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#1 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:22

Browsing neowin at work, this popped up!

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#2 OP Draconian Guppy

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:56

happened again with front page, same "cmi.netsteer.com"

#3 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:58

this has been happening for a few weeks no, i have always chocked it up to either an ad, or someones signature.

#4 OP Draconian Guppy

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 14:19

this has been happening for a few weeks no, i have always chocked it up to either an ad, or someones signature.


Well I wasn't logged in when that happened, so it must be some add.

I couldn't even log in because chrome wouldn't let me through!

#5 Guth

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 14:23

chrome will let you through if you press advanced and something like "proceed anyway"

Ths was posted already and I tracked it down to a users signature that time. This must be different though as the last one was sorted.. http://www.neowin.ne...-malware-alert/

#6 OP Draconian Guppy

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 14:48

chrome will let you through if you press advanced and something like "proceed anyway"

Ths was posted already and I tracked it down to a users signature that time. This must be different though as the last one was sorted.. http://www.neowin.ne...-malware-alert/


Yeah that's how I eventually got through.

It's a different one as I wasn't logged in at the time and it ocurred in the forums and front page as well.

#7 +Brando212

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 16:30

well if it's happening on the front page then it can't be someones signature it's gotta be an ad

#8 Nothing Here

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 16:35

It's has to be an ad.

#9 Haggis

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 16:36

just got one a min ago when clicking on a thread into the forums

it was going onto THE BIG WRESTLING THREAD

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#10 +Brando212

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 16:57

just got one a min ago when clicking on a thread into the forums

it was going onto THE BIG WRESTLING THREAD

that one's probably a sig

#11 Steven P.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 19:35

It's probably someones avatar, since they are present in comments.

Edit: This has been resolved, I checked my email and had this from our publisher:

This morning several publishers reported receiving Malware alerts from Chrome users from ads coming from NetSeer. We've confirmed that NetSeer has been blocked from all of our demand sources and if you haven't already we suggest that you also block NetSeer from all your remnant providers including AdSense.



#12 Growled

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:02

Ah, glad this is solved.

#13 Haggis

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:42

Glad its all sorted :)



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