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Old 11-01-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default Survey screens at AT

Just now I was reading the intro to the article
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Samsung Chromebook (XE303) Review:
I selected the READ MORE button and was suddenly accosted by a full red paged offer to take a survey and possibly win amongst other things and iPad. The text of the "offer" was in bright radiant blue.

Why?!
and how can I stop that from happening again?
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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I've been getting those full-page survey screens on others sites, and my friend did too.

Malwarebytes comes out clean on both pcs. I don't think it's local malware. I actually suspect hacked servers.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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The "why" is because of rogue advertisers that the 3rd party networks (Google, etc) keep accepting. The "how" is to break out your browser's development tools and help us figure out which ad network those ads are coming from so that we can have them removed.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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Don't know if this is the same, but I'm getting redirects to take a survey to win whatever every now and then. This happened on both my home desktop and my work laptop.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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The redirect url I received was:

http://testables.net/d/juicyru.com

I was on the forums when it happened (not the main AT site). Don't know if that helps (probably not).
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:36 PM   #6
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The redirect url I received was:

http://testables.net/d/juicyru.com

I was on the forums when it happened (not the main AT site). Don't know if that helps (probably not).
Not really. We have to know what ad network it came from, otherwise the ad people can't do anything about it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #7
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The last 2 times I have received an email for updates to this thread, I get this message:

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Be careful with this message. The sender's account may be compromised, so this message could be a scam to steal personal information. Ignore, I trust this message Learn more
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ViRGE has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - Survey screens at AT - in the Technical Forum Issues forum of AnandTech Forums.

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I do not get this message with any other threads. I am using the latest version of firefox and gmail, if that helps.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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Apparently that's Google's generic warning for whenever they think a message may be a phising attempt.

http://support.google.com/mail/bin/a...answer=1074268

We're not compromised, and this is obviously not a phising attempt. I'm not really sure what to tell you other than to ignore the warning, since it's not something we can control.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:43 AM   #9
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Apparently that's Google's generic warning for whenever they think a message may be a phising attempt.

http://support.google.com/mail/bin/a...answer=1074268

We're not compromised, and this is obviously not a phising attempt. I'm not really sure what to tell you other than to ignore the warning, since it's not something we can control.
Yeah, it's just odd. Nit a big deal. May be something in the thread title.
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