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9th June 2012, 08:05 PM |#11  
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i clicked a reply notification from an email sent by the forum

this is the page it took me to

i blanked out my location to stop aliens tracking me






 
 
9th June 2012, 08:24 PM |#12  
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No offence meant to anyone here, but I'm quite surprised at all of this. Adblocks for Chrome and Firefox are available easily, nobody uses IE anymore and if you're on XDA you probably have a rooted phone and should logically therefore have an adblock app. If you really dislike ads, there's no need to put up with them
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9th June 2012, 08:38 PM |#13  
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No offence meant to anyone here, but I'm quite surprised at all of this. Adblocks for Chrome and Firefox are available easily, nobody uses IE anymore and if you're on XDA you probably have a rooted phone and should logically therefore have an adblock app. If you really dislike ads, there's no need to put up with them

Those without adblocks are doing xda a favour i guess.
9th June 2012, 09:20 PM |#14  
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Those without adblocks are doing xda a favour i guess.

Don't the ads only work if you click on them? As fas as I know nobody actually clicks on the ads unless it's by accident to disabling them doesn't really have a negative effect on the site
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9th June 2012, 09:46 PM |#15  
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Don't the ads only work if you click on them? As fas as I know nobody actually clicks on the ads unless it's by accident to disabling them doesn't really have a negative effect on the site

I dont click on them, but there are a few which act weird when the mouse hovers over them accidentally. Like this one.
10th June 2012, 12:16 PM |#16  
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New Avast is too annoying, will be migrating our thousands of customers off it
I'm going to haveto agree with the OP in this one.

The advertising is becoming annoying and the re-registering method has been made to be difficult to see where the free option is...

Quickfix I disagree with you, this product is the most popular free Antivirus not because of bull**** advertising, but because of word of mouth!
Now instead of here's a great free AV the word is here is a great free AV with intrusive ads...
10th June 2012, 05:42 PM |#17  
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nvm

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11th June 2012, 07:57 PM |#18  
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Intrusive pop-ups "mobprizes" visiting XDA with my mobile phone...
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there were a lot of problems when you tried to access the page from your phone from germany the porn ads were awful
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Intrusive pop-ups "mobprizes" visiting XDA with my mobile phone...

I just had the same thing. I click on 'OK' or whatever it said when i should probably have just used the back button. It took me to the mobprizes thing which is clearly a scam. Hopefully just being taken to the site but not clicking anything wont have installed any malicious (i've literally no idea about android malware/viruses etc.).
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