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dek
07-31-01, 08:07 PM
@ 6:06 I got a porn popup while checking out Other.

http://www.vividvip.com/partners/1011838/ah/promo.html

That's the link, some Asian XXX hardcore 3 Day Trial for 1.99 thing.

No biggie, just thought you should know.

shaun3000
07-31-01, 08:35 PM
And you're complaining? ;)

dek
07-31-01, 08:40 PM
Just did it again when I'm looking at this thread. This time its a live webcam trial for 1.49.

Lint
07-31-01, 08:45 PM
Yep, I just got it, too, for the first time. What's up with that?

GeoffK
07-31-01, 08:47 PM
ARE YOU SURE it is coming from this site?!?!

What thread????

We don't run any pop ups!!!

-Geoff

antspawn
07-31-01, 08:51 PM
Hey guys, what thread is this?

dek
07-31-01, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by gkleinman
ARE YOU SURE it is coming from this site?!?!

What thread????

We don't run any pop ups!!!

-Geoff

I have no other windows open, the first thread I was reading was in Other titled "deleted"

Then I posted the message, went to ESPN, then came right back and saw a response to this message. I checked it, this thread, and the pop up came again. I know you aren't running pop ups, but somehow they are showing up?

dek
07-31-01, 08:59 PM
I also went back to the 1st thread, to see if it would do it again, and it didn't.

GeoffK
07-31-01, 09:04 PM
That's strange. I looked at the code in that thread and on the other forum area and on the site and there's nothing that could even spawn a pop-up.

I am at a loss. Maybe someone put code in a post to do a pop-up and then removed it.

If this is the case the user will be banned from DVD Talk.

Let me know if you encounter anything like this again, we take this VERY seriously as I HATE pop-ups!

dek
07-31-01, 09:06 PM
Ok, cool, I know it wasn't something you would have done intentionally. Just figured some advertiser on the ad server did it and you didn't know about it. At least I know I wasn't the only one getting it.

dek
08-01-01, 08:42 AM
Ok, not a porn popup, but a popup for E-Term showed up when I opened up the Murder In Small Town X thread in TV Talk. This is weird.


http://servedby.advertising.com/mnum=0000014966/site=0000046480/logs=0/bins=1


That's the properties of it

dek
08-01-01, 08:43 AM
Plus I am on a completely different computer now, last night was at home, I am at work now.

RMan360
08-01-01, 07:26 PM
I just got a pop-up for Rare Celebs while in the DVD Clubs Forum. I'm sorry that I didn't get the properties, it is habit to close pop-ups as soon as they appear.

dek
08-01-01, 07:38 PM
Yes! I knew it wasn't just me and Lint.

GeoffK
08-01-01, 09:56 PM
Please help us figure this out. It's obvious there's a user who is posting pop-up code in their posts, so if you get the pop up, please note the thread you get it in

I am NOT PLEASED!

RMan360
08-01-01, 10:12 PM
This was the thread, http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=130439


-Matt

dek
08-01-01, 10:27 PM
I just got it too from that thread.

GeoffK
08-01-01, 11:15 PM
I've reloaded the thread about 50 times and haven't gotten any pop-ups. I've looked at the code on the page and there isn't any javascript code that could pop a window up.

I'm baffled!

Are you getting pop-ups on any other site that you shouldn't, is this some sort of strange browser thing

shaun3000
08-01-01, 11:29 PM
I haven't gotten any pop-ups, either. I tried the thread link provided, and got nary a pop-up. I think y'all are seeing things. ;)

RMan360
08-01-01, 11:42 PM
I never get pop-ups anywhere out of the usual, sorry.

Thunderball
08-02-01, 01:09 AM
This is really odd...I've yet to get a single popup(other than than the DVDTalk newsletter one)...

Strange indeed

dek
08-02-01, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by gkleinman
I've reloaded the thread about 50 times and haven't gotten any pop-ups. I've looked at the code on the page and there isn't any javascript code that could pop a window up.

