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Pop-Ups on the Main Forum Page now???

  1. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 5 years ago

    I just had a Pop-up appear while on the HP Forum main page. I think it was _scorecardresearch.com. Is this now allowed on Hubpages or is it a problem?

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    I saw one too.  Those things are nasty.

  3. WoodsmensPost profile image64
    WoodsmensPostposted 5 years ago

    I would suggest running ad-aware free version and Malwarebytes Anti- malware free version seems to me your PC is infected. Be sure to download from the trusted site. You need to get the cookie removed. Malwarebytes should help ya with malicious attacks and ad-adware will get any other unwanted spyware thats running in the background.

    Edit: personally I would run Ad-aware first then Malwarebytes both full scans then reboot may take 1 hour or more depending on the size of the hard drive files you have stored

    I run the quick scan of each every week or so

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm quite sure the pop-up did NOT originate from my computer, and I'm more willing to bet it's something someone snuck into the new Hub Ads.

      1. WoodsmensPost profile image64
        WoodsmensPostposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes you are right about that and probably more correct its in a new ad here on HP, but also any new add-on could or opt-ins could cause it too. If it attached itself ie placed a cookie onto a PC, it is best to get it removed because it does track browsing history. I have found Malware that I didn't know I had, Its great when the results show not threats found tho smile

        I'm no pro but It took me many hours to get a redirect malware off a infected PC of a family member, where others may have given up I crushed that sucker finally!!

  4. WoodsmensPost profile image64
    WoodsmensPostposted 5 years ago

    I'm not positive but did a quick search and it is a javascript tracking beacon type of bug. possibly it could be related with that google targeted online advertising companies who are tracking your browsing. +1 google could be in play I'm not sure yet

    "ScorecardResearch is a website that is used to help with the collection of Internet web browsing data on specific websites that have enrolled in a broad market research effort by comScore, Inc. to create reports on Internet behavior and trends. comScore, Inc."

    Could also be a recent add on or 3rd party application you recently downloaded to a browser. I did not opt in to "+1 Google and could be unrelated to it" I have not seen the pop-up

    Staff maybe able to shed some light on the javascript tracking beacon