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Old 12-29-17, 02:05 PM   #76
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I use chrome and Firefox on Android 7. On chrome it's only a few minutes before I get redirected. It's almost always something about Four virus and how the phone is 28% contaminated. This just happened in the last month. Firefox had been better and only allowed one in the last couple of days.

Glad to hear it's not just me! There's not a wealth of information online about this, but there is some. Nobody really has a good explanation of it.
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Old 12-29-17, 02:18 PM   #77
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Wow just discovered this sub forum and thread. My experience has been that throughout the last two years at least, any "forum" website will sometimes put out these redirects. I'll browse Android forums and get the same redirects as I get here, other times it's automotive forums.

Thanksfor this idea, I'll keep an eye out to see what ad might trigger this. Unfortunately on my phone it happens in the blink of an eye!

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Old 12-29-17, 05:54 PM   #78
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Just got my first "Redirect blocked" message. Thanks IBobi!

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Old 12-30-17, 12:20 PM   #79
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Ads that take over browser are rampant for me

Logged in or not and on mobile or full site makes no difference. On an iPhone 5s with latest iOS 11.2.1. Also happens on iPad. Not sure where to post this. It usually goes away in a few days but this has been weeks or months. Happens in a thread or just looking at the forum directories. Have to fully close browser to clear things. Clicking Close just delivers more junk.
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Old 12-30-17, 12:24 PM   #80
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Logged in or not and on mobile or full site makes no difference. On an iPhone 5s with latest iOS 11.2.1. Also happens on iPad. Not sure where to post this. It usually goes away in a few days but this has been weeks or months. Happens in a thread or just looking at the forum directories. Have to fully close browser to clear things. Clicking Close just delivers more junk.
Me too, except only when in full site, mobile works ok. iPhone 5s, didn't take the plunge on latest update yet, but has been happening for months too. Prob not the right place to post, but thanks for saying something. I figured I was prob alone with my issue. Guess not!
Edit: using Safari. Will try other browsers. Have been too lazy to log in on other browsers and mobile works ok for me.

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Old 12-30-17, 12:37 PM   #81
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It happens to me as well on different sites using google. I don`t think its this forum so much as the browsers we use. I would NEVER buy anything from a site that hijacks my phone. Pisses me off! It`s always Amazon. They are EVIL!
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Appropriate forum is: https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sug...er-assistance/
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Same here, iPhone and Safari.

Annoying.
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Works fine for me in both Chrome and Opera, mobile and full-site.
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Two screen grabs and full url on first

This for me has been going on a very long time. 5-6 weeks I think.
When I post the url code below it previews as a link. Not sure if adding this helps?
Yes always on iPhone or iPad only and only this site for me.


Amazon.com - Congratulations!!
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I don't visit this site when I'm using my iPad.

Is Internet Brands complicit?
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moving this to user assistance from Classic & Vintage
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With my iphone and safari browser I open up the multi-window list in the lower right of the screen and x-close the offending screen. That’s the only wayI’ve found to kill the offenders. When it happens on a desktop I try to use the control-alt-delete and close from the control panel. Some advertising apps are extremely adept in their persistence and aggressiveness. I never hit the close or unsubscribe options because I just assume those buttons are also scam-enabled when those ads take over the window.
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Same here, iPhone and Safari.

Annoying.
Are you signed in? I thought our premium membership nixed ads?

Anyway...I never see any of these...then again my mobile (Chrome Beta)has an adblocker and script/malware/popup blocker running...and my Surface and desktop (Chrome Canary) have 4 or 5 script-blockers and tracker blockers and adblock filters running.


Makes me wonder if this is an Apple specific script.
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1) It isn't Amazon, it's thieves trying to look respectable
2) Apple people think they don't need virus protection
redirects in advertising links != viruses
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No, but extra cross-site scripting can lead straight to malware or viruses.

MTBR and RBR were both haunted by a bitcoin miner script (loaded from ads we suspect)...some of us noted our machines were running hotter than usual--and it was because someone was using a CPU core of our machines for Monopoly Money farming. MTBR took it down quick, RBR took 3 weeks for someone to be home and admin it away.
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Are you signed in? I thought our premium membership nixed ads?

Anyway...I never see any of these...then again my mobile (Chrome Beta)has an adblocker and script/malware/popup blocker running...and my Surface and desktop (Chrome Canary) have 4 or 5 script-blockers and tracker blockers and adblock filters running.


Makes me wonder if this is an Apple specific script.
I have never seen them on MacOS, regardless which browser I'm running.
They were plaguing me on the iPhone last summer, but I haven't seen it for a few months now.
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Are you signed in? I thought our premium membership nixed ads?

Anyway...I never see any of these...then again my mobile (Chrome Beta)has an adblocker and script/malware/popup blocker running...and my Surface and desktop (Chrome Canary) have 4 or 5 script-blockers and tracker blockers and adblock filters running.


Makes me wonder if this is an Apple specific script.
Yep, signed in on my iPhone.

This ain't an ad. It smells like phishware to me.
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Did you guys reboot?
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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This has been an ongoing problem with this forum for at least 2 years now. I've reported it on several occasions, with thunderous silence.

Basically, one or more of the ad networks that bikeforums lets serve ads has one or more ad providers that isn't on the up-and-up. It's a matter of chance as to when one of those ads finally gets chosen to be shown. Once loaded, it executes a variety of exploit scripts to hijack the browser. Usually to load some sort of ransomware type "you've been infected" "please call this number to purchase the fix" type of thing, or "You're a winner" while also trying to load some sort of file trawler program in the background. I had it happen in updated versions of Firefox, and Chrome, and something similar on my Android phone.

By logging all traffic through my router, I was able to provide the hostnames of 3-4 of the attack sites, as well as the triggering ads. BF admins response.... ...Crickets.

The true fix would be to fire / sever ties with that / those ad networks if they don't care to clean up their customers. Obviously, they either don't care, or the shady networks simply pay too much.

The only (crappy) fix I've found is to pony up for the premium membership. That removes the ads, and eliminates the problem. I bristle at the low level extortion, but I find the content and community here to be worth it.
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The other "fix" is to run software such as NoScript, at least on the PC versions.

Bike Forums can host their own ads if they wish... but that isn't the choice they've made, and thus have given up control over their ad stream.
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I was able to Prevent this

I downloaded FireFox Focus on my iDevices. I then turned on use content blocker in the Safari Settings and set it to Firefox Focus and I have been using this site for over a week and no more amazon and iPhone ads.
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Amazon ads!

Anybody else having trouble with Amazon ads.
Something about winning something.
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yep. locked down the systems to stop that.
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