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Discussion in 'Website Information and News' started by Trolca, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Trolca

    Trolca Executive

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    Now when I open xlnation.city, a left side panel called Roll Around opens. As I try to navigate other web sites and popups open as well. This is happening with both Internet Explorer and Chrome.

    I don't know if any of this is coming from XL Nation or something else is the cause.
     
  2. pauliaxz

    pauliaxz Mayor

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    This is coming from maliciuos adware you got accidentaly when installing some software. If same happens in other websites, then it has nothing to do with XLN
     
  3. Trolca

    Trolca Executive

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    I have no idea what I did to trigger this. It only shows up with on this web site using either IE or Chrome.

    UPDATE
    I found the cause. An application called Roll Around was installed when I installed some free software. Talk about a real pain.
     
  4. The Funky Monk

    The Funky Monk Moderator
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    Freeware is a pain like that. They are shifty as when you go through the installation you can't just click the next button until you get to install. There would have been a window where it asks if you want to install something that has nothing to do with the actual program.
     
  5. nicko2u

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  6. Lokentaz

    Lokentaz Elite

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    When you download something from the web I suggest to check it with virustotal (average 50 antivirus in one click)

    https://www.virustotal.com/

    It saved me several times.
     
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  7. IcyHot

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    I virus check the website quite often, in a year not one virus or malware
     
  8. Lokentaz

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    Trust doesn't keep from control. I checked every mod I downloaded and I never had a bad surprise.
     
  9. IcyHot

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    I totally agree everyone should be careful downloading content and check for viruses
     
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