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« on: November 19, 2015, 02:18:17 pm »

is this just me or is it the site?



(ignore the cop and the redhead those are figures I've downloaded to keep me company)
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 02:21:05 pm »

Huh.  I don't ever get ads here.

I suspect something has infected your computer. 

As I understand it the best thing to do is to clear out your cache and history, erase all cookies, and restart the machine.  You'll have to redo all your passwords, I'm afraid.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 02:50:57 pm »

My works internet is blocking the image, but I can say that BG uses NO advertising. None at all. Some ISPs, however, do inject adverts into your pages. There are also a whole host of malwares that will do the same.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 04:05:15 pm »

okay, I've deleted EVERYTHING that I've done online yesterday. still plagued by adds. >:[
it seems to have lessened but that could be an illusion because I really want it to.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 04:07:12 pm »

Yes, that is due to malware. Apparently that cop isn't doing his job right.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2015, 04:47:11 pm »

Yes, that is due to malware. Apparently that cop isn't doing his job right.

he clearly isn't!(all he is doing is sitting on my toolbar and drink tea) I'm running a scan now, I hope that'll help!
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2015, 06:24:10 pm »

I really hate to bring this up, but you say you downloaded those little screen mascot things? Sorry to say, but they could conceivably be the source of the malware that is causing the ads.
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2015, 07:06:55 pm »

I really hate to bring this up, but you say you downloaded those little screen mascot things? Sorry to say, but they could conceivably be the source of the malware that is causing the ads.

yeah, I realised so! I deleted them already, but the strange thing is my friend has the same and not a single problem with them...
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2015, 08:07:05 pm »

I am beginning to suspect my VIRUS SCAN is causing this
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2015, 09:28:20 pm »

Dissable your current antiviral software, then go here and run this: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Let that clean and fix anything it finds (unless you *know* it is a false positive). Once done, reboot computer and then download the FREE version of this program, Spybot :  https://www.safer-networking.org/

Install and run Spybot and let it fix anything it finds (will be mostly tracking cookies, but likely a few bits of malware).

Reboot again.

Finally, dump your old antivirus and install Avira : https://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
It's free, it IS THE BEST free antivirus available (highest detections in independent tests) - only down side are some small 'nag' screens that pop up (once per day during a update, usually when computer first started) that encourage you to purchase a paid for version. It's not really an issue and they are not full screen adverts or anything, but some people don't like things like that...


Doing the above should find and remove any adware / malware present on the computer. If still having problems, let us know. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2015, 06:13:57 pm »

Dissable your current antiviral software, then go here and run this: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Let that clean and fix anything it finds (unless you *know* it is a false positive). Once done, reboot computer and then download the FREE version of this program, Spybot :  https://www.safer-networking.org/

Install and run Spybot and let it fix anything it finds (will be mostly tracking cookies, but likely a few bits of malware).

Reboot again.

Finally, dump your old antivirus and install Avira : https://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
It's free, it IS THE BEST free antivirus available (highest detections in independent tests) - only down side are some small 'nag' screens that pop up (once per day during a update, usually when computer first started) that encourage you to purchase a paid for version. It's not really an issue and they are not full screen adverts or anything, but some people don't like things like that...


Doing the above should find and remove any adware / malware present on the computer. If still having problems, let us know. Smiley


for some reason that first thing doesn't find anything. I had runned spybot a few times before and it didn't find anything either. running it again.
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2015, 06:50:08 pm »

I know this is well-in-hand and all, but I just wanted to put things on the record.

  • BG has not ever, nor does it now, have any advertising
  • If we did ever need to take ads, they would be extremely unobtrusive (e.g. a small sponsor button), and not anything like that horrifying thing
  • We would never punish anyone for using AdBlock or other ad blockers. In fact, so many ads are user-hostile that I actually recommend it.

Those last two will remain true as long as I'm in charge, and if I need to hand off the reins I'd extract a similar promise out of my successor.
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2015, 09:12:09 pm »

I know this is well-in-hand and all, but I just wanted to put things on the record.

  • BG has not ever, nor does it now, have any advertising
  • If we did ever need to take ads, they would be extremely unobtrusive (e.g. a small sponsor button), and not anything like that horrifying thing
  • We would never punish anyone for using AdBlock or other ad blockers. In fact, so many ads are user-hostile that I actually recommend it.

Those last two will remain true as long as I'm in charge, and if I need to hand off the reins I'd extract a similar promise out of my successor.

That clears it up.. IVe caught a virus then... :/ Rn my pc doesn't even load Google... I preformed a systeem reset And stole my moms tablet to type this. I am scared.
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2015, 09:27:23 pm »

GOOD NEWS GOOD NEWS THE ADDS ARE GONE!
AND INTERNET WORKS TOO.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2015, 09:44:56 pm »

Congratulations.
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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2015, 01:22:47 am »

GOOD NEWS GOOD NEWS THE ADDS ARE GONE!

Could you work your magic and get rid of all those Christmas adverts pleeeeese.
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2015, 09:43:04 am »

GOOD NEWS GOOD NEWS THE ADDS ARE GONE!

Could you work your magic and get rid of all those Christmas adverts pleeeeese.

I haven't seen any christmas adds this year yet...?
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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2015, 03:49:32 pm »

I haven't seen any christmas adds this year yet...?


Just for you...

Sainsbury’s OFFICIAL Christmas Advert 2015 – Mog’s Christmas Calamity
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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2015, 05:04:45 pm »



aww that's actually really cute.
We're being spammed with this kind of commercials
Kijk: zwarte Piet! - De nieuwste Sinterklaascommercial van bol.com

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because:
zie ginds komt de stoomboot uit spanje weer aan, hij brengt on sint Nicolaas ik zie hem al staan.
(see there comes the Steamboat from Spain, it brings us saint Nicolas I can see him already)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LizIbhXtqp0 (for the song)
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2015, 10:55:52 pm »

aww that's actually really cute.

'Mog' is the hero of a series of childrens picture books by Judith Kerr.
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2015, 08:06:45 am »

aww that's actually really cute.

'Mog' is the hero of a series of childrens picture books by Judith Kerr.

I see! I didn't know that! He's like dikkie dik then. (No,no dikkie dik may sound wrong but first of all dick is a very normal dutch name and dik means fat.)
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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2015, 12:25:30 pm »

Dick is a normal American and English name too, a diminutive of Richard, as is Dickie.  Not so much used these days, though.
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2015, 12:45:25 pm »

Dick is a normal American and English name too, a diminutive of Richard, as is Dickie.  Not so much used these days, though.


well, those tourists will laugh at poor Dick's face though.
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2015, 02:51:42 pm »

Dick is a normal American and English name too

At times, and depending on context, Dick can also be a somewhat derogatory title to bestow upon someone.
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