Fake Windows update on the "Dear RPF" OT thread.

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  1. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    I got a fake Windows update screen on the "Dear RPF" thread in the OT section. It looks like this:
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  2. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    This popped up in a new window or tab?
     
  3. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    I forgot about this! It opened in the same window.
     
  4. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Give me a link to the exact page you are on when this pops up. The chances of you getting a malicious ad twice on the exact same page is infinitesimally small. That doesn't mean there isn't an issue somewhere on the page.
     
  5. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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  6. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    I had something similar several years ago, it was changing random words in posts into clickable links to product pages. Virus scans didn't detect anything, I eventually found it as a browser add on, once uninstalled the issue was gone.
     
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  7. Art Andrews

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    This is a tough one... but especially considering you got hit with the same thing twice, chances are high that it is something on your end. I am doing a deep dive on this end and would encourage you to do the same.
     
  8. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I've run AVG twice and it hasn't come up with anything. I had a virus redirector warning on eBay and I Googled it and numerous people have had that and said it's in ads running on ebay. I wonder if something like that is happening here?
     
  9. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    AVG is not very good.

    Do you have Malwarebytes?
    I use it and Avast.
     
  10. xl97

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    I too suggest running MalwareBytes first.. then some of their other tools (AdwCleaner for example)
     

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