Congratulations Amazon User!

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  1. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

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    I got a similar "you won" ad while visiting MR once before, but it wasn't persistent. And I'm pretty sure the answer is Bill Gates? :)
     
  2. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    Report it to the MR admins. Looks like their CDN has some spam ads sneaking through the cracks. It happens from time to time.

    Oh and: install an ad blocker. Helps minimize these to the even rarer occasion.
     
  3. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    If you do, please donate to MR. The ADs pay for this site.
     
  4. csurfr, Mar 10, 2018
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  5. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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  6. Southern_Vet macrumors newbie

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    Ublock origin in the computer and lionz ad blocker on iOS. Ads are the new malware and virus.
     
  7. Cayden macrumors 6502a

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    For the past couple days on MacRumors, I’ve been getting an ad for amazon that redirects me to a different site. I’m not clicking on the ad or anything, it just happens automatically. I’ve only had it happen on iOS but I don’t frequently check the site on my Mac. Is this just a bad ad that needs to be removed? Has any else noticed this?
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Similar thread(s) discussing this:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/congratulations-amazon-user.2100402/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/amazon-congratulation-pop-up.2106203/
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The admins know about this and are trying to track it down.
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Having a hard time replicating this, but I know it's a major problem that affects lots of sites including some major news sites. If anybody sees these frequently and is willing to help us out, it would be great if you could please download this app:

    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id658886056

    Use it to browse around MacRumors until you hit one of those ad redirects, and when you get one, hit the hamburger menu button at top right, select "email", hit "Next," and send the report to our ad provider at RAMPSupport@purch.com. Please include a few explanatory comments like noting you were browsing MacRumors, your country, and the specific problem (ad redirect on mobile).

    In the meantime, we'll keep trying to replicate it and track down the offending ad(s). Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for any help you all can provide.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    This is much more prolific than MR.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/congratulations-amazon-user.2100369/
     
  12. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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  13. iapplelove macrumors 601

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  14. Berthacrowley macrumors member

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    This has been happening to me regularly for the past couple months (I’ve only actually noticed it since I got my 8+ In December, I don’t remember seeing them on my 6S+) but seems to have increased in frequency over the last few weeks and it drives me BANANAS. It happens to me on many sites, not just MR. I came here to see if it was happening in Safari for anyone else when I found this thread.

    I used to have Purify (content blocker) installed on my phone but deleted it a while ago because it made certain websites glitchy. I would happily pay for a content blocker that would remove these “congratulations amazon user” things but they don’t behave like traditional popup ads so I’m not sure if any of them will? They do behave like malware, completely redirecting you to another site that you can’t get out of without closing the browser but I never thought malware was something I’d have to worry about on my iPhone! Guess that was naive :(
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I use AdGuard and have never encountered this ad.
     
  16. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Makes two of us. But even before AdGuard I've never seen this ad. :/ But I've been avoiding sites specifically because of ads.
     
  17. I7guy macrumors P6

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    In Safari you can long press the back button and you will get a list of links. Press the top link and you will be redirected to the most recent page visited.
     
  18. AMTYVLE macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone gotten the pop up in Safari after installing iOS 11.3 yesterday? I haven't....yet....Hoping Apple addressed this in 11.3 as they made a number of Safari fixes listed in the log.
     
  19. ehrens macrumors member

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    I have. Not thru here, but thru another site I frequent (startribune.com).
     
  20. dirtylilhobo macrumors regular

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    Alright, I’m gonna try AdGuard to stop these full page Amazon ads that, once encountered, you’ve got no choice but to close Safari. For Mac, how or what app will grt rid of those annoying Macafee ads..?
     
  21. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    1Blocker is good too.
     
  22. I7guy macrumors P6

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    You don't have to close Safari. On the button of the Safari screen, long press the left arrow. The long press will open a sharesheet with the last few web pages visited. Click on the first entry and you will be taken back to the last web page visited.
     
  23. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    First time in about 3 weeks got the pop up again
     
  24. AMTYVLE macrumors 6502

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    Yep. I got them again after the 11.3.1 update. Didn't get any with just 11.3 :mad:
     

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