Malware on the USMB?

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    In the last few days, whenever I log on to this message board, my internet security program warns me in no uncertain terms. I have taken taken futher steps to overcome this issue...Anyone have similar problems?
     
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    I use Malwarebytes (Premium) and I am often informed of dangerous sites. I have never received warnings about USMB.
     
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    I was using Malwarebytes (Premium) and in the last week when I logged on to this site, it would go into overdrive. Just in the last few days, several times I would be trying to respond to a post and it would take almost a minute to type "one" word.
     
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    I had a problem with USMB a few months ago. I didn't get any warnings from Malwarebytes, but strange things happened.
    I have had no problems lately but a few months ago strange things happened when I logged onto USMB. I didn't get any warnings from Malwarebytes but I had problems posting and there was one ad that I couldn't get to stop playing. It seems that my problem was with the ads. I had reinstalled Firefox and my adblock was no longer working. When I reinstalled adblock everything returned to normal and I haven't had any problems on USMB since then.
     
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    It's the Russians again.
     
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    I got the 'Bad Gateway' message three or four times recently, but only in the early mornings, seems to a frequent thing in the early mornings here, between 3 or 4 and 5:30-6:00 AM. I just move on, no biggy. One of the other sites I hit seems to have closed down, though, which is sad. Maybe the decent posters there will migrate and post real news stories instead of the zillion fake news threads from the Hillary losers. I rarely have problems, and I don't use any of that ridiculous and worthless antivirus crap, just common sense and disabling automatic updates and that sort of thing, and use some of the Firefox add ons.

    And, flush your friggin CACHE once in a while, especially after your visits to TMZ and Lindsey Lohan's fan club page and the like.

    But it is indeed probably Russians, spamming DOS hubris through Hillary's and the DNC's servers.
     
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    SO, what does Mal wear?
     
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    The same Maoist pantsuits Hillary and Jake wear.

    No, it's not just a coincidence ...
     
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