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DarkChild717
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I emailed this to boards@scarleteen.com, but because I usually have such rotten luck getting my emails through, I thought I'd post to make sure this gets adressed.

I was browsing the forums, as usual, and I clicked on a topic in the body and soul forum.

It redirected me to some rather interesting sights pertaining to blatant pornography.

It did this each time I clicked on it. To two different porn sights. Then it froze up my browser.

What's going on?


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Milke
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Er, that's nothing we've done!
There are certain bits of script that'll attach themselves to internet browsers, especially Internet Explorer. You might want to run a program like Lavasoft's Ad-Aware (it's a free download, search it), check Microsoft's site for Windows and IE updates (assuming you're using that software), or try a different browser, like Mozilla or Opera.

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DarkChild717
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Do you think it attached itself to certain words? The popups certainly were related at some extent to the subject. But other posts with the same keywords didn't react this way.
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Milke
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Quite possibly, though I know some porn BHOs (browser helper objects, not the most accurate name) will just make pop-ups appear randomly. Most sites contain keywords that aren't necessarily visible to us, but are to software, it might be picking up those.

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[This message has been edited by Milke (edited 10-07-2003).]


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