I'm baffled!

Are you getting pop-ups on any other site that you shouldn't, is this some sort of strange browser thing


The first time I got it, and every other time, no other windows were open. The only pop ups I usually get are from sports sites i.e. ESPN, Fox Sports, etc. It is very weird because it isn't happening everytime. I think someone is putting code in one of their posts and watches this forum to see if someone complains and then they pull it? That might be the answer? All I know is it has happened 3 different times on 2 different computers.

Venusian
08-02-01, 02:30 PM
haven't gotten anything here either.

those who get it might wanna go back to the thread you got it from and save the html that way when you complain you have the code before someone can go back and change it

Iron Chef
08-02-01, 02:36 PM
The Otter Militia will get right on it boss.


*salute*

palebluedot
08-02-01, 02:38 PM
Geoff, I have been getting porn and other advertisment pop-ups on DVDTalk also. Unfortunatley I never thought to look at the source, I will from now on.

Venusian
08-02-01, 02:44 PM
those who get these might also wanna run adaware (i think thats the name) on their systems to make sure you don't have any spyware running

joltaddict
08-02-01, 02:47 PM
I haven't got a single pop up yet. Are you guys that are using Internet Exploiter? Im on Netscape and I haven't had any and Ive been reading through posts on several of the forums.

Keyser Soze
08-02-01, 02:49 PM
I haven't gotten any of these here at work... if I see any, I'll keep you posted.

-k
###

Bandoman
08-02-01, 03:27 PM
Just got this pop-up:

http://a1428.g.akamai.net/7/1428/1224/0001/21635.185.221/misc/digitalroot/new_warning1.gif

while in this thread (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=1342117&t=5114#post1342117)

:confused:

Venusian
08-02-01, 03:33 PM
now i'm pretty sure its spyware cuz i was all up in that thread with no popup...run Adaware

Venusian
08-02-01, 03:35 PM
Here's a link for you lazy folks....run it and report back your progress soldiers!

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10106-100-6372708.html?tag=st.dl.10001-103-1.lst-7-1.6372708

i hope the link works, if not go to www.download.com and search for adaware

Dr. Dean
08-02-01, 04:01 PM
Are you guys running any instant messaging software? Like AIM of Messenger?

dek
08-02-01, 04:50 PM
While checking this thread, I got another one! WTF!

Properties are :

http://a1964.g.akamai.net/f/1964/2730/1h/www.whenu.com/pop_up/pop_imgs/virtgirl2.gif

http://www.virtuagirl.com/cgi-bin/revshare/agents.cgi?refer=gab133&website=0

Going to that site

Venusian
08-02-01, 04:57 PM
did you run adaware dek?

Thunderball
08-02-01, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by dek
While checking this thread, I got another one! WTF!

Properties are :

http://a1964.g.akamai.net/f/1964/2730/1h/www.whenu.com/pop_up/pop_imgs/virtgirl2.gif

http://www.virtuagirl.com/cgi-bin/revshare/agents.cgi?refer=gab133&website=0

Going to that site

Um... :D

RMan360
08-02-01, 06:42 PM
I run adaware every time I add a program.

Yes, I had MSN Messenger running, but I don't get pop-ups anywhere out of the ordinary.

Like dek, I only got the pop-up once in the thread (while the page was loading).

-Matt

dek
08-02-01, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by Venusian
did you run adaware dek?


Yep, did it, then I got another popup.

Alyoshka
08-02-01, 07:19 PM
Actually, I recieved a weird pop-up the other day. If I get another one I'll be sure to note which thread and where the ad goes to...

