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post #1 of 13 Old 01-12-2017, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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For the past few days, I'm getting crazy spam when I use this site (noticed this on snowblowerforum.com too, about a week before it started happening on this site).

Basically, the screen changes to some spam/ad, and won't let me back out of it. Displays a pop-up too.

I'm using an Android. Classic mode. I'm logged in, but still see ads. It's been happening in several parts of this site (snowblower section, Sears section, etc.).

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-12-2017, 08:52 PM
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Looks like your paid subscription just expired. That would be at least part of the increased ads.

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post #3 of 13 Old 01-12-2017, 10:15 PM
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No. I have been getting this too. Only when I am on this site one my phone.
It is one of the you have won prize full screen pop ups. Then it goes to some page with mention of time warner.
It has a tab that says to stay on this page or cancel.

I just close everything at this point.

I ran my phone security stuff and rebooted it.
Mine is LG android.
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Re: Malware?

Yeah I get the same kind of pop ups every now and then on my iPad but not on my Mac since I have adblock.

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I have old technology, phone that plugs into wall. Guess they figure I have no money, why send ads to me.

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Can you please copy the link of the pop up here, we are aware of these and working to block them

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Will do, when I see another.

I'm sure the admins don't want to chase users away just because they're not logged in, aren't paid, etc.

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Haven't had the problem again yet today. Renewed my account, we'll see if that matters.

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I mostly use the iPhone app and my desktop, but I participate in an exceedingly boring 2 hour meeting every week where I take my wife's iPad to take notes. But, I mostly scan MTF, and I stumble on that dang contest winner thing every 10 minutes or so. It stacks itself 10-12 deep in my history, so I can't easily get back to the page I'm actually attempting to read. The back page drop down is typically full of their pages. Looks like this, I think you can see the url at the top
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I had one today around 1:30.
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I mostly use the iPhone app and my desktop, but I participate in an exceedingly boring 2 hour meeting every week where I take my wife's iPad to take notes. But, I mostly scan MTF, and I stumble on that dang contest winner thing every 10 minutes or so. It stacks itself 10-12 deep in my history, so I can't easily get back to the page I'm actually attempting to read. The back page drop down is typically full of their pages. Looks like this, I think you can see the url at the top
Thats the exact one I get on my iPad! Thankfully I haven't gotten one in a while they're a pain to get rid of once you get one and if you don't get rid of its data it'll keep popping up.

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1975 John Deere 212 Electric Lift, Sleeve Hitch, 33 Tiller, Restored

1987 John Deere 160 38" Mowing Deck aka "The Bush Hog"

1988 John Deere 318 aka "Old Smokey"

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[QUOTE=FordTractors;10339282]I have old technology, phone that plugs into wall. Guess they figure I have no money, why send ads to me.[/QUOT

Wondering if this is happening on mobile smart phones only...? Salesmen did tell me the smart phones were for smart people, and my name wasn't on the list...Whew...!
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Re: Malware?

Hey all

Sorry for the trouble. Pop up ads and redirects are not a part of our ad strategy. As Kyle mentioned, we will need the full URL of the ads you're seeing and we can get tech to block them.

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