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We’ve been served a “programmatic” ad with malicious software. We’ve shut down all such ads until we can identify and eliminate the culprit. It does NOT put software onto your hard drive, but it will lock your browser. If so, DO NOT CALL THAT NUMBER! Close and reopen your browser. [Note: Although this is not strictly related to the issue we identified with your help, I recommend downloading and then running the free app formerly known as AdWare Medic on a regular basis.] You can now use TTAG in completely safety. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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36 Responses to Housekeeping: TTAG is Safe! Again. Still.

    • “Whats this have to do with guns?”

      An excellent question, Grasshopper…

      While your browser locks up from that malicious code you are unable to absorb TTAG firearm wisdom.

      Is there anything more heinous than interfering with someone who wishes to absorb the wisdom of ‘The Truth About Guns’ ?

      (Cue sound of large Oriental Gong)

  1. Nope. Not fixed. Just had another one pop up off while reading TTAG. With an annoying audio message about spyware.

    • $200 says you can trace it to an offshore scammer trying to make a fast buck. It’s not targeted at TTAG, it’s targeted at anybody who uses the same crappy ad service that TTAG inexplicably refuses to drop, even though the ads are annoying and security breaches like this happen every couple of months like clockwork.

  2. I love ttag
    I read it every day
    It is by far the worst web site for bugs, crashes, stopping and starting.
    I can’t use it all on my IPad and my laptop.
    Only my work computer and iPhone work with Ttag
    I would stop coming here, but it is the best site on the entire internet
    PLEASE FIX ALL THESE BUGS!!!!!

  3. TTAG seems to run better with adobe flash disabled. Even if you can’t run an ad blocker, you can probably disable flash (you can still enable it on a page-by-page basis, assuming that something you actually wanted to see needs it).

    • Everything runs better with Flash disabled. Turn it off now. TTAG: thanks for acknowledging your problems with malvertising, but you need to do a better job of preventing it in the first place.

  4. Allrighty then-so that’s what was popping up. I told the wife weird BS was afoot but I wasn’t on a “bad” site. Good to know-we are loaded up security stuff but the new Kaspersky seems way too sensitive(or is it?)…

  5. just don’t use (lavasoft’s) “adaware.” pervasive, there is no provision for “uninstall” in the programs list. don’t ask how i know.

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