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Complaint Ad problem (?)

  1. Nov 1, 2012 #1

    AlephZero

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    Twice in the last 24 hours, clicking a link to open a thread on PF has produced a full-screen wnidow claiming to be http://testables.net/d/juicyru.com [Broken] with a message like "congratulations, click here to win an ipad" or similar.

    NOTE: THE ABOVE LINK IS MERELY TO REPORT THE PROBLEM - CLICK IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

    Whatever this is, it appears to be hijacking the actual PF page completely. If it's coming from your sponsored advertising software, please block!
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2012 #2
    You are logged in when this happens? The only ad you should see is a banner above the nav bar.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2012 #3

    AlephZero

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    Yes.

    That's what I do see normally, except when this takes over the entire tab in my browser (IE). The only way to kill it seems to be to close the tab. Re-clicking the same PF link works fine, with a different "normal sized" banner ad.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2012 #4
    Could it have been a flash ad that you hovered over and it popped out?
     
  6. Nov 2, 2012 #5

    AlephZero

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    I suppose that's possible, but the IE/MS popup blocker is on, and I sometimes get messages from other sites saying a popup was blocked. But I don't think I clicked on anything.

    Whatever it was, it was intrusive enough to replace http://www.physicsforums [Broken]... in the browser address bar with its own address.

    FWIW, googling "juicyru.com" suggests it's not specific to PF.
     
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