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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by nx1977, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. nx1977

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    Is it when you're visiting from your computer, a browser on your phone or via the mobile app?
     
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    Full site on my N5,not the app
     
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    Would you be able to try post a screenshot when you get to a computer? How long have you been getting the ads... is it quite recently?
     
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    Last few days.

    Will try and upload and link here
     
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    Thanks - this will help Admin when they look in to it :)
     
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    I got this same thing last night on a different site. Local news or something. It really pissed me off, I had to close out and go into browser a couple times to catch the tabs button so I could close it without hitting OK. I got a screenshot - I think it was a different URL.
     
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    Mrs almost clicked OK.

    Assume it's a dodgy site and not Kaspersky as my link claimed?
     
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    Hard to say, without actually clicking on it. The page title reported back is that of Kaspersky, but the domain it links to is owned by a Russian ad agency. It could be something very dodgy, or it could be that the ad agency registers your clickthrough and ten redirects you to the real kaspersky site.
     
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    Either way, it's not cool. Making people scared they have a virus.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    It's clearly in the Google ad net work as now seeing on other sites.

    Easy to get rid on the phone, a PITA on a desktop. :(
     
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    If you're using Chrome, you can hit shift + esc to open up the browser's own task manager. If you've got a tab that won't let you close it without clicking on a popup, you can kill just that tab from the task manager instead.
     
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    Didn't know that, thanks for the tip Xyro
     
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