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Wikipedia displaying stupid annoying ads / pop ups. ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by low key, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    Okay I can't believe it, I'm getting bombarded with pop ups when I visit wikipedia and when I click on links to other wikipedia pages.

    Do you also get them or do I have some virus thing?
     
  2. dazito

    dazito Registered Member

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    it is fine here
     
  3. Jcsarokin

    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    Im not getting them. Is it Possible that you have adware on your computer?
     
  4. stealthisblog

    stealthisblog Regular Member

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    I'm pretty sure you're infected with adware...
     
  5. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    wow that was clever, I just installed some keyword software a guy shared. LOL.
    But the pop ups are only coming when visiting wikipedia. I hope uninstalling the
    keyword software will be enough. And also if I find some other software that has
    just been installed.


    edit:
    okay so here is what is happening:
    when I go to wikipedia.org it goes through openmyspaceinschool.info
    and opens wikipedia through it. And of course also displays a ton of ads
    like all normal public proxies do.

    So it looks like some "home-made" adware stuff made for adsense money.
    Indoor sick right now, will take a break and then try fixing this.
    Haven't taken a look at all, might be something simple to fix, but any suggestions?
     
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  6. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

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    Make sure to uninstall the infected software, and then install spybot (free) to get rid of it, or buy mcaffe or norton.
     
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