Lint
08-02-01, 09:32 PM
I frequently run Adaware as well. I got the porn popup only once and it was on THIS thread a couple of days ago when I opened it for the first time. I haven't got anything else since. Weird.

dek
08-03-01, 05:23 AM
Whatever it is, it is a very random pop up ad. I can be reading for 3 hours and not get it, but sometimes all it takes is logging in and checking 1 page and BAM. Like I said, no biggie, I just thought you should know.

twikoff
08-03-01, 06:07 AM
damn.. I still havent gotten the porn popup.. what am I doing wrong? :(

MWoody
08-03-01, 11:54 AM
I've not seen any yet at my work computer; I'll check from home when I get a chance.

Could it be some weird pop-up code coming in with the ads? Are all ads now served from ads.kleinman.com, and are those ads all hand-made? Is that server secure and virus-free?

Maybe we could e-mail the sites the pop-ups are for, and ask where they advertise. Assuming this marketing "tactic" is unintentional.

RMan360
08-03-01, 08:42 PM
Now I got something different! In this thread, http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=124853 a box popped up that had this on it,

_____________________________________________
Enter Network Password

www10.ewebcity.com

Username [__________]

Password [__________]

Domain [__________]

[] Save this password in your password list
_____________________________________________

If this is a browser thing, I wish I knew why it only happens here and how to fix it.


-Matt

joltaddict
08-03-01, 08:48 PM
I still haven't gotten a single pop up. I dont think its coming from this site. Im here alot, from home and work. I bet its coming from your IMs.

RMan360
08-03-01, 08:56 PM
I wish it was, but my MSN Messenger is/was not on.

UWSarge
08-04-01, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by RMan360
Now I got something different! In this thread, http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=124853 a box popped up that had this on it,

_____________________________________________
Enter Network Password

www10.ewebcity.com

Username [__________]

Password [__________]

Domain [__________]

[] Save this password in your password list
_____________________________________________

If this is a browser thing, I wish I knew why it only happens here and how to fix it.




-Matt

I tried your link and on the second reloading of it, got the same popup to happen. First time this happened to me for dvdtalk.

Edit:

Maybe it has to do with this image that was in the thread?

http://www10.ewebcity.com/fhrx/dvdtalk/pepsigif.gif

TheBang
08-04-01, 01:26 AM
Originally posted by UWSarge
I tried your link and on the second reloading of it, got the same popup to happen. First time this happened to me for dvdtalk.

Edit:

Maybe it has to do with this image that was in the thread?

http://www10.ewebcity.com/fhrx/dvdtalk/pepsigif.gif

Yes, you're right. That authentication dialog box is caused by that GIF. However, that is all unrelated to the Porn pop-up problem.

dek
08-04-01, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by joltaddict
I still haven't gotten a single pop up. I dont think its coming from this site. Im here alot, from home and work. I bet its coming from your IMs.


Wrong. IM wasn't on. Only thing I had running on my computer is Dvdtalk and work programs, nothing else.

Iron Chef
08-04-01, 11:21 AM
no pop-ups here

Keyser Soze
08-04-01, 03:01 PM
Still no pop ups for me, at work or home.

-keyser soze
###

RMan360
08-04-01, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by UWSarge


I tried your link and on the second reloading of it, got the same popup to happen. First time this happened to me for dvdtalk.

Edit:

Maybe it has to do with this image that was in the thread?

http://www10.ewebcity.com/fhrx/dvdtalk/pepsigif.gif

Good, now I'm back down to only one pop-up!

I was trying to catch up to dek. :)

ravan
08-07-01, 04:24 AM
Morpheus pops up stuff - could that be it?

dek
08-07-01, 05:24 AM
I don't believe I was running Morpheus here at work when the popups occured. At home, I know for sure I wasn't as I'd just turned the computer on. It's very weird, but I haven't gotten any in a while.

saintsfan
08-10-01, 10:01 AM
Originally posted by Venusian
those who get these might also wanna run adaware (i think thats the name) on their systems to make sure you don't have any spyware running

Amen to the adware program.

saintsfan

Startide
08-15-01, 03:02 PM
It must be overly clever ads that are doing it. I don't know if the concept of "web bugs" has anything to do with it, but it is currently possible to do the following:

a. Load an ad.

b. Make a post that has a quiet web bug in it.

c. Some extra code.

d. Voila.

