Outgoing links being hijacked.

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  1. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    From the mac thread, clicking www.apple.com/clips, brings me

    to VigLink Shopping
     
  2. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    http://www.viglink.com/shop/about

     
  3. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    It didn't on my phone.
     
  4. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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  5. shady

    shady Previously European TCF Club

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    Morgan...

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    Mike, the opt out link doesn't work.
    I followed the opt out link earlier, and a few hours on, and I'm still being redirected !
     
  6. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It's based on a browser cookie, so if you change browsers and/or clear out cookies, it won't remember you've opted out.
     
  7. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    I thought being a club member was enough. I can't recall opting out. But it's possible I did and forgot.
     
  8. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Click the opt-out link and check...
     
  9. shady

    shady Previously European TCF Club

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    Morgan...
    I've not done any of those things, and I still get the viglink redirection.
     
  10. shady

    shady Previously European TCF Club

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    Morgan...
    I just clicked on the OPT out again, and it already remembers I'm Disabled
    However, I then click on the apple.com/clips link in the first post, and I get straight back to viglink
     
  11. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Browsers can be configured to handle cookies different ways, including deleting them upon exit, etc.
     
  12. shady

    shady Previously European TCF Club

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    Morgan...
    I do have Block 3rd party cookies set, but that doesn't explain when I go to the opt out page, it remembers I've opted out, yet it doesn't abide by it.
    I'll try restarting my browser - I've not closed in for a few weeks now.
    Edit : nope - no change
     
  13. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Ah, I didn't understand what the issue was until now. VigLink sucks. I try to block it as much as possible.
     
  14. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

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    The opt out works, but I don't think I should have to opt out.
     
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  15. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    I am seeing this now as well.

    What is VigLink and where is it coming from? I don't appear to have any spyware. Just did a system check.
     
  16. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    It's essentially a way to feed referral revenue to the forum owners, and is part of the forum software. It replaces links to stores such as Amazon with its own links, but often breaks them in the process. I hate it.
     
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  17. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

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    I recently had to opt out again. And again, as a paying member of the TCF Club, I shouldn't have to opt out at all.
     
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  18. shady

    shady Previously European TCF Club

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    Morgan...
    Same here
     
  19. danm628

    danm628 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I'm starting to get Viglink on news articles. I just had it redirect the USA Today link from this post to Viglink: https://www.tivocommunity.com/commu...ment-compensation.497295/page-9#post-11328109

    And as others have said, as a paying TCF Club member why am I getting advertisements? I thought the point of joining TCF Club was to support TCF and not get any advertisements. Now I need to consider whether I should renew when it comes up or just drop TCF Club.
     
  20. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    I've removed TCF Club from the Viglink addon.
     
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