Annoying Chat Redirect!

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  1. Pikang

    Pikang Resident furry and fursuiter

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    I'll keep this as short as possible.

    To start off, I love being in the chatbox we have. If there's enough people in there, it's a great place to just hang out.

    However, as of up to about...I want to say six months ago? I don't remember...I started getting odd behaviors from the chatbox, mainly a redirect to a Russian site simply named "fisana.ru". The redirect would happen spontaneously, with absolutely no warning, and just dump me from the chatbox onto their home page, often disconnecting me from private conversations. It seems to be a forum skin site from the research I've done with it, and I have reason to believe that this is where one of our site skins came from as a result.

    However, telling the admins here seemed to be pointless back then. Without naming anyone, one said to do a virus scan of my computer (which I did), while another said they just weren't sure what it was (completely understandable). However, not only have I done multiple virus scans with Malwarebytes as of late, but I have also had to wipe my computer clean (it crashed recently after I accidentally turned it off during an update) in the last month or so back to about...I don't remember exactly, but it was a long-ago starting point. Nothing relating to fisana.ru has come up, not to mention it still redirects me from our chat! How do I know? I just had it do so today.

    I am adamant that this shady redirect is not my computer. I'm not 100% sure, but I mostly-firmly believe that the redirect is coded into one of OI's skins, meant as an advert of sorts. I'm not screaming for this to be fixed or something, but could we at least have someone more experienced than me look into it?
     
  2. Shanderraa

    Shanderraa Preteen Meme Master Global Moderator

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    What skin do you use? I have used Hotel since forever and never got this problem.
     
  3. Leon Vane

    Leon Vane Lift A Sail

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    Black City here, so we can rule that one out as well.
     
  4. SilentSentinel

    SilentSentinel "Best Admin" - Gamma, July 5th 2017 Administrator

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    I use the default skin and have never had this problem, so we can rule that one out too.
     
  5. Mysterious

    Mysterious 1337 Speaker News Crew

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    Never had that with Zen Forest West so we can rule that one out too
     
  6. Pikang

    Pikang Resident furry and fursuiter

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    I use Zen Forest West. I'm really not sure, though, if it's a skin problem or something else, the redirects ONLY happen here, and not on other sites.
     
  7. Amerac

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    What browser do you use?
     
  8. Pikang

    Pikang Resident furry and fursuiter

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    Chrome.
     
  9. Amerac

    Amerac Newbie

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    hmmm what plug ins do you have?
    it hard to diagnose what the cause is without looking at it in person
     
  10. Angel Knight Phil

    Angel Knight Phil Drag-on Dragoon Pummelo Moderator

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    Have you been clicking any ads?
     
  11. Pikang

    Pikang Resident furry and fursuiter

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    Nope, I try to avoid them.

    I have only two, GPX+ and PokeFarm Q. Both are safe sites, and both are and have been disabled for a long while.
     
  12. Trainer X

    Trainer X They don't think it be like it is, but it do Administrator

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    Fisana is the name of the person who designed the Zen Forest West Skin, and fisana.ru is the website linked to in the footer of that skin. Do you use the Zen Forest West Skin, and if so, might you have accidentally clicked the footer?
     
  13. Pikang

    Pikang Resident furry and fursuiter

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    I do use it, but I have never clicked the footer. The redirect happens with no input from me.
     

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