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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:

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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.

#211 jonpollak

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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:

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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