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We apologize for the bad ads. We hope in the new year to have a solution that handles them more proactively and quickly. Thank you for your patience!
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Old Dec 13, 17, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by tom911 View Post

Maybe there is hope ahead.

Of course there is and the 3 comments on the article are proof.
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Old Dec 13, 17, 10:26 pm
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Totally Fed up with this Virus Infected Forum

Every time I got on to FlyerTalk and open up a thread I get this warning message about my computer infected with a virus etc. I just close down and and ignore it but this has been going on for a fortnight now. Surely someone can do something about it? FlyerTalk is obviously infected by something apart from enthusiasm. In a few days I'm off to Chile and Antarctica etc which is a good reason to ignore this Forum.
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Old Dec 14, 17, 12:04 am
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Well, no, this forum (luxury hotels and travel) is almost certainly not infected. I don't get messages like that and I don't know anyone else who does either. It's far, far more likely that it's your computer which is infected and it is something (most likely adware) on your computer generating that message

Try to access the forum from a completely separate computer, one which has never been in contact with any one which gets that message. If you don't see the message, there, that will be further evidence that it is not the forum.

I am going to move this thread to the technical support forum where you will almost certainly get far more information from the knowledgable posters there.

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Old Dec 14, 17, 12:40 am
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I get Google Ads all the time when accessing through an iOS device, so I can relate to this. It has never happened to me when I use my MacBooks however.
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Old Dec 14, 17, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by RichardInSF View Post
Well, no, this forum (luxury hotels and travel) is almost certainly not infected. I don't get messages like that and I don't know anyone else who does either. It's far, far more likely that it's your computer which is infected and it is something (most likely adware) on your computer generating that message

Try to access the forum from a completely separate computer, one which has never been in contact with any one which gets that message. If you don't see the message, there, that will be further evidence that it is not the forum.

I am going to move this thread to the technical support forum where you will almost certainly get far more information from the knowledgable posters there.

RichardInSF, moderator, luxury hotels and travel
No, Richard, it's not my computer. Check in the Tech forum and you'll see several other related threads from people who get exactly the same thing.
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Old Dec 14, 17, 1:48 am
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Originally Posted by Pausanias View Post
Every time I got on to FlyerTalk and open up a thread I get this warning message about my computer infected with a virus etc. I just close down and and ignore it but this has been going on for a fortnight now. Surely someone can do something about it? FlyerTalk is obviously infected by something apart from enthusiasm. In a few days I'm off to Chile and Antarctica etc which is a good reason to ignore this Forum.
Could be a false virus add like in post 692 as below
Originally Posted by Noppasit View Post
Sometimes I got redirected to a page with fake virus warning ads without clicking anything, has anyone encountered to this recently? There is no sign of adware or virus on my laptop (if there is there would be more ads), so I believe is the ads itself that has a nasty function to redirect my page. Moderators, could you please check this?
Post a screen image in that thread. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/tech...-shots-18.html

But your problem may not be FT/IB related
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Old Dec 14, 17, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by Pausanias View Post
Every time I got on to FlyerTalk and open up a thread I get this warning message about my computer infected with a virus etc. I just close down and and ignore it but this has been going on for a fortnight now. Surely someone can do something about it? FlyerTalk is obviously infected by something apart from enthusiasm. In a few days I'm off to Chile and Antarctica etc which is a good reason to ignore this Forum.
Those are ads that pretend to inform you your computer is infected as a mean to incentive you to click on their "download" button which would activate the download and install of a proper malware (virus, trojan, keylogger). Malicious ads like that prey on gullible users and are at best immoral, at worst illegal. IB and the censors do not condone those illegal actions and do not act on the feedback (+50 pages thread) on this subject. You know what to do !
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Old Dec 14, 17, 6:42 am
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Had the same problem but only on my iPhone. Installed an adblocker and problem solved. Now FT ask all the time to disable it, but sorry I will not do.....
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Old Dec 14, 17, 10:21 am
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This is the view when i type on iPhone. The cursor and first line is hidden behind the menu bar.
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Old Dec 14, 17, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by florens View Post

This is the view when i type on iPhone. The cursor and first line is hidden behind the menu bar.
you are posting in the wrong thread
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Old Dec 14, 17, 4:38 pm
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Had a couple redirects on my android this morning, after weeks of good behavior from FT. Was able to back out of these, unlike other experiences in the past. I'll screenshot it if it happens again...
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Old Dec 15, 17, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
you are posting in the wrong thread
Damn. I apologize.

Can a mod move it, please?
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Old Dec 15, 17, 5:38 pm
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Instead of the never-ending whac-a-mole, what is management's long term strategy to avoid all these bad ads plaguing the site?
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Old Dec 17, 17, 5:40 am
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On the Trip Reports forum (and others, only just remembered to post!)

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Virus message


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Old Dec 17, 17, 6:17 am
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IPhone 8. Issue with the side banner...
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