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#201 Afterburner

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 23:37

Pop-up ads have been absent for the last 24 hours. Will let you know if I see anything else. :up:

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#202 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 17:38

Here we go again:

96_D2_ABC5-1_B76-433_F-9361-_A6_F007_A94

The relevant URL is:

https://eu.wonderful...80926173420506#

#203 Frood

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 14:58

I’m getting the same redirecting “wonderfulgiftforbirthday” ads now as Tim. iOS Safari and Firefox on iPhone and iPad in the UK. A lot worse than previous as well - I’m talking 75% of the threads I click on. Makes the forums almost unusable.

#204 Tim Murray

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 15:47

This is now getting extremely tedious:

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https://eu.bestrewar...1zaXRlZG9tYWlu#

Why, why oh why can this not be dealt with? Can the people responsible for sorting this out not see that this, along with all the app store redirects, is so obviously ruining the enjoyment of so many of us on these forums?

#205 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 16:51

I’m getting the same redirecting “wonderfulgiftforbirthday” ads now as Tim. iOS Safari and Firefox on iPhone and iPad in the UK. A lot worse than previous as well - I’m talking 75% of the threads I click on. Makes the forums almost unusable.


Yep. This is my experience too. Awful and unusable most of the time. Horrific.

Lamest type of advert too, I genuinely wonder how many customers these adverts actually generate. Annoying beyond description!!

#206 Gareth

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:58

Getting the same redirect ads too. On iPhone in the UK.

#207 TennisUK

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 14:25

I had some irritating ads in the forums which had an OS alert prompt popup trying to get me to click to download something from the App Store. I could get around this if I clicked the cancel loading button before the page had finished loading, so presumably the Ad scripts were only being invoked on page load.

 

Seems to not happen today.



#208 Whatisvalis

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 14:03

WTF is going on with these browser hijack adds?

 

Getting an "Amazon" popup redirect on IOS.

 

These are very hard to clear and totally unacceptable. I'm just going to stop visiting the site on IOS and block the hell out of everything on my laptop.



#209 Grayson

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 10:53

Just to let you know that we're not ignoring the redirects and browser hijackings.

 

Our guys are trying to work with the ad networks and the AdTech providers to find a way to block these entirely and to make them impossible (so that they can't be triggered even if a dodgy bid does win out in one of the ad networks) and they're promising me an update very soon...

 

I'll let you know as soon as I know more!



#210 Frood

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 14:22

Thanks Simon. I don’t envy you or the providers having to deal with this sort of thing.

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 17:42

Same Amazon hijacking today.
http://news.luckstar...=0&rwidth=0&e=4

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#212 Afterburner

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 20:47

Same Amazon hijacking today.

iPhone 6 Raleigh NC USA
Jp

Download 'KaBlock' for iPhone from the App Store. Seems to have solved the issue for me.

#213 FLB

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 13:41

Something from cpafireboost to orgeles-hantests to mediatrackapi to server3.cybertoothtiger.info

I had not had one since August, but I've just had a re-direct from the same source.



#214 FLB

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 13:54

I had not had one since August, but I've just had a re-direct from the same source.

And again two minutes ago...



#215 Tim Murray

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 17:11

Here we go again:

94-D06-BED-27-B3-4-C04-87-FB-255969-CB45

URL: https://eu.giftpictu...12011704598373#

My details haven’t changed - iPhone 6/iOS 12/Safari/UK

#216 Gareth

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:17

Same thing here today

#217 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 17:54

... and here they come again. I’ve had four of these so far today:

54-DCE376-D587-4-D85-BB13-0-F03-E069-C4-

http://google-com-wi...ne.thursute.com

#218 Frood

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 14:13

I’m getting redirect ads again after a good few months of nothing. It’s also one of the really annoying ones you can’t press the back button on. iOS 12/iPhone 6s in the UK. Happens on both Safari and Firefox.

URL: http://google-com-wi...aklposmonee.com

Edited by Frood, 23 February 2019 - 14:14.


