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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
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vic
Jan 9, 2015 6:21 PM CST
A couple hours ago, every time I came to ATP, I was redirected to an advertisement for Good Housekeeping. I scanned the machine, it found an issue, fixed it, and wanted to reboot and scan the data before opening windows and now it is fine. That was really scary Crying It's working fine now but it only happened with ATP. I had several other tabs open and they were fine. Weird, huh?
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 9, 2015 6:37 PM CST
That happening to me twice last night on my iphone!

I don't know where I was redirected because I closed it out so fast. Didn't happen again after those two times
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 9, 2015 6:45 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

How strange!! I've never heard of this happening before. Sad
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jan 9, 2015 6:46 PM CST
I cleared my browsing history so I can't even tell you where I was redirected
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jan 9, 2015 7:38 PM CST
It just hapened again! consumernews247.com
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jan 9, 2015 8:12 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

So what's happening here? You load the ATP homepage and instead it goes elsewhere? Does it load the ATP page first and then go to a different page?

Is there a popup or something or is this happening in the actual browser window? I need more details.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jan 9, 2015 8:21 PM CST
I load ATP, i tap to pick a forum and it goes to that site. No new window, no pop up. Leaves ATP and goes to that site
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jan 9, 2015 8:22 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Could you accidentally be clicking on an ad?
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jan 9, 2015 8:29 PM CST
Is there an ad on ATP for that site?
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 9, 2015 9:59 PM CST
Looks like this has happened on other sites; this says something about 'scumware' doing an attack. I won't pretend to understand what that means, but hope this helps.

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/adsense/szfNN...
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jan 9, 2015 10:23 PM CST
I am guessing it's something on your computer. I don't know how the do it, but malware are able to insert thing on a web page, that make it look like it's page of the page. I would run as many malware checkers I could. Run whatever antivirus you use, plus spybot search and destroy, malware bytes and any other you can find.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jan 9, 2015 11:41 PM CST
It is on my iphone
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Jan 9, 2015 11:44 PM CST

Plants Admin

According to the link greene posted above, it's a problem with some Google ads, there are a few mentions of that consumernews247.com, starting on Jan 7 and then more recent.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jan 10, 2015 2:32 AM CST
It lets me be on ATP for about 3 seconds and then another website comes up. It's weird - and scary. Crying

It seems to be fine now that my anti-virus did whatever it did Shrug! I wish I could be more helpful Dave but I'm so clueless about this stuff *Blush*
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jan 10, 2015 3:55 AM CST
ps to say that no, I did not click on an ad.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jan 10, 2015 9:23 AM CST
It did again and I grabbed this

http://lemode-mgz.com/fd/9701/special-report.html?voluumdata...
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jan 10, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Had to do that quick - and then something came up from my anti virus that said whatever that link above is, is web forgery and has been blocked because of my preferences.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Jan 10, 2015 10:27 AM CST

Plants Admin

That lemode-mgz was the other ad thing mentioned in greene's link. A problem with Google.
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jan 10, 2015 10:28 AM CST
Better google's problem than my computer.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jan 10, 2015 11:12 AM CST
I wonder if it is happening to other users besides Vicki and me?

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