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Forced redirect from ads.

KalimniKalimni Member UncommonPosts: 74
edited August 2016 in Site Suggestions
I'm viewing the site on mobile (chrome) in full site view, and today I started getting redirected to one of those phishing sites trying to say I got 143 viruses from watching porn.

While I don't care much for a lot of the adds I see here, getting redirected is unacceptable. Find the culprit.

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  • madazzmadazz Member RarePosts: 1,976
    A program on your phone is doing it. I had the same issue. I deleted all the stupid shit games I was trying out and it stopped. 
  • MeddleMeddle Administrator UncommonPosts: 740
    We are trying to determine if this is one of our ad providers. Do you remember what pages or pages you got the take over ads on?

    - MMORPG.COM Staff -

  • MikeBMikeB Community ManagerAdministrator RarePosts: 6,484
    We've shut down ads on IOS. Are you guys on IOS still seeing redirects?

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • GYGMRGYGMR Member CommonPosts: 1
    edited September 2016
    Meddle said:
    We are trying to determine if this is one of our ad providers. Do you remember what pages or pages you got the take over ads on?

    Hello,

    On 9/28/16 I clicked a link in the mmorpg daily digest while using my iOS / Gmail app and was redirected to findvic.com, advertising monetary winnings.

    I believe I clicked on the story for "Dark And Light: A Look At A Breathtaking Realm".

    Edit - Added quote and link reference.
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,454
    edited October 2016
    It is not the ad banner because the only ad banner is the Wargaming one "when happened to me".

    I got a redirect as soon as i clicked on a random forum users thread about NCSOFT boycotting someone.The only thing i can think that is loading is the cookies/trackers unless there is an attempt by this site to load popup ads.

    BTW i do not even own a mobile device,this happened on my PC.Unfortunate that i was unhappy and quickly clicked to close the ads,so i cannot remember what the ads were for but i do remember 1 of the two popup ads was related to gaming.
    I should also make note that nobody else in that thread seem to comment on a popup ad so it seems to be randomly generated by this site,so this i assume means it can popup on any thread at any time.

    Almost seems like this site has a virus.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • AdminAdmin Administrator RarePosts: 5,620
    I have been trying for days to replicate this and I cannot make it happen on my PC or my phones/tablets.  I shut off all network ads for mobile devices (ios and android) so the only ads being delivered to those devices are our internal ones (currently TERA, Warships and Liberators).

    - MMORPG.COM Staff -

    The dead know only one thing: it is better to be alive.

  • MeddleMeddle Administrator UncommonPosts: 740
    Guys,

    We've turned off one of the ad networks we suspect is pulling this shady sh*t.  Please report if you still encounter the redirects.

    - MMORPG.COM Staff -

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 20,985
    Meddle said:
    Guys,

    We've turned off one of the ad networks we suspect is pulling this shady sh*t.  Please report if you still encounter the redirects.
    When I blocked ads, the problem went away, so it's something in your ads.  I tried unblocking ads to see if it was fixed, and just now got redirected to www . wpvresearchgroup . com
  • KalimniKalimni Member UncommonPosts: 74
    Didn't see that this had been updated. I haven't had any redirects for awhile. 
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