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PLEASE POST SCREENSHOTS of the FULL SCREEN and report your DEVICE TYPE, BROWSER TYPE AND VERSION, and COUNTRY where you are browsing from in your post.This thread is strictly for the reporting of disruptive ads, including unwanted popups, page hijscks, malware attempts, etc. related to ad content. Please refrain from discussion or speculation about technical issues if they are not reports as specified here.

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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!
We understand disruptive advertisements lessen the enjoyment of your FlyerTalk browsing experience. Please post all disruptive advertisement reports here; your full report (see above) will assist Internet Brands / FlyerTalk in handling these expeditiously. Admin / Tech attempts to respond to all reports speedily, but eliminating problem adverts may require communication with advertisements suppliers or devising technical solutions that may require time. (Internet Brands operates during customary and usual work hours on the U. S. West Coast; holidays, weekends, etc. are observed.)

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Old Nov 18, 17, 11:54 am
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iPhone 6s+ using iOS11.1.1(15B150) viewing in Safari on home wifi in Paris, France.



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Old Nov 19, 17, 6:53 am
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I confirm : very annoying since today
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Old Nov 29, 17, 10:14 am
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Getting a lot of the same ads hijacking my phone as recently as this morning.

Originally Posted by TomMM View Post
One thing that has been reported in the news lately is the use of Javascript Cryptocurrency Miner by some sites.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/13/su...f-other-sites/

But I think I found a solution to the huge CPU and memory usage in Chrome on Windows. I installed the "No Coin" extension that blocks coin mining in browser and that has drastically reduced CPU and memory usage on FT.

You guys have a real problem with ad quality control since you're allowing coin miners to hijack your site.
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Old Nov 29, 17, 11:04 am
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Really ? So FT allows Bitcoin mining on its website ? Is IB aware that on some countries, that can access FT, this is an illegal activity ? This is not the first time that illegal and/or immoral Ads are pointed, IB says they do not stand for this but what actions are taken ?
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Old Nov 29, 17, 4:54 pm
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I guess Iíll throw my complaint into the ring, though I doubt Iím adding anything that hasnít already been reported.

These issues have been happening off and on for the past month or so, both on my iPhone (5s) and iPad (Air). Both have the latest iOS updates.

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Old Nov 30, 17, 9:10 am
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Reading this thread, it makes me wonder how out-of-touch IB actually is. If ads like those posted actually exist, of course people will use an ad-blocker and block all the ads.
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Old Nov 30, 17, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
Reading this thread, it makes me wonder how out-of-touch IB actually is. If ads like those posted actually exist, of course people will use an ad-blocker and block all the ads.
Using an ad blocker has kept my laptop fans from going nuts while using FT. FT is one of the few sites where I feel I really need an ad blocker.
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Old Dec 1, 17, 11:17 am
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Full page mobile scam advert


This is why people use ad blockers
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Old Dec 1, 17, 4:38 pm
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3 viruses, an FT exclusive ? (Malware popups - to merge)

Three times today, whilst on FT, I hve a pop-up with "Apple" logo saying I have 3 viruses from the last website I was on (=FT). Then "scan now".
I have immediately shut down Safari.
Is anybody else getting this only when on FT?

P.S. My settings is to block pop-ups except from websites I have visited. Anything else I should be doing ?
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Old Dec 1, 17, 5:11 pm
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Check the last few days of posts in this thread:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/tech...een-shots.html

You can add your report there.
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Old Dec 1, 17, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by 'andad View Post
Three times today, whilst on FT, I hve a pop-up with "Apple" logo saying I have 3 viruses from the last website I was on (=FT). Then "scan now".
I have immediately shut down Safari.
Is anybody else getting this only when on FT?

P.S. My settings is to block pop-ups except from websites I have visited. Anything else I should be doing ?
It's a scam. See these websites/pages among others:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove...-virus-popups/
https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-8771
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6845795?start=0
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Old Dec 2, 17, 6:50 am
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Outside popups and page diversions that claim they have ostensibly detected viruses on your device are scams that generally try to get you to buy “assistance”, turn over your personal information for fraudulent purposes, etc.

These malware popups are likely generated by skeezy adverts placed by one of the companies buying ad placement on FlyerTalk through their contracted advertising companies.

I don’t know why Internet Brands has been unable to rectify this issue, for example a contract that didn’t take this trashware into account when it was signed with the advert provider or the adware provider’s inadequacy in controlling their ad purchasers or filter their product, but IB is well aware of this issue.

Don’t worry about iOS or Safari being affected by viruses because you were told so by rogue popups. Anyone can clip and paste Apple or other logos into their trashware advertisements and popups; that only is an indication of how dishonest and desperate the creators are to get your money / identity data.

We will merge this into the proper thread soon..

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Old Dec 2, 17, 7:25 am
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Thanks to all for your advice, as ever.
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Old Dec 3, 17, 12:12 am
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Getting malicious ad from flyertalk.com on iPad Pro 2. Image attached. Please fix. It is really annoying and you can’t back out of it, you must close tabs and start everything again only to have it happen again. This is your responsibility IB and an epic fail.
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Old Dec 3, 17, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Outside popups and page diversions that claim they have ostensibly detected viruses on your device are scams that generally try to get you to buy “assistance”, turn over your personal information for fraudulent purposes, etc.

These malware popups are likely generated by skeezy adverts placed by one of the companies buying ad placement on FlyerTalk through their contracted advertising companies.

I don’t know why Internet Brands has been unable to rectify this issue, for example a contract that didn’t take this trashware into account when it was signed with the advert provider or the adware provider’s inadequacy in controlling their ad purchasers or filter their product, but IB is well aware of this issue.

Don’t worry about iOS or Safari being affected by viruses because you were told so by rogue popups. Anyone can clip and paste Apple or other logos into their trashware advertisements and popups; that only is an indication of how dishonest and desperate the creators are to get your money / identity data.

We will merge this into the proper thread soon..

JDiver, Co-Moderator
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This issue really needs to be addressed by IB itself, it’s unfair of them to leave it to the <redacted> to continue to make policy and excuses on the run. This issue has been going on for how long now? It’s ridiculous and amateur that IB hasn’t been able to fix it.
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