Vigilink?

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  1. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

    FrancoisC

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    Hi all,

    anyone can tell me why everytime I click on a link on this site and it's forum, first it is redirected to some vigilink.com/somerandomlettershere and after that the requested link/page open?

    After a quick search on the net, it appear vigilink has something to do with ad tracking... :confused:
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    It doesn't happen to me

    I'm no expert on these things, but have you tried clearing your cache and cookies?
    Sounds like you have some adware associated with your browser
     
  3. FrancoisC thread starter macrumors 6502

    FrancoisC

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    happens on multiple machine/browser.

    example, go there: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1410420

    and on this page, click on "article link", and check the adress bar of the opening page, for a split second it's going to be api.vigilink.com/ect...
     
  4. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    it's an auto-link-affiliatizing service for MacRumors. so, for example, if you click to amazon, amazon knows you came from MacRumors, so we get a small cut.

    arn
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  6. FrancoisC thread starter macrumors 6502

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