Dodgy Links to Porn Sites

Discussion in 'ARRSE: Site Issues' started by Santa_Sunday, Jan 2, 2004.

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  1. Is it just me, or is anyone else getting random http:// links to dodgy porn sites appearing at the top of the the different forum threads??

    Next to where it says 'post a reply' it usually has an arrse hotlink to take you back to the forum or back to the home page of the particular 'room' that you are in. Every now and then, that link keeps changing to some dodgy link to a porn site, and even if you don't click on it, it takes you there anyway. Not good, especially as my youngest walked in just as I noticed what was happening. It seems to happen most in the Officers Mess. Perhaps the boffins at arrse can take a look as it's not on really!!

    Ta.
     
  2. Santa,

    I'd like to say, that you are a nasty pervert and should stop looking at all this dodgy porn, but I won't 'cos I'm a nice guy really & this isn't the NAAFI.

    I think the problem, is caused by a piece of malware/scumware/trojan/virus/browser hijack type of thing.
    Best advice is for you to download & install ' Ad-Aware ' http://download.com.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button

    Make sure you get the latest update for it before you run it.

    You'll be surprised how many nasties you (unknowingly) have.


    It's fairly self explanitory, but if you need help just shout.



    Also, this one is fairly obvious, make sure you have the latest updates for your anti-virus software (you do have anti-virus software right?).



    TTFN

    BFG
     
  3. Lucky you !!
     
  4. P.S.

    Any chance you could use a slightly narrower image?

    Or failing that could one of the COs set a maximum size from the admin control?



    Cheers,


    BFG
     
  5. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    Images: I've limited the avatars and have just downsized santa's (hope you don't mind!). Regarding signatures it's all or nothing. I've looked for a hack to allow me to limit the image size, but with no success. Someone will write one as I've seen a few similar requests on the software support forums, but that someone won't be me! In the meantime it's down to common sense really. I'll ask the mods to speak to anyone with anything really OTT.

    Re the porn links, we're innocent as far as I know, although it's always possible that an evil porn baron / IT guru has invaded the site I suppose. While I agree with BFG that it's probably at your end, if anyone else has similar problems and thinks it may be us, please e-mail us straight away.
     
  6. The Avatar size wasn't my fault!! The boffins at arrse put it there for me in the first place. The DK logo, well that's personal.

    As for the link to stop all the nasty porn shite, it doesn't work! It may be my PC, but it only happens when I'm on arrse so I'm not too sure what is happening??

    Cheers.
     
  7. Get the google toolbar, and if the pop up keep coming then it isn't ARRSE, or any other website, just spyware / malware / hi-jacker.... If adware didn't work (Covers a multitude of sins!) then go for Spybot - S&D..
     
  8. Don't understand what you mean about the Google toolbar, but I run Ad-Ware everytime I start up. Wouldn't that stop this kind of thing if the problem was local to my PC??
     
  9. Google toolbar has a pop up stopper, so if the pop up 'command' comes from ARRSE, or any other site it will stop it, so if you keep getting them they ain't coming from the web but are local on your computer. Ad-Aware should stop it, yeah.... when you run it did it bring back many results?
     
  10. Just run Ad-Aware on mine.
    Only 7 nasties, but scary stuff!
    Looking at the tracker cookies I think I can expect a visit from the FBI shortly... :oops:
    Didn't know google had a pop-up stopper, thanks for the info.
     
  11. I've downloaded the Google toolbar - thanks. Problem is, tho', every time it blocks a pop up a bloody big window opens to tell me that it's done it. It's worse than the friggin' opo ups!!
     
  12. msr

    msr LE

  13. AVG is as good as a kick up the arrse. Get AntiVir guard instead.