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Redirected to a page that says your Java is out of date?

Postby Nick » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:02 am

Hey everyone,

It seems like Google has recently been serving up adverts on CS which cause a page to pop up (www . javaupdatesnow . com) that tells you that Java is out of date, and asks you to download a an update. This is this a fake site which is actually trying to trick to you install spyware on your computer. Real Java updates only come from java.com.

If you've installed that fake update, then please scan your computer with an anti-spyware tool like the Microsoft Safety Scanner:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/scann ... fault.aspx

This is a free tool which can remove spyware and viruses from your Windows computer.

We have disabled adverts on Chicken Smoothie until Google resolves the problem with their ads.
EDIT: We've now re-enabled adverts. Please let us know if you continue to be redirected to one of these fake "java/flash update sites" when you browse CS!
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Re: Redirected to a page that says your Java is out of date?

Postby raine.ae » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:04 am

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Re: Redirected to a page that says your Java is out of date?

Postby QwrtyMan213 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:08 am

This happened on Flight Rising as well... I wonder what Google is up to?
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Re: Redirected to a page that says your Java is out of date?

Postby wolfsong-mapleflame » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:09 am

So that's why all the ads have disappeared. This is actually an improvement, I have seen some quite inappropriate ads around CS.
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Re: Redirected to a page that says your Java is out of date?

Postby Karma The Cat » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:10 am

Oh, thank you for notifying us Nick!
I have been getting that message, however I've also gotten notifications from my anti-virus software saying it's a suspicious software.
It's a good thing I just closed that message, and went on with my day..
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Re: Redirected to a page that says your Java is out of date?

Postby LunaHydreigon » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:12 am

Oh thank goodness! I was like: "Waaahhh?! I thought this only happens on dA!?" It's happening on Eldemore and Flight Rising too to be honest. That explains why CS seems short now. xD
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Re: Redirected to a page that says your Java is out of date?

Postby mokuroh » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:15 am

LunaHydreigon wrote:Oh thank goodness! I was like: "Waaahhh?! I thought this only happens on dA!?" It's happening on Eldemore and Flight Rising too to be honest. That explains why CS seems short now. xD

I thought my iPad was just glitching out, I rather like this change, even if only temporary :3

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Re: Redirected to a page that says your Java is out of date?

Postby ladybug5 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:17 am

Wow, I'm glad I didn't click that when I saw it. It's a good thing that I decided to update Java later. Thank you for letting us know! I'll have to be careful on other websites now too. I'm going to go run an antivirus scan right now just in case.
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Re: Redirected to a page that says your Java is out of date?

Postby ZΕL » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:18 am

    Any chance that this has something to do with why I'm not shown a note about how long to wait for another halloween banner any more?
    I didn't get the note, so I thought I could search again. However, after at least fifty refreshes on various pages I still hadn't seen a banner.
    I found one just now, but still don't see the timer on a lot of pages. I see it on the forums, but not on the Archive, Home or Pound sites, or the Adopts, the pet groups, and... well, apparently, anywhere outside the fourms.
    It worked just fine earlier.
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Re: Redirected to a page that says your Java is out of date?

Postby BooDaBear001 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:24 am

Is that why there are no ads lately?
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