The Evil "I WON XYZ" Takeover or Spam Stuff

Discussion in 'Hey PUP Staff, Let me tell you what I think!' started by Arruba, May 29, 2018.

  1. Arruba

    Arruba Active Member

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    I just had a "Congratulations Your Phone is Today's Winner of a $1000 Gift Card" takeover of my browser while perusing the New Posts section. While the same type of takeover I experienced awhile back along with others, this one had a different look.

    Hope you launch your kill bot after it soon.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    This site always brings up a fake Google page on my phone that says I have a virus. It gets annoying.
     
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    MrsSquid Active Member

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    Agreed!
     
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    nhlakes Well-Known Member

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    If you have multiple browser apps on your phone you can disable JavaScript for the app and use it for this site without issue.

    I use google/chrome for most things but use a Safari without JS for this site.
     
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    If you are using an iphone, use Firefox Focus. Safari can use it as an ad blocker in the background once you configure it. I haven't had any issues since I started using it. On my Android phone though the only solution seems to be turning off js, which gets annoying as other sites use js and don't have the popover issues this has on mobile. I just use my iphone or ipad now, and don't bother checking on my Android.
     

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