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Post by Dragongirl02 on Fri 23 Aug - 6:27

I haven't reported anything with the scam pop-up ads for a while as the first time around it did not go well. I've been mostly keeping a record of the pop-up ads otherwise I'm just ignoring them and quickly closing them out. However, I can't ignore the scam pop-up ad if it's setting the Anti-virus program (AVG) off. Said event just happened today as I was about to update some post.

- Your country: USA
- Date and time when the ad appears: August 22, 2019, 3:52 PM HAST.
-Type: (Pop up, banner top, Banner bottom) Pop up
- Where you logged in to the forum: Yes
- Device and version: macOS High Sierra V.10.13.6
- Browser and version: Firefox V. 68.0.2
- URL of the ad:
Code:
https://www.instantreward.site/dir/gift/iphone/en/?city=Honolulu&country=United States&os_name=Mac OS X&os_version=10.13&clickid=6bf2dfnfyg5ibi424d&trafficsource=21&lpkey=15f866f8520e52d359&campaign=2347&uclick=fnfyg5ibi4
- Image location (if applicable):
- Screenshot(s) of the Ad: Blocked thanks to AVG, You can see what happened to the pop up site in the background of the AVG screenshots.
- Comments:
Anti-virus program (AVG) Screencaps:
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Post by Occultist on Fri 23 Aug - 10:23

I've seen a lot of ads like this one on forumotion forums and generally on the Internet. I'm just wondering if people actually fall for these.
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Post by jucarese on Fri 23 Aug - 15:57

In Forumotion there is no popup advertising, that advertising is caused by the codes that we put in our forums often taken from other sites, such as clocks, counters, flag indicators etc ...

There are only redirects, to other pages when the forum is abandoned and without activity, but that is corrected in the moment the forum is activated again
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Post by brandon_g on Sat 24 Aug - 1:21

@jucarese wrote:In Forumotion there is no popup advertising, that advertising is caused by the codes that we put in our forums often taken from other sites, such as clocks, counters, flag indicators etc ...

There are only redirects, to other pages when the forum is abandoned and without activity, but that is corrected in the moment the forum is activated again

I believe she is referring to the Pop Under Ads, which have had issues in the past with stuff like this (though not in awhile).

@The Godfather May you please look into this report?


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Post by APE on Sat 24 Aug - 14:42

is this your forum ?
http://friendlyforest.forumotion.com/

if yes then you will get one pop up a day when you log on as you do not have any members or activity points
You must have activity points to stop this.

My advice is to post more on your forum and get members to post then the activity points will go up and the pop up ad's will stop.


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Post by Dragongirl02 on Sun 25 Aug - 7:42

Yes, I know about the low active issues. That the same excuse you gave last time around. However, I am not going to be accepting that excuse this time around. It does look like you are trying to say that you are supporters of scam ads that set security software off. As the same ad did the same thing again today too. This is really not good for my forum site. That scam URL needs to be blocked and quickly.



While here are nexts version that happened:

- Your country: USA
- Date and time when the ad appears: August 24, 2019, 6:04pm HAST
-Type: (Pop up, banner top, Banner bottom) Pop up
- Where you logged in to the forum: Yes
- Device and version: macOS High Sierra V.10.13.6
- Browser and version: Firefox V. 68.0.2
- URL of the ad:
Code:
https://www.instantreward.site/dir/gift/iphone/en/?city=Honolulu&country=United States&os_name=Mac OS X&os_version=10.13&clickid=1bb20bza6ftbgi4f01&trafficsource=21&lpkey=150166b8703d593283&campaign=2347&uclick=bza6ftbgi4
- Image location (if applicable):
- Screenshot(s) of the Ad: Blocked thanks to AVG.
- Comments:
Anti-virus program (AVG) Screencaps:
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Here is another round, August 25, 2019


- Your country: USA
- Date and time when the ad appears: August 24, 2019, 6:04pm HAST
-Type: (Pop up, banner top, Banner bottom) Pop up
- Where you logged in to the forum: Yes
- Device and version: macOS High Sierra V.10.13.6
- Browser and version: Firefox V. 68.0.2
- URL of the ad:
Code:
https://www.instantreward.site/dir/gift/iphone/en/?city=Honolulu&country=United States&os_name=Mac OS X&os_version=10.13&clickid=d88e9bzbzlpj6fe118&trafficsource=21&lpkey=150566e0794d515a43&campaign=2347&uclick=bzbzlpj6fe
- Image location (if applicable):
- Screenshot(s) of the Ad: Blocked thanks to AVG. What remains is this:
Spoiler:
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- Comments:
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Post by Zeta on Tue 27 Aug - 6:40

