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When using mail.yahoo.com, the page often spontaneously fwds to a malicious webpage. There, it may tell you a number of things, like there is a Java upgrade and you need to download <this> now and install, etc.
I think this is a MAL AD, but that's only an assumption. It does not happen when using Chrome.
That's odd that you only see that in one browser. I'd make sure your computer has an updated antivirus and run a full scan. After that finishes I would run a malware scan using MalwareBytes. Once those are both complete I would install an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and try again.
Also using Firefox you can click on the Help menu and then click on "Report Deceptive Site" to report the webpage.
Thanks Arthur, haven't ran a compete scan yet but I do run BitDefender. I have never fell for the website's threat to install s/w thankfully. I will look into the Ad blocker.
Yep, not at all in Chrome!
Scooter, it has been doing this for about 3-4 weeks. It does it pretty consistently. I wish I could tell you which ad was running when it happpens but the page just changes in a flash. If you work for Yahoo, perhaps you could check the logs to see what ads were running on my email account, it is gbulla. It is only a guess that it is a malicious ad BTW,
scooter, I run Yahoo email on my Android smartphone but no issues there (which makes sense, as it is an app vs a web page).
I've also not noticed any issues on my iPad. I dont' recallif I'm running a yahoo email app on that or the native mail app.
Note that neither of the above run ads.