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Anyone else being asked to save a file called seg.js?

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InkySkink Wed 14-Aug-13 20:19:09

Anyone else being repeatedly asked to save a file called seg.js from
I've run a virus scan and it was clean, and this is ONLY happening on mumsnet.
No way I'm downloading anything I didn't directly click on by the way.

27cats Wed 14-Aug-13 20:20:00

Me too, whats going on?

InkySkink Wed 14-Aug-13 20:21:33

I think it may be a virus in the ads.
From what I saw when I Google it.

nothruroad Wed 14-Aug-13 21:14:36

I'm getting that too - only on MN.

MissFenella Wed 14-Aug-13 21:17:18

me too

pipsqueak Wed 14-Aug-13 21:24:25

me too

YoniBottsBumgina Wed 14-Aug-13 21:25:43

It sounds like a javascript file. I wouldn't download or install it. Sounds like it's a plugin for an ad, but it could be sneaky malware.

You may want to report your OP asap so that tech sees it!

YoniBottsBumgina Wed 14-Aug-13 21:27:36

It seems like the ads are getting worse on here sad I currently have adblocker installed and I usually whitelist mumsnet since so much of their revenue comes from ads, but I had to activate it again when there was a creepy ad which would start playing music about 5 minutes after I'd loaded a page! I was going to deactivate it again but now I've seen this I think I'll hold off.

Chanatan Wed 14-Aug-13 21:30:45

Malwarebytes I would download and scan pc to see if you have picked up any nasties.I always use adblock so never see any ads.

ImperialBlether Wed 14-Aug-13 21:39:00

I'm getting this, too! I did as Chanatan said and it said there was a virus which it's got rid of. Time will tell whether the pop up will stop.

Thanks for the recommendation, Chanatan.

OliviaIsOffTheGinMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Aug-13 21:39:03

oh dear that doens't sound good.
Let me find out what's occurring.

JacqueslePeacock Wed 14-Aug-13 21:41:05

There are complaints about this on the systweak thread as well...

Chanatan Wed 14-Aug-13 21:41:35

Olivia I had a quick google and something similar happened on Pistonheads a while back,it was ad related.

ImperialBlether Wed 14-Aug-13 21:43:25

What's occurring? Are you in Gavin and Stacey?

mrstalbear Wed 14-Aug-13 21:47:16

yep me too, just mn. keep 'x' ing it

OliviaIsOffTheGinMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Aug-13 22:22:10


What's occurring? Are you in Gavin and Stacey?

Nope I just like the turn of phrase
Right then OP
First of all are you using Internet Explorer to view this ? If not what are you using?
Second of all, please can you tell us WHAT the ad is that you're seeing when being asked to download weirdy stuff?

ImNotBloody14 Wed 14-Aug-13 22:24:29

im getting this aswell on IE. not looking at any ads though- it just comes up.

TeamEdward Wed 14-Aug-13 22:25:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SPBisResisting Wed 14-Aug-13 22:25:48

Yes just pops up at the bottom of the screen.
Internet Explorer

Trigglesx Wed 14-Aug-13 22:33:52

IE, yes, only on MN pages and have been getting it all evening. Had no idea it was linked to an ad, so no clue what ad. Just pops up when changing pages on MN.

OliviaIsOffTheGinMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Aug-13 22:40:35

Do you know which topics youre on?
<clutches straws>

Yonihadtoask Wed 14-Aug-13 22:44:34

Oh I was getting that too.

I was on shorthaul, step parenting and chat?

FraterculaArctica Wed 14-Aug-13 22:45:38

Yes, Internet Explorer. Haven't noticed it being connected to any particular ads.

GetStuffezd Wed 14-Aug-13 22:45:42

Yes I'm getting it too! For days. Only MN. Apparently randomly. It's when I'm on laptop, using IE.

thornrose Wed 14-Aug-13 22:45:44

I'm getting it too, along with the hunky weight loss man that scares doctors!

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