Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
ER.Org Web Page Gets Hijacked
Old 01-08-2020, 04:32 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,617
ER.Org Web Page Gets Hijacked

It took me a while to realize this, but once a week or so and for the last month, and only when I am moving around within ER.Org, I get redirected to some other website. Often, they are for some fake anti-virus or anti-spyware program. One time, however, I also got a warning from my PC itself that the website I was being redirected to was a dangerous one and not to go there.

Sometimes, I can't simply X out of the website, so I have to go into Task Manager to shut down my browser that way. Anyone else having this problem?
__________________
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.

"I want my money working for me instead of me working for my money!"
scrabbler1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-08-2020, 04:34 PM   #2
Moderator
braumeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Flyover country
Posts: 16,379
Have you run something like Malwarebytes on your system?
__________________
I thought growing old would take longer.
braumeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2020, 04:35 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,481
Quote:
Originally Posted by scrabbler1 View Post
Anyone else having this problem?
Not having that issue here.
__________________
Contentedly ER, with 3 furry friends (now, sadly, 1).
Planning my escape to the wide open spaces in my campervan (with my remaining kitty, of course!)
On a mission to become the world's second most boring man.

Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2020, 04:37 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
Have you run something like Malwarebytes on your system?
Yes. Windows Defender, too. They come up clean.
__________________
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.

"I want my money working for me instead of me working for my money!"
scrabbler1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2020, 05:15 PM   #5
Administrator
Janet H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 5,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by scrabbler1 View Post
Yes. Windows Defender, too. They come up clean.
My guess is that you have been cookied by some advertiser and this is the cause. You might try (in order):

Log out of the site
Clear out your cache and cookies
Restart your device

Log back in.
__________________
E-R.org Custom Google Search | Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2020, 05:26 PM   #6
Moderator
braumeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Flyover country
Posts: 16,379
I would agree that Janet's procedure should clear up the problem.
__________________
I thought growing old would take longer.
braumeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Search Page as Home Page Suggestions easysurfer Other topics 17 07-09-2017 08:07 AM
Wanted: Easy Web Page Editor For Dummies TromboneAl Other topics 8 04-04-2007 07:41 PM
Saving a Web Page - Need a PC Expert! Cut-Throat Other topics 9 10-31-2005 12:01 PM
i cannot get this web page to open zuki Other topics 0 04-20-2005 11:14 AM
problems with Vanguards web page Brit Other topics 3 01-29-2005 01:55 PM

» Quick Links

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:26 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.