annoying pop ups or virus??

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  1. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator

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    thanks - we found the source... purging them as we speak.
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  2. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    This is great by why does it continue to occur in the 1st place? Seriously in 25 yrs on the internet and car and bike forums I've never experienced what is happening on ADV since it went to ads, sure seems like an odd outlier to me :dunno Even the horrible TT site plastered with ads does not do this.
  3. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator

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    It's a fair question. The simple answer is that ad spammers are always looking for new ways and strategies to run ads that inject code to create a redirect. We're paying for a service called confiant which basically checks every single ad call and ad that comes through. They've been very good since we implemented in January, almost no issues in 3 months. The spammers found a new technique to bypass their detection and then they do sporadic attacks across the web. I could barely get through a business insider article the other day without having my iphone redirected, it was bad and they have 100x more resources for this kind of thing then we do but with confiant things have been really stable.

    So the reason it pops up every few months for a short period of time is they find a way through, then confiant and other similar services figure out their strategy and block it. To be clear it's not US signing up an advertiser and then finding out they're a spammer, it's a spammer buying through one network that then goes through the exchanges we rely on. Once we know the network that even allowed that advertiser to come through we block them too.

    It's equally as annoying for me as you, I don't block ads for myself so i'm seeing everything you do. In a perfect word we'd only work with industry companies and we're working on that but it takes time. We've got KTM, TouraTech USA and Dainese all supporting ADV now.
  4. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    ^^^ Thanks, useful to know. But now I wonder if the cost to manage spammers outweighs the $/benefit to ADV and user experience? But not my Q to answer I suppose.
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  5. Motonirvana

    Motonirvana Can't make this shit up

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    Well, the full page pop up is back this afternoon. Only happens on my iPad using chrome and only happens on advrider.

    Does not happen when I switch to Safari.

    EDIT: now happening on Safari / iPad as well
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  6. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    iPhone/safari + ADV pop ups = :cry

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  7. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    And they’re back.
  8. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    FBC5710C-6B07-41D5-8BF1-FDFECFD9DE2D.png They’re back...
    iPhone.
  9. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    iPhone/safari...

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  10. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I get all the Comcrap ones too, only through ADV, no problem with any other sites.
  11. janhama

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    This started here too. IPhone + Safari.
    Very annoying and this is the only place I get this from. :hmmmmm
  12. Zoef zoef

    Zoef zoef Long timer

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    Been getting this one lately, see below. Back button no longer works, have to type in the url to advrider. Very irritating popup.

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    Zoef zoef Long timer

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    40B9ACFF-05E3-49FC-ABF1-22E8C9DC55FA.png @Rudy
    Again had this one, super irritating
  14. CaseyB

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    Getting it again as well. I hate this crap
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  15. Rudy

    Rudy Learnin' Administrator

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    hey guys - yea they suck, the service we're using confiant reported some increased attacks fortunately they're catching them quickly and adapting their wrapper to sniff them out. Fortunately it's happening less and less (it's been a few months between reports) but there's a short period when the spammers get through the networks until they can update their software to know how to block the new spam strategy. Sucks when it happens but the good news is everything is in place since January to automatically detect and then have blocks put in place.
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