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Disclaimer: I'm not sure if this is an issue on Vgchartz end or mine, but I've tried to recreate this on other sites, and it only occurs on Vgchartz from what I can tell.

What happens is that whenever I click a link on Vgchartz, which includes the "Submit" button at the end of a post I've typed up, there appears to be a random chance that I'll get redirected to a different site. I don't mean a pop-up in a different window or tab. I mean it makes me lose everything I've typed up in the same tab where I clicked the link, and takes me to places like this:


https://i.imgur.com/PGVsy05.jpg

This seems to be a Russian search engine? This happened when I clicked Reply in the Vgchz topic regarding "DQ XI switch reveal on december 19th?".
Other times it takes me to sites like bethard.com, or this:



Russia again? lol I don't live in Russia though...

Also, it's one thing to be redirected to (possibly) harmless adds. But another to be redirected to malicious phishing sites like this:



This happens even if I turn Add-blocker on. It does NOT happen if I activate No-script.
I'm just wondering, is this functioning as intended? Because if so, I don't think this is the most productive way to make revenue.

Last edited by Hiku - on 16 December 2017

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I’m having similar problems with Chinese fake lottery sites, only on VGC strangely.



Maybe this helps?

https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/11070-rambler-ru-redirect



Flilix said:
Maybe this helps?

https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/11070-rambler-ru-redirect

Thanks. In case this isn't a Vgchatz isolated issue, that will be useful. Though there are too many different sites I get redirected to for me to want to manually disable them all individually, rather than just running No-script.

Last edited by Hiku - on 14 December 2017

Stop going to porn sites.



    

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BasilZero said:
Stop going to porn sites.

Nah, that's not a compromise I'm willing to accept.



I get these sometimes on mobile. Those and 'congratulations you've won an Iphone' (or whatever) sites.

Never had them on pc/mac though.



Never had this before, but I use Noscript and Adblock, so maybe it has something to do with that?

What web browser are you using?



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BasilZero said:
Stop going to porn sites.

Platina said:
Never had this before, but I use Noscript and Adblock, so maybe it has something to do with that?

What web browser are you using?

The new Firefox. Noscript is pretty messed up on it (until they make a proper update), and it forgets choices I've made every time I restart the browser/computer, so it's not very convenient having it activated either.
Certainly better than getting redirected to suspicious sites though.

Last edited by Hiku - on 14 December 2017

Hiku said:
BasilZero said:
Stop going to porn sites.

Platina said:
Never had this before, but I use Noscript and Adblock, so maybe it has something to do with that?

What web browser are you using?

The new Firefox. Noscript is pretty messed up on it (until they make a proper update), and it forgets choices I've made every time I restart the browser/computer, so it's not very convenient having it activated either.
Certainly better than getting redirected to suspicious sites though.

I use Firefox as well

Luckily NoScript saved my old choices so the sites I frequent already have it disabled.. haven't tested new choices yet though



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