This was mentioned in the old "Privacy" thread on dvdTalk. I don't know if you still have that thread in the archives.

Currently, dvdTalk allows the existence of a good variety of code and tricks. I think it is possible for me to make a post that ultimately results in selectively locking up some users' machines (forcing a reboot) but not others. So, it may be technically possible for a dvdTalk post to currently lock up "Kenwood" but not "Geoff" for example. If posted from a free AOL account generated using a ******** CC, it could be fairly anonymous too (even if tracking back that CC).

I've only seen the code that could lead to the "popup" trick in two messages in all of year 2000's summer for dvdTalk user forums. Of course, I don't "robotically" scan messages, so who knows? The messages looked like they were from people just experimenting to see if it could be done, rather than implementing something.

Startide
08-16-01, 02:28 PM
In answer to several peoples' questions/request, an example of one of the three methods of generating a popup without clicking is shown below. It is the most innocuous of the various methods on dvdTalk and completely safe to try out (no porn).<center>
<hr><font color=black> <font color=red>
<center><br><a HREF="http://www.xenu.net/" TARGET="_top" ***********="window.open ('http://www.xenu.net/');" ***********="status='congrats you have found the hidden dvdTalk melon'; return true" **********="status='';"&gt;<br><img SRC="http://www.awa-con.com/Links/rt_btn468a.gif" border=1 width=468 height=60><br><br> ...move your mouse around and see what happens...</a>
<font color=black><font color=red>
<center><br><a HREF="http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=86628" TARGET="_top" ***********="window.open ('http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=86628');" ***********="status='congrats you have discovered level 5 of xenu'; return true" **********="status='';"&gt;<br><img SRC="http://www.xenu.net/archive/orientation3.gif"><br><br> ...move your mouse around and see what happens...</a></center> <font color=black> <font color=red>
<center><br><a HREF="http://www.dvdtalk.com/popsub.html" TARGET="_top" ***********="window.open ('http://www.dvdtalk.com/popsub.html');" ***********="status='you have found the hidden dvdTalk melon'; return true" **********="status='';"&gt;<br><img SRC="http://www.dvdtalk.com/newbutton.gif" border=1 width=468 height=60><br><br> ...move your mouse around and see what happens...</a></center><font color=black>
<hr>
</center>

Startide
08-22-01, 02:56 PM
Has the porn popup problem been solved? Well, since there were no new reports, I guess it was, but I was curious as to whether or not it occurred because Geoff checked back with the advertisers to verify if the ad agency was doing it<font color=green>.<font color=black>

bfrank
08-23-01, 09:21 AM
nice work startide!

I think this is what it must be.

I have never had a popup here

minifigg
08-27-01, 05:40 PM
Guys, I might have found out what it is/was. Plus, not a bad idea to run this anyway, as they are mostly used by porn companies. Not that any of you would know anything about porn sites... ;)
From my zdnet dev news:
-------------------8<----------------------------8<----------------
Before you get into the news articles this week, I wanted to
let you know what I've learned about a company called
Blackstone.com. It seems that they, with the help of Mindset
Interactive (.com), have been finding ways to place a file
called IEHELPER.DLL onto Windows machines without the user's
knowledge.

If you've been experiencing pop-up advertisments every 5-10
pages you visit, there's a chance that it is because these
companies have been able to get the file onto your machine.
Run a FIND now and if you find this file, note its location
and move it to your desktop. You should be able to trash it
and enjoy surfing with fewer pop-ups, but restart and test your
browser just to be safe.

I hope this helps some of you who have been wondering where
all of these pop-ups were coming from.
-------------------8<----------------------------8<----------------

So, run a "Find" and see if this is the problem...
Just my .02
mini