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Old 03-09-2004, 04:24 AM   #1
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Exclamation Evil pop-ups

You guys gotta get a better advertising service thingy or get a hold of Ugo and slap them around a bit cause I'm here on a different computer far far away from mine that doesn't have all usual anti-whatever programs I'm getting very disturbingly bad popups and things that are trying to install themselves into this computer. This computer does have Norton installed though and it keeps telling me that the popups from this place are screwing around with this comp in whatever way.

Yeah sure I'm not being that specific but the point is that this kinda stuff SHOULD NOT be happening in the first place in a forum like this I don't want people to come in here saying the usual "oh get this or use that to block it" have ya ever thought about the few members who probably can't do all that for whatever reason?

I know advertising is needed to keep this place active... but maybe you should reconsider the type of advertising is being put up here.

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Old 03-09-2004, 07:43 AM   #2
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i'll second that lynk!

however, there also shouldnt be those "near-nude-girl" kind of ads.


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Old 03-09-2004, 11:10 AM   #3
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I complained about this before. There is a virus pop up that occasionaly pops up when I click on the RSN forum for the Lounge. Norton stops it - but still - it shouldn't be happening.


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Old 03-09-2004, 11:12 AM   #4
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Yeah, and I'm getting these damn JavaScript ads. They arn't opened in a new window, but on the current page. And most of them have some error o some kind and my browser goes crazy.
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Old 03-09-2004, 08:31 PM   #5
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Yeh, theres gotta be another advertising company besides Ugo......


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Old 03-09-2004, 08:49 PM   #6
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see... that's just sad.


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Old 03-10-2004, 11:30 AM   #7
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and this is the ad I'm talking about. It opens the the same window, and I think it tries to install something, but either the anti-spyware thingy I have running blocked it or whatever security they have on these computers (I was using a school computer at the time) stopped it. It stays blank like that for a few seconds, then it disappears.

edit: It did install something. This alexa crap. It collects information in forms, websites I've visited, ect. So I changed my passwords for security. I may avoid LF for a while if this doesn't change soon....

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Old 03-10-2004, 12:52 PM   #8
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Now I'd like to get some official confirmation that the admins (the admins who have real power to do anything about this) understand what's going on and can comment on this in some way.

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Old 03-11-2004, 08:31 AM   #9
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OMG Insane Sith - that is sick

I'm thankful my work blocks ads!


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Old 03-11-2004, 08:42 AM   #10
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ISith has a new "pop-up blocker"

okay sorry


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Old 03-11-2004, 08:50 AM   #11
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I have captured the problem Pop - up.....If someone can host it for me...or if an admin wants me to email it to them I will. it installs a trojan onto my temp files....and it only happens at LF


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Old 03-11-2004, 11:30 AM   #12
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see... that's just sad.

what the hell is it advertising?
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Old 03-11-2004, 12:20 PM   #13
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Old 03-11-2004, 02:50 PM   #14
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blue color scheme??!!!!




and a virus?!!!


thats not good. i wonder where its coming from.
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Old 03-12-2004, 08:05 AM   #15
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Someone give me a better theme than


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Old 03-12-2004, 10:00 AM   #16
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i'm just playing still if you want a good website for themes, try this one www.themedoctor.com
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Old 03-12-2004, 10:27 AM   #17
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Come on guys, this is serious, don't cheapen the thread.

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Old 03-12-2004, 12:34 PM   #18
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Hey I did post one of the most serious things in here - see that Virus thing. THAT POPS UP on this site all the time for me - no where else. It can't be spyware if it only opens from an LF window!


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Old 03-12-2004, 10:11 PM   #19
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*sigh*

Can an admin please contact Ugo?


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Old 03-13-2004, 03:33 AM   #20
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you think thats bad, think about the poor mofo's who DONT have a good computer

*spontaniously twitches and goes into rant mode*

IE:
NOT a Pentium 4/AMD ATHLON
NOT a Pentium 3/AMD K7
NOT a Pentium 2/AMD k6/k6-2

I'm talking aobut the Pentium 1 Mofos, the Socket 5 and socket 7 jockies

with these ads, computers run like hell wen accessing the site

and with people who have that sort, they have no clue what to do about ad ware and anti virual programs

...other then buying a 50 dollar program that runs itself, in which also runs uberly crap, cus they bought software that isnt made for a computer that is so slow on a computer that most likey runs an operating system that out most either needs to be reinstalled!!

