Pop Up Ads - Takeover Ads - Popup Advertising - Amazon Gift etc.

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by ChooksNQuilts, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Crowing

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    Hello!
    I keep getting a pop up on my iPhone 8.
    I use Google to get to BYC.
    It started a couple of days ago.
    Very annoying! :he
    The most recent one was today at about 9:21pm MDT.
    I took a screenshot.
    I know it says amazon but I assure you it always happens when I’m on BYC.
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    I hope you guys can get rid of it! :fl
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    Update:

    We appreciate our members reporting these annoying pop-up /takeover ads. We are constantly doing all we can to block them.

    We work with many ad-networks, each of which has filters in place to try and keep these ads away. Unfortunately the spammers are always trying new tricks to get through the filters.

    It's often a case of whack-a-mole with these sneaky ads. We report them, the ad networks remove them, then the spammers create new accounts and try again.

    I've been talking to a few friends that also run large forums and they are seeing the same things. It seems the spammers are often trying to get their ads on mobile devices and also during the weekend when fewer staff are online to report / block the ads.

    If you see these ads please try the following:
    1. Clear your browser cache & cookies, then see if that helps.
    2. If you keep getting the ads after clearing your cache , reply with a screenshot of the ad you are getting
    3. Reply with your device type / model: PC, phone (type), browser, etc.
    Again, we hate these spam ads as much (maybe more) than anyone and appreciate your support and patience as we work to keep them off of our wonderful site!
     
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  3. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Crowing

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    Thank you so much!
    You guys do a great job! :clap
     
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  4. Boonie Stomper

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    This one has got me several times today. The ones "for the guests" also come up, which can be closed each time by clicking the X on it as soon as it starts popping up. This one, however, takes over the screen (am on android). If you close the window, it also closes the BYC window. If you try the back button instead, you get a screen full of "you're infected" with instructions (that I have NOT pursued).
    UGH!!!! :he:mad:
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    Thanks, looking into this!
     
  6. Boonie Stomper

    Boonie Stomper Songster

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    Here it is at ~12:34 EST today just after going to login page and closing ad at top and a popup creeping up from the bottom. Did not log in but went for a separate camera...

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  7. zinia8

    zinia8 Songster 7 Years

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    I get the same thing.
    Samsung s8 android OS running chrome browser.
     
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    That's good to know since we thought it was mostly isolated to iOS devices.

    We're digging into the various networks (like Google, etc.) that supply ads to BYC and trying to find / remove the offending ads that slipped through their defense cracks.
     
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  9. zinia8

    zinia8 Songster 7 Years

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    When you click the back button enough times it will stop on this address. I don't know if this will help with tracking this annoyance down and stopping it.
     
  10. ChooksNQuilts

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    Hey I’ve got another pop up.
    Happened at 8:26pm MDT
    I’m on an iPhone 8 using Google to access BYC.
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