Bad Ad's Showing Up? Please let us know!

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  1. Dec 8, 2017 #1 of 20
    David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    As you know, ads on the site help to keep the site running by making income. They are part of most sites large and small and usually the ads are not intrusive or distracting. However sometimes something can get through that is not so nice be it porn, auto playing video ads, audio playing sound ads, and the worst, take over ads that redirect you to another site.

    We here at TiVo Community do not allow for such ads on the site and work closely with our ad network to be sure we are as ad friendly as we can be. But things do happen from time to time and that is where you can help.

    To be proactive, our ad network PubGalaxy asked us if we would make a dedicated thread that they can monitor for reported issues and thus hopefully be able to act quickly. This is that thread.

    Attached here are two PDF instructions that can help in gathering data on if you are seeing a "bad ad" over and over and thus can catch it. (You can attach the file to a post.) Or short of that, please be so kind to grab a screen shot of a bad ad and hover over the AD to copy the URL if you can. Anything that can help. Then you can post them here for them to look into.

    I thank PubGalaxy for helping to look out for our community.

    Thank you kindly in your help if and when the time may come.

    (Please kindly do not post in this thread unless it is related to helping with an issue ad.)

    David Bott
    Founder/Owner
     

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  2. Jul 6, 2018 #2 of 20
    freakfactory

    freakfactory Long time lurker

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    For at least the last week, I have been getting an annoying "MacKeeper" take over redirect ad at random on my Mac in Chrome while coming to tivocommunity. I finally got the har file when it happened a few minutes ago. Hope it helps.
     

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  3. Jul 6, 2018 #3 of 20
    David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Thank you for your help. Sent the file over to the ad team.
     
  4. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Well-Known Member

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    Just got another one on my iPhone. Here’s the url

    (Like removed to the site it was redirected to for safety.)
     
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  5. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Bill Knapp

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    This popped up while viewing these forums.

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  6. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks, and sorry. The issue is we can not do much without the data that is needed to try to find where it is coming from with the information provided above.
     
  7. Phil T

    Phil T Active Member

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    B6E26943-B78D-4F41-B313-F6691F12A1B7.png Sorry, I posted this in wrong thread. The url above is all I can get. I cannot get the above programs to open on a iPad.
     
  8. Phil T

    Phil T Active Member

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    F0D9C582-931F-4E8C-922F-7A06B3C20AC7.png Another one.
     
  9. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Now with 2.6% Fewer Organs TCF Club

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  10. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    Similar redirects here. Site is unusable. iPad with Chrome. It’s able to detect one’s location and isp. My redirect to my city, Riverside, and Spectrum isp.
     
  11. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    The issue is that if no one supplies the information in the format needed nothing can be done, the folks posting screenshots are effectively just saying "it hurts" without being able to tell you where, that's why the requested info in the first post is so important to get back from users experiencing the issues.
     
  12. Phil T

    Phil T Active Member

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    It seems like the issue is solved. No pop up spam this week. Thanks to the admins who have apparently solved the issue!
     
  13. dwatt

    dwatt Well-Known Member

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    You spoke too soon.
     
  14. Bill McNeal

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  15. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    Will look...thanks.
     
  16. samsauce29

    samsauce29 Active Member

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    Just got the same one. Thankfully Chrome blocked it for me. (On mobile.)
     
  17. Mike Lang

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  18. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi...

    Anyway to get an HAR file when it happens, that would be of great help. See first post if willing to help for info.

    Thank you.
     
  19. Bill McNeal

    Bill McNeal Member

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    Didn’t get any of these takeover ads during the membership so far.

    Where should the HWL files generated from the httpwatch app be emailed to per the iOS instructions in OP?
     
  20. Mike Lang

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