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Old 03-13-2020, 01:35 PM   #21
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My first impression when seeing the screen grab on the OP was some sort of phishing scam or ransomware. I've run into my share of fake "your system is borked ..." popups to kind of know what is real and what is not. Though some of them do look almost real.
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Old 03-13-2020, 01:35 PM   #22
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I'm having the same problem and yes only on this site...
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Old 03-13-2020, 01:42 PM   #23
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I was busy before, but now to address the OP: it's not uncommon for ad networks to get fooled and occasionally host and distribute ads that load malicious scripts that try to get you to download malware. I've seen this become a recurring problem (infrequent, but unfortunately not rare) on a few other sites. That is what this seems to be, and the only thing that can be done is to report it to the ad syndication network. They try to keep these out, but obviously some slip through. Just like app stores, either the checks can be fooled initially, or more often bad actors will actually submit something legitimate and later swap it out for something malicious.

EDIT: Bascially, #2 in Janet's post.
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Old 03-13-2020, 01:47 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Janet H View Post
If it's the later AND we can get a url from the ad it can be blocked.
I don't have the complete Address (it was five or six pages long -- MS word -- but it started with I will try to capture the complete address if It comes up again. (I have accessed this website numerous times since my "fixed it" post with no re-occurrence.)
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Old 03-13-2020, 02:02 PM   #25
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I also got pop ups when I had this site open twice this week.....cleaned up browsing history and ran Malwarebytes scan. No issue past two days now.
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Old 03-13-2020, 02:12 PM   #26
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I had the same issue for about a week(?). I cleared out my cache today and so far, so good!

I never look at the ads on the RH side. The funny part is that now, the top one is an ad for Bitdefender Total Security.
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