Fake anti virus, scamware prompts are running rampant in the internet. Recently, just before the holidays the NY Times was hit with this ad via a third party advertisers.
So I was wondering if any of you are experierencing this here and only here?
We have two staff members and myself that have had the problem for over a month now.
Tech came on here last week for 2.5 hrs and the ad, if it is indeed here, never got to them. So, that tells them, and me that the odds of the ad being here is slim, although, it doesnt mean it's not here either.
One thing that has me leaning towards the ad not being here is we have not seen threads from posters, the posters that are here often telling us they are getting this ad. So that is the main reason for this thread, to see if any of you are having problems here.
For those that dont know what I am talking about, the ad loads up in the window you are in at MMA forum and gives the user the impression that their system has a ton of trojans and viruses and spyware and they want you to download their software. DO NOT DO THAT! THEY GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR COMPUTER.
Anyway the ad is no intrusive that it wont let you backs, in fact, the only options it gives you is to either download the software or close the browser window.
Anyway we need to know if you are getting his here? Also is it only here? For those of you that go to other forums in the sports network, do you experience it in any of those forums?
What tech needs from you is the following when reporting this to us:
1. Screenshots whenever possible
2. Current page URL
3. Browser version
4. OS version
5. Any other pertinent information
6. geographical location.
Also we encourage you to do what you can with your system first.
In my case I went from trend micro to bit defender in anti virus. The software found a lot of problems, that in itself surprised me because trend micro is a top knotch company. I changed spyware software from windows defender to malwarebytes and super anti spyware, both are free, both are very good. Both found some spyware on the very first scan, but not the fake exe.