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Old 02-07-2019, 10:30 AM
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I'm trying to find a way to contact admins re: Malware on this website. When I visit this site I continue to get a pop-up that takes over my window requesting that I update Flash Player for safari (I'm using a mac). The address that it wants me to go to is: https://flash-playerupdate.icu/K5amC...40RE7K1O36NF86

This only occurs on this website (F150Forums.com). I believe one of the users has an infected computer and is unknowingly spreading this. Hopefully you can find this file and isolate it as it makes using these forums very difficult.

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No worries. Sorry I made it sound like I was bashing you for. Was just pointing it out.
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I didn't think you were bashing at all....
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I donít think anyone is spreading malware via the website (in fact, in my 20 years in IT, I have not heard of that happening peer to peer over a public website). The pop up is an Ad that goes to a website hosting potential malware. I will say that itís sad that the forum is partnering with an Ad agency that will link people to malware, though.
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I donít think anyone is spreading malware via the website (in fact, in my 20 years in IT, I have not heard of that happening peer to peer over a public website). The pop up is an Ad that goes to a website hosting potential malware. I will say that itís sad that the forum is partnering with an Ad agency that will link people to malware, though.

We obviously don't wish to partner with agencies that do this---and almost all of the time, the agencies themselves don't know it either. Most of our ads are run through Google or Amazon's ad platforms, and those ads are very clean, filtered aggressively so their numbers remain stable.

The remaining 20-30% of our ads are run through a variety of other platforms, and some of those platforms re-sell the inventory they bought from us to fill the slots as they see fit, and sometimes it's the re-sold ads with numerous middle-men in between that might be infected in malware. It's unfortunately become the nature of the online ad business where these in-between transactions can be targeted by bad actors masquerading as legitimate businesses.
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The sad thing for the site when malware ads are slipped in is that it encourages users to install ad blockers.
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