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A warning to those with rivers.pro tagcloud code in their Tumblr themes

Does anyone have the rivers.pro tagcloud code in their Tumblr theme? If so, it’s time to remove it. The code forwards to a website which McAfee SiteAdvisor labels dodgy. It is very hard to remove from a customized theme, since every time the page loads, the forwarding takes place. You’ll have to find a way to stop the loading, then edit your templates.
   The code looks something like this:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://tumblrtags.rivers.pro/jquery.js"></script><script type="text/javascript" src="http://tumblrtags.rivers.pro/widget.js?css=default&minsize=80&maxsize=180&order=alphabetical"></script>

   I’ve advised Tumblr of this. Maybe they have some way to help Tumblr users.
   Incidentally, you may be asking, ‘Why is he warning people on his regular blog and not on Tumblr?’ The answer is simple: I am not allowed to.
   Every time I tried posting this message, this is what I got:

Tumblr warning on tagcloud code

Maybe Tumblr has already blocked the code?
   Regardless, if you have friends who use Tumblr, please get them to check.

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Filed under: design, internet, technology, USA—Jack Yan @ 12.59

2 Responses to ‘A warning to those with rivers.pro tagcloud code in their Tumblr themes’

  1. Annette says:

    Thank you! I fixed my blog thanks to this post! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Jack Yan says:

    Glad to be of help, Annette. I know it was tricky trying to stop the forwarding but glad you found a way to do so.

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