Forum problem.

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by pilkenton, May 14, 2014.

  1. pilkenton macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2011
    On this forum and other forums I am in, when I want to reply to a thread, I get a new tab with a random web site I have visited before. Even after I clear my history I get these. What's up with that?
  2. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2011
    On other forums too?

    What OS/Browser?

    Could possibly be a misbehaving advertisement, especially if the forums all use the same ad network. Other than that:

    If you're on windows - could be malware or a bad extension somehow detecting vBulletin on page requests and injecting bad links.

    If you're on mac - could be a bad extension (if your on FF or chrome, for instance). I've seen those do some crazy things. For instance, a relative once had a FF extension get autoinstalled that switched all google search results to links to random scammy sites.


    TLDR: Try disabling any extra extensions on your browser, and see if it still occurs. Also, try another browser. If it still happens - then it's more of a OS issue.
  3. pilkenton thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2011
    I'm using Mavericks. It's on all my forums. Very annoying.

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