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post #1 of 19 Old 07-21-2013, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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VigLink - what is it?

Can anyone tell me what this dratted 'Vigl\Link' thing is which seems to keep linking certain words in my (and others) postings to other web sites?

Is there anyway I can stop it or is it now a feature of the site?

Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 19 Old 07-21-2013, 09:41 AM
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I'll ask......

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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post #3 of 19 Old 07-21-2013, 12:26 PM
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The site keeps setting off my anti-virus. Trojan alert...
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post #4 of 19 Old 07-21-2013, 02:11 PM
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Is anybody else getting it? I though the last problem was malware on an individual's computer and it turned out to be a site problem. Do a search on the Viglink problem but do not go to the Viglink site.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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I'm not seeing anything but I use Google Chrome (both Windows and Linux) but loaded with various extensions that may alleviate issue.
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post #6 of 19 Old 07-21-2013, 03:27 PM
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I'm using Firefox, Windows 8, Avast...
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post #7 of 19 Old 07-21-2013, 03:48 PM
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I'm using Firefox, Windows 8, Avast...
What anti-virus software are you using? Have you checked it?

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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What anti-virus software are you using? Have you checked it?
Avast, the free version. It blocks it but still appears every time I re-open the site. The trojan found is RedirDL.
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post #9 of 19 Old 07-23-2013, 06:56 PM
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Well, according to one of the security modules I run on my browser the owners are allowing a tracker on this site that points back to VigLink. The URL of the tracker is http://cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js so I would suspect that this is part of the problem.

Since you are running Firefox I would STRONGLY recommend that you install the AdBlock Plus and Ghostery extensions. They are both free and stop the majority of that crap.

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Well, according to one of the security modules I run on my browser the owners are allowing a tracker on this site that points back to VigLink. The URL of the tracker is http://cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js so I would suspect that this is part of the problem..
I'm compiling a custom list and this saves me the trouble of digging it out of IE's personal tracking list, which sometimes blocks stuff I don't want it to, when in auto mode.
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