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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 Dec 7, 17, 6:05 pm
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Hi all,

Once again, we want to thank those who are reporting these bad ads, especially when you are able to give us a screen shot. It can help us tremendously, since we report every bad ad to our ad-ups team, in the hopes that they can find and eliminate them on a case-by-case basis. In the near future we hope to be able to handle these on a larger scale. Until then we thank you for your continued patience in working with us.

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Old Dec 7, 17, 6:22 pm
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+1 for bringing back the ad-free paid subscription option!

Wouldn't work as it wouldn't allow them to ignore paying customers.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 7:59 am
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Can't do a screenshot at present but had 2 now whilst browsing the main page of the British Airways forums.

https://www.gamiss.com/?utm_source=webgains&siteid=207485

That's the address of the US? site that replaces the page completely in IE11.
No idea which ad on screen might be triggering this.

Mentions track.webgains.com before the above page loads.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 8:12 pm
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And yet again I canít read FT from my iPad.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 10:30 pm
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While I was trying to view this thread

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Old Dec 10, 17, 3:22 pm
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​​​​​​​Again today
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Old Dec 11, 17, 1:38 am
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Problem with Ads redirection without clicking anything

Hello,

Sometimes I got redirected to a page with fake virus warning ads without clicking anything, has anyone encountered to this recently? There is no sign of adware or virus on my laptop (if there is there would be more ads), so I believe is the ads itself that has a nasty function to redirect my page. Moderators, could you please check this?

Thanks
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Old Dec 11, 17, 1:55 am
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https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/tech...-feedback-386/

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Old Dec 11, 17, 2:02 am
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Hello,

Sometimes I got redirected to a page with fake virus warning ads without clicking anything, has anyone encountered to this recently? There is no sign of adware or virus on my laptop (if there is there would be more ads), so I believe is the ads itself that has a nasty function to redirect my page. Moderators, could you please check this?

Thanks

The site is (DON'T CLICK ON IT)
Spoiler
https://feed.myadsbro.com/ and https://tracking.beginads.com
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Old Dec 11, 17, 2:33 am
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"Your computer is infected" - issues with Flyertalk on Mac?

Several times now, when visiting the Flyertalk site (and only the Flyertalk site) my browser redirects to a page that looks like it could be from Apple telling me that my Macbook may be infected with a virus - says there are three possible issues - and to click to run a scan. There's no way I'm doing that and I've run my own antivirus software scan and there don't seem to be any issues - I was just wondering if anyone else was experiencing the same thing or if it's something specific to my computer?
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Old Dec 11, 17, 2:36 am
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Malware? Have you given it a scrub with Malwarebytes?
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Old Dec 11, 17, 2:39 am
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Have a look at the Technical Feedback forum. Sure there is a thread similar to yours.

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Old Dec 11, 17, 2:41 am
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Originally Posted by cosmo74 View Post
Several times now, when visiting the Flyertalk site (and only the Flyertalk site) my browser redirects to a page that looks like it could be from Apple telling me that my Macbook may be infected with a virus - says there are three possible issues - and to click to run a scan. There's no way I'm doing that and I've run my own antivirus software scan and there don't seem to be any issues - I was just wondering if anyone else was experiencing the same thing or if it's something specific to my computer?
It could well be a dodgy piece of advertising that is doing a re-direct, as this is a typical way that they operate the fake scan adverts. I have a similar issue on a site I use for news and these adverts come through every few months or so. I would report them to the IB tech team here at FT in the first instance to make them aware of these and for them to investigate.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 2:45 am
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Please see the Technical Feedback Forums.
Those are malicious Ads trying to use your gullibility to install malwares. Internet Brands use ads providers that provide either illegal/malignant ads knowingly and do not act on this long time common feedback.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 2:46 am
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Others are indeed describing something similar and it appears to be (very) dodgy advertising.
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