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 Post subject: Spam sight pop-up?
Post Number:#1  PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:25 am 
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Anybody else getting a spam sight opening in a separate tab when the forum opens?


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 Post subject: Re: Spam sight pop-up?
Post Number:#2  PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:27 am 
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Not me in either Edge or Firefox.
May be time for a malware scan for you

BTW: site not sight

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Post Number:#3  PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:32 am 
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Try this one for quick scan
http://download.cnet.com/SuperAntiSpywa ... 23889.html

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 Post subject: Re: Spam sight pop-up?
Post Number:#4  PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:00 am 
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Thanks- seems like my co-worker's Verizon hot spot is the problem...about once a month or so I start getting bogged down with pop up spam sights, only happens when I work with him.
I don't know much about puters, but I know he constantly is looking at 'questionable' websites...could his garbage 'jump' from his laptop to the hotspot, to other connected devices?


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Post Number:#5  PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:11 am 
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kokopelli wrote:
I don't know much about puters, but I know he constantly is looking at 'questionable' websites...could his garbage 'jump' from his laptop to the hotspot, to other connected devices?

Yes.
But a lot depends on how secure the hotspot and/or your device is.

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My ex's computers were/are constantly getting infected because she has never gotten out of the habit of blindly clicking on whatever pops on websites just to get it out of the way. She was often going to Chinese sites with questionable coding which didn't help.

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Post Number:#7  PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:33 am 
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I'm on a Mac laptop...I just downloaded Malware Bytes and Adware Doctor. MB found multiple 'OS helper' and such programs...AD found all the directories for them so I could delete them.

I only use this for work, and I NEVER go to any 'weird' sites or prompts to update anything.


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