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  1. Standard member Toe
    10 Aug '04 15:04 / 2 edits
    For the last couple of days I've been getting this annoying pop-up when I'm in RHP forums. I've dne every scan known to mankind and its not my PC doing it.
    On a search of the web, this problem has been reported ion other forum boards: a copy below

    We have discovered that it was a member whose personal photo is on MsnUsers.COM and so every time your browser tries to fetch the image you get a .NET Passport login prompt.

    The member was very quick to change his image, but unfortunately it doesn't change old posts, so we're stuck with it until that thread drops off the bottom of the page


    I'm assuming we have something similar going on here. somebody has a picture link to nl.msnusers.com as as I won't sign in automatically for obvious security reasons, so appears this irritating pop up.

    Can anyone who has hosted on a password (or .net) protected site please stop?

    And Russ, is there any way to scan the avatars/profiles for such and warn/remove any msnusers.com links?

    EDIT: damn remote keyboard and it's dropped characters: with a thread title like that, nobody will every read this, but I can't edit the title alas.
  2. 10 Aug '04 15:30
    The same thing has happened to me almost every time in the last couple of days that I've visited the forums. I suspected it was a problem with my computer and had run several checks with SpyBot and Ad-aware to try to get rid of the damned pop-up

    I suppose I should be relieved that the problems not with my computer, but caused by some user on the site. But it feels just as worrying.

    Dave
  3. Standard member Toe
    10 Aug '04 15:37 / 1 edit
    I've tracked down who's responsible and sent them a message linking to this thread, so hopefully the problem will disapear soon.

    And for all those who have spent the last few days scanning your PCs, isn't it nice to know your PC is in fact lovely, clean and virus free?
  4. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    10 Aug '04 15:43 / 2 edits
    Now you have me wondering....

    I'm on here almost every day and have not had this problem, so I wonder what protective program I have installed that is keeping me from getting this popup??

    Marc

    p.s. I'm running AVG anti-virus and Kerio firewall, both are the freeware version. Maybe that's what is keeping me from seeing this popup problem.

    p.p.s. Another possibility that just occured to me is that I have the Google toolbar installed into my browser, and it has a pop-up blocking option. I see that it keeps count of how many it has blocked and I'm currently at 753. It could be what is doing the job.
  5. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    10 Aug '04 19:10
    1730 blocked for me - and I don't visit any of 'those' sites.

    -Russ
  6. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    10 Aug '04 19:14
    It was me
    Sorry people,didn't even know this could happen.
    Avatar-link taken down,problem solved
    I miss my rat though :'(
  7. 10 Aug '04 22:34
    I have all cookies banned on my browser and get no pop-up, tho i have noticed cookies from msn user account being stopped (amongst others...tis amazing how may pictures try to put cookies on your computer!)
  8. Standard member NicolaiS
    Cannabist
    10 Aug '04 22:43
    Originally posted by SirLoseALot
    It was me
    Sorry people,didn't even know this could happen.
    Avatar-link taken down,problem solved
    I miss my rat though :'(
    Send the picture over and I will host it for you ...
  9. Standard member Toe
    11 Aug '04 00:25
    no idea why some folk suffered (now past tense: thanks sir lot!) and some didn't.

    Some ideas off the top of my head were as follows, but I've no real evidence to back any theory up:

    perhaps it is a browser thing (.net being very microsoft),
    maybe it is because my system has .net extentions installed,
    maybe other people have a setting to automatically log in with a .net passport when required,
    or maybe you folks have a a better pop-up stoppper than the one I use (which is freesurfer mkII), though it has always worked well for me in the past.

    Now that those of us who saw it know its source isn't a nasty virus/worm/trojen, the worry is gone though. And should it appear elsewhere on the net we'll have a good guess as to why.