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#1 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:02 PM

I can't remember how to disable the vigi links that are generated by the forum software. Is there a way?


If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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#2 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:12 AM

Hi...Their is not a way to disable them.  A long time ago their was as it was a hack that was made in the old software.  But that was a long time back.


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#3 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 05:29 PM

One of our mods reminded me...

 

Individuals can opt out of the service ...

 

https://www.viglink.com/opt-out


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#4 OFFLINE   Dude111

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:34 AM

Doesnt that rely on Cookies buddy?? (Im just thinking if someone goes here and OPTS OUT then clears cookies they will see the links again)

#5 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:35 AM

Doesnt that rely on Cookies buddy?? (Im just thinking if someone goes here and OPTS OUT then clears cookies they will see the links again)

 

I just tested and it is cookies based, correct. You would have to opt out again each time you clear cookies in your browser.



#6 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:19 AM

However it is not a DBSTALK cookie...so it would affect any site that uses Viglinks.  It would not messup your DBSTalk auto login.  Just mentioning that just in case that is what you were concerned with.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 12:00 PM

I'm hoping this solves the problem that I'm having with some boards in constantly getting this malware offer to "download the latest Windows 7 drivers" or install a new flash player.  I thought I had a virus on my machine but it's clean and I just this morning got an old PC out of mothballs (started seeing this behavior a couple weeks ago) from over a year ago and the same "please let us infect your system" ads came up.



#8 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 12:26 PM

Sorry to say that does not sound like a Viglinks issue, but something else you my have picked up somewhere.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:11 AM

I see alot of ppl on survivalistboards saying they have stuff like this happen also... (update.exe is one I have seen ppl say recently)

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:02 AM

I'm also seeing the pages constantly refreshing here - that NEVER happened before.



#11 OFFLINE   Eva

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 12:00 PM

I'm also seeing the pages constantly refreshing here - that NEVER happened before.

 

Noticed that too.  I think something is just borked somewhere and not doing it intentionally like "another" forum.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 03:01 PM

I'm also seeing the pages constantly refreshing here - that NEVER happened before.

 

Hi...I am not seeing this, nor should it be happening.  (I use Chrome for a browser.)  

 

Where are you seeing this (All pages, thread listing, in a thread)? What browser and have you tried another browser to check? (If you have one that would be nice.)

 

 

Refreshing pages to reload ads is actually a violation of almost any ad service which can get you terminated as a serving site.  I would not take the risk.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:10 PM

djlong, 
What did you do in the way of scanning etc. to confirm your not infected?
 
If you haven't done so I would recommend downloading Malwarebytes Anti-Malware aka MBAM (make sure you download from https://www.malwarebytes.org/) and restart your computer into safe mode and then let the scan run and check for possible infections. And it may not be full on malware/virus but rather nasty adware etc.
 
Just a suggestion...





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