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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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Old Dec 3, 17, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by Flaneurs View Post
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.
This ad has made flyertalk unusable today. I’ve never considered an ad blocker til today.
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Old Dec 3, 17, 12:37 pm
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http://www.retailproductzone.com/?Flow=6b51d-462e-9eb5-0ccdd7eceb37&isPrePop=true&reward=walmart1000fall& o=208058&subaff1=5a244fe47a593&subaff2=203153&suba ff3=76861&subaff4=walmartfall1000&DVID=&bckm=1

This is getting ridiculous. I understand that IB/FT have bills to pay to keep the site largely free but FT has largely been unusable on mobile for months now. I am even having trouble making this post now because there is an google adware banner running vertically across the text entry box.

Not sure I see the long-term benefit to FT/IB in allowing these malware and fake app/forced redirect ads. Is there really that much ad revenue involved with these things? I mean malware, seriously?
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Old Dec 3, 17, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by drewmcmanus View Post
This ad has made flyertalk unusable today. Iíve never considered an ad blocker til today.
They aren't leaving users much choice but to use one, with these shenanigans.
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Old Dec 3, 17, 11:52 pm
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Originally Posted by BadgerBoi View Post
so does your post some time ago scolding those who use pop-up blockers and the like because itís against FTís TOS no longer apply?

This issue really needs to be addressed by IB itself, itís unfair of them to leave it to the Hall Monitors to continue to make policy and excuses on the run. This issue has been going on for how long now? Itís ridiculous and amateur that IB hasnít been able to fix it.
I wouldn't come anywhere near FT without an ad and script blocker on and I'm pretty sure I got scolded for saying that a while back as well when the first batch of changes was made and I noticed like 9 different scripts running on one single page. Sorry but there is no amount of quality content, and FT has incredible content, that will have me exposing my computer to the crap being allowed to advertise here.
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Old Dec 4, 17, 10:25 pm
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More trash. iOS 11, USA.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 3:50 am
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Iím getting the same ads/redirects/hijacks posted already in IOS 11. Sorry FT, but Iíve re-enabled my ad blocker until you fix this.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 8:35 am
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Iím getting the same Amazon ad hijacker, as shown below. Using ios 11.0.3. Itís been happening the last week.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by rmadisonwi View Post
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.

I started getting redirected by this last week when using my iPad. I couldn't even post about it because I would get redirected by this ad.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 10:26 am
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identical hijack ads as everyone. the site is essentially useless on my ipad (ipad pro, ios 11.2, safari).
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Old Dec 5, 17, 4:36 pm
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Issue of the hijack redirect is still persisting. Took me to : http://us.ovy0.date/amz/amz.php?bran...Viasat%20inc.#

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Please fix this. Having everybody using ad blockers on the site can’t be a good long term solution. Thanks.
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Old Dec 6, 17, 8:26 am
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Is this the right thread in which to mention autoplay video ads? I have never noticed this before in years on FT, but today every page I load there is some ad that starts playing with a <10 year old child screaming nonsense. It's almost ESPN-level bad.
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Old Dec 6, 17, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by kyanar View Post
I'm seeing pages constantly slowing to a crawl, crashing and reloading due to using significant memory, and Safari's dev tools say the page is making thousands of XHR requests per minute to adaptv.advertising.com and related domains which are coming back with "no ad could be found that fills this request" and because it keeps trying over and over again for eternity, crashes my browser
Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
I've asked tech why this is happening seemingly all of a sudden.
I'm getting similar activity in Chrome 62.0.3202.94/Windows 7 Pro - almost constant requests to the advertising servers that can cause the browser tab/Chrome/Windows to crash, especially if I have several tabs open at once (which is how I regularly use FT).

Sometimes it stops, but usually it doesn't, and goes on and on and on, even if Chrome is minimized. If it happens to pause for a moment then scrolling the page can cause it to start again, moving the mouse over an advert can cause it to start again, and switching to another tab can cause it to start again - sometimes in more than one tab at a time! This really, really takes up a LOT of RAM and can make the site unusable.

I made a short video of an example:

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Old Dec 7, 17, 9:09 am
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I finally had to install adblocker because of the ad - related issues noted above. I'm not a techie but it's clear the ads made the site unusable for me. Now I have to stare at the red boxes asking me to disable adblocker.

I want to support FT but I want to be able to actually scroll and read the pages. Once there was a paid subscription option which I happily paid and would pay again but it is not even an option now.

Jim
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by jimquan View Post
I finally had to install adblocker because of the ad - related issues noted above. I'm not a techie but it's clear the ads made the site unusable for me. Now I have to stare at the red boxes asking me to disable adblocker.

I want to support FT but I want to be able to actually scroll and read the pages. Once there was a paid subscription option which I happily paid and would pay again but it is not even an option now.

Jim
+1 for bringing back the ad-free paid subscription option!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by arlflyer View Post
Is this the right thread in which to mention autoplay video ads? I have never noticed this before in years on FT, but today every page I load there is some ad that starts playing with a <10 year old child screaming nonsense. It's almost ESPN-level bad.
I posted upthread about the auto play videos and they're still here. I've since noticed that the webpage will jump to the video every time a new one loads. Very annoying.
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