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Old 01-29-2017, 11:52 PM   #1
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Adware problem on this site...?

I just recently was editing a post of mine and in the section for "currently listening to", I noticed it said "Sandra Collins". However, I've never heard of Sandra Collins, so I looked her up and listened to her SoundCloud and I know for sure I don't listen to her because her style sucks and is not the type of music that I normally listen to and her bio pic shows she's not any artist I recognize by sight either.

Is it possible that adware infected my smartphone and/or my computer and/or this site? I know it's one or two out of three for sure...

Thoughts and remedies for this besides stopping using my phone to browse?

I'm guessing this is some kind of 3rd party cookie cross-domain adsharing or whatnot. I read about this stuff a lot and I actively try to prevent it. However, my phone doesn't have all the filtration capabilities as my computer. I didn't own the computer until recently though, and had to rely upon my phone to log in for a while.

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Old 01-30-2017, 12:30 AM   #2
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Re: "Currently Listening To:" adware.

I think that's nothing to worry about and that it originates here on the forum..an auto-filled in kinda thing..though I could be wrong. I remember somebody asking about this ages ago and it was explained..I even think I asked about shortly after I joined..but I can't for the life of me remember who told me o what they said.

Short version: Don't worry about it.

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Old 01-30-2017, 01:13 AM   #3
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Re: "Currently Listening To:" adware.

Run [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
or something similar. Block that shit at the router for the entire network. When you're off trusted wifi there's not much you can do. Adblock or something and hope for the best, I suppose. Maybe try a different browser for your phone?
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:26 AM   #4
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Re: "Currently Listening To:" adware.

It's the forum. It does this to everyone, it's not a virus.

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Old 01-30-2017, 02:36 AM   #5
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Re: "Currently Listening To:" adware.

Eh? I don't even see it.
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:41 AM   #6
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Re: "Currently Listening To:" adware.

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Eh? I don't even see it.
I know..it's not there on every post..just some..don't know why..did, but I've forgotten.

By the way, how're you getting on with Psy - Gangnam Style?

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Old 01-30-2017, 02:47 AM   #7
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Re: "Currently Listening To:" adware.

If I tag mine, it might show up elsewhere. Like portals, or sliders.

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Old 01-30-2017, 02:56 AM   #8
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If I tag mine, it might show up elsewhere. Like portals, or sliders.
Thanks, man. This about sums it up.
Maybe it's a FLASH thing too.
But wow it was wierd.

I know it wasn't autofill, because I have that disabled on my system.
And of course I don't know that band lady anyhow, so I didn't type her name in.

Anyway guys, thanks so much.

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Old 01-30-2017, 03:23 AM   #9
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Thanks, man. This about sums it up.
Maybe it's a FLASH thing too.
But wow it was wierd.

I know it wasn't autofill, because I have that disabled on my system.
And of course I don't know that band lady anyhow, so I didn't type her name in.

Anyway guys, thanks so much.
Just to be clear..when I mentioned auto-fill above, I didn't mean it's being filled on your end..but rather here on the site side of things. Basically, it's nothing you or your system did or didn't do..it's this site.

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Old 01-30-2017, 03:32 AM   #10
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Icon7 Re: "Currently Listening To:" adware.

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Just to be clear..when I mentioned auto-fill above, I didn't mean it's being filled on your end..but rather here on the site side of things. Basically, it's nothing you or your system did or didn't do..it's this site.
Oh, thanks, man. What you are saying makes sense. Thanks.
Yeah. That's what seemed to be happening unless from somewhere else.

I don't want to blame IDMf though, it's not like this site is a phishing site or whatnot. But I get what you are saying; it's a site glitch. Thanks again.

Here's what I'm actually listening to:


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Old 02-02-2017, 07:21 PM   #11
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Re: "Currently Listening To:" adware.

Long ago someone named Vulpes added some code somehow to fuck with peoples currently listening to status. It's not your system, it's a joke.

Edit: That's what I heard at least.

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