Ad pop ups in the forum

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  1. wossogststepp macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    whenever I go to the forum on my iPhone I get a spam ad popup that I can't close.
    The code for this popup most be on your site or in one of the ads.

    Can you please check and stop? Otherwise I can't read the forum anymore.

    Michael
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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  3. wossogststepp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I am in Germany and these are exactly the ones.
    How does this work? Is there code gettong executed that is hidden in the ads that I am seeing?
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yeah, somehow a bad advertiser is getting into the system and deploying redirects in their ads. Unfortunately it's proven difficult to track them down. We've blocked individual ones, but they come back under other names.

    It's very hard for us to track these without being in Germany, so if you're able, it would be extremely helpful if you (or anyone else seeing these bad ads) could pass along some info that will allow us to identify them.

    Sorry for the inconvenience and the request for help. We're aware this is a significant issue and doing our best to prevent it.
     
  5. wossogststepp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I have done that. I forgot to explain the issue.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Thanks so much. Hopefully that's enough to allow our ad folks to find and block it.
     

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