 June 4th 2019, 4:41 am

No, it has yet to pull a redirect yet I believe it may be that since I do avoid pressing the allow button that prevents it from doing that redirect to somewhere off-site. Currently, it just pop-ups in a new window briefly startling and alarming me. Than said pop-up ad than attempts to hide behind the main open window. I could attempt to screen record the behavior of the pop-up for the next few days if it will help you, folks out fallow by doing those Google Chrome and Safari browser tests.
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Post by SLGray June 4th 2019, 4:48 am

This types of ads exactly occur on many sites.  I have seen them on Youtube.  You should be able to just close the window by clicking the X in the top right corner. 

If you had more activity on your forum, they should disappear.  When I visited your forum, it looked like the last activity was in 2017.


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Post by Dragongirl02 June 4th 2019, 5:43 am

That not an acceptable solution to me. To me, you are saying just ignore the dangerous scam pop-ups and let someone slip click and install something nasty on to their device. Might be time to find a new host if Forumotion is not going to take scam pop-ups ads seriously. Unless I can figure out something beside, just telling everyone to use a pop-up blocker till the post counts go up.
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Post by mpelmmc June 4th 2019, 9:52 am

Hello @Dragongirl02

Your forum has 0 activity points and therefore more ads than usual appear. If you get your forum to just 1 activity point (which can be very very easily done) those ads will be gone. We are not telling you to ignore the ads, we are telling you to keep your forum active Wink.
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Post by Dragongirl02 June 4th 2019, 10:10 am

I will try to post more but by myself, it may take a bit. I've been on my forum for the past few days editing stuff. The thing you read was the "Most users recorded" info for my site, not the last activity. As I've only been editing some stuff the past few days.
For the time being, I just re-enabled my ad blocker to stop those Nasty scam pop-up ads so it doesn't attempt to install something nasty due to some slip clicking. Tough I may disable it now and then just to check on potential progress.

I have never seen a nasty pop up ad on Youtube so I think it just an excuse or trying to push the blame elsewhere.
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Post by mpelmmc June 4th 2019, 10:28 am

As getting 1 activity point may get a few days I'm gonna go ahead and give this thread the solved status. If you get this problem again when the activity point is there please open a new topic Wink

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