Puerto Pollensa Travel Guide
Before You Go
Flights
Package Holidays
Latest Special Offers!
All-Inclusive Hotels
Hotels & Aparthotels
Private Villas/Apts to Rent
Villa Companies
Local Rental Agents
Cruises
Car Hire
Airport Transfers & Taxis
Travel Insurance
Late Deals!
Currency
Holiday Shopping
Background Info
Language
Books
Events & Fiestas
Climate & Weather
Art & Culture
Flora & Fauna
Links
Discussion Forum
Once You're There
Maps
Airport Directions
Tourist Information
Eating Out
Buses & Trains
Music & Entertainment
Excursions & Days Out
Shopping & Markets
Kids
Beaches
Walking, Cycling
Boat Charters
Sailing/Watersports
Market Place
Boats & Yachts
Property For Sale
Businesses For Sale
Property Services
Local Services
MouseMats & T-shirts
Computers
Internet Services
Virus Protection
PuertoPollensa.com discussion forums

Go Back   Pollensa Forum > GENERAL > General Feedback

General Feedback Use this area to provide general feedback on the PuertoPollensa.com web site. Suggest new sections, tell us what you like and don't like.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17-03-2014, 11:14
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 644
Default Beware pop up ads

While composing 3 posts today I got three ads pop up and open pages. One of these was stopped by my Norton security saying its is a known malicious website.

Beware!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 17-03-2014, 11:48
Sparky's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port de Pollença
Posts: 16,628
Default

I have "Pop-up blocker" enabled on my laptop .
__________________
Living the dream in PP with my glass half full .
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 18-03-2014, 08:36
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 644
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sparky View Post
I have "Pop-up blocker" enabled on my laptop .
So do I Sparky, but even at this moment I have 4 pop ups when hitting this (PP) site. One is for secret moments, another is for Sixt and another just says Mesaje importante, another from evo.

Someone has has hacked your site I think. I only get it on the PP site
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18-03-2014, 08:49
sws97sdg's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4,158
Default

Do you mean the sponsored links adverts, I don't get anything!!!
__________________
Sant Antoni 2017

On island time!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18-03-2014, 09:33
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 644
Default

I have found that a malicious adware programme has been installed called PursuePoint which is the cause of the problem. It only started when i accessed this (PP) website

It can be found and un-installed through control panel. Problem solved
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 18-03-2014, 09:50
sws97sdg's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4,158
Default

It doesn't look like its malicious, you can use it to save money and claim coupons, details here, easy to remove as you said!! probable not from here, have you downloaded something recently? !!

"PursuePoint is a browser extension, plugin or addon for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, also called a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer and is most likely responsible for the PursuePoint advertisements. The PursuePoint Advertisements are everywhere once you installed this PursuePoint adware into your browser. PursuePoint delivers Deals as Coupons for websites as Expedia, Amazon, Walmart, 1-800 Flowers and more. It does so by showing popups on the website you are visiting, or a ‘see similar‘ button. A large toolbar of some kind may also appear in your browser or a small ad appears showing you how many coupons there are available for that specific website with text “PursuePoint ads” or “powered by PursuePoint”. This adware is spread thru different locations. You may be downloading it from there official site because it saves money while shopping online, or you may have got it bundled with some fake update or free download you installed on your computer.

This adware is made for one thing, and one thing only. To investigate your browsing behavior using domains as superfish.com to make money. Once you use a coupon that PursuePoint delivers to you, PursuePoint producers make money or at least benefit from it. When we got this installed on our honeypot we got it bundled with a Download Manager called Tuuguu SL.
__________________
Sant Antoni 2017

On island time!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 18-03-2014, 09:58
Sparky's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port de Pollença
Posts: 16,628
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alcanadakid View Post
I have found that a malicious adware programme has been installed called PursuePoint which is the cause of the problem. It only started when i accessed this (PP) website

It can be found and un-installed through control panel. Problem solved
Glad you have sorted the problem, i thought it was strange that you were getting them even though you had enabled the "pop-up blocker" .
__________________
Living the dream in PP with my glass half full .
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18-03-2014, 12:56
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 644
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sws97sdg View Post
It doesn't look like its malicious, you can use it to save money and claim coupons, details here, easy to remove as you said!! probable not from here, have you downloaded something recently? !!

"PursuePoint is a browser extension, plugin or addon for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, also called a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer and is most likely responsible for the PursuePoint advertisements. The PursuePoint Advertisements are everywhere once you installed this PursuePoint adware into your browser. PursuePoint delivers Deals as Coupons for websites as Expedia, Amazon, Walmart, 1-800 Flowers and more. It does so by showing popups on the website you are visiting, or a ‘see similar‘ button. A large toolbar of some kind may also appear in your browser or a small ad appears showing you how many coupons there are available for that specific website with text “PursuePoint ads” or “powered by PursuePoint”. This adware is spread thru different locations. You may be downloading it from there official site because it saves money while shopping online, or you may have got it bundled with some fake update or free download you installed on your computer.

This adware is made for one thing, and one thing only. To investigate your browsing behavior using domains as superfish.com to make money. Once you use a coupon that PursuePoint delivers to you, PursuePoint producers make money or at least benefit from it. When we got this installed on our honeypot we got it bundled with a Download Manager called Tuuguu SL.
I cant think of anything that I downloaded recently, but it seemed to have started with this website. It was a real pain, covering half the screen with adverts and opening up new windows. My pop up blocker was enabled and Norton didn't stop it. There is a lot of discussion on the web about it, some describing it as malicious. Fortunately it is easy to get rid of once you have identified it
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 18-03-2014, 14:04
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: England
Posts: 1,710
Default

Interesting. I've been getting similar "pop-ups" on other websites. I've had to recently change my browser and now Mozilla Firefox. I have McAfee security with my BT broadband package. Knowing nothing about computers where is the pop-up thingy? Is it through the control panel?

I buy quite a lot via the internet because of choice but these annoying pop-ups are a nuisance.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 19-03-2014, 08:41
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 644
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nickpaulanoah View Post
Interesting. I've been getting similar "pop-ups" on other websites. I've had to recently change my browser and now Mozilla Firefox. I have McAfee security with my BT broadband package. Knowing nothing about computers where is the pop-up thingy? Is it through the control panel?

I buy quite a lot via the internet because of choice but these annoying pop-ups are a nuisance.
The malware that I had was pursuePoint but there are probably others. To delete a programe go - Control Panel>programs>uninstall> scroll down list to find the unwanted program> click on it then click uninstall.

The pop-up blocker can be accessed by - control panel>network and internet>internet options> privacy tab> tick turn on pop up blocker>apply
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 19-03-2014, 22:46
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: England
Posts: 1,710
Default

Thanks, will do that.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Owners beware Gommar Goffer Living & Working in the Pollensa Area 13 03-08-2012 16:21
Beware pickpockets PP76 Miscellaneous 1 13-04-2012 17:57
Beware of the Cats !!!! Deanscroft Miscellaneous 15 30-10-2010 23:39
Beware of the Chicken Senor Ken Bars & Restaurants in Pollensa, Majorca 2 20-08-2005 20:56


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:45.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(c) Copyright Holiday Webs Ltd 2011