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We apologize for the bad ads. We hope in the new year to have a solution that handles them more proactively and quickly. Thank you for your patience!
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Old Nov 14, 17, 1:54 pm
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More fake app/hijacking redirect ads.

Can’t this be prevented? Is the click revenue really worth all the hassle?

https://apps.pubnative.net/aff_c?aff...f_sub2=&aff_su
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Old Nov 14, 17, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Hi cubbie. This sounds like an ad hijack. Are you able to post a screenshot?
I will try to next time it happens.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by anrkitec View Post
More fake app/hijacking redirect ads.

Canít this be prevented? Is the click revenue really worth all the hassle?

https://apps.pubnative.net/aff_c?aff...f_sub2=&aff_su
Same here on Mobile Safari on iOS 11.1.1, every time I click anything - including when I clicked this thread, and again when I clicked to reply.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 8:22 pm
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Also getting hijacked again. iPhone, Safari on iOS 10.1.1, USA. The old data:text/HTML;base64 fake "Open in App Store" page.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 9:52 pm
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Got one this evening. iPhone 7, 11.1.1 on Safari.

The redirect was to satisfaction-survey.today, not sure what the originating ad was. Plan B is to stop whitelisting FlyerTalk.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 8:48 am
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Constant disruption

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Old Nov 16, 17, 1:52 pm
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Well, the redesign certainly didnít solve the fake app/infected/coupon hijack ads.

https://www.facebook.com-walmart.com/Gift-Card?eid=pm_pulsepoint&pid=flyertalk.com
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Old Nov 17, 17, 9:28 am
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Old Nov 17, 17, 10:22 am
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Just about every thread I open today results in a "Congratulations!" pop-up, mostly for Walmart. IPad 10.35.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 10:54 am
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I can no longer use the mobile version at all since every time I view a thread I get redirected to a malicious ad as shown:
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Old Nov 17, 17, 11:44 am
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In addition to causing my 2017 12.9” iPad Pro to stutter and lag when scrolling, there are two things here that are completely unacceptable. That right sidebar is way too big, making the content to ad ratio far too low. Need I mention the second?

I'll be using an ad blocker.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 1:57 pm
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All these fake amazon.com and forced redirects are preventing me from getting into any of the forums.

This was my fifth attempt even to post here.
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Old Nov 18, 17, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by anrkitec View Post
All these fake amazon.com and forced redirects are preventing me from getting into any of the forums.

This was my fifth attempt even to post here.
The problem is not going to go away. Clearly the ad revenue outweighs running a site that is safe, or even possible, for people to use.
You can only fix this yourself.
fransknorge and swingaling like this.
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Old Nov 18, 17, 11:09 am
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