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Old 03-13-2004, 12:29 PM   #21
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This really does need to be addressed. The second I click on RSN, a blank pop-up appears then disapears, and then my virusscan catches a trojan. Not good, not good at all!


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Old 03-13-2004, 04:49 PM   #22
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I'm gonna turn of my pop-up blocker. I'll edit this post if I get anything.......

EDIT - Got the same thing as Phreak, so I probably got the adware crap installed......

EDIT2 - Looking at my activity log from Norton Antivirus, I have a lot of "Refers" from Ugo being blocked...... dunno if that means anything.....

On a side note, it seems someone tried to hack my computer twice this year. ^_^


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Old 03-15-2004, 07:35 AM   #23
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Guys we are all getting tojans! Someone please address?


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Old 03-18-2004, 01:45 PM   #24
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Yeah, it's a trojan alright.

This ad does install a trojan onto my computer.

Any help would be nice.

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Old 03-18-2004, 03:49 PM   #25
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I have no idea what to do about, but I think you are pretty safe if you have software that blocks such things.

My only question is, what do Trojans actually do?
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Old 03-18-2004, 04:03 PM   #26
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The entire point of this is the fact that not everyone has such software to protect themselves or even knows anything about such things. The fact that LucasForums is being used to spread this kind of crap around should not be tolerated.

We've seen some members and mods in here, I REALLY want to see admins in here so we know our message is getting through here and something is being done about it.

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Old 03-18-2004, 06:22 PM   #27
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I have no idea what to do about, but I think you are pretty safe if you have software that blocks such things.

My only question is, what do Trojans actually do?
Like Lynk said, not everyone has that full protection. For example, my school computers have the worst Virus protection imaginable, and we rely on second hand programs to protect or computers.

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What is a Trojan Horse?
A Trojan horse program is a malicious program that pretends to be a benign application; a Trojan horse program purposefully does something the user does not expect. Trojans are not viruses since they do not replicate, but Trojan horse programs can be just as destructive.
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Old 03-19-2004, 09:42 AM   #28
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malicious program huh..... scarey!


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Old 03-19-2004, 02:44 PM   #29
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Trojans allow a 'backdoor' into your system most of the time. Just like the Trojan horse in mythology, it allows ppl u dont want into your computer Anyway, i dont get anything like that from this site w/ or w/o my popupblocker

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Old 03-19-2004, 07:10 PM   #30
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I think the ads vary depending on your location.
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Old 03-19-2004, 10:22 PM   #31
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Bill, where do you live? Because me and Phreak live in different states, and we get the same pop-up.....


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Bill, where do you live? Because me and Phreak live in different states, and we get the same pop-up.....
I get it aswell Z
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Old 03-20-2004, 03:35 PM   #33
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i think bill is from the UK like me, i don't get it either.
i get lovely credit card ones that pop up every few seconds.
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Old 03-21-2004, 03:46 PM   #34
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i think bill is from the UK like me, i don't get it either.
i get lovely credit card ones that pop up every few seconds.
uh, I think hes in one of the Southern States..... I just don't remember which one it is.......

BTW:

I was trying to help my friend get rid of viruses.... well, it got bigger than that. He has hackers in his computer. Does anyone know a good, free, easy program to use that will stop hackers, like a firewall of some sort? (Espicially Easy, because I had trouble explaining to him how to get to the C drive.......)

And also: Not AlertWall, because we tried that, he didn't understand it, and it kept freezing my computer when I turned it on.

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Old 03-21-2004, 04:16 PM   #35
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I will be contacting UGO about these ads. If you find an inappropriate ad, please take done its information so we can tell UGO to remove them. I really can't believe they would let some of this stuff be seen, considering our network is listed at "G" rated on their network....


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Old 03-21-2004, 05:03 PM   #36
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Thanks Chris.

Do they get more money for certain ads? They may be trying to cheat you for more money.......


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UGO does negotiate ad prices with each individual company, so there are often very large differences in price but I don't think they are cheating us.


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Old 03-23-2004, 12:46 AM   #38
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Thanks for the help Chris!


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Old 03-25-2004, 07:49 AM   #39
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It just happened to me for the first time. i was browsing the monkey island forums and voted in a poll, and then suddenly the screen eploded with pop-ups, including a message from the anti-virus software about a trojan thing. And then there was this window that kept on coming up with message boxes saying "Press 'accept' if you want to play the games". It was terrible.

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Thanks Chris. For the meantime with you people who are getting pop-ups etc go to Http://Google.com and find the google pop up blocker.
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