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Spam Popups?

Frogki

Veteran Member
Jun 14, 2010
1,571
South West FL
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...
 

JoeCamel

Premium Member
May 20, 2015
6,048
Upper Lower
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...
You run a malware checker?
 
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Frogki

Veteran Member
Jun 14, 2010
1,571
South West FL
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.
 

RevFreako

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Mar 30, 2015
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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.
 

Brian G.

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Administrator
Jan 21, 2008
21,641
Orlando, FL
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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JoeCamel

Premium Member
May 20, 2015
6,048
Upper Lower
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.
I think Malware Bytes is about as good as you can get. It is free so don't pay
 

Frogki

Veteran Member
Jun 14, 2010
1,571
South West FL
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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Doug A.

Member
Mar 24, 2013
816
Buffalo, NY
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!
 

Teebin

Legendary Member
Oct 12, 2009
20,732
North of the Wall
This is being sent from my phone because iPad is a total bust on this website. Here is what I get on iPad.



Doesn’t happen on any other website