Pop up spam

Discussion in 'Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph' started by CaseyB, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Knuckle Buster

    Knuckle Buster Been here awhile

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    That's exactly what my iPhone does here. Funny thing though is never in my life have I used Amazon.
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  2. ozmoses

    ozmoses ...

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    Same.
    It isn't from Amazon.
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  3. Boostdreamer

    Boostdreamer Adventurer

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    Me too.
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  4. zaphoid

    zaphoid now with single minded purposelessness

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    I now get this pop up on my phone, an android device running chrome I guess. This happens to me before I log in.

    Dam annoying, now what will I futter with while waiting for lunch to arrive.
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  5. Boostdreamer

    Boostdreamer Adventurer

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    Have not seen it in several days. Maybe it decided it prefers your phone! LOL
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  6. zaphoid

    zaphoid now with single minded purposelessness

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    I went and looked in my history and there was a couple of things that apparently generate these messages.
    besttopshopsofmine.shops
    trker.trckgrt.com
    online.com-reward.website
    api.reporo.net
    trk.obix.pro

    Is there any way in chrome to block these sites?

    I cleared my history and any saved data (from everything). These hijack things came right back.

    Cleared history and any saved data again. So far no recurrence.

    I have been testing it by logging in only to ADV, surfing around, and looking at my history. So far a number of trips in and out of ADV closing the browser and restarting browser. Nothing odd appearing in the history, all ADV threads.

    The tap talk banner add is at the top and so far I have not used the little x to clear it.

    Its possible that some other web page gave me a drive by annoying cookie thing. Other than that, I got nothing.
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  7. Tempesta

    Tempesta I know, right?

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    Me too, I was just logging back in to continue to read about the pop up problem ... and this pop up happened. Screenshot_20180117-053850.jpg
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  8. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    This is just a question.

    What is the reason to log in and out of ADV?

    The only time I've logged out since 2005 is to try to replicate what some of you are seeing.
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  9. zaphoid

    zaphoid now with single minded purposelessness

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    One of the greatest pranks of all time is to visit a person who leaves a computer logged in all the time. Post something up pretending to be that person. Let the hilarity ensue.

    I suppose on a phone its not an issue. However, I have OCD and when I am not using a system, I log out of the system.

    I imagine when the phone is shut off it also requires me to log back in.
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  10. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    I understand that around a rally, but each time you check another site you log off?
    The problem seems to be on personal phones.
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  11. zaphoid

    zaphoid now with single minded purposelessness

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    Yes, log off when I am not looking at the phone on ADV.

    Right now I am on a PC, phone is not logged in.

    Some people might be logged in on their phone, their work computer and a home computer. Whats the point of that?

    I would not think staying logged in with a banking web site is a good idea at all. Maybe ADV does not mater, but me, I like to be logged off when not in use.
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  12. aldend123

    aldend123 Long timer

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    No, that's not usually the case. Just like how your computer can be shut off and still remember you're logged in. That doesn't mean you're keeping the page open - you can still close the browser, or shut off the computer. As long as you've checked the box to 'stay logged in', it'll remember that.

    The one catch is a private/incognito browser mode, where it will not retain logins upon closing. Which is by design.

    Any banking website will expire the logged in session upon closing the browser, and usually through some time-out like 2 minutes of inactivity. If yours doesn't do that, I'd be suspicious about what else they're not doing.
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  13. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    I don't like to log on each time I open ADV.
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  14. zaphoid

    zaphoid now with single minded purposelessness

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    Thanks for trying to replicate the issue.
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