Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Cerium, Jan 7, 2018.
Yeah thanks this helps, but I'll have to do it for every page.
Just got a ad that redirected me to a shady site on mobile
We need more info in order to actually get what the ad was. What was the name of the site, or the URL.
Linked me to this
Perfect, thank you. I can use that to provide to the ad partner to pinpoint the ad.
What is the size limit for ads?
Where do we report ads that hijack our mobile browsers? Just got one on iOS where it took me to another site.
I actually got that too. I reported it to the ad partner. They are working to remove it.
Same. I just pmed a mod about it, didn't realize this thread was open to posts. Don't have the link, but it was attached to an ad for Wayfair.
More links. I’ll give you guys a few days to get this sorted before I come back.
Had a redirect on mobile
Why is the site running so badly right now?
Sluggish as hell with frequent server errors.
I just got this one
Its been brought up to the team. I actually just got off a call with them a couple minutes ago. Its not a simple process to just remove all types of ads like that because new ones can appear using different methods. We’ve made an adjustment and it should reduce them as we try to catch all of them. That should hit by the end of the weekend. We’ll continue to monitor it as we go.
Getting some pretty bad ads that basically take over Safari on iOS and make me reload the forum entirely :/
Seems like every ad service is shady nowadays.
Yeah that Amazon Rewards ad is pretty brutal gotten it like 5 times today.
It seems to be more of an issue with advertisors who slip in stuff with redirects than ad platforms. For example, these sites bid on being able to show an ad, are approved, and then change their coding to redirect off-site. It happens on almost all ad platforms these days. It makes it hard to catch since it happens after the fact.
Thankfully our partner recognizes how frustrating that is for all you guys and they as well. The change I mentioned in my previous post will hopefully help weed those malicious ads out - and hopefully keep them out for the foreseeable future.
We truly hate having those present and wish there was a way to block them 100% so we definitely apologize for that.
Getting redirected to this consistently today.
Same ad hit me as well, URL:
Had this happen to me too, sorry I can't provide more info, I panicked and only just now realized I should have gotten more info.
It popped up on my phone, I didn't even know there were ads. I couldn't switch tabs or exit out. For anyone with a similar problem, I went into my phone settings and shut my internet down, put on airplane mode, cleared the cache, even then it was only luck I didn't have to uninstall chrome to get out of that tab.
Now I need to look into different antivirus just to be sure, or just confine my browsing to my porn computer. Any good phone antivirus or antimalware suggestions?
veritcal ad has loaded in a banner slot
site is https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/spa...rospecting_Spain-c-mc-mc-en-Nov2017#ectrans=1
Redirect hijacker on mobile: http://coupon2342341.press/amz/?s1=pub-dat
Well that was annoying.. Same here, was browsing and got redirected.
I got that "Amazon rewards" one that everyone's been posting as well just now.
Got a redirect just now.
http://www.answerqu.com/spin_5m/b8f959d2dad7828b9143a957bfca41207a6039aa.html?isp=Rogers Communications Canada inc.&ua=Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 7.0; SM-G950W Build/NRD90M) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.137 Mobile Safari/537.36&td=s.clikui.com&model=Galaxy S8&voluumdata=deprecated&eda=deprecated&cep=239nFtL_XJ1vcnY6zwdcCRd4JmYx5Xfzd0cgu60DM75W3IP5B8CxMR3mDqHJ88NXgfD5f4-kJxO3DadNGF0XKycDkZsmgLV0wDEivz79pVhUrP7zPf3JtcUsLd0QkT9L4B0-aRux-5xSwGK3-Rpcko2aNidQyQ5YKxH7KT9JPgl7wlX0yPHtovu-UzCkDFE2_c-rVNqvuWkpEQZBzXspjd3-kotzBvFTWpa1q_qtCcLEiQRIUsIOpSGbfSJGxITk6az2IluHjm2P08il_At2TK0_8rORi3voWZGCinqEOWlb9c0OaZFNpV2L7X4QMYHi
Came in here to post about the Amazon rewards hijack ad.
Glad it's not a problem with my device. Hope it gets fixed soon.
Until there’s a way to support the site financially, I’ll continue to use Adblock until that type of ad is gone.
Maybe read the opening post
Ive got the Amazon coupon redirect that requires me to close chrome on mobile 4 or 5 times a day since Thursday.
It seems to just randomly pop.
I've been getting an "ad" that is a broken script on desktop lately. It's most noticeable feature is that it keeps trying to call a DocumentWrite() command.
It hasn't been able to do anything that I can tell, but if your ad supplier is serving up scripts that are trying to write to local storage rather than display ads, I would wonder about malicious actors.
I've been getting the amazon coupon one too.
The one that says "no hijacker ads"?
Ferny, I may have missed this from earlier, but has anything been done with the micro-sized ads? I've been getting them across several browsers and nothing seems to be wrong with the code when I inspected the code out of curiosity...
It’s particularly bad for me tonight I’ve gotten it like 5 times in the last hour(Amazon one)
"We have gone out of our way to partner with a premium ad service that guarantees manual, human screening of every advertisement that appears on our site. This is quality assurance by hand, not by algorithm. This should mean, at least in theory:
No Browser Hijacks
Always Safe For Work
If you notice any of the above slipping due to human error, please do not hesitate to click on the option under the ad to report it. You should also send screenshots to Ferny, deltaplus, or myself (Cerium). We're very interested in making sure that the standards of quality we've been promised are upheld."
Please don't get angry at each other guys. It's fine to be frustrated with us. We're frustrated too.
I had one of the fake Amazon ads today on mobile, ERA was the only tab. Didn't think to grab a screenshot.
We gathered a good amount already from orher users links and reports so its much appreciated. It’s our top priority right now.
I haven't seen a single ad so far (using mobile Chrome). I didn't even realise ads were a thing until I checked out the announcements board for the first time in ages.
I'm not necessarily complaining, just found it curious.
This ad keeps autoplaying music for me:
Thanks, we have reported it.
I'm just here to say the Melia vertical ad is still happening.
I think there are parts of it where it snaps to a banner as it shuffles through its slides. This makes it even more annoying because it means my screen moves when this happens.
Getting browser hijacks on mobile from a url ending in cloudfront.net
Looks to trigger when the washington post banner ad loads
^ Thanks for those reports.
The ad partners are reviewing this thread regularly and will address concerns as they arise. If the same problems continues to go unaddressed from here, let us know and we will emphasize them accordingly.
The full page redirect Amazon ad has gotten so intrusive, I get it within 30 seconds of loading Resetera now. It just happened before clicking to come into this thread to report it!! This is happening ALL the time and this ad can’t be backed out of - i have to close the page and reload Resetera. It’s the only ad Im getting and it’s absurd. I won’t turn on Adblock even though i bought it a few months ago - but please for the love of all that is holy stop this madness. I can’t report it since I’m being redirected to some shady site but here is the link from the one that just happened:
Not sure if I need to give any more info please let me know!
Are you getting this on mobile or desktop?
Mobile I am on mobile 99% of the time. I can’t remember the last time i was on my PC with ERA. I just got another one but it wasn’t Amazon this time. I forgot to copy the link if you need more let me know and thanks for helping g. It’s seriously making the site nearly unusable unfortunately. I am on Iphone 8 if that matters, using Safari default browser.
Edit: I came back to see if there were any posts since my last and got this one as soon as the page loaded: