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Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by Phil » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:27 pm

Is anyone else experiencing annoying pop ups/redirects when surfing this site on their mobile phone?

Since about a week, i am getting some redirects to sites telling me that i am the selected winner of something. Once redirected, i can no longer get back to f1t without closing the tab and reopening.

I am using iOS on an iphone7. The problem is unique to this site only. Havent experienced this on my desktop as of yet, but then again, i usually browse here on my mobile.

I am thinking something that is triggered through the ads service?

Any thoughts?
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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by Just_a_fan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:57 pm

Had it on an Android tablet too.
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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by Steven » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:31 am

Could be ads indeed. Certainly nothing we're triggering ourselves.

If you can, please send a screenshot or the link to which these ads are pointing, so I can pass it on to our ad provider for blocking.

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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by Phil » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:35 pm

This is what is looks like (I managed to screen-film it).

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Sorry for not resizing them, but this is what happens. Only happens (so far) when I have topics open. Also managed to lose quite a few posts that way (cause I was posting in the quick-reply box). As can be seen, it automatically redirects to the first one, then to the second. Can't tell if there are more than one redirect before the first one that and there's no way for me to log it as it's on my phone.
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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by wesley123 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:00 pm

This is something with the ads provider, which allows this for some reason. While it might look like it is F1t only, this definitely isn't the case.
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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by Phil » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:09 pm

Yeah, you are right. I think it's the ads provider as well. Haven't had this happen to me on any other sites though so far. I guess that'll tell you I don't surf many arbitrary sites, almost no news either.

It's really annoying though, especially as it redirects the actual page you are on and once redirected, you can't get back. It's especially annoying when it happens after you typed up a post and lose everything...

PS: Given it's the ad-provider, it's also really difficult to debug too, because ads are personalized, lots of user-tracking and they also know what your useragent is (obviously). So when browsing this or other sites using a desktop, I am not getting the same ads that must be triggering this annoying redirect.
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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by Just_a_fan » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:54 pm

Yes, that looks familiar although the ones I've seen were in English - presumably the ad provider targets according to ISP location.
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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by Steven » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:09 pm

Issue reported.
Seems it's a problem happening since early this week. Several others users have reported similar annoying ads.

I'll keep you posted

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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by hollus » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:27 am

I get the same ads, only in my phone, when browsing spanish newspapers of good reputation. Never here so far. Had been happening on and off for probably a year.
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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by McG » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:51 pm

It's the ads.

I'm on a several non F1 forums. One has recently introduced ads and the pop ups started immediately.

Horrible really, very intrusive.

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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by netoperek » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:07 am

Sorry for Offtopic, but appropriate people follow this thread and it's such a minor request i didn't feel like it's worth opening a new one.
There is no link on the site survey completion page to get back to F1T mainpage (at least I haven't found one). It would be more convienient for users to just click than to type adress in the browser. Thanks!

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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by Steven » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:29 pm

netoperek wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:07 am
Sorry for Offtopic, but appropriate people follow this thread and it's such a minor request i didn't feel like it's worth opening a new one.
There is no link on the site survey completion page to get back to F1T mainpage (at least I haven't found one). It would be more convienient for users to just click than to type adress in the browser. Thanks!
There's a link to the feedback forum (this one) on the thanks page :wink:

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Re: Annoying Pop-Ups/redirect / malware?

Post by netoperek » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:31 pm

Steven wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:29 pm
netoperek wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:07 am
Sorry for Offtopic, but appropriate people follow this thread and it's such a minor request i didn't feel like it's worth opening a new one.
There is no link on the site survey completion page to get back to F1T mainpage (at least I haven't found one). It would be more convienient for users to just click than to type adress in the browser. Thanks!
There's a link to the feedback forum (this one) on the thanks page :wink:
Then guess I need to pay a visit to my optician :)