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Old Apr 8, 15, 11:05 pm
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Post ARCHIVE: All Disruptive Ads /Advertisement on FT (older posts)

including these two examples >
transferring data from dt.adsafeprotected.com

waiting for beacon.rubiconproject.com
literally have to force quit firefox, because entire system/memory slows down

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Old Apr 9, 15, 2:54 pm
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hmm, might just be my computer
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Old Apr 27, 15, 3:14 pm
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Disruptive pop up ads on FT - PLEASE POST SCREEN SHOTS

I know FT aren't permitting this but it's happening a lot to me, and driving me up the wall. Whilst on FT, which I am quite a lot!, ads keep popping up telling me I am the 100,000 th visitor, won a Mac, Tesco voucher, mobile net winner. Worse is that they won't close even if I go to say BBC site, the only thing that works is to re-boot. (I don't mean those small harmless static ads down the right hand side, I guess they help fund FT ).
Anybody else a victim, know a solution?
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Old Apr 27, 15, 3:18 pm
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I've moved this over to the Technical Support and Feedback forum where it will be seen by FT's technical support team.

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Old Apr 27, 15, 3:18 pm
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Have you tried uBlock? It will work on most modern browsers (not IE) except Safari. If Safari is the poison of your choice, you can try it's fork, here
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Old Apr 27, 15, 3:19 pm
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Old Apr 27, 15, 3:20 pm
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Don't use IE as your browser - use Chrome and block plugins
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Old Apr 27, 15, 3:30 pm
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Sounds like you have some malware on your computer.
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Old Apr 27, 15, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by matthandy View Post
Sounds like you have some malware on your computer.
This is correct. You have malware. It's not FlyerTalk. Run your A/V program and clear cookies.

To remind everyone, using or recommending ad block on this site is a violation of the TOS and can get your account banned. FlyerTalk is a *free* site. The ads are what keep it going.

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Old Apr 27, 15, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
This is correct. You have malware. It's not FlyerTalk. Run your A/V program and clear cookies.

To remind everyone, using or recommending ad block on this site is a violation of the TOS and can get your account banned. FlyerTalk is a *free* site. The ads are what keep it going.

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I get the same as OP - on my iPhone, pop ups saying I've won Tesco vouchers. It only happens on Flyertalk. If it's malware, why only Flyertalk? And why exactly the same as OP?
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Old Apr 27, 15, 4:01 pm
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I get the same as OP - on my iPhone, pop ups saying I've won Tesco vouchers. It only happens on Flyertalk. If it's malware, why only Flyertalk? And why exactly the same as OP?
Can you screen shot this?

And to the OP, was this on your phone? That was not clear...
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Old Apr 27, 15, 4:09 pm
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Can you screen shot this?

And to the OP, was this on your phone? That was not clear...
No sir, on my ipad.
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Old Apr 27, 15, 4:14 pm
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No sir, on my ipad.
Hmm... perhaps this is a small case with UK users on mobile devices?

Is anyone outside that group affected?
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Old Apr 27, 15, 6:58 pm
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I've had similar happen to me. Android phone, U.S. carrier, in the United States. What usually happens is, while reading a page, it suddenly jumps to the other site. Back button doesn't work. It's as if the original window was closed and a new one was opened. Only happens when browsing on FT.

I'll close the browser, open a new window, and log back in to FT.

Right before typing this post, I was sent to https://www.uber.com/?click=553ed8cce4b03b0ac8c6565a

Feel free to edit out the link but I wanted an IB mod to have it.

EDIT: In case it matters or helps, I was reading http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-airlines-aadvantage-combined-airline-program/1675514-tsa-patrolling-admirals-club.html when it happened.

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Old Apr 28, 15, 2:39 am
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It happened to me too, on a laptop with Chrome, MacOS 10.
Same symptoms as the other posters, only on Flyertalk.
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