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BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning.only bugs remainRegistered User regular
I've been seeing some banner ads at the top of the forums since last night, and I was a bit surprised
, since I'd never seen them here before. They're pretty inconsistent. Sometimes they load, other times there's only a blank space
.
Is this a new thing (which would be cool) or is some weird bit of adware causing my computer to give me ads where they're not supposed to be ( this would not be cool)?

You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    yeah I'm getting this too

    "sell my knowledge" indeed

    anyone that knows me knows I have no knowledge worth selling.

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Also getting them. Sometimes it's just an empty bar area (like an indentation) where they would otherwise be, though.

  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell CharlottesvilleRegistered User regular
    if you use Chrome, this could be a case of one of your extensions "going rogue": http://discuss.howtogeek.com/t/warning-your-browser-extensions-are-spying-on-you/12394

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  • BouwsTBouwsT Wanna come to a super soft birthday party? Registered User regular
    I've seen them, using Firefox.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
    Xaquin
  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    I could use browser information from people who are seeing these. As far as I know we have no new ads, but stranger things have happened.

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
  • MargaretMargaret Registered User regular
    Looks like this on Android, Chrome 39. Not enjoying the flashing "NEW" text in the ad.


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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    I'm getting them on chrome and safari.

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
    Geth
  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Chrome here, exactly as Margaret shows

  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Firefox, ditto.

  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    Yeah, it's not us. Something hinky is going on.

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    I've seen it, I'm on Safari. It's not every time, most of the time I don't even get a banner up there.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... ... and hard.Registered User regular
    I browsed around a bit on Chrome with ABP disabled and finally saw it. Here are some deets.

    The image URL is http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/386203output.gif
    The link goes to http:// flitsoo.com/?refa=pa (I broke it on purpose)

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    This is weird. I'm bringing in clever people to help.

    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    Elvenshae
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    I tooled around for 10 or so minutes on a fresh IE... got nothing.

    It seems to be related to a flash update?

    http://forum.maplewoodonline.com/discussion/112745

    I guess flash is a thing on android so that would explain it. I don't have flash installed at all except via chrome so that seems to fit. Maybe remove flashplayer if it's installed on your system to see if that fixes any issues you guys are having?

    Ladies.
  • LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    Searching Google for 'flitsoo.com' seems to return some results on a messsage board run for some towns in New Jersey reporting the same thing. Their users seem to have reported it in multiple desktop browsers and even on iPhone.

    http://forum.millburnonline.com/discussion/112745

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited December 2014
    Current firefox here as well

    malwarebytes, adaware, and avast don't pick up anything on my end

    Xaquin on
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited December 2014
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Current firefox here as well

    malwarebytes, adaware, and avast don't pick up anything on my end

    It may not be flagging your anti-virals, try removing adobe flashplayer and see if that fixes it.

    bowen on
    Ladies.
  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I disabled flash in the browser and it remains

    or did you mean completely uninstall it?

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I disabled flash in the browser and it remains

    or did you mean completely uninstall it?

    Yeah kebosh the whole thing. I am wondering if it's some shitware that got paired with it somehow.

    Ladies.
  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    edited December 2014
    pNeFyujd

    This also happens to me about 1 in 3 pageviews. Chrome. I have no addons beyond vanilla download. The void still shows up, but with no advertisement. It's been mentioned a bunch but I figured you might want a screencap.

    Enc on
    Xaquin
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Yeah I figured that was norm, it's been like that ever since the kickstarter thing right? IE shows the same thing, just that blank voidspace.

    Ladies.
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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    The empty box has been there ever since the PA DVD advertisement went away, to my knowledge.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... ... and hard.Registered User regular
    I've never seen it in Firefox. I actually have Penny Arcade whitelisted in this ABP, but I still use NoScript. I currently have pa-promos.appspot.com and google-analytics.com blocked in NoScript.

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  • RedthirstRedthirst Registered User regular
    Using Firefox, just installed lates Flash update, not seeing anything.
    For people who do see them, why not just use adblock until someone figures out what causes it?

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