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  • #61

    Please hurry along and God's speed. If you can't support where you play it's best not to muddy the experience for those who do.

  • #62

    @ Gedgey:

    So, your computer was experiencing all sorts of symptoms of being infected with viruses and malware, right?  

    And then you installed/uprgraded ad-blocker, anti-malware, and anti-virus software, which fixed your problem, right?  

    And now you're stating "and to all those that tried to tell me my machine was infected I'm pleased to say you were wrong," right? 

    How does that make sense?  If your machine wasn't infected, how would installing all of that software fix the problem?


    I once had an infected wound.  Then i treated it with antibiotics and it got better.  So, to all of you who think that i ever had an infected wound, you're wrong -- i never even had a wound.

  • #63
    bettcherbill wrote:

    Please hurry along and God's speed. If you can't support where you play it's best not to muddy the experience for those who do.

    You are right, especially wth your last post. There is always something wrong with a site but in the end the good parts outweigh by far.

  • #64

    Dude, if you don't like the website, simply don't be on it. Or I know, do you have the brain span to create your own for thousands of users to enjoy? I don't think so.

  • #65

    Yeah this happens to me all the time and it only happens when I am on this site.  My computer is malware free.  It is pretty pathetic how this website can't control what happens on it.  You would think that they'd have someone with half a brain working there to manage their content better.  Oh well, I guess they still get their ad revenue.  There is definitely a market for a new, functioning browser-based chess site.  Someone should make one and offer a free year membership to anyone who leaves chess.com.

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  • #67

    Booker It seems your machine was affected the same as mine was.

    Some of the adds on the site are linked to some bogus sites and yes some of them are very dangerous.  It does appear that not everyone is affected like you i have no malware, but it is also true i didn't have any blockers.  I must say i dont use any sites that generally need them.  Since I added the ad-blocks as some of the better responses on here suggested I dont get the adds and dont get the bogus links firing up as a result.  


    Now dont wait for anyone from Chess to help you they actually deny it has anything to do with them or their adds.  Its clear its no affecting everyone as some of these numpties with their pathetic responses make clear - bully for them.  Seriously not going going to be bothered by any of these Trolls.

    So yes get some add-blockers and it will stop im sure your machine is infected but someone needs to check the validity of some of the adds and the links they are firing up as new tabs.  Hope you get it resolved - and the trolls can do one.

  • #68

       "We notice you are using an ad blocker. Please consider supporting Chess.com by upgrading your account. Thanks!" wink.png                                                                                                                                                                    null

  • #69

    Thanks Gedgey, I actually started using a tablet and it has yet to happen. As for my computer being infected, I actually built a brand new computer and only used it to play Chess on chess.com just for ha-has.  After playing for an hour or two, it happened!!! If the computer became infected, then the infection came from chess.com. After it happened, I ran malware bytes and spy-bot and neither detected any malware. So if it was in fact infected, then not only did it come from using chess.com, but the malware is very sophisticated.

    I'm guessing that the issue is bad adware, but either way I definitely appreciate the constructive feedback Gedgey!!!!!

    As for the "...Please consider supporting Chess.com by upgrading your account..." message that you received, I find it kind of ridiculous. The reality is, by viewing their ads you are actually helping to support Chess.com since they get paid to stream you solicitations.

  • #70

    They get paid for the adverts but based on things erik has said in the past, the income from ads helps offset expenses but isn't a major income source. Based on the site's membership fees, I would say a basic member generates significantly less than a gold membership. My guess is that a gold membership generates more than multiple basic accounts do in ad views (how many I don't know).


    But the site does use an ad network and problem ads do make it through from time to time. If you run across one, you can report it. At one point they were offering premium for repoted ads, though I don't know if that is still done.

  • #71

    ..those are FIDE scums or fanatics!

  • #72

    This site is obviously infested with reticularimites mario quomos.....



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