#219 Tim Murray

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 15:47

C05-F4-C5-E-4-BFD-424-E-8700-73-D1-BEB67

Pesky fucking thing flicked through a number of URLs before ending up here:

https://visit.net-ce...4d40170d2&_uu=#

iOS 12.1.4/iPhone 6s/Safari/UK

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#220 Tim Murray

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 15:56

9-F3-E75-F2-B3-FD-4-B36-8-DD3-CDF5-E0-AB

https://www.fullpass...1&aff_sub2=3178

They’re coming thick and fast now, and impossible to get rid of without completely reloading the forums. :mad:

#221 Tim Murray

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 16:00

Aaaarrrrgghhh!! Please make them stop!
Spoiler

http://flirtandmeeti...sz=1545096&rid=

#222 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 22:09

Mine aren’t as exciting as the one above...

But I’m getting them in every thread now.

#223 Frood

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 00:34

And another. It’s suddenly unbearable again. Still iOS12/Safari in the UK.

https://click.webpul...58598112673855#

#224 Afterburner

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 01:58

Aaaarrrrgghhh!! Please make them stop!

Whoa, spoiler tag or NSFW warning maybe?

#225 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:35

Sorted.

#226 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:29

I just got the same advert when looking at motorsport.com

#227 Frood

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 15:26

I’m now getting the “webpulse” one on every thread. It’s making browsing on mobile impossible as it redirects enough to fill up your history and make pressing the back button irrelevant.

Edited by Frood, 24 February 2019 - 15:26.


#228 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 16:42

I’m getting exactly the same. It’s EXTREMELY frustrating. Why is it that I never seem to get these pesky things on other sites I visit?

#229 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 22:38

And still the tsunami continues:

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https://visit.net-aq...98506102670058#

It’s taken me three forum reloads just to post this.

#230 Mark1865

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:26

I don’t usually post here but I enjoy reading these forums daily. I’m getting the same as above, iOS 12 on iPhone using safari browser. It started a few days ago and it seems to be getting worse.

Hasn’t happened to me yet on any main forum page but when I go into a thread (including this one!) i’m getting redirected to this junk a lot.

#231 Grayson

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:50

Thanks for the reports, all.

 

I thought that some of the changes we made towards the end of last year had solved this problem once and for all, but it looks like it's all gone wrong again. I'll have a chat with our ads team...



#232 Frood

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 13:01

Appreciate your efforts, Simon.

I’m now getting this one on nearly every thread and reloading isn’t helping matters.

https://eu.gbticardc...90228130003253#

#233 Cig35

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:49

Automatic redirect, has happened 3 times today...
Sweden
Mobile phone, Android

This is the first redirect URL, it then continues with a couple more.
Galaxy Fold Giveaway
http://hoplp.top/go/...=&parm2=&parm1=

#234 Cig35

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:38

The issue is no longer there. Someone must have identified and removed the annoying "ad", since it only happened on Saturday, and everything was fine again yesterday. :)



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:19

Happening again with pop ups for ‘win an iPad or £100 of Aldi vouchers! 😭

#236 Grayson

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:34

Thanks for the reports, everyone.

 

We're trying to get these fixed with our advertising networks, but there's a bit of whack-a-mole going on here...

 

Just a reminder that if you include your country, device and browser, that would really help us!



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:48

In the UK, using Safari on an iPhone8

This keeps happening... opens as a new window

http://gift.gifts-fo...00003619&tag=1#

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:49

pub_id=motorsport&ssp=rubicon&campaign=200003619&tag=1#

Motorsport
Rubicon
Campaign = 200003619

#239 Zoe

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:17

I'm not sure it belongs here (maybe it's a problem with my Firefox?) but recently the Autosport page turns to a full screen ad page:

 

https://s.cluba92.da...67086804074844#

 

Only happens when I'm reading forums.autosport,com

 

Anything to do with adverts run wild?

 



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 01:50

Is there any way to kill off adverts that run before videos for those of us with Plus subscriptions? I just skip over those articles at the moment, as I'm in the US and I get mostly unskippable 60 second pharmaceutical ads.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 18:25

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#242 king_crud

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 11:57

I'm getting one, i think it might be Autosport itself, saying "do you want to influence the future of Motorsport" or something similar. They pop up on the front page of Autosport, there is an X but it doesn't seem to do anything. I can still use the Autosport menu in the background so can access the forum

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 21:46

It had been a long time... but I just got one.