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dan0zone

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What is going on with ads on XDA ... How can I avoid this when I access XDA on my g3 with chrome? Please see attachments ..
 

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Heisenberg

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Hi :)

Thanks for writing to us at XDA Assist. Those ads/messages have nothing to do with XDA Developers. It looks like you may have been infected with malware, I'd suggest running a comprehensive scan of your device.

Good luck!
 

dan0zone

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new info

http://readwrite.com/2014/05/15/app-redirects-mobile-spam-ads
The above link has info about what's going on and the information about how XDA can deal with the rogue ads that are being used on your site .. Most of the virus scan pop ups only appeas when the ad is on the page. Below are more pictures of the pop ups and then the ads. If you guys can please find the time to review the information it would be a great service to your members..
 

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Heisenberg

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The article you linked to is not discussing XDA, so I'm taking that with a grain of salt. And, if what you're saying is correct then every single person who is accessing XDA via Chrome (or any browser) would be experiencing the same thing, but you're the only person who is reporting it to us. I use XDA heavily and I've never, ever, had a pop-up invade my screen while using the site on a variety of browsers on a variety of devices. I'll look into it for you, bit have you run a comprehensive scan of your device as suggested?

---------- Post added at 01:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:42 PM ----------

Hi, @dan0zone. After consulting with my colleagues it turns out there's a thread that's entire purpose is for users to report any intrusive advertisements, you'll find it here:

Intrusive ads? Post here!

Please post your question/topic there, that way it will be investigates apparopriately.

Good luck!

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