Front Page Pop-Up?!

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by bpcookson, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. bpcookson macrumors 6502

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    I was just greeted with an in-page pop-up. You know the kind where they fly in from the top or side and then sit front and center until you interact? That. It was disgusting. I am totally embarrassed for MacRumors and sincerely hope they get rid of this despicable and aggressive advertising ASAP.

    Haven't you seen TC;DR?!
    http://tabcloseddidntread.com

    The word disgusting isn't even strong enough. Rather go here, place all items in a blender, and poor it all over MacRumors. That should get us close.
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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    In situations like this, posting more details such as a screenshot is helpful. Not everyone gets the same ads, so we don't necessarily know what ad you are talking about.

    arn
     
  3. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Dramatic much? :rolleyes:

    I've never seen such an ad on MacRumors...
     
  4. bpcookson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah... I had been wishing I got a screenie after the frothing subsided... but now at least I know for next time.
     
  5. helix142 macrumors newbie

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    I'm seeing it too, very irritating

    Not able to get a snapshot of it, I find advertising like that very irritating. I have deleted the bookmark for macrumors
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    If you can grab a screen shot and the URL of the ad, the admins can see about having the ad removed from the site.

    What do I do about annoying ads?

     
  7. helix142 macrumors newbie

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    Screen Shot

    Here's the screen shot, I assume the admins have control over whether the ads are a popup or in the sidebar
     

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  8. Peace macrumors Core

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    It's hard to post the URL of some ads since they float and one must click the ad to find the URL.

    ;)
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    That's why I qualify my statement with the word if, because sometimes I know it's not feasible. :cool:
     
  10. bpcookson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Happened again

    Screen snap:

    [​IMG]

    As another said, isn't it hard-coded into your website whether flying ads such as this are possible?
     
  11. Thraun macrumors regular

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    I'm assuming everyone that is complaining about ads donates regularly to the site; otherwise I'm not sure that they have any right to complain.
     
  12. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    this is the same one i'm getting on IE 10.
     
  13. bpcookson thread starter macrumors 6502

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  14. Parasprite macrumors 68000

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    You likely have malware installed that is giving you the pop ups. A quick google search for "voicefive malware" popped up lots of websites talking about it.

    One of them was this: http://forums.anvisoft.com/viewtopic-57-6844-0.html which may give some clues to whether you are infected and how to fix them. I've never used Anvi's software before (and haven't used Windows for a while), so I'm a bit out of the loop. But the information on there is pretty solid.

    For alternatives: Last I heard Malwarebytes was still a good free go-to scanner for this kind of stuff and it may be worth a try. https://www.malwarebytes.org/ Additionally, Microsoft has Microsoft Security Essentials which I have heard good things about (but have little experience with). http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

    This is all whether you continue to use MacRumors or not by the way, because you will almost certainly start seeing these ads on other websites as well.
     
  15. paulsdenton macrumors 6502

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    Something New?

    All of a sudden I am getting all kinds of pop up ads from things like "right deals" and "ad info" on MacRumors. Is this a new practice or is it malware? Is there any way to get rid of them? They are MOST unwelcome and will ultimately turn me off from the site. Nasty stuff!
     
  16. arn macrumors god

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    Can you post a screenshot?

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  17. paulsdenton macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how to do that but let me work on it.
     
  18. anothernameok, May 3, 2014
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    anothernameok macrumors newbie

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    So I've been having the same frustrations on Macrumors. Luckily it happens so often that I have screenshots. I get flash video ads that overlay the entire website. Not only does this happen on my Mac, but on my iPad as well.

    http://imgur.com/a/TBbIw

    Macrumors peeps: Can we please tell me if this is a thing your doing? They're making me a little paranoid.

    Edit: Happens on my iPhone too.
     
  19. arn macrumors god

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    Thanks for the screenshots.

    I haven't seen these ads, and also don't recognize the Hotels ad in the first screenshot. It's still possible that it's coming from us.

    Do these same ads happen on other sites too? Or just MacRumors?
    What country are you in?

    If it's not coming us, the only other way for something like that to happen across different machines would be if your router were affected somehow. Does it happen when you are on cellular on your iPhone?

    arn
     
  20. anothernameok macrumors newbie

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    I can't seem to reproduce the ad on cellular. But strangely enough I got the VoiceFive ad reported above on cellular.
     

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