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Posted by: campbelp2002 - Wed May 30, 2007 2:14 am
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Post CleanDisk   Posted on: Wed May 30, 2007 2:14 am
For the past few days I have been getting redirected from the Space Fellowship page to a page for installing a utility called "CleanDisk" or "DiskCleaner" or something like that. First the IE window closes, then a popup saying something about tracking and viruses from porn sites that may be on my computer, then a window to install a product called "CleanDisk" opens. I am unable to navigate away from this window without closing IE and starting over. I have this problem on different computers, but only when visiting Space Fellowship, but it does not happen all the time. Maybe a few percent of the times that I visit. Is anybody else seeing this?


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Post    Posted on: Wed May 30, 2007 3:48 pm
hmm think you have a trojan, have you tried adaware or something similar?

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Post    Posted on: Wed May 30, 2007 6:29 pm
I have spybot at home, but have not run it recently. I have had this problem on my computer at home and at work. Needles to say the work computer is well protected, monitored and updated.


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Post    Posted on: Wed May 30, 2007 7:45 pm
very strange, ill have a play on google see if anything comes up for it! strange that others here don't seem to be having it... right?

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Post    Posted on: Wed May 30, 2007 9:25 pm
I suspect AdBrite (advertisement network) for showing these ads, I'm planning to disable them soon, as they provide low revenue rates compared to other networks we have anyway. I also disabled AdTegrity right away, they are a sub network of my primary advertiser, and somehow they get enabled over and over again due to some limitations in their control panel. (only other option would be to select all campaigns manually, would be too much work... , when nextgen is fully released.. we'll go for higher and better advertisement networks.. )

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Post    Posted on: Thu May 31, 2007 12:00 am
Just thought I'd mention that I just had this same thing happen to me.


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Post    Posted on: Thu May 31, 2007 11:34 am
Oke, Matthew, then it certainly is AdBrite as the other one was already disabled. So there is no excuse left to keep them, I'll remove them later today.

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Post    Posted on: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:15 am
I just got it again. It is "DriveCleaner". This time I took a screen capture so I can remember what it says. It was even more obnoxious than before, with multiple popups appearing when I try to close the windows. It has a little window in the lower right corner saying "Error Detected" and the main popup says there are "tracks of adult sites I have visited" (I haven't visited any). When I try to close it, another popup offering a download of DriveCleaner takes its place. When I close that one, the screen goes crazy with many different popups.


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Post    Posted on: Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:53 pm
Yeps, I will reply when it "should" be fixed.

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Post    Posted on: Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:22 pm
Please report if you still have this problem on the forum, the problem should be resolved, if not, it's probably an other advertisement agency.

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:41 am
It seems to be fixed now. I have not had any more of these popups.


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