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7th June 2012, 02:52 AM   |  #1  
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The internet is full of advertisments and let's face it, almost every site that has an ounce of traffic uses ad revenue. The intention of xda is not to burden its members with ads that distract from the user experience. With that being said, if you have a problematic ad, please take a screenshot of the ad and post here so admin can take care of it. right now, that is the solution in place.

Thanks for your help in keeping XDA "intrusive ad free".
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7th June 2012, 08:35 AM   |  #2  
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It doesn't happen all the time but I have this "mobprizes" redirect when visiting XDA.

Happened to me a few times so far, not sure if others are experiencing it.
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7th June 2012, 09:01 AM   |  #3  
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Same as chazam ^^^^

First instance of it today. Web URL is mobprizes.com and the site header says 'Android Rewards'. Tried to browse XDA via Dolphin browser on Android and was auto-redirected to this spam page; you cannot press 'Back' or 'Exit' in the browser and have to click 'OK', whereupon another window opens asking you to enter your mob number (supposedly so they can contact you to sort out sending you your prize - which if you do a quick search on Google means you will receive plenty of premium rate text messages and no prize!).

Not sure what you folks can do but thought would mention it.

Incidentally, when performing a search re: this, one of the replies was on Yahoo Answers - when I clicked on this I was redirected to the same damn Android Rewards page!

I also noticed another forum in the search results is experiencing the same thing. Seems to be spreading.
7th June 2012, 11:11 AM   |  #4  
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That ad at the bottom left corner just popped up from nowhere. I may not have captured it completely sry...

Edit: it's an IE rollover to view ad.
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7th June 2012, 12:02 PM   |  #5  
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Hey everyone,

I have also created a forum where people (including myself) are experiencing similar problems.



Perhaps it would be a great idea to share our knowledge between the two forums and see what we can do to get rid of these annoying ads.
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7th June 2012, 12:10 PM   |  #6  
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would of if i didnt have ad block
7th June 2012, 01:08 PM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chazam

It doesn't happen all the time but I have this "mobprizes" redirect when visiting XDA.

Happened to me a few times so far, not sure if others are experiencing it.

Same.
8th June 2012, 01:29 AM   |  #8  
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ok, as i got no response in the other thread, here's a repost of an intrusive ad i got the other day:



as you can see they were even trying to impersonate XDA's theme to trick you into thinking it was a legitimate XDA page?
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as you can see they were even trying to impersonate XDA's theme to trick you into thinking it was a legitimate XDA page?

The JS alert window looks like that, since FF4.0. Type javascript:alert('test message') into the address bar.
9th June 2012, 07:20 PM   |  #10  
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Please remove this
I'm not really bothered by the ads so i dont need an ad blocker but this 'IE rollover to view' ad is being a pain in the rear.
Pls get rid of it.
Thanks.



Edit: started using ad blocker
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