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Old July 23, 2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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popups within threads?

I think today, 23 July 2013, is the first time I've seen this. Some word(s) within some posts seem linked to a popup for "make money now" or similar. It doesn't seem like something the individual posters are doing.

Example:
The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: General Handgun Forum
Reload this Page Semiauto vs. Revolver - which is more popular in the US?
Posts #2 and #3.

In my FireFox, the words "autos" "the windows" and "money" are highlighted as html links. Mouseover them and I see the offending popups.

Is this something in the site code? Or could I have a malware somewhere causing this?

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Old July 23, 2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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Could you give a direct link to the thread in question?
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Old July 23, 2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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I may have resolved it. Looking at the source code for the page, I couldn't find any html around the words in the posts. I found a malware extention called "SafeSave" in my FireFox list. Deleted that and the odd popup links seem gone. Similar popups were happening on CraigsList.

I'll go run a hard malware/virus/trojan check to see if I can kill any code generators that might be lurking.


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Old July 23, 2013, 12:48 PM   #4
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Since the problem seems to be on your end, I'm going to go ahead and close this. If you see anything that might be site-related, don't hesitate to let us know.
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