Anyone getting insane amounts of pop ups?

DIS_MIKE

DCL Commodore
Joined
Feb 2, 2015
I was wondering about that. Even if there's just a "we're aware of the problem and we're working on it" would be nice.

It's nice to know complaints have been heard.

Even if the answer is "that's just the way it is". At least we'd know.
Agreed. It's time to address this.
 

gap2368

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 27, 2015
I downloaded an aid blocker and ( knock on wood). I have not gotten a pop up you won yet.
 
  • disneysteve

    DIS meet junkie
    Joined
    Sep 29, 2002
    Okay, now things are really getting out of hand. I can no longer use the site on mobile but now I've started having issues on my desktop AND I HAVE an ad blocker on there. I was just in the middle of reading a thread, not clicking on anything. Not even touching the computer. And it suddenly redirected me to some other site. It happened before but I thought I may have accidentally clicked on something. I'm positive I didn't this time.

    DIS team, you need to fix this or this site is going to die quickly.
     

    Grasshopper2016

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 28, 2016
    Happening to me, too. Not just on Safari on my phone, but also on Firefox on my laptop. No other site but this one, ever. And the redirects are getting more and more malicious. Forcing me to close out of the browser.

    Is there anyone from the DIS who monitors this forum??
     
  • DIS_MIKE

    DCL Commodore
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2015
    And here I am without ever having experienced the pop-up issue. No matter how hard I try!


    But in all seriousness, be grateful you haven't been getting any. Just take a look at just how many have been getting them. It's been a mess.

    A mod posted this earlier this evening:
    Corey has posted that he was blocking ads that have been reported. He posted in a thread where the ad was posted in full view.

    After Corey posted so that the OP knew the ad was taken care of, the thread was deleted due to the ad Content.


    SO it looks like they are beginning to get a handle on things. I did not receive any pop ups today.
     

    chartle

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 10, 2008
    Has it been suggested in this thread to run a Malware scanner like Malwarebytes. I have never gotten pop ups at all on my work or home computers. Also check your browser for extensions like alternative search bars and stupid stuff like coupon finders or some such nonsense.

    Apps on your phone can also create pop ups and redirects. I installed something once on my phone and it was horrible.
     
  • disneysteve

    DIS meet junkie
    Joined
    Sep 29, 2002
    Has it been suggested in this thread to run a Malware scanner like Malwarebytes. I have never gotten pop ups at all on my work or home computers. Also check your browser for extensions like alternative search bars and stupid stuff like coupon finders or some such nonsense.

    Apps on your phone can also create pop ups and redirects. I installed something once on my phone and it was horrible.
    Wouldn't that likely affect other websites? Could there be malware that ONLY affects the DIS? That seems odd.
     

    bcla

    On our rugged Eastern foothills.....
    Joined
    Nov 28, 2012
    Recently I've been getting browser takeovers - probably tied to some of the random ads on DIS. One placed a bunch of pop-ups, but another was a "Microsoft support" scam.
     

    TwingleMum

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 12, 2002
    I have trouble using DIS also. It is the only site I have trouble with. I also got the Microsoft support scam. This is the only site I have trouble with , it makes it almost unusable. I hope someone does something
     

    Spaceguy55

    Heigh Ho..Heigh Ho.....
    Joined
    Oct 18, 2014
    "Ad blocker plus"....and "Ghostery" might help more than just ad blocker
    works well on my mac across 3 browsers..not sure about mobile since I don't use a browser much on my Iphone. It would be nice to have an APP for Dis...

    PLUS it really helps speed things up on the WDW site for FP's and Adr's, etc

    update...download "Ghostery" in IOS or Android.. and open up dis or anything else.. in that, and all your problems will go away
     
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    chartle

    DIS Veteran
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    Jul 10, 2008
    I have trouble using DIS also. It is the only site I have trouble with. I also got the Microsoft support scam. This is the only site I have trouble with , it makes it almost unusable. I hope someone does something
    I doubt there is anything to for the dis to do. For 3 years I went to peoples homes and cleared all the crap they used to download to get free music, games etc.

    So I would first try cleaning up your computer. I don't get pop ups and others don't get pop ups.
     

    chartle

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 10, 2008
    "Ad blocker plus"....and "Ghostery" might help more than just ad blocker
    works well on my mac across 3 browsers..not sure about mobile since I don't use a browser much on my Iphone. It would be nice to have an APP for Dis...

    PLUS it really helps speed things up on the WDW site for FP's and Adr's, etc

    update...download "Ghostery" in IOS or Android.. and open up dis or anything else.. in that, and all your problems will go away
    As i posted above I fixed hundreds of PCs with the same problem and pop up blockers are a band aid. Since its not happening to me and almost every other person on this page I'm pretty sure its something running on the PC. Malware bytes should be able to clean it up.

    And this can also happen on your phone. I once installed an app and too started to get weird pop ups. I found something similar to malware bytes for my phone and it identified to bad app.
     

    TwingleMum

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 12, 2002
    I doubt there is anything to for the dis to do. For 3 years I went to peoples homes and cleared all the crap they used to download to get free music, games etc.

    So I would first try cleaning up your computer. I don't get pop ups and others don't get pop ups.
    I don't get why its just the DIS. No other problems with any other site. And there are 6 pages of people saying similar experiences.
     

    chartle

    DIS Veteran
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    Jul 10, 2008
    I don't get why its just the DIS. No other problems with any other site. And there are 6 pages of people saying similar experiences.
    Whatever it is its something here thats triggering it. I have never gotten a pop up on any version of software they have used here.

    Oh and 99.9999999% that don't and are not getting pop ups. :)
     
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    MarBee

    DIS Veteran
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    Aug 4, 2015
    Just attempted to be on the boards for the past 5 minutes. Got 22 pop up redirects- winning an iPhone, finme club, and Walmart. It is only an issue for me when using this site. I love this site. Are there any fixes? I have an iPhone if that matters...
     

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