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Discussion in 'Ask the Staff' started by HerbFoster, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Ben

    Ben Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Had a redirect. No longer but for some reason Google is taking longer to clear RCFSports than it did realcavsfans.com
     
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  2. gourimoko

    gourimoko Fighting the good fight!

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    Yeah, Google can be a pain in the ass.

    But just so everyone knows, simply clearing your cache solves the problem in all browsers. Google does not list realcavsfans.com as having malware.
     
  3. kidduck

    kidduck NBA Starter

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    My sincere thanks to you for keeping this site alive and well.

    Thank you sir!
     
  4. Tornicade

    Tornicade TornScout 7400.2.5.42.13 Version 23C

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    I enabled notifications through windows 10. should I disable this?
     
  5. Ben

    Ben Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I bitch and moan about how slow the response time is because we're hosted mainly in England but when major outages hit the east coast I'm glad I have it setup that way.
     
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    kidduck NBA Starter

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    I got hit with a Malware(supposedly a security alert from Microsoft) attack this morning while browsing here. Totally
    froze my computer and said it wouldn't work at all if I shut it down. I called
    the phone number and smelled the rat right off. Hard to understand
    foreign accent and no company name given. I hung up after
    a minute, shut my computer
    down, did a system restore and all appears back to normal. I just
    wanted to pass it along.
     
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    Windows 7 or 10? I just scanned everything and all our ads appear to be safe.
     
  8. Benway

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    I've had the exact same popup before; in fact it just happened again 10 minutes ago. It locks IE up and plays an audio warning with a phone number to call. I just task mon IE closed and it shuts up. Never happened to me on Chrome, though.
     
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    Major advertisers have pulled funding for online ads due to youtube and ad networks are freaking out and allowing some shitty ads to get play. I've cut some ads that I think may have been the cause. If that doesn't work I'll turn off ads completely for a bit.
     
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