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Thread: Are you getting redirected off of TF?

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    Subsurface Lurker gnathaniel's Avatar
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    Glad to be of some small assistance! Thanks for working to address the issue, I'll turn off my Adblock and report back if anything crops up.

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    It looks as though google may have finally fixed this issue.
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    I get this redirect once in a while. I think it is actually photobucket that is the culprit. If I click on a link the the chatbox to an image in photobucket when I navigate back to terraforums I get a popup ad for free lotto casino.

    Although the browser address bar still says it is on photobucket information about the popup shows the urls below:

    Are you getting redirected off of TF?-spampb-jpg
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    They usually target you with cookies as well. Might try an clear your browsers history and make sure it removes all the stored cookies.


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    Last edited by Brolloks; 03-26-2015 at 07:15 AM.

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