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Old 07-08-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default ad has spyware on front page?

I know don't use IE, but apparently there's a popup that only happens on IE (or perhaps on other browsers without noscript/adblock) that pops up this thing that "scans" your computer. There are virii and spyware that is installed this way in which the user thinks that this is a real windows thing or a message that his computer is infected and simply clicks for the software to be installed. I just thought I'd let you guys know.

For inquiring minds i opened the page on IE cause I'm new to the comic so I wanted to see the links and since they weren't opening on chrome I decided to test IE9. Obviously I didn't know any better.
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:32 AM   #2
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this shit is true since I'm on a laptop right now and couldn't be half-assed to install Firefox on it. Though it's easy enough to get away from it, and not be dumb and install what they're doing, but it should probably looked into.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:58 AM   #3
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this thread isn't in the right place.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:00 AM   #4
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Sorry, I did not know whether to post it in Suggestions or here.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:39 AM   #5
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Not sure where he thought it should go either, but I'll put it here.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:45 AM   #6
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I use IE as well, and the same thing just happened to me. Do I need/have to use opera or firefox?
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:50 PM   #7
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Firefox or Chrome with Adblock/NoScript is the way to go. If you really need IE, use the IE tab extension for either of the mentioned browsers.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:40 AM   #8
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I like to leave ad block off on the front page, so jerkwad gets ad hits. That said, I use Chrome, with ad block off, and have never experienced this.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:30 AM   #9
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I know this thread is semi-old but this is sort of on topic and there seemed to be some contention as to where a good place for a thread like this would be! I just came to look at the comic now in Opera and the main page of the site (just http://fanboys-online.com) has been blacklisted for having malware in whatever Opera uses as default and you have to click "no, really I trust this site and want to see stuff" to actually get to the page.

Screen cap of the page it gives you here: http://puu.sh/5SaK

Googling Yandex wasn't actually much help but it looks like they (opera) use some google block list or something, you might have to do some digging to find out how to get off the list if you want to.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:49 AM   #10
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It's changing very soon, don't worry.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:41 PM   #11
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Default The comic is being blocked as a "Reported Attack Page"

Friend of mine just pointed this out to me, and happened to me when I just checked. Figure I should tell you guys.

http://safebrowsing.clients.google.c...ys-online.com/

Of course it doesn't mean much I suppose since it can be ignored, but it might make some people run away from the site.

EDIT: Also I derped and posted this in the wrong section! Meant to put it in suggestions or something.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:50 PM   #12
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Krud made a post about it on his tumblr
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #13
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That tumblr informed he krud intends to get sfxt for the inferior ps3.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:24 PM   #14
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:40 AM   #15
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That tumblr informed he krud intends to get sfxt for the inferior ps3.
It is a sad day.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:55 PM   #16
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Malware's gone. Site's back up but is bare bones at the moment (no comics). I'm sure Krud will make a proper announcement when things are back to normal completely.

Fuck technology.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:58 PM   #17
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This has been a huge headache for him. Glad to hear you two got something back up.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:00 PM   #18
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