WARNING: There is a malicious ad on RealJock that will try to download a virus on your computer.

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    Aug 17, 2013 2:04 AM GMT
    If you are viewing RealJock and see a page pop up that tells you to update your Java, then tries to automatically download it, cancel the download. This is a virus. The actual malicious ad says "A plugin is required to view this content. Click here to install." DO NOT click it.
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    Aug 17, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    Have you told RJ Admin about this?
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    Aug 17, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    Yes but I also wanted to put out a warning because some members might fall for it before the admin gets around to removing it.
    Do their admins work nights & weekends?
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    Aug 17, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    If you have java or java runtime installed, uninstall it. You don't need it. This goes for both Mac and Windows users.
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    Aug 17, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    failscarf said
    xrichx saidIf you have java or java runtime installed, uninstall it. You don't need it. This goes for both Mac and Windows users.


    They are very pervasive about it being updated.
    You can't access certain internet content without it.
    Examples?
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    Aug 17, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    I deleted it a couple months ago, and never noticed a difference.
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    Aug 17, 2013 3:34 AM GMT
    Also, one thing everyone should know.. ad networks are a very common way to spread/deliver malware.

    Use Firefox or Chrome as your web browser, and install an ad blocker extension.
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    Aug 17, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    Just to clarify, this isn't the real Java download. It's a virus impersonating Java.
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    Aug 17, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    Some straight married guy just hit me up for $30, but he was cute, and the ads are gone. (the ad blocker is free if you don't want to pay)
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    Aug 17, 2013 6:12 AM GMT
    xrichx saidAlso, one thing everyone should know.. ad networks are a very common way to spread/deliver malware.

    Use Firefox or Chrome as your web browser, and install an ad blocker extension.


    I go further.
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    Aug 17, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
    You can't go wrong with AdBlock or Adblock Plus on Chrome. On Firefox I used AdBlock Plus in addition to the Adblock Element Hiding Helper.
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    Aug 21, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    Thanks for the heads up. I'm still getting the pop up. Thankfully I did not download it. Whew!
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    Aug 21, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    What kind of basic person doesn't use ad blocker plus browser add-on?