@Dragongirl02 wrote:Yes, I know about the low active issues. That the same excuse you gave last time around. However, I am not going to be accepting that excuse this time around. It does look like you are trying to say that you are supporters of scam ads that set security software off. As the same ad did the same thing again today too. This is really not good for my forum site. That scam URL needs to be blocked and quickly.
I'm just going to try a different approach here. Have you tested to see if other anti-virus softwares also block the url as read it as harmful? I can't speak for you but I've used avg before and in my experience it really isn't the most reliable. It would likely be beneficial to see how other anti-virus programs respond like mcafee or kaspersky. Maybe see if the same issue if affecting you members, the ones the don't adblock or use chrome because of the built in pop up blocker, anyway. You should know for certain if the problem is the anti-virus detecting something it shouldn't or if it is the site itself.

@APE wrote:if yes then you will get one pop up a day when you log on as you do not have any members or activity points
You must have activity points to stop this.

My advice is to post more on your forum and get members to post then the activity points will go up and the pop up ad's will stop.
What are activity points, how do they work and what all do they do? Is there a guide here that I could read about them?
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Post by Occultist on Tue 27 Aug - 10:58

You get activity points when you post on your forum, when people make accounts and so on. When you're low on activity points, you may see this type of "ads".

Any good antivirus should detect this and block it. Forumotion should do the same.
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Post by Dragongirl02 on Tue 10 Sep - 1:19

Not good, it does seem you are supporters of scam ads that set security software off. As the same ad did the same thing again today September 9th. I taught it was blocked on your end too. However, apparently, you do support this nasty and dangerous stuff and want personal information stolen. I will not take the low activity point count as a viable excuse anymore.

- Site:https://idonthaveaforum.forumotion.com/
- Your country: USA
- Date and time when the ad appears: August September 9, 2019, 12:08 pm HAST
-Type: (Pop up/under, banner top, Banner bottom) Pop up/under ad
- Where you logged in to the forum: Yes
- Device and version: macOS High Sierra V.10.13.6
- Browser and version: Firefox V. 69.0
- URL of the ad:
Code:
https://www.instantreward.site/dir/gift/iphone/en/?city=Honolulu&country=United%20States&os_name=Mac%20OS%20X&os_version=10.13&clickid=2d93e8rfvqdxoi42e8&trafficsource=21&lpkey=15846878067966b168&campaign=2347&uclick=8rfvqdxoi4
- Image location (if applicable):
- Screenshot(s) of the Ad: Blocked thanks to AVG. What remains is this:
Spoiler:
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Post by SLGray on Tue 10 Sep - 3:06

Are these ads appearing on PC and mobile or just one of them?  I do get any anti-virus or browser block message from your forum.


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Post by Dragongirl02 on Tue 10 Sep - 7:02

Note that was the ad site that should have been blocked long ago setting of the anti-virus again. The forum site was minimized to put more focus on the nasty ad issue. The form site is still okay for now. Tough if that ad is not removed soon the forum site might be in danger. As for cell’s protection, I use Adblocker on it. Even though I can use Adblocker on the computer too, I keep it disable for my forum site so I can see the ads. Not everyone can use Adblocker, especially if they are using a school or work computer. At this rate, it looks like I can no longer trust this hosting site since it seems clear you folks support nasty ads. So as soon as I can find a way to do this with another host, my forum will be moving. However, it might take a year or more to do, depending on which method I use.
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Post by APE on Tue 10 Sep - 14:40

Hello @Dragongirl02

I have sent a report off to the head office to ask them to come read this topic and see if we can help remove the ad's with the problem.

I hope that some one will be here to talk to you soon.

best regards.

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Post by Dragongirl02 on Wed 11 Sep - 1:38

I'm starting to doubt anything is going to be done with that nasty ad at this rate. However, we will see. It should have been blocked back in August when I first reported it but it never was apparently. That is why I got it again the other day which is suspicious for you folks. How many time does an ad that sets off an anti-virus off actually need to be reported? It should not have to be four times.
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Post by APE on Wed 11 Sep - 1:52

As i have told you I have made a report and that is all i can do my end. Sadly we do not work in the main head office we all work from home FOR FREE we make a report using a tool and the tool is read by the head office every day but there could be 100's of reports made by other staff members a day so some will take time to get on to and some will get fixed faster then others.

all i can tell you is i have made the report and it will get looked at at some point.


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