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    Default What's up with forum links being redirected to phony Flash Download page?

    About 25% of the time I click on a post here, I instead get a bogus "Flash Update Required" page. Is it just me?
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    You're being shanghai'd. I highly recommend installing Malwarebytes and SpyBot SD (mainly for its immunization, which routes shitty URLs to localhost), as well as some antivirus system. And run them, of course. I accidentally installed Avast somehow, and I can't be assed to remove it, so I guess I'll keep it.
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    I experience that exact thing. Malwarebytes usually blocks it. But yeah, sometimes clicking on a thread leads to an obviously dangerous page for some download or another.

    But even if I didn't have Malwarebytes, I shouldn't be getting redirected from Sega-16 anyway.
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    Ok, I was about to make a post to say that I seem to have stopped being redirected to strange pages.

    Then I got redirected to some 'Amazon' page.

    It only happens to me on Sega-16, so is it really only happening to two people on here?
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    Seems like. Use a different browser, like Brave, and view the source code.
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    It happens to me on my phone, and it's a pain in the ass. If you switch to the mobile form, it goes away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raijin Z View Post
    Seems like. Use a different browser, like Brave, and view the source code.
    I was also going to look at the source code but then realized it'd be pointless. This is likely some ad hijacking the links using javascript (it also means that anybody using an adblocker will never see itů cue talk about how the site should push donations harder than ads).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades View Post
    It happens to me on my phone, and it's a pain in the ass. If you switch to the mobile form, it goes away.
    I can't even stay on the forum long enough to make the switch on my phone. The redirect happens in less than 5 seconds.

    And as someone else said, look at the source code, who cares? I'm not going out of my way to try to post. I'm just not very active here because the majority of my forum activity is on my phone. If I can't use Sega 16 on my phone I just won't be able to visit very often.

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