Monday, July 9, 2012 10:34 AM
xfireboyx's avatar

I've been getting website redirects everytime I am on here.

Has anybody else been experiencing these?

I only get it when I come to pointbuzz, and it only happens one time per session (meaning that I will navigate to the forums, it will redirect me to a different website, then I can back out of it and continue looking for as long as I want at other topics on here).

I view using IE8 (give me a break, I have to use IE for work!) :-)

Monday, July 9, 2012 11:03 AM
djDaemon's avatar

My guess would be that IE sucks at blocking pop-up ads, and instead redirects your current tab. It happens very rarely on Chrome.


Monday, July 9, 2012 1:09 PM
Jeff's avatar

I hate stuff like that, because it's so hard to track down. One crappy advertisers sticks something naughty into their ad and it's four layers deep and impossible to find. I haven't personally seen it (yet).

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Monday, July 9, 2012 1:16 PM
xfireboyx's avatar

Thanks guys...

I will try in Firefox to see if I continue to receive the issue.

Monday, July 9, 2012 1:36 PM
coolkid's avatar

I use Google Chrome. I keep getting a redirect to some website called "crackle".

Monday, July 9, 2012 2:08 PM
xfireboyx's avatar

That's the one I get too, Coolkid.

Monday, July 9, 2012 2:27 PM
Walt's avatar

Yeah, I got one this morning to Crackle. Happened once, haven't seen it since.

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Monday, July 9, 2012 11:47 PM
coolkid's avatar

I just got another one. Google Chrome stopped this popup, but gave me the red warning page that displayed " contains malicious software". I have also been getting quite a few "congratulations, you won!" popups, these ones don't redirect you, but play audio.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 11:29 AM

I've been getting Crackle sometimes lately. I'm using Internet Explorer.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:07 PM

Regarding crackle, I was able to find some info on a virus called win32 Heur on According to ehow, the crackle redirect is one of the manifestations of win32 Heur. This site is not the only site that has been getting comments about the crackle issue. I'm on an iPad, so I don't know why I would be having the issue, but I am. However, on my laptop, I use IE and have not had the problem. However, my laptop has security "up the ying-yang."

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:25 AM
xfireboyx's avatar

Just as a heads up, I had to get my computer re-imaged yesterday due to a boot issue.

After the reimage, I stopped getting crackle pop-ups.

I believe MHW is right about the win32 Heur.

If you start seeing Crackle ads, I would recommend researching how to check and remove win32 Heur.


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