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Discussion in 'Comments & Questions' started by Frogki, May 30, 2017.

  1. Frogki

    Frogki Veteran Member

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    Over the past few days on mobile I've been experiencing those popup "You won a prize!" messages where you have to close your tab tp resolve the issue. It's something I haven't experienced before and I didn't see any other threads about it so I thought I'd let you guys know...
     
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    You run a malware checker?
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Also are you on home wifi? Someimes free public wifi inserts ads into pages.
     
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    JoeCamel - for my phone I use Lookout security and it's not showing me anything at the moment. Not sure if it's the best program though, not really familiar with mobile antivirus software.

    Joe - I've experienced it both at home and out and about, so it could be somewhat from public wifi but I've specifically noticed it around my house.
     
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    I wonder if it's connected to the problem I used to have on mobile where the ad would insert itself into the reply box, and I'd have to type blind.
     
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    It's not us. Try using another checker, but I have seen a few people mention the Facebook app could be also be source.
     
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    I think Malware Bytes is about as good as you can get. It is free so don't pay
     
  9. Frogki

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    That's certainly possible because the popup always takes me away from IU and onto a fake Facebook landing page. I'll look into a new malware checker as well.
    Thanks guys!
     
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    Is anyone else getting the amazon congratulations popup on here?
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Are you on mobile?

    attn @Brian G.
     
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    Yes I was having the same issue on mobile and emailed @Brian G. The solution I found/figured out is to delete browser history and cache/website data. Worked for me so far :thumbsup:
     
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    It happens on my iPad. I clear my browser history all the time but it keeps coming back. It doesn’t happen on other sites.
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    We've had this issue before and we'll work on it again. There are several others sites I see this with on mobile (Slashfilm is one).
     
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    Which is odd because it only happened on my iPhone and my iPad was fine, so that’s why I thought it was device specific.
    Edit: thanks for looking into the issue though!
     
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    I think it might be one of your ad servers. It stopped when they were down for a time.

    The site is setting a cookie called rewardcenteru.com
     
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    Odd. I blocked all games, gambling, and casino type ads. I’ll give a look see.
     
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    This is being sent from my phone because iPad is a total bust on this website. Here is what I get on iPad.

    [​IMG]

    Doesn’t happen on any other website
     
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    That looks like a flat out malware ploy.
     
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    Yea this happened to me yesterday and again just right now.

    Didn’t realize this was my 666th post, seems fitting.
     
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