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Old 09-28-2016, 01:06 PM   #1
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So, and advertisement on this site with a similar title (can't remember exactly since my computer has been down for hours) and wanted me to call 1-888-993-5583 to "remove the virus".

I'm very disappointed that this site would allow such an advertisement.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:02 PM   #2
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Im sure they did not allow it, they probably don't know it was there. Those are the worst, next to locking your files.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:25 PM   #3
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Same thing happened to me 2 days ago, plus warned me to not turn computer off. This was huge scam. I phoned the 888 # after several seconds determined a scam disconnected call. Comp. locked up turned comp. off restarted all normal. I have life time serv. for trojans virus etc. Received call yesterday,over 5000 comp infected, my comp. fixed under life time program. This trojan prob. came in on warning to ph. 888# and not turn off. This also looked leg. from micro soft. Bill
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:28 PM   #4
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So, and advertisement on this site with a similar title (can't remember exactly since my computer has been down for hours) and wanted me to call 1-888-993-5583 to "remove the virus".

I'm very disappointed that this site would allow such an advertisement.
Did you type "airforums.com" or use a link? If you typed, look in your history to see where you have been.



I was trying to fill out a rebate form for a purchase at Discount Tires. The rebate site was https://dt.rebatepromotions.com. I left out the period between "dt" and "rebatepromotions" and was directed to a site like you described. I recovered by using Task Manager to kill the browser and everything was OK. I guess the crooks are getting sophisticated enough to register look-alike site names and use them to bilk us.


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Old 09-28-2016, 02:32 PM   #5
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So, and advertisement on this site with a similar title (can't remember exactly since my computer has been down for hours) and wanted me to call 1-888-993-5583 to "remove the virus".

I'm very disappointed that this site would allow such an advertisement.
I'm sure this site did not "allow" an advertisement such as this.

I will inform the site administrators of the problem, tho, so that they are aware and also so they can take any preventative action possible.


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Old 09-28-2016, 02:36 PM   #6
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I have also been getting political ads, upper right hand side.
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:24 PM   #7
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Did you type "airforums.com" or use a link? If you typed, look in your history to see where you have been.



I was trying to fill out a rebate form for a purchase at Discount Tires. The rebate site was https://dt.rebatepromotions.com. I left out the period between "dt" and "rebatepromotions" and was directed to a site like you described. I recovered by using Task Manager to kill the browser and everything was OK. I guess the crooks are getting sophisticated enough to register look-alike site names and use them to bilk us.


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I used the link from my "favorites" list, so no not the wrong address.
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:36 PM   #8
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I do know that being a Supporting Member means fewer ads, along with other privileges.


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Old 09-28-2016, 03:38 PM   #9
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I do know that being a Supporting Member means fewer ads, along with other privileges.


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I was a "supporting member" for a couple of years, and the number of adds did not change, and it got so I could not post a picture any more, so.......
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I don't see any advertisements.
If you are a supporting member you can do the following. It is up to you to choose your settings.
1. Click on "User CP" near the upper left of the page in the blue stripe
2. When the User CP opens look along the left side of the page until you see the "Settings & Options" section, then select "Edit Options".
3. When the Edit Option page opens scroll to the bottom of the page, where there are check boxes. This is how you chose the advertisements, links, etc that you receive when you open the page.

PS: My self imposed rules:
1. Do not EVER intentionally open any pop window or advertisement. PERIOD!
2. Do not support merchants who do this method of advertising.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:22 PM   #11
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I think ads are managed by your browser in accordance with your preferences, if you have set any, in the ads link that appears sometimes with the ads. I think the web site just provides a place for ads to display but has no control over the ads that appear. At least I think that is how some web sites work. I have noticed that when I open some browser windows I get an ad from Amazon showing things that I have looked at. I don't think the web site I was browsing has that knowledge.



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