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please post your issues with disruptive ads in the designated thread that exists in the tech support forum:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/techn...-shots-29.html

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Old Apr 13, 17, 9:38 am
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Congratulation - you have been selected to receive a $1000 gift card

Are others getting this pop up on the UA FT page? It doesn't seem to pop up on the other pages.

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Old Apr 13, 17, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by zrs70 View Post
Are others getting this pop up on the UA FT page? It doesn't seem to pop up on the other pages.
Yes. This is clearly a bad ad they've allowed through. Very annoying (only appears on mobile for me).
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Old Apr 13, 17, 9:43 am
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I've been getting an ad that replaces the screen contents entirely. I'd suspect local malware, except that it only happens on FT, and it happens even on browsers I rarely / never use. I've resorted to using an adblocker (for the first time ever).

It's sad, because I value FT and I understand that the business model is ad-supported, but when the ads are this destructive to the experience, I didn't feel I had a choice.
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Old Apr 13, 17, 9:43 am
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Yes, I get it quite often, I was starting to worry it was something to do with my phone.
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Old Apr 13, 17, 9:44 am
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Constantly.
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Old Apr 13, 17, 9:46 am
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Yes- annoying
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Old Apr 13, 17, 9:49 am
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there's a thread for this in the tech support forum:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/techn...-shots-29.html

seems to be affecting users on ipads using safari.

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Old Apr 13, 17, 10:05 am
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Annoying $1000 prize ad

Can we please get rid of this extremely annoying and intrusive ad??
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Old Apr 13, 17, 10:09 am
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A few days ago,

  • A new tab popped out saying my computer was infected and please call Microsoft at a provided toll free number, it also had voice
  • Chrome was used and only visited Flyertalk that morning
  • Unable to close my browser because of the new tab
  • Did a full scan, not a quick scan, with Norton and Malwarebytes. Nothing showed up
  • Restarted my computer, opened my browser with Chrome, quickly closed all the tabs before they were fully loaded
  • Everything seemed fine after that

Very odd indeed.
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Old Apr 13, 17, 10:09 am
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Popped up for me, too (iphone, Chrome).
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Old Apr 13, 17, 10:15 am
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I have not gotten anything. I'd love a free $1000 gift card.

the only popup I've seen is regarding some new features
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Old Apr 13, 17, 11:34 am
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I have not gotten anything. I'd love a free $1000 gift card.

the only popup I've seen is regarding some new features
I would love it, too. I can use it when I go to Nigeria and pick up my $3.5 million gift card.
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Old Apr 13, 17, 11:39 am
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I would love it, too. I can use it when I go to Nigeria and pick up my $3.5 million gift card.
Sounds like a MR!
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Old Apr 13, 17, 12:44 pm
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I noticed that about a week ago flyertalk kept trying to redirect to me an unsecure log in page, so I added on HTTPS Everywhere and that seemed to fix the issue.
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