User with link to post redirected to "adult" site

UP_Challenger3985 Mar 26, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    See right side of page "Sponsors". Normal. Viglink's been in place for some years now.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Is anyone still seeing this redirect issue?
     
  3. UP_Challenger3985

    UP_Challenger3985 TrainBoard Member

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    Just did a quick test on Google and had no issues.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good. Hopefully that issue is gone.
     
  5. Robbie

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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  7. Doug A.

    Doug A. TrainBoard Supporter

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    I had the redirect happen again a couple of days ago.
     
  8. wcfn100

    wcfn100 TrainBoard Member

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    A screen capture would not be very forum appropriate. LOL. I just clicked a TB link from Google and it redirected to an Adult site.

    Jason
     
  9. natsb

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  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    True. But it could be PM'd to us. A link to something which works normally when tested and we are left wondering.

    I just hit it, too. It has been reported.
     
  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  12. railroadadam

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    I've been getting redirects to adult sites almost every time I've come to this site. Mostly that happens from links in google results. But I can't swear that it's ONLY from those links. If I hit back and then hit the link again, it works fine. Been that way for years. Just happened again, so I looked to see if anyone else has this issue and found this thread. Just an FYI that it's still happening.
     
  13. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    check the .htaccess file
     
  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Reported this, again.

    It's a really ugly thing called "filestore72", and it is somehow sneaking in via a hole in the software. It does not show every time. It works on a sequence of some sort, and only pops up every few times a person searches for us, such as using Google. It is deeply embedded, very hard to clean and consumes a lot of time.
     
  15. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    I just read up on this, and it looks like a few rounds of really good scotch and ssh/cPanel access...

    http://www.blackberryos.com/off-top...e72-info-url123-info-etc-redirect-google.html
     
  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The way that virus works is via outside linking, such as Google. You should be able to defeat it by simply bookmarking TrainBoard pages. Then no outside linking is needed.
     
  17. EspeeGoldenState

    EspeeGoldenState TrainBoard Member

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    I wanted to chime here, it happens a lot to me, anymore I ignore it, hit the back button and then click the link again. I have the site bookmarked but when I do a google search for something and the site shows up in the result it happens every time.

    Chris
     
  18. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That Google search is unfortunately what triggers their redirect.
     
  19. bnsf971

    bnsf971 TrainBoard Member

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    A good workaround is to replace Google search with another search engine. I use duckduckgo, and have only ever been redirected anywhere once, and that was probably because of a mis-spelling on my part. I have noticed these redirects are much more prevalent if the spelling of the website being searched for is not entirely correct.
     
  20. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    duckduckgo is what I use too. It's simple, effective and avoids the nonsense that seems to pervade a number of other search engines.
     

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