Is anyone else getting redirected to an Updata Java page?

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  1. Odyssey

    Odyssey Verfied Insider Diane Genice Dye

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    Just curious if it's me or something on the site. It only seems to happen when I click on the home page, not while I'm in a specific forum. The page will start to load, then I'll get a message (while still on this site) that I need to update Java to view this page - then it redirects me to another site with no name (just a series of numbers) and there is a link to download Java.

    I haven't had this happen on any other site, and WS is working fine for me otherwise.
     
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  3. FL Wannabe

    FL Wannabe Active Member

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    Yes, me too. I kinda worried about it being a virus, or something. Only happens on my laptop, not my phone or kindle.
     
  4. Odyssey

    Odyssey Verfied Insider Diane Genice Dye

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    I am on my desktop. Haven't tried on any other devices, though. I was worried about a virus too, I ran my scan and it didn't find anything.
     
  5. TechWriter797

    TechWriter797 Registered Voter

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    This happened to me last night while using my laptop. I Googled the problem and found instructions for resetting my browser. It worked and I stopped getting that message
     
  6. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

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    happened to me when I logged on most recently - I ignored it....
     
  7. Odyssey

    Odyssey Verfied Insider Diane Genice Dye

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    I reset my browser and it seemed to stop for an hour or so, but now is doing it again. The only way I am able to prevent it is by clicking "Stop" on my browser as soon as the WS page loads, but before it has a chance to give me that message.
     
  8. montana_16

    montana_16 Active Member

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    I got the same thing last night. I do not click on anything that is not expected. I close down my website and computer immediately because they are usually not good. My Norton Antivirus caught it and said it was a medium threat. I also use Malwarebytes Anti- Malware (free version) as additional protection.

    This was obviously phony as several of us had it pop up. Some times when you try to click them off, they won't let you close down. In that case I shut off my computer directly and turn it back on and run scans immediately. I have found Norton to be a very good Antivirus.
     
  9. montana_16

    montana_16 Active Member

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    Well, right after I posted my last post, guess what?..... The pop up we've been talking about popped up.

    So, I shut off my computer. It would not let me x it out or get rid of it. Then ran both scans. Neither found anything threatening. I checked my Windows updates, that I thought were being automatically updated as I have them set for, but it was behind by several updates so I got them updated right away.

    Maybe that left me vulnerable. Don't know.
     
  10. mikkismom

    mikkismom Active Member

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    I had it happen yesterday - seems to be ok today though.
     
  11. Marg from Oz

    Marg from Oz New Member

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    I am being inundated with pop ups and that java page is one of them. It happens when I click on a page and before the page turns up there is some advert. The one's that really annoy me are the surveys..they are never ending.
     
  12. LietKynes

    LietKynes Well-Known Member

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    Oh my word. The "Java" ad was removed after a bit by my Norton and then it popped back as I was shutting it (the ad) down, about 6 times ! Pulling my hair out.
    I will try to google and reset my browser --- never tried that before so hoping I'll do it correctly !
    AAAAaaackkk !
     
  13. What'sThatClue

    What'sThatClue New Member

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one. Tho it shouldn't happen to any of us!
     
  14. LietKynes

    LietKynes Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully this site has not been 'compromised' in any way.

    My hubby's been working on this....he clicked on 'tools' and scrolled down and scrooled down to 'JavaScript console' and deleted everything in it. Nope.
    Will keep trying and if something works for us, I'll post it.
    Our pc is a desktop , Vista (older model), bought an upgraded graphics card a few years back (Nvidia), and we use Google Chrome ; with Norton as an antivirus. Thought about getting Malwarebytes --- but the Geek Squad at BestBuy said that will bring in more virus programs. :gaah:
    BTW, no other site is doing this so far ; just WS. :(


    Still nothing works... Norton identifies it and removes it---but am still having to exit WS main page and try again. One thing that works is to try to get onto the page/thread you'd like to view; then later go on that page via your 'history' tab under 'customize and control Google Chrome 'tab . That's alot of fun.

    Maybe a mod could tell us how to block that annoying Java virus pop-up ??

    I'll probably log off for a bit and try ********.
    If that doesn't work, I'll take my computer into the "Dr." :D :) :happydance:
     
  15. athy

    athy Active Member

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    i know it's driving me up a wall. it only happens here and i can barely get in to read here. i've been trying about everything i know and nothing is working.
     
  16. Herding Cats

    Herding Cats New Member

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    Me. It's happened several times; mostly, I just X out of the page and I'm good to go, but once I had to do a hard turn-off (control/alt/del).

    It's weird...and it only happens on WS, that I've noticed.

    Best-
    Herding Cats
     
  17. hambirg

    hambirg New Member

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    I run ******* in Chrome and I haven't had this problem. I love *******!
     
  18. mikkismom

    mikkismom Active Member

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    I had to go back to my nook because it keeps coming up on my PC.

    Sent from my NookColor using Tapatalk 2
     
  19. RR0004

    RR0004 New Member

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    Yup, it happened to me in the early morning hours and now I'm getting an alert that WS is a phishing website.
    I used to be on WS all the time posting, but not so much now as I've had many, many problems with the site.
     
  20. LietKynes

    LietKynes Well-Known Member

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    Seems to be working now.....we'll see. :happydance:

    Didn't try the ******* since it received so many neg. reviews from google chrome users. :scared: Am really having too much fun with the emoticons.
     
  21. Odyssey

    Odyssey Verfied Insider Diane Genice Dye

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    So I ran a program called HijackThis and it pulled up a list of 'detected' files. It's not the greatest because it doesn't tell you what's what, it just identifies potentially suspicious files, then you have to google the filenames to try to figure out what they are.

    Anyway, one file jumped out at me, it was freddy78.exe or something (not sure exactly what numbers were at the end of it). Anyway, I googled it and found that it's part of a virus called koobface. My antivirus wasn't picking it up, but I downloaded malwarebytes and it did find it (along with a few other related files), and hopefully I've gotten rid of it now.

    I'm not sure if that's what was causing the java popup or maybe it was just a random virus I had.

    But you might want to try searching your computer to see if you have a file that contains "freddy".
     

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