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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!
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Old Dec 25, 17, 7:40 pm
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I think it’s mad at me for reporting it. It just did it to me four times in under a minute on another thread. And I got the ad and mandatory jump to another site within about a minute of trying Firefox. So it seems to be FT, not Chrome specific.

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Old Dec 26, 17, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
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 Dec 26, 17, 10:59 am
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Old Dec 26, 17, 11:31 am
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I am amazed that the issue with these incredibly annoying Pop Ups continues. It has now reached the point that I cannot even access FT on my mobile device as the Pop Ups take over every time I go to the site. I have never experienced this on any other site. I find it hard to believe that the IT team at FT does not have the skills to stop this.
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Old Dec 26, 17, 2:10 pm
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Thanks Exerda, I have reported that ad.

As far as the ads "counting" as clicks, I can assure you they don't. We like you guys to stay on our pages
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Old Dec 26, 17, 3:03 pm
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I do not use any sort of ad ******* on my aging iPad, but I have observed that my solution to the constant page reloads on that device (i.e. disabling Javascript in Safari) has the unfortunate side effect of disabling most of the site's ads. Would someone who does not have to disable Javascript to use the site please inform me when these problems are fixed so I might once more enjoy the bounteous ads that the site provides? TIA.
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Old Dec 26, 17, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Thanks Exerda, I have reported that ad.

As far as the ads "counting" as clicks, I can assure you they don't. We like you guys to stay on our pages
You're welcome!

Here's another instance, different URL (same hardware, viewing Omni/PR at the time).



If I get one of the fake virus ads, I'll post it. Got one earlier but forgot to screen shot it.
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Old Dec 26, 17, 9:41 pm
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Old Dec 27, 17, 2:57 am
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Old Dec 27, 17, 4:47 am
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I don’t know how these happen technically. They seem to be much more common on certain threads. Are people hacking the site to add these?
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Old Dec 27, 17, 6:44 am
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No. They happen because ad providers add them.
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Old Dec 27, 17, 7:05 am
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Thanks Exerda, I have reported that ad.

As far as the ads "counting" as clicks, I can assure you they don't. We like you guys to stay on our pages
Disable ads on mobile devices and so many of these problems will go away. Why are you unwilling to do so until such time that you fix the situation?
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Old Dec 27, 17, 7:11 am
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Got the same "four virus" hijack spam ad just a minute ago in the /PR forum, I believe within the tweets thread.

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Old Dec 27, 17, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by GB View Post
I am amazed that the issue with these incredibly annoying Pop Ups continues. It has now reached the point that I cannot even access FT on my mobile device as the Pop Ups take over every time I go to the site. I have never experienced this on any other site. I find it hard to believe that the IT team at FT does not have the skills to stop this.
Is it the skills to rectify the pop-ups, or is it a legally binding contract IB entered into with overreaching or incompetent content providers that requires legal action and settlement? I don’t know, but IBobi has stated we will see some of these problems go away close to New Year’s.

Now, let’s get back on topic and post useful information about disruptive ads. (Off topic posts may be summarily deleted.)

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NOTES: If you have a popup warning you of a virus on your device, absolutely ignore it.

“A search on BBB Scam Tracker found that 81 reports this year of similar scams using pop-up messages on phones. On its website, Apple advises its user if they get a pop-up ad or a page warning you about a problem with your device just simply close the pop-up ad, or navigate away from that page and continue browsing.Jul 27, 2017” ABC2 News

The likelihood of virus infection of iOS is very low, and Android is a “sandboxed “ OS also unlikely to be infected. There are products from reliable providers such as Symantec you can use if you’re worried about a virus on your device.

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Old Dec 27, 17, 10:43 am
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All ads have been reported. Thank you all for posting them.
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