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Malware ads on this forum?

post #1 of 5
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I opened this thread, which I found through Google:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/21830/impressions-sony-mdr-v6-vs-sennheiser-hd-280-pro

 

I clicked on the link and then went to another window while it loaded. When I went back, it been been replaced by some sort of scam or malware page that imitated the look of Mac OS and wanted me to click a link ostensibly to "remove trojans."

 

I'm assuming there must be some ad here that forwarded me to this scam page, or something? I thought the administrators should know.

 

The URL of the page I went to is below. I will break it up with several spaces so nobody clicks on it accidentally.

 

ht tp://17 8.17.163.163/99c18c28638f8d9528 62e0f12617c55169e44c543ae5738d

 

I'm using Safari 5.0.5 on a Mac.

post #2 of 5

Reporting same issue. Emulated mac theme, similar address, same deal. Navigated to the home page and found it. Next try and it was gone. Tried a few threads with no issues

 

Opera 11.10 Mac OS X 10.6.7

post #3 of 5

I just got the exact same thing, immediately closed the offending tab, then came here to post a report but found this thread.

post #4 of 5

It looks like the domain that hosted the images in the initial post was expired, and taken by someone else who directed it to a malware site.

 

I've removed the offending image references.  Let me know if you see this again.

post #5 of 5

Thanks very much for taking care of that so quickly. 

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