Anyone getting insane amounts of pop ups?

Spaceguy55

Heigh Ho..Heigh Ho.....
Joined
Oct 18, 2014
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...
Download Ghostery from the app store and then open Disboards in Ghostery...zero pop ups !
 

smadath

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May 7, 2014
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.
This is what has been happening to me, too, ever since the DIS Forums redesign. I use a laptop, haven't gotten any popups. but am constantly redirected to other sites without even clicking on anything. I'm just reading, and a new page opens. Very irritating!
 

chartle

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Jul 10, 2008
This is what has been happening to me, too, ever since the DIS Forums redesign. I use a laptop, haven't gotten any popups. but am constantly redirected to other sites without even clicking on anything. I'm just reading, and a new page opens. Very irritating!
You probably have some sort of adware spyware on your PC. I know people are saying it only this website but the vast majority of people here don't have this issue so it has to be on your PC.
Run malwarebytes it free and cleans up a lot of crap.
 
  • disneysteve

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    Sep 29, 2002
    You probably have some sort of adware spyware on your PC. I know people are saying it only this website but the vast majority of people here don't have this issue so it has to be on your PC.
    Run malwarebytes it free and cleans up a lot of crap.
    I'll ask again, is it possible that there is malware that ONLY affects this one website? I'm not a tech guy so I don't know how that stuff works. It just seems really odd to me. Plus it only happens on my brand new iMac and those are typically pretty immune to viruses and malware and such.
     

    smadath

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    May 7, 2014
    You probably have some sort of adware spyware on your PC. I know people are saying it only this website but the vast majority of people here don't have this issue so it has to be on your PC.
    Run malwarebytes it free and cleans up a lot of crap.
    I have Malwarebytes. For the last 3 years. Subscription is up tp to date and it scans automatically, plus it monitors all the time. I don't think spyware is the issue.

    Plus, someone else mentioned it on this thread before me, so I'm not the only one.
     

    lilsonicfan

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    Jan 20, 2003
    I'm having the same issue as smadath and disneysteve - I have a Macbook and it's definitely only the DIS that is doing this. I'm reading, and all of a sudden it goes to a spam page.
     

    deno

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    Aug 26, 2007
    I'm having the same issue as smadath and disneysteve - I have a Macbook and it's definitely only the DIS that is doing this. I'm reading, and all of a sudden it goes to a spam page.
    I had a similar issue with my own servers a few months ago. Some customers were getting malware popups/redirects, others were not.

    I'm getting popups from this forum and in my opinion it's been infected in some way, it's definitely not a problem with my own system.

    If they are running Plesk (and if the tech bods even read this) I would recommend they buy and install ImunifyAV. This detected hundreds of script injections and killed them. Problem TOTALLY solved for me within 2 hours and now it scans daily and fixes any such problems automatically.
     
  • Robert Becker

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    Dec 24, 2016
    I’ve never had this issue on Dis boards before but I’m getting a crazy amount of pop ups when I try to visit the site. The kind that says I’ve won a Walmart gift card or something. I never click on it but have to go out of the site and come back in to try to see anything. Am I the only one?
     

    PollyannaMom

    I was a click-clack champ!!
    Joined
    May 16, 2006
    I'm getting them again when I try to use the DIS on my iPhone. - Lately it's those fake "your computer is infected" ones.
     

    MarBee

    DIS Veteran
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    Aug 4, 2015
    They’re baaaaaaack. They stopped for a while but just last night and today it’s happened over a dozen times. So frustrating, especially when it happens in the middle of writing a post.
     
  • PollyannaMom

    I was a click-clack champ!!
    Joined
    May 16, 2006
    They’re baaaaaaack. They stopped for a while but just last night and today it’s happened over a dozen times. So frustrating, especially when it happens in the middle of writing a post.
    Yep. Thought I'd test it today, and didn't read long enough to see what I'd "won".

    I'm also battling ads on the PC now. If the picture is tall, it covers up the top posts, and I have to exit the add and click why I don't want to see it again.
     

    theluckyrabbit

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    Jul 23, 2012
    Never had this problem before -- until today! New iPhone, pop up blocker on, fraudulent website alert on, cache cleared repeatedly, etc. And the DIS site repeatedly frozen because, apparently, I've won a Walmart gift card. Lucky me.
    So, for those who have downloaded the free ad blockers for iOS: which one/s do you recommend? And should I do something to check for malware or a virus? (Totally not tech savvy here!)
     
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    DIS_MIKE

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    Feb 2, 2015
    Never had this problem before -- until today! New iPhone, pop up blocker on, fraudulent website alert on, cache cleared repeatedly, etc. And the DIS site repeatedly frozen because, apparently, I've won a Walmart gift card. Lucky me.
    So, for those who have downloaded the free ad blockers for iOS: which one/s do you recommend? And should I do something to check for malware or a virus? (Totally not tech savvy here!)
    I've had pretty good success using StopAd on my iPad.
     

    theluckyrabbit

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    Jul 23, 2012
    Thank you!
    ETA: Ad Guard seems to be working well on the phone and on the laptop. Fingers crossed.
     
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    ninafeliz

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 30, 2001
    I think this is the thread I posted on before when this was happening - I didn't double check. But since last evening I have been unable to use the boards from my iphone at all, I get redirected every time I try to go to them. It had been better for a while, but this is the worst it's ever been. I signed up for different disney message boards not too long ago that I was directed to after the rumors of paid FPs, but I didn't have time to be involved and follow 2 boards. I might have to consider checking them out, this is getting crazy.
     

    BaymaxFan78

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    Mar 10, 2019
    I have been having this issue for the past couple days and I was just about to post about it. It's getting on my nerves so much. Everytime I open a thread I get redirected to a website telling me I won something.
     

    Princess Leia

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 15, 2011
    Over the past couple of days I am having constant problems with a pop up that says I have been selected and wants me to put in details to claim the iPhone I have supposedly won. The only way I can get it to go is to close Disboards. I hope this can be resolved.
     
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