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#1 2017-12-26 02:55:48

monkey
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Police your ads better, please.

Three times in as many days now I've come to this site and had one of the ads hijack my browser and take me offsite to some shady bullcrap or another. One site claimed I had a virus, another said I was a special winner or somesuch, and the third time I didn't let it load.

Crap like this is why I run an ad blocker. I whitelisted this site because I wanted to support it.  Once the malicious ads are under control, I'll re-whitelist the site. Until and unless that happens, the adblocker goes on and stays on. Sorry, but my security is more important than your ad revenue.

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#2 2017-12-26 03:19:48

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Re: Police your ads better, please.

And your security is just as important to me! I'd rather not have ads at all for exactly this reason, but unfortunately at this point in our development I feel like it's a necessary evil for this site to be able to sustain itself.

BUT security issues like this must always take precedence, so I've disabled ads while I go through Google's ad control panel to track down the malicious ad and report it to them.

Thanks for the heads up, if you have any details about the ad in question they'd be greatly appreciated!

Last edited by ChiraBeats (2017-12-26 03:27:23)

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#3 2017-12-26 17:30:12

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Re: Police your ads better, please.

The ads that hijacked my browser were different each time, but bitcoin mining was a recurring theme.

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#4 2017-12-26 18:26:07

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Re: Police your ads better, please.

That helps tremendously, thank you!

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#5 2017-12-27 01:08:59

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Re: Police your ads better, please.

I believe I've found and blocked all the offending ads. Went ahead and nuked everything else related to bitcoin or finances in general as well. Let me know if there are any more problems!

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