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Well, MacOSXHints.com has gone to crap.
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Jul 19, 2013, 01:46 PM
 
Went there just now to look up how to map SMB shares via Terminal, and instead was greeted with a giant ad that I was required to interact with just to view the post content.

Ugh.
     
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Jul 19, 2013, 02:38 PM
 
I see no ad. Maybe you have a virus
     
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Jul 19, 2013, 03:47 PM
 
Not here either. Are you on a PC.?

Advanced Search - Mac OS X Hints
     
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Jul 19, 2013, 05:05 PM
 
I was on my iMac G5 in Firefox (technically TenFourFox) with AdBlock installed.

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For FSCK'S sake. It only happens when you get to an article from Google search results.

That's dirty.
     
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Jul 19, 2013, 06:19 PM
 
I also used google. Safari on 10.5.8 (intel). Any other clues?
     
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Jul 19, 2013, 07:36 PM
 
No idea. Tried in Chrome on my MacBook and the same thing happened. Not happening on Firefox on my Win8 laptop...
     
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Jul 19, 2013, 11:07 PM
 
I didn't go there, and I didn't get an ad






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Jul 25, 2013, 07:36 PM
 
Incidentally, it's does it all the time in Chrome on Windows, too, even without going to the site through Google.
     
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Jul 29, 2013, 12:20 AM
 
Wasn't there some malware a while ago that would do something like this? It never went anywhere because Apple blocked it in their malware filter from 10.6 and up, but if this is on 10.4...?
     
   
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