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of Nazareth
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For some reason, frequenting this place always ends up fooking with my browser. I end up with dodgy cookies that launch nonsense when I click on the thread links sometimes.

Up to now, ive always assumed its got feck all to do with MMAF. But now im not so sure. I clean out all chromes shit and re-install and everything is back to normal. And it stays that way... until I come here. And sure enough after a few clicks I get shitty links again. Ive gone through this process MANY times and its always this site that starts it off again.

Is anybody else having any trouble?
 

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of Nazareth
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Seems like a silly question in 2016 but you using AdBlock?
Yep. And disconnect. And a good anti-everything thingy.

I know its a dodgy cookie. If I clear them out it stops. The thing is, its this website that plonks that dodgy cookie in my browser time and time again. If I disable cookies on MMAF I cant log-in. Grrrr.

But if nobody else is getting it, using chrome, then something mighty strange is going on. Maybe I should just stop visiting this hovel and do some work...
 

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of Nazareth
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I'm on IE11 and have no issues...

...anybody else want to weigh in on this?
Hmm... I dont suppose it would be too much hassle to use a different browser for my dips into MMAF. I just gave it a twirl on both firefox and IE and no issues at all.

Still, if there is something going on with this site and chrome, it would be good to get to the bottom of it.
 

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What are you running it on?
Windows 10 with Chrome

No Issues.

Can you give more details with launching nonsense?

I'm 90% sure you must have mal/advertising software on your system. My parents get that stuff all the time - its like a layer that runs over the top of hyperlinks so when you click them, the browser goes to some advertisement page.

Have you been downloading any free software lately, that stuff can come with all kinds of crap. Or maybe the missus or kids have been playing about.

Try running an ad-aware or something and check your start-up programs from msconfig, make sure nothing out of the ordinary is there. You could also check your installed programs, for the same reason.
 

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I use an old version of chrome on an old edition of ubuntu on my laptop (to lazy to upgrade) an this is the only site I have problems with. slow loading, double posts.... and I've given up on watching videos here. If someone posts an interesting video here I google it and watch it on any other site in the whole webnet but this one..
 

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of Nazareth
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Windows 10 with Chrome

No Issues.

Can you give more details with launching nonsense?

I'm 90% sure you must have mal/advertising software on your system. My parents get that stuff all the time - its like a layer that runs over the top of hyperlinks so when you click them, the browser goes to some advertisement page.

Have you been downloading any free software lately, that stuff can come with all kinds of crap. Or maybe the missus or kids have been playing about.

Try running an ad-aware or something and check your start-up programs from msconfig, make sure nothing out of the ordinary is there. You could also check your installed programs, for the same reason.
Im pretty wise to all that stuff. Like I said, Ive managed to get my system back to working perfectly. Through a shit ton of testing and elimination, ive narrowed it down to cookies. So, either a website is putting them on my system, or - as you suggest - installed software is doing it. But thats where it goes a bit strange. Once im clean and back to fully working, theres one thing I can do that will 100% get me back to pop-up bollocks: Visiting this place. So that raises the question, if I have some nasty ad software on my PC, why is it laying dormant and only coming to life when I visit MMAF?

I know it sounds unlikely. 99% of the time we all know these problems are cause by idiots visiting dodgy websites. But I assure you, that isnt the case here. Been at this shit long enough to know how to deal with nastiness. Ive put a ton of effort in trying to pinpoint the source, and time and time again, its MMAF. At least, it is for me.

Quite a fascinating issue to be honest. This is the first time in years ive been genuinely baffled by some kind of computer tomfoolery.
 

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Im pretty wise to all that stuff. Like I said, Ive managed to get my system back to working perfectly. Through a shit ton of testing and elimination, ive narrowed it down to cookies. So, either a website is putting them on my system, or - as you suggest - installed software is doing it. But thats where it goes a bit strange. Once im clean and back to fully working, theres one thing I can do that will 100% get me back to pop-up bollocks: Visiting this place. So that raises the question, if I have some nasty ad software on my PC, why is it laying dormant and only coming to life when I visit MMAF?

I know it sounds unlikely. 99% of the time we all know these problems are cause by idiots visiting dodgy websites. But I assure you, that isnt the case here. Been at this shit long enough to know how to deal with nastiness. Ive put a ton of effort in trying to pinpoint the source, and time and time again, its MMAF. At least, it is for me.

Quite a fascinating issue to be honest. This is the first time in years ive been genuinely baffled by some kind of computer tomfoolery.
MMAforum seems fine, ran a test here - https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/mmaforum.com

I'm not sure how your doing for space on your laptop but have you tried running a sandbox to see if the problem persists there? Bif pain in the arse to do, I know.
 

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of Nazareth
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MMAforum seems fine, ran a test here - https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/mmaforum.com

I'm not sure how your doing for space on your laptop but have you tried running a sandbox to see if the problem persists there? Bif pain in the arse to do, I know.
It all seems fine if viewed outside chrome. I just ran it through a secure browser and nothing. Yet, in chrome, it triggers the pop-ups.

ok, its clear its not MMAF. So something weird is going on for me. I wont run MMAF in chrome for a while and see what happens. If im still clean after a week or so, then thats some bonkers shit going on in my laptop.
 

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It all seems fine if viewed outside chrome. I just ran it through a secure browser and nothing. Yet, in chrome, it triggers the pop-ups.

ok, its clear its not MMAF. So something weird is going on for me. I wont run MMAF in chrome for a while and see what happens. If im still clean after a week or so, then thats some bonkers shit going on in my laptop.
Try a chromium based browser. See if the same happens.
 

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The Bearded One
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I´m on windows 7 with firefox, no adblock needed (i don´t use porn sites).

Everything works fine, except the slow loading, but that has been a problem of this site since i know it.

I´ve also used Chrome in the past, but i find it very heavy on the memory loading (my laptop only has 2 GB) and also never had those issues you describe.

On the work i run xubuntu with firefox and everything is cool.

I´d say you have a bug in there.
Run an virus scan from the boot using kaspersky rescue disk (you can put it on a usb pen using rufus or other methods).
http://rescuedisk.kaspersky-labs.com/rescuedisk/updatable/kav_rescue_10.iso

:p
 

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The Bearded One
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yeah i know, i only feel the need for it in firstrow, really.
But we gotta recognize that most of the dangerous pop ups open via porn sites
 
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