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ImgSync adware attempted to load in Contests forum

11,050 6,483 April 25, 2019 at 07:56 AM
This morning (around 9:45 am ET) I was viewing the Contests forum when a message informed me that your site was attempting to load imgsync image8.pubmatic onto my computer.

I am running Microsoft Edge.

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This morning (around 9:45 am ET) I was viewing the Contests forum when a message informed me that your site was attempting to load imgsync image8.pubmatic onto my computer.

I am running Microsoft Edge.

Hi Smilie Just wanted to let you know that I moved your thread to this board, site issues and suggestions, so our devs can see it. Thanks.
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Attempted to install last few days in SD and hot deals. Today it is missing for some reason. I did do an external security scan which found nothing.

This is a nasty program folks. Do not install it even if your life depends on it.
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Attempted to install last few days in SD and hot deals. Today it is missing for some reason. I did do an external security scan which found nothing.

This is a nasty program folks. Do not install it even if your life depends on it.
Thanks for the heads up. The ad team got word from their connection that this one has been blocked.
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back again for hot deals
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Still shows up whenever I visit this site.
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This adware problem occurred again a few minutes ago when I connected to the SD home page.
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This problem is reoccurring today.

First screenshot is from the SD home page, a few minutes ago.

Second screenshot is from this forum, a few minutes ago.
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This happened twice this morning, first when I initially connected to the SD home page and the second (listed below) when I was in the Contests forum.

According to a Google search:
"Image8.pubmatic.com is a redirect virus that starts filling your web browser with numerous ads right after you click the "Allow" button"

I would appreciate it if a SD tech person would response to these reports and take measures to remove this.
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This happened twice this morning, first when I initially connected to the SD home page and the second (listed below) when I was in the Contests forum.

According to a Google search:
"Image8.pubmatic.com is a redirect virus that starts filling your web browser with numerous ads right after you click the "Allow" button"

I would appreciate it if a SD tech person would response to these reports and take measures to remove this.
One of the mods alerted the ad team, so hopefully they'll look into it. Thank you for the report Smilie
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This happened again the first time I opened the SD home page.
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This happened again the first time I opened the SD home page.
If that happens again, if you could hopefully get the url for the ad along with what page and your screenshot, that would help the ad team track it down to try to block it.
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This happened again the first time I opened the SD home page.
We've been tracking this down and working through our ad platform to block these. Please bear with us. Apologies for this annoying problem.

Thanks!
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Thanks for looking into these problems.
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It happened again on the home page.
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