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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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I've recently started seeing an ad for ManualsLibrary.org appear, possibly only before I log in. The ad is rather brief and says "View Manual ManualsLibrary View User Manual OPEN" on four lines. I clicked out of curiosity but got out of there when it started asking about modifying my browser settings. Per this it's malicious software that will hijack your browser, all for access to their library of manuals. Is this just me or are others seeing it? Is this something that VS is allowing to be displayed here?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 12:55 AM
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Not sure mate , Iím yet to see it ... Iíll see if I can hunt it down.

@Admin ... any ideas ??
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 07:54 AM
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I haven't seen it either but now that you mentioned it Bill I will keep an eye out.
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I was logged on earlier today but didn't see it. Out of curiosity I browsed around on GDC after logging out and it promptly came up, but changed a bit. Here's what I saw:
http://i64.tinypic.com/ve1x6g.jpg
The format is identical to what I saw before but the content is different. Per this it's another browser hijacker. Maybe I'm infected but it's strange that the ad only appears when I'm logged out.
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It was me, and I bet several others. The ad blocker used by Firefox was diasbled. I don't claim to fully understand all this but here's what happened. For the time being I'm back to Chrome.

Here again I don't fully understand what's going on but gather that Google Analytics accesses my browsing history and either puts up targeted ads based on it or sells targeting info about me to third parties who put up the ads, which were previously blocked. I object to them selling information about me to companies that are selling or otherwise associated with malware. Frankly, that sounds illegal. There're at least three such programs, DOCtoPDF.io, Manualslibrary.org, and pdfmaker.live. The ads all have very similar formats and must be coming from a common source.
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