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Pop-up/Redirecting ads on mobile devices

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Jan 7, 2007
19633 posts
3200 upvotes
Poormond Hill
Just about to post another one, this happened:
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Deal Fanatic
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Jun 26, 2005
7912 posts
466 upvotes
Toronto
Me too, just looking at this thread and it jumped twice already.

This is freakin annoying
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Jul 5, 2004
22792 posts
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I can't browse on my phone at all. I get those ads every single time I go to a new page. So far I'm not getting them on my computer.
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Deal Addict
Aug 19, 2015
2572 posts
1879 upvotes
And I thought my Chrome browser was compromised. Enabled ad blockers and that's fixed the issue. Using ad blocker by adgurad
Newbie
May 18, 2010
16 posts
1 upvote
vancouver
Keeps popping up.. can barely use this site now
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Administrator
Feb 13, 2013
18 posts
9 upvotes
Toronto
A quick update. After shutting off ads from the second exchange, we thought we'd managed to isolate the source of the forced redirect ads and began turning on the ad exchange we believed was clean. It turns out the exchange we thought was clean actually still has the forced redirect ads, so if you saw them back on the site in the last day or so that's why. As soon as we noticed the ads were reappearing, we shut off the affected exchange again.

Where we're at now is we've turned off what we think/hope are the two sources of the rogue advertisements, and will not turn them back on until we get assurances from our partners that they're taking measures against these forced redirects. In the meantime, please continue to send us your reports. We're taking this very seriously and your reports help us to track down the ads in question.
Newbie
May 21, 2017
24 posts
9 upvotes
Still getting the redirects so it didn't work!
Deal Addict
Feb 26, 2006
2167 posts
288 upvotes
Ottawa
Just happened to me on the t460s thread
Newbie
Jan 28, 2013
46 posts
48 upvotes
Toronto
Getting redirected when reading this thread.
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Deal Guru
Nov 16, 2004
14366 posts
1494 upvotes
Toronto
The ads are bad for me today (on mobile).

It's like when you don't "deal" with the ad, it will come back. So, I tried backing up to the page before, then it would come up again.

3 ads already today.
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Jan 4, 2014
654 posts
162 upvotes
Toronto
Attached is what I'm getting. I've gotten this at least 5 times in the last 3 or 5 hours. I've also noticed that when I'm going to make a comment, I'll be redirected to this site that says bad gateway 502.
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Deal Addict
Sep 23, 2009
4153 posts
1237 upvotes
Poor form.

Got this now.

I say turn off the ads.

How much does the site make from advertising that we have to see this crap?

Must be a lot if the only solution is to turn it off and on. Right?
Deal Addict
Feb 1, 2008
2342 posts
1101 upvotes
getting hammered today. mix of different ones already posted here.

took 10 minutes just to be able to find this and comment.
Deal Addict
Sep 5, 2003
1496 posts
172 upvotes
Toronto
Happened to me several times over the past few days... I don't know how you can accept this from any "partner". You should drop them immediately, as these is simply unacceptable practice.

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