Constantly popup concerning cookies

Discussion in 'Forum Issues, Problems, & Concerns' started by Stefan, Jun 27, 2020.

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  1. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    There is a cookie message („We respect your privacy“) constantly popping up and I‘m afraid we‘re talking malware here. It‘s the typical „agree cookies“ message which is used on every website. But this here looks like malware BS.
     
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  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Hmmmmm
    That’s fishy.
    Now that I use google chrome on my iphone, same as my laptop for Gretsch-Talk I never get pop-ups anymore.
     
  3. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    I get these too on my MacBook and iPhone. Somehow the site doesn’t remember I’ve already agreed and keeps asking. Don’t see how this is related to malware, but I’m no expert. Not really worried, but it is a bit annoying.
     
  4. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I haven’t had it yet on here using my iPhone. Hopefully it doesn’t start.
     
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I use a pop up blocker and I still get them. I suspect my ISP.
     
  6. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Same problem for me :

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    Yes. It's possibly a malware... I'll start my antivirus and cleaner procedure too see if it persists, hoping it did not already signed... It may be also an attack against the website platform which is not secured (not https). o_O

    A+!
     
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  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I use a popup blocker (Ghostery) and I don't get these messages.
     
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  8. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    I use Ghostery on my iPhone when visiting this forum.. No problems at all..
     
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  9. KuKuKu

    KuKuKu Gretschie

    415
    Aug 28, 2016
    Germany
    Same problem here.
     
  10. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

    799
    Jul 13, 2011
    UK
    I get that message every few seconds and it's really pissing me off.
    Any idea how to get rid?
     
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  11. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Just installed Ghostery. No issues anymore with this browser. Thanks for the tip.
     
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  12. KuKuKu

    KuKuKu Gretschie

    415
    Aug 28, 2016
    Germany
    Installed Ghostery. Didn't help.
     
  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    This message pops up only on one web sight I go on . It's from the Hohner harmonica web sight so I do trust it Screen Shot 2020-06-28 at 6.32.53 AM.png
     
  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Same problem on my computer.
     
  15. Dave-B

    Dave-B Country Gent

    May 23, 2016
    Scotland
    The same pop-ups are on squier-talk, but no other GearTalk sites (tdpri, epiphone-talk etc)

    A quick scan of page content shows a privacy management product ('Quantcast Choice') is the source of the pop-ups. No idea if they're legit or not.

    If this is a new feature added by the GT site owner, it would be nice to get confirmation of that. And if the owner is reading, perhaps brand the pop-ups "Gretsch Talk" so they don't look like random malware?
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Same here,just started last night,every time i open a new page there it is,i got pissed off very quickly with it,make it stop ffs..

    And it's only on this site,thank god,if it was on everything i'd have thrown the puter outta the window.
     
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  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    I.... can't..... stand.....this!:mad::mad:
     
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  18. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    766
    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    Is there an explanation from the modeerators/owners as to why this is happening? Just polite to reassure or offer some news
     
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  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I use Ghostery as well. It works.
    I still get the "We see that you're using an adblocker."
    Yup, and I'll keep using the adblocker. Thank you.
    I'm also not going to subscribe to WSJ or another site just to read one article.

    As the Grateful Dead taught us, "They'll steal the smile right off of your face." Trust no one.
     
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  20. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    766
    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    I'm outta here till its fixed, no news about why it's happening
     
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