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What caused it?



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I'm afraid I don't know. I suspect an advert was accepted into rotation by the ad provider that shouldn't have been. That's only a guess though. 



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Just happened to me again. Here is a better report:

 

Let us know what anti-malware/adware/virus software you have on your PC and ensure you've run a scan that returns clean before reporting the ad to us:
Avast, Malwarebytes.

The date and time you saw this ad:
2020-06-07 at 12:41.

The URL of the page you were on at the time: https://www.nexusmod...mspecialedition

Your general location:
Stockholm area, Sweden.

A good description of what is happening that makes you think this is a bad ad:
After a few seconds I get redirected to a fake/scam site. Apparently, I have won some kind of prize (never heard that one before...).

If you get redirected or sent to another site, provide the URL that you are sent to:

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Edited by tompa987, 09 June 2020 - 08:34 PM.


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getting redirected to a scam site. how to fix it?

 

 https://eu.visitoron...006071106327459



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Same here. Being redirected to: https://eu.generatio...5b7f/index.html

Makes the website unusable.


Edited by hamilid, 07 June 2020 - 12:38 PM.


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I'm here https://www.nexusmods.com/masseffect

getting redirected here, https://driverfixers...EURzzmONKdtVPx7

 

 

Windows defender doesn't detect anything, firewall active, all security measures in place.



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I'm afraid we need more information to provide any kind of assistance or pass this on to our ad provider: https://help.nexusmo...appropriate-ads



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Received this today (16/8/2020). Time: Around 5pm GMT+8. Ran 2 scans with Bitdefender and my PC is clean, I've had my antivirus on ever since I bought the PC. General location: Singapore.

URL of site: https://www.nexusmod...valley/mods/935
and a few others, but they are all from the stardew valley mod pages.

The url: https://globalgdp.xy...200816054406397

Ad redirected me from the mod site 5 seconds after I visit it. It is impossible to browse the site with this ad active. I prefer not to show a screenshot as it shows my IP but I can PM it to you if needed.



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Received this today (16/8/2020). Time: Around 5pm GMT+8. Ran 2 scans with Bitdefender and my PC is clean, I've had my antivirus on ever since I bought the PC. General location: Singapore.

URL of site: https://www.nexusmod...valley/mods/935
and a few others, but they are all from the stardew valley mod pages.

The url: https://globalgdp.xy...200816054406397

Ad redirected me from the mod site 5 seconds after I visit it. It is impossible to browse the site with this ad active. I prefer not to show a screenshot as it shows my IP but I can PM it to you if needed.

 

Seems to line up with this report: https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/9020483-what-is-with-all-the-malicious-spam-ads/ 

 

I'll feed it back. Thanks. 







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