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TheRomMistress

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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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chazam

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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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Gazington

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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.
 

roofrider

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Attached.

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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Onover

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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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omniwolf

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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:

attachment.php


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

roofrider

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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.

ad%25202.png
xda%2520ad.png


Edit: started using ad blocker
 
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galaxy44

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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 :)




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Nigeldg

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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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roofrider

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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.
 

baba123

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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 bullshit 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...
 

Goooober

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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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    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".

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Intrusive ads? Post here!, ROM for the General Discussion

    Contributors
    TheRomMistress
    ROM OS Version: 2.3.x Gingerbread

    Version Information
    Status: Testing

    Created 2016-03-03
    Last Updated 2016-03-03
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    +1 Im annoyed with these redirected fake sites and sites that auto start downloading mobogenie apk

    Its Going To Be LEGEND--Wait For it--DARY!-Barney Stinson(How I Met Your Mother)

    +2 Avast is now blocking the entire xda site whenever these adds pop up.

    Is this forum a ship with no captain, this has been going on for nearly a week, do the owners not care at all?
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    time to do something

    So tonight I drop by and am confronted with an ad that obscures a large portion of the bottom screen. It is inescapable and makes the site unreadable so I click it in the hope that it goes away after the obligatory popup... no such luck. It remains on the page. I go to scroll the page and trigger another ad on the right hand side. Christ almighty, can xda please accept some responsibility for the general usability of the site? Right now it's not happening and the site is borderline stupid to use. Ive been around a long time here and have heard every argument about ads and their role in modern development... I get it, I support it and want every dev to wildly succeed. This isn't about that. This is about xda making a decision to commit to usability and striking a better balance between content and advertising than what we have today because its not working as it stands. Thanks for the rant
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    Just want you guys to know we're monitoring this thread.

    We want you to have a good browsing experience. Thanks for the heads up and keep it coming.
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    For last couple of weeks, I've been experiencing an EXTREMELY ANNOYING pop-up ads problem on XDA Forums. It's so frustrating I cannot browse this forum from my phone anymore. And it's definately not about my device/software. I tried every possible software solution but still no luck and I have this problem on more than one device. All these spam/ads are coming from the same website: itt-edu.us and they these ads claim that I have virus on my device, my device is slow or outdated etc and they redirect me to some software called 360 Security on Play Store. These ads keeps poping up unless I close the tab in browser. Here are some screenshots from these ads I've been talking about, they are all in Turkish(my native language): http://imgur.com/a/Yam1D
    Here is a thread about the issue from another user: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s6/help/question-spam-t3278835
    And here is a thread from a local forum, these people also claim that issue is about XDA itself not our devices: http://forum.donanimhaber.com/m_112937991/tm.htm
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