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Old 06-16-2009, 10:34 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by BongoBob View Post
Just a heads up, this morning I opened Yodas Swamp and recieved a pop up message (not window, message) saying "YOUR COMPUTER IS ON FIRE, LET US SCAN IT FOR YOU!!1" and redirected me to "My computer online scan" at ... I proceeded to hit back on my browser, and it gave me the message and redirected me again, and kept doing it as long as I was hitting back only once, after I hit it twice I didn't get anything. I've refreshed the page and opened it up in new tabs over and over, but it hasn't happened again since.

Anyone else get this? Perhaps there is a bad ad doing this?
This is indeed most likely caused by a nasty javascript in one of the ad banners and not something on Lucasforums, I can't see anything that looks out of the ordinary in the page code here at least.

As far as I know we can't do anything about the content of the ad banners directly other than contacting the ad providers and ask them to remove the offending banner. So it would be helpful if you could take note of what advertising is being shown if it happens again.

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