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When Browsing Instructables... Answered

Every so often, when I browse the Ibles Website, I get prompted in a message box to download some antivirus Software. It is obviously not antivitus software, a virus in disguise, so I get out of the message screen as fast as possible. Is this an actual virus on Instructables?

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

11 years ago

I love that virus, the people who made it were so creative with it. Here is what we tell customers. It is almost our slogan.

Never click anywhere in that box. Instead, Control+Alt+Delete and exit out of iexplore.exe or firefox.exe and install Avast or Kaspersky, they will block it before it gets into your computer Norton and McAfee will want to get rid of it AFTER it is already in your computer. Avast is free. Kaspersky works just as well but it comes with extra features you have to pay for. 

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foxtrot4697
foxtrot4697

11 years ago

Step 1:install firefox
Step 2:Download adblock plus add on for free
step 3: use the filter subscription easylist(US)
No more ads woot
But i don't think that really answers the question but hey, if you get the add on those wont popup anymore

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 11 years ago

They aren't ads, they are message boxes.

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foxtrot4697
foxtrot4697

Reply 11 years ago

Well, they don't show up on my pc.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

If the messages are coming from the ads, and the ads are blocked...

(Although one frowns upon revenue being denied to the site.)

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

Yes, it IS a virus, caused by advertisers loading rouge ads on the site.  Noahw has an official thread for this.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

This has happened before - it's linked to an advert, not the actual site.

Whenever you get it, make a note of the adverts you may have rolled over or accidentally clicked on, maybe a screen-shot, and the actual page, maybe the time.

Add all that to the OP of this topic.

The more information you can pass on to the admins, the better.


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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 11 years ago

I would try to note stuff down, but whenever it happens, it automatically redirects my browser immediately so I can't see it.

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

Are you using firefox? If so, just tell it not to let sites redirect you without your permission. Works for me.