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« on: June 07, 2014, 05:04:58 PM »

I've been seeing popups from certain ads (ad?) when browsing the forums on my phone which is annoying. Most are innocuous but one gives me a BS message that I "may have four viruses". Here's two I took a screen shot of:




There seem to be several more. Thought you might like to know.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 05:40:29 PM »

In addition to pop-up ads, I've been getting a lot of redirects in the last few weeks that lead to another site and then to the iTunes store for various stupid games.  I'll bring up GT and before I can even click on a subforum I find I'm at the store page for a game.  This is with Chrome on an iPhone.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 09:38:24 PM »

Site was down for a while yesterday, could someone have hijacked and written this stuff in?
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 10:17:40 PM »

This has been going on for several days with me, I just finally decided to capture a couple and post about the issue.  I also find myself elsewhere occasionally if I'm not paying attention and accidentally click OK.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 11:52:51 PM »

Quote from: ATB on June 07, 2014, 09:38:24 PM

Site was down for a while yesterday, could someone have hijacked and written this stuff in?

No, that was due to our forum software shitting the bed, as it does so often.

This is an issue I will bring up with the ad network. Please continue to post any and all images of this happening in this thread.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 12:58:26 AM »

Got redirected here just a minute ago:


A week or so ago, I was getting thrown to the iTunes store for a game called D r a g o n   C i t y   M o b i l e   pretty often.  (Spaces just to not give them any extra advertising.)
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 01:19:58 PM »

Great, just noticed that the virus popup I posted said I was in danger of "loosing" my pictures... watch out world!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 07:46:39 PM »

Just got redirected to http://d.mobpartner.mobi/?s=1159613 which then took me to the App Store for some Zynga poker game.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2014, 02:43:52 AM »

Got this today, assuming this is still an issue from the ad network.



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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2014, 02:53:19 AM »

Ok, let me know if this happens any more. The ads displaying now should be google ads.
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2014, 05:55:25 PM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on June 11, 2014, 02:53:19 AM

Ok, let me know if this happens any more. The ads displaying now should be google ads.

FWIW, I don't think I've seen any pop-up ads or redirects since you posted the above.
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2014, 02:40:37 AM »

I still got that certificate error, interestingly enough.
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2014, 09:33:56 PM »

iOS 8 stops the App Store redirects. Can't wait for that alone.
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2014, 05:59:28 AM »

We've discontinued that ad vendor.  Let us know if you see further issues, and thanks for the patience with this. 
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