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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by marble View Post
    Let me clarify-

    I do not believe that websleuths.com has been hacked. I do believe that the ads that are being served up contain malware. These ads are not directly hosted on web sleuths.com so they won't flag security issues or show evidence of hacked site code and websleuths will come up clean.

    It's true that some people may have inadvertantly downloaded ad injection malware if they've downloaded shareware or games etc. but that's not what's happening to me. I don't download anything ever. This is happening when I try to browse websleuths via two entirely different Macs with two different operating systems and software installations and using three different browsers. Webseluths is *the only* site I visit where I have this issue. I research online quite a bit and work with site development (I am not a net security pro though!) so I spend a lot of time online but this is the only place I've had this problem. (to be fair, this is the only large web bulletin site I visit so I can't guarantee this wouldn't be happening on other sites as large as this with as many hosted ads).

    My best guess given my background and interest in these things (again with the caveat that web security is not my thing or skill set but I do know something about it and have attended a few hacker conferences) I believe that the company or companies that web sleuths has contracted with for their ads are either themselves compromised or knowingly allowing malicious adware and malware to be served up. Clearing all cookies, disallowing pop-ups and most importantly *completely disallowing flash* and other plug-ins is the only thing that stops the issues, at least on a desktop browser. It's definitely looking like coming from the ads and not from malicious code in the web sleuths site files.
    Agreed. I've been experiencing the "You're a winner!" pop ups on my iPad, whether I use Safari, Chrome or Firefox to browse.

  2. #47
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    Same here. My IPad has been selected to win a prize. In history, I noticed the message refers to to genuisespro.com.

    In addition, getting the... website has encountered problem and page being reloaded.

    One of these actions are happening about every 3-4 pages on Ross Harris thread for last couple of weeks. I've cleared safari, reset network settings to no avail. This is only happening when viewing Websleuths using safari on iPad. Frustrating!

  3. #48
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    Please, this is me BEGGING. We can't do ANYTHING unless we have some information. Please click on the link below to find out exactly how to report this issue.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ing-Re-Directs

    While Websleuths is proud to be one of the top (some would say the very top) true crime discussion forums on the Internet we are a small private company.

    We rely on Volunteers to help out. Because we are not a huge coorperate entity we rely on you to help us track down any problems.

    Please read the link and follow the instructions so we can fix this issue.

    Thanks,
    Tricia
    Websleuths is TEMPORARILY accepting donations.

    CLICK HERE
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  4. #49
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    Am I the only one experiencing this? And thanks Tricia for giving us homeless a home lol.

    Screenshot (3).jpg
    Media thread for Abby and Libby.


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...5#post13163455

    WebSleuths Lingo thread.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...bsleuths-Lingo

    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

    We are the watchers. We are witnesses. We see what has gone before. We see what happens now, at this dangerous moment in human history. We see what's going to happen - what will surely happen - unless we come together: we - the Peoples of all Nations - to restore peace and harmony and balance to the Earth, our Mother.


    THE IGNORE BUTTON IS YOUR FRIEND!

  5. #50
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    Everything is off center.
    Media thread for Abby and Libby.


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...5#post13163455

    WebSleuths Lingo thread.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...bsleuths-Lingo

    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

    We are the watchers. We are witnesses. We see what has gone before. We see what happens now, at this dangerous moment in human history. We see what's going to happen - what will surely happen - unless we come together: we - the Peoples of all Nations - to restore peace and harmony and balance to the Earth, our Mother.


    THE IGNORE BUTTON IS YOUR FRIEND!

  6. #51
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    I was just coming to post this... 1/4 of my screen is now ads along the right hand side. grrrrrr!
    "Thats a picture of you, correct?
    And the other one is a picture of your dumb sister"

    JM

  7. #52
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    I'm experiencing it too! been going on a couple hours. Grrr!

  8. #53
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    Is this the 'new look' of WS? I'm not crazy about it.
    "Thats a picture of you, correct?
    And the other one is a picture of your dumb sister"

    JM

  9. #54
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttcRider View Post
    I was just coming to post this... 1/4 of my screen is now ads along the right hand side. grrrrrr!
    Same problem on my iPhone.

  10. #55
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    I keep getting one of those site redirects that state my computer has been blocked and i have to call "microsoft" to unblock it. It's a scam. And a virus. It has popped up on my phone and two computers when going onto websleuths, so it is not me.
    For Elizabeth, a minor child, a victim. Thank God she is home!

    *Gitana (means "Gypsy girl"). Pronounced "hee tah nah."


  11. #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by gitana1 View Post
    I keep getting one of those site redirects that state my computer has been blocked and i have to call "microsoft" to unblock it. It's a scam. And a virus. It has popped up on my phone and two computers when going onto websleuths, so it is not me.
    Am I correct that this just started in the last couple of hours?

  12. #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave AHFB View Post
    Am I correct that this just started in the last couple of hours?
    It's happened to me on 2 forums so far today. Faith/Kira Kitchens, Penn State Frat death and it got me yesterday once, I think on the Faith T/Kya Kitchen one also. Todays totally knocked my computer down and i had to restart a few times... still not working right.

  13. #58
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    My pc was doing that all day yesterday anytime I clicked to go into a thread. So far so good today, but I am on my phone on Tapatalk.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk

  14. #59
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    I hope this is the right place to put this. This happened to me once yesterday, and again just a few minutes ago. (And a few other times recently that I did not document). when I hit "Post Quick Reply" I get the following page and it will not let me go back ... I have to close the unwanted page and I lose my WS page and have to reopen. (This does not happen if I use an ad-block, but only when I do not. And I am using an IPadPro)

    Attached Images Attached Images
    "At Websleuths we take pride in being a notch above the rest. " Harmony2, WS
    * *. * * *. *. *. *
    Justice for Julia Niswender, murdered 12/10/2012, unsolved
    Justice for Christopher Preston 9/7/2013 - 10/10/2014; LWOP for Joseph Adams
    Chelsea Bruck, missing 10/26/2014, found 4/24/2015 ; Daniel Clay-Guilty Felony Murder/concealing body 5/16/2017
    Find Eric Franks (40) Missing from Bridgeport, MI since March 2011


  15. #60
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    I keep winning an iPad !! Seriously it's getting to be annoying to the point I'm not on here as much as I like. I may leave websleuths altogether if this can't be fixed. I tried to go onto the other forum about pop up ads, but I can't get on. It was to the point that I was getting these pop ups 3-4 times as I try to get on here. So I log out, tun off my phone, wait a little while and turn it on again, try Websleuths again, ad pops up. Rinse and repeat.

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