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2nd December 2012, 10:27 AM |#91  
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Ads? What ads? I don't see any ads on XDA or any other forum I use Tapatalk with. Lol!
Anyone use lynx lately? Maybe it'll make a comeback for web browsing. Lol!

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4th December 2012, 03:54 AM |#92  
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Got this several times now..


http://s.as997.de/s0sa0ri3sja00k480ogk8sk44s
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23rd December 2012, 01:40 PM |#93  
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I've just had clickyes.net pop up when I browsed to a thread from the forum search results. The page redirected from xda-developers to clickyes.net where it immediately popped up the file save requester to try to get me to download a scam version of chrome.

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27th December 2012, 06:13 PM |#94  
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Luckily I have decent FW and AV software, as a page on XDA Forums forwarded me (without me clicking anything) to another page that tried to download this on my machine, again without me clicking on any links.

a.juiceknowledge.com/IC/GPLAppBundler91/43014/1/7daf8bde-0dac-4f47-8649-70e5c485334e/MPLSetup.exe

The specific page was http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2020859

The information reported to me by my FW app was "Category: Intrusion Prevention
Date & Time,Risk,Activity,Status,Recommended Action,IPS Alert Name,Default Action,Action Taken,Attacking Computer,Attacker URL,Destination Address,Source Address,Traffic Description
27/12/2012 17:06:48,High,An intrusion attempt by a.juiceknowledge.com was blocked.,Blocked,No Action Required,Fake App Attack: Adware Installer Download,No Action Required,No Action Required,"a.juiceknowledge.com (66.150.14.114, 80)",a.juiceknowledge.com/IC/GPLAppBundler91/43014/1/7daf8bde-0dac-4f47-8649-70e5c485334e/MPLSetup.exe,"WOLF-X64 (192.168.1.102, 58143)",66.150.14.114 (66.150.14.114),"TCP, www-http"
Network traffic from <b>a.juiceknowledge.com/IC/GPLAppBundler91/43014/1/7daf8bde-0dac-4f47-8649-70e5c485334e/MPLSetup.exe</b> matches the signature of a known attack. The attack was resulted from \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME3\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\GOOGLE\CHROME\APPLICATION\CHROME.EXE. To stop being notified for this type of traffic, in the <b>Actions</b> panel, click <b>Stop Notifying Me</b>.
"

When I clicked back on the empty webpage, I got a weird page saying my Chrome was out of date showing me links to update it. This was NOT a Google page (sorry did not get details on page before it reloaded the page trying to install MPLSetup.exe).

No idea what this all is, but it's definitely intrusive in my opinion.

- EDIT - I just looked at the post before this and it is exactly what I saw about an out of date Chrome, however, I did not have to click anything, as it simply tried to auto load the page that tried to install MPLSetup.exe
27th December 2012, 08:55 PM |#95  
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Hello xda-developers --

I actually registered here because this thread is the most useful google result for the current incarnation of this "fake chrome update" issue, particularly as it pertains to the possibility of it being done via ads.

I notice both people who mentioned this here are in the UK, and someone I know on another site who has mentioned this issue is also in the UK, and I have a hunch that may be a common factor for the problem. I've run across many other UK-specific ad issues over the past year. Nothing quite like this, but enough misc issues that the common factor here makes me take notice.

In any case, sorry for the intrusion, just sharing info in the hopes that anyone else who happens across this thread this week will do the same. But if this is a UK ad-network issue like I think it may be, it'll probably be tracked down and dealt with relatively quickly.
2nd January 2013, 12:53 AM |#96  
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Ads? What ads? I don't see any ads on XDA or any other forum I use Tapatalk with. Lol!

Bah! I must've jinxed it
Tapatalk now pushes ads via PostRelease, or something..
2nd January 2013, 12:20 PM |#97  
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Video ads with audio on by default?

A step too far IMO.

It's some "HUFFPOST CELEBRITY" crap.
4th January 2013, 06:31 PM |#98  
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Agree with the above post ^^.

Why don't you consider Ad free subscription XDA.
5th January 2013, 10:34 PM |#99  
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I have been seeing these type of ads for a while - mobrewards, mobirewards etc etc - but recently, say, maybe the last two weeks, they have become annoyingly intrusive. They seem to interrupt every new browsing session and tend to target tech sites. They are really annoying. I just had another one pop up as I came onto this thread.
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8th January 2013, 10:20 PM |#100  
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Agree with the above post ^^.

Why don't you consider Ad free subscription XDA.

Pretty sure you can get rid of ads if you donate.
10th January 2013, 01:50 PM |#101  
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Pretty sure you can get rid of ads if you donate.

how much? i've donated 2 stars worth and still get ads. there's no mention of removing ads on the donation page:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/donations.php

i think this is a great idea, though.
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