Survey screens at AT

Discussion in 'Technical Forum Issues' started by bupkus, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. bupkus

    bupkus Diamond Member

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    Just now I was reading the intro to the article
    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?
     
  2. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

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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.
     
  3. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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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.
     
  4. Schfifty Five

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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.
     
  5. tcsenter

    tcsenter Lifer

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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).
     
  6. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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    Not really.:( We have to know what ad network it came from, otherwise the ad people can't do anything about it.
     
  7. Ketchup

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    The last 2 times I have received an email for updates to this thread, I get this message:

    I do not get this message with any other threads. I am using the latest version of firefox and gmail, if that helps.
     
  8. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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  9. Ketchup

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    Yeah, it's just odd. Nit a big deal. May be something in the thread title.