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Redirected to 'scam' site just now

Discussion in 'Forum Operations Center' started by kpeters59, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    I was a 'winner' they told me, but I didn't save it.

    On my Android tablet running Oreo.

    - KP
     
  2. MonsterJoe

    MonsterJoe Cool Men Cook

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    me too - and someone else noticed too, but it looks like their thread was merged into the closed one.
     
  3. dwatt

    dwatt Well-Known Member

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    I have been getting redirected quite a bit lately as well. These at least have let me back out of it and back to TCF but redirects again very quickly.
     
  4. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    I find it impossible to view these forums on iOS. Just way to many redirects.

    If I got that $500 gift card or what never every time I was redirected I would be a multi millionaire by now.
     
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  5. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    This screenshot is from last Thursday (4/12) around 10:40 Pacific time. I had several redirects to a screen nagging me to upgrade Firefox, followed by this dialog box that pops up over the top of it. I was trying to post at the time but gave up. Using the back button to get back to TCF didn't work -- it just redirected me back to where I was.

    TCF-hijack.PNG

    Mozilla nags me every time I open Firefox that there's an update to download -- by a completely different method -- so it's obvious this is crap, even without the overlay.

    This is on my desktop computer (Win 8.1) not my phone. Yes, I'm still on FF 55.0.3. The newer version breaks one of the add-ons I need.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  6. danm628

    danm628 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    If you can do what David suggests in this post so they can find the bad ad and block it: Bad Ad's Showing Up? Please let us know!
     
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  7. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Thanks, I bookmarked David's post so I can find it next time.
     
  8. danm628

    danm628 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It's permanently at the top of the Forum Operation Center section. But we all tend to ignore the threads that are pinned there.
     
  9. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Agreed. I even downloaded the instructions on getting the log file when that thread was first posted, but in the annoyance over getting redirected while I was in the middle of writing a post, I forgot that I had already done so (and, obviously, where I had put the PDF).
     
  10. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    A page I was viewing just now rolled me to some odd website just now.

    I don't really have any other details to report, but it happened about 2 minutes ago.

    -KP
     
  11. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Happened again tonight.

    While reading a thread, the page suddenly forwards to another site. I captured the address:

    Reimage Repair

    -KP
     

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