3rd party script on forum

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Ronald.Alan
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3rd party script on forum

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Lately when accessing the forum from a Windows machine, I get a pop-up message from the anti-virus (Avast) saying that it blocked advertising-cdn.com (a third party script, I presume). So trying to see if it was a false positive, I went to Norton's Safe Web page and entered advertising-cdn.com, and it gets a big fat red "X." I think you need to switch to something else.
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Re: 3rd party script on forum

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Re: 3rd party script on forum

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Is anyone else getting warnings when visiting the forum?

I don't understand why the popup says process is palemoon.exe
Isn't that a browser?
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Palemoon is a browser. I use it at times on Linux and have never had issues. But I don't use it for the forum. I would suggest he try Opera or one of the other browsers and he should be much happier.

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Re: 3rd party script on forum

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I will try with another browser and see what happens. However, the Norton rating (the first post) of the advertising website in question is a (mostly) separate issue from the AV pop-up and should be enough to switch to another advert company.

I think the reason why the AV pop-up says Pale Moon is for the fact that the advertising script is being processed by the browser (obviously).
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Re: 3rd party script on forum

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Hi All,
this was indeed a Javascript infection in the header of the forum, it has now been cleared.
Please check and let me know if you still get the message,
Thanks!
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Re: 3rd party script on forum

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csterg wrote:Hi All,
this was indeed a Javascript infection in the header of the forum, it has now been cleared.
Please check and let me know if you still get the message,
Thanks!
Costas
Thanks Costas. As of yesterday, no more AV warning, in any browser.
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Re: 3rd party script on forum

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csterg wrote:Hi All,
this was indeed a Javascript infection in the header of the forum, it has now been cleared.
So how does something like this happen?
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