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Redirected to 'scam' site just now

Discussion in 'Forum Operations Center' started by kpeters59, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. danm628

    danm628 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Chrome.

    Install unBlock Origin and uBlock Origin Extra.



    There was an unofficial port for Safari. Seems to be gone now.
     
  2. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    Be sure to send the file to David when you see these.
     
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  3. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    Do I have to use Chrome in order to solve this problem?
     
  4. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    How do I do this?
     
  5. danm628

    danm628 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Instructions are in this sticky thread: Bad Ad's Showing Up? Please let us know!
     
  6. danm628

    danm628 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    There are adblockers available for Safari. I use 1Blocker X on my iOS devices and there is a macOS port available. It is available in the app store.

    Since I have to use both macOS and Windows I settled on Chrome as my cross platform browser for desktop computers.

    The real problem is that the ad networks don't check their ads for malware. They just pass the ads on to their customers (e.g. TCF) and then wait for complaints.
     
  7. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

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    Sending David two HAR files. What's the best way? They're 70mb each.
     
  8. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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  9. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

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    OK, sending zip file now. Thanks.
     
  10. Phil T

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    You won $1000 Amazon pop ups are appearing all over the site this morning.
    Apple IPhone 8+ using safari.
     
  11. Thom

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    Same here, but on a PixelXL running Android 8.1. I had to disable javascript to reach Tivocommunity.

    How do you find and copy the files under android?
     
  12. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting similar scam ads on my iPhone today. Begins to make the site unusable.
     
  13. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I just logged out and browsed here on my iPad, and don't get any pop-ups. I do have a Pi-Hole server here at home, and I have 1Blocker X installed on my iPad, so maybe whatever is causing it is blocked even when I'm not logged in.
     
  14. RickStrobel

    RickStrobel Well-Known Member

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    Again this morning from my iPhone on my home WiFi. Then about 5 more times as I tried to navigate to this thread to post. I’m able to get here and post after disabling WiFi on my phone and using my AT&T LTE connection.

    National Consumer Center!
     
  15. Thom

    Thom Unemployed and loving it !

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    Setup a Raspberry Pi running Piehole software as your routers DNS server. It blocks those pesky untrustworthy ads. Only costs about $40 plus setup time, runs for months without user intervention.
     
  16. inaka

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    Was viewing TCF on my iOS device (iPad) and just letting you know that the site was completely hijacked by an ad. At first it was just one of those scams saying you won an Amazon gift card, but then when you click back in the browser it would show porn for some “bennaughty” site.

    Made TCF completely unusable on my iPad. No way to escape it.
     

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