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Discussion in 'SoSH Support & FAQ' started by barbed wire Bob, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. barbed wire Bob

    barbed wire Bob crippled by fear Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Lately I’ve getting a pop up add congratulating me on winning a Samsung Galaxy and asking me to click on a button to claim the offer. It’s most annoying. I’m on an IPad with the latest OS. I’ve cleared the history and internet data but it still keeps coming back.. anybody else have this issue?
     
  2. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    EB8C8A15-41E0-4646-A17B-8947D510CC87.jpeg Today I’m getting this ad on SOSH, in multiple forums. It’s bypassing my Purify block too.

    Anyway to prevent these hijack popup?
     
  3. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

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  4. barbed wire Bob

    barbed wire Bob crippled by fear Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    The site is icardgiftcard.club. If that helps.
     
  5. Jordu

    Jordu Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Yes, but only on iPad.
     
  6. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    These are all over many sites recently, someone told me to install the "Brave" app on my iPhone, and since I did last week, no more of these.
     
  7. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks for this bit of info. These ads are infuriating. I'm not sure what causes them. Is it some sort of malware, or is it the ad hosts of various websites? I seem to get these a lot on Wikipedia pages. They're especially annoying because you can't simply close them out, as they redirect you - and using the back button just reloads the ad. Usually need to go back several pages to bypass, and even then they often reappear.
     
  8. ganador2004

    ganador2004 Member SoSH Member

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    Getting this now too (iPad also). Super annoying. Going to have to charge the android tablet.

    Edit: is it just safari?
     
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    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
  9. luckiestman

    luckiestman Son of the Harpy SoSH Member

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    Someone suggested brave app for browsing. I’m trying it and it’s pretty good
     
  10. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    That was me, I didn't notice there were two identical threads here, which I will now combine.
     
  11. glasspusher

    glasspusher Member SoSH Member

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    Huh. I've never seen this on my iphone with safari. I feel left out.
     
  12. oumbi

    oumbi Member SoSH Member

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    I down loaded the brave app but the pop up still occurs. Any other suggestions?
     
  13. luckiestman

    luckiestman Son of the Harpy SoSH Member

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    Use Tapatalk for SoSH.
     
  14. nolasoxfan

    nolasoxfan Member SoSH Member

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    I can’t log on to SoSH anymore with my iPad because of this idiotic pop-up. Incredibly annoying.
     
  15. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    Damn Amazon. I’ll have to look into this tomorrow. Traveling today
     
  16. Average Reds

    Average Reds Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Best suggestion ever. Thank you SoSH.
     
  17. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    The SoSH app is really just rebranded Tapatalk. That part of the business is absolutely horrible. I’ve been trying for two years to upgrade us but they quite literally don’t respond to emails. I can’t even delete the app and re-add as a new since it’s tied to the domain.

    Anyhow, use the Tapatalk app
     
  18. Fisks Of Fury

    Fisks Of Fury Member SoSH Member

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    This started happening in Safari on my iPad on Saturday as well. I don't THINK it has anything to do with Amazon, other than using it a a lure to get users to click on the pop-up.
     
  19. Nemo

    Nemo Member SoSH Member

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    I’ve been using Chrome on my iPad for a few hours without getting the pop up. On the other hand, using Safari would give me the pop up after just a few minutes. Good luck...
     
  20. TFP

    TFP Dope Dope

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    Yeah, I’m getting this on my phone with Safari now too. Dammit.
     
  21. GoJeff!

    GoJeff! Member SoSH Member

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    Also getting it constantly. iOS 11.2.6
     
  22. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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  23. TFP

    TFP Dope Dope

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    I’d prefer not to have to start using a new browser though, especially one that doesn’t integrate with 1Password.

    Being able to navigate the site on Safari on my phone isn’t too much to ask.
     
  24. luckiestman

    luckiestman Son of the Harpy SoSH Member

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    Tapatalk app works fine.
     
  25. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

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    This is happening to me on Safari every other minute. I’ve cleared by cache, used private browsing, downloaded some pop up blockers. No help. This thing is like a super virus.
     
  26. mt8thsw9th

    mt8thsw9th anti-SoSHal SoSH Member

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    This is happening all the time on Safari mobile, and no, I’m not using an extra app just to view something that is perfectly cromulent on a browser. :-/
     
  27. BlackJack

    BlackJack Member SoSH Member

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    If you go into your settings for safari and turn off JavaScript the ads can’t take over your browser. You will also lose other functionality but it’s the easiest quick fix. And can also be turned back on once the as is removed.
     
  28. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Installing 1Blocker has stopped them for me.
     
  29. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    I’ll fix this today guys. Sorry, I’ve been cranked at work.
     
  30. Van Everyman

    Van Everyman Member SoSH Member

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    Just to be clear, it isn’t SoSH where I get this. This has been an iPhone spam thing for a few months now. It’s obviously some vulnerability that isn’t unique to our site. Not sure if that’s been pointed out.
     
  31. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    It's definitely something in the ad code. I'm looking into it now. Usually google and Amazon clean it up so fast that it doesn't really impact us, but not this time.
     
  32. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    If this happens to someone again can you capture the page source? If you don't know what page source is then ignore this request :)

    I'm 99% sure it's ad delivered but as always I want to be extra cautious that it is not something else.

    That domain has been blocked on the google ad side, amazon isn't as easy to work with.
     
  33. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    If it helps at all, I've been getting it on FB as well. Not sure if there's a common tie there that might give a clue where it's coming from.
     
  34. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    It’s everywhere. Both Google and Amazon told me today that it sucks to be us. I can disable ads but I ran out of time.
     
  35. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    This is the only site I’m getting it on. However this is one of the only sites I have whitelisted. Or did. As blocking still blocks embedded twitter.
     
  36. wade boggs chicken dinner

    wade boggs chicken dinner Member SoSH Member

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    I'm sure most have seen this but for those who don't, here's Apple's advice: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203987. Some people have gotten rid of the pop-ups by getting rid of unused apps it seems.
     
  37. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Does clicking the x box on ads and saying you don’t want to see them anymore help?

    I don’t know if there’s a correlation, but I used to get those pop ups but started rejecting some ads and I do t anymore.
     
  38. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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  39. Import78

    Import78 Member SoSH Member

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    I’m getting the same pop up, but going to giftsoftheMagi. Sounds like there isn’t anything we can do, just wait for google/Amazon to sort themselves out?
     
  40. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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  41. etakbear

    etakbear Member SoSH Member

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    I got a new android last week and am getting these pop ups with no x to close them. So far only here. The phone default is chrome. Do I just need to use tapatalk instead?
     

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