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    For some reason I am getting a blank.html pop up after clicking on Advanced Search. It asks if I want to save or open in the browser. I have looked at the file and nothing is contained within it. It seems to do it in FF but not IE. I narrowed it down to search_common I show this code:

    <iframe id="yui-history-iframe" src="clientscript/yui/history/assets/blank.html"
    style="position:absolute;top:0; {vb:stylevar left}:0;width:1px; height:1px;visibility:hidden;"></iframe>

    If i remove this code in search_common, the pop up goes away, but I am not sure if this code is required, or exactly what it is used for, and why it is pushing a pop up box when clicking on the Advanced Search. Any help to solve this issue is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  • #2
    Yes your site has been compromised that's an iframe redirect. Upload a fresh set of vb files, check for rougue plugins and admins etc.


    • #3
      Thanks. One of the mods over at is saying that that is part of the template, but they do not have a similar experience. So is that part of the template? I have no other issues but this, and when I run my site through a malware site the do not detect anything? Thanks!


      • #4
        The template that that code resides in search_common (Default Style) says this: Last edited January 27 2012 at 18:12 by vBulletin Solutions

        So, I'm not sure what to believe...
        Last edited by pityocamptes; Fri 20 Dec '13, 4:47pm.


        • #5
          Ran a PHI Search on all my vbulletin files it appears in: vbulletin-style.xml Vbulletin\VB4\upload\install

          So what now?


          • #6
            If you do a Search In Templates for part of the code, like "<iframe id="yui-history-iframe", you will see that it is part of the search_common template.

            Create a new style with no parent:
            • Styles & Templates > Style Manager > Add New Style
            • Parent Style: No Parent Style
            • Title: Default vBulletin
            • Allow User Selection: Yes
            • Save

            Then browse the site using that totally default vbulletin style - do you still have the same problem?

            Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
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            If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

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            • #7
              Ok, thanks. Before I do that, I just want to make sure I am not going to lose my custom template or any mods or anything else... thanks again!


              • #8
                Ok,I did it, same problem...


                • #9
                  It sounds like maybe your browser has some malware running on it to me. Does anyone else complain about it if they visit your site?


                  • #10
                    No one has that I know of. If you could check and provide feedback? The site is I'm using FF version 26 Thanks


                    • #11
                      How do I open a ticket on this? No one at seems to have an answer and suggested opening a ticket...


                      • #12
                        I am getting a download dialog box when I go to your Advanced Search page in Chrome.

                        I would suggest you first try ti disable all modifications as explained below and see if the issues goes away


                        If it doesn't, try with the default style and see if t goes away-

                        To restore the Default Style as an option go to the Admin CP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager and click "Add New Style" and create a new style with no parent, this will be the default style.

                        If neither works you can create a ticket by going to the Member's Area and clicking on the Ticket Support link.


                        • #13
                          Did you solve the problem? I've got the same problem.
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