Google Ad freezes computer

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  1. Dream

    Dream New Member

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    There is a google add that keeps coming up and freezes control of my computer for about 30 seconds to a minute. That's plainly rude. Its the one that says "Thousands of people are praying for you" and has a cross. Why do they think I will put up with having my computer frozen for the sake of their ads?
     
  2. Snoopy

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    god moves in mysterious ways.

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  3. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

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    Not seen that at all.

    However, if you see it come up again, check the URL/link of the ad. If I know that, I can block it.
     
  4. Snoopy

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    Related perhaps but maybe entirely different! (not worth a new thread though).

    Accessing this site seems to be getting a bit less than easy or obvious. Using google as a search engine you're likely to get pointers to what looks like pharmaceutical sites and clicking on the hyperlink causes my PC to expect some Adobe thing which I have to delete and ignore.

    Not sure if anyone else is finding this or if I've made any sense...

    Just thought potential newbies might not exactly obviously manage to get to this little place...


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  5. Nick the Pilot

    Nick the Pilot Well-Known Member

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    I don't get that one: obviously nobody is praying for me!
     
  7. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

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    Many thanks for the heads up on this - looks like another bot attack on the front end - we had a similar issue a couple of months ago.

    All the bot attack does is force a rewrite of the pages - only if Google is accessing the pages.

    It's stupid and ridiculous, so instead of spending a day out in the sun I've had to spend the afternoon completely rebuilding the website from scratch, and replacing all admin and database passwords.

    Completely annoying.
     
  8. Snoopy

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    Many thanks as ever. But now I just feel guilty...:eek:

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  9. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

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    Guilty?? Neh, it's something that needed addressing and I wasn't aware of. It turned out visitors via Google to the front end were being redirected to a pharmacy site as well.

    It's all really crappy of the people who do it. Unfortunately, they are the sort that would sell their grandmother into slavery if they could gain from it. There are some people in the world who are just scum.
     
  10. Snoopy

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    They may be scum but I got some really cheap pills :D

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  11. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

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    They're fake - you just bought starch tablets. :)
     
  12. Snoopy

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    :mad: well the placebo effect was doing just as good a job - till I read your post, Brian :mad:
     
  13. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    flash player update does solve the hanging problem.

    i don't see the adds on any site as i use Mozilla's Firefox with ScriptBlocker (and i highly recommend it to anyone using the internet) yet my browser was still hanging for 45 secs or so until updating to the latest Flash Player.
     
  14. Dream

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    Its funny how words change over time. When I was a kid the word flash referred to something that was fast. We would say 'Back in a flash', but now we say things like 'My Flash is out of date. Better update my Flash.'

    Consider the sentence "There is no such thing as 64-bit Flash for Windows." It sounds like 64 horses racing to repair a window. A Window used to be a sheet of glass for looking through, a Bit was a mouthpiece to control just 1 horse, and if you ever Flashed a Window it meant applying metal and caulk to make it stop leaking.
     

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