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  1. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgenius33 View Post
    Yes, it’s only an issue on my iPad. Using my Windows 10 pc there’s no issue.
    did you get your $1000 gift card or was it fake news?


    If thinking was easy,
    everyone would do it!


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    Turned off “script” on my iPad, that seems to be working for now.
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing" Socrates

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    I had it pop up for the 1st time today. Galaxy Note 8 using Chrome as my browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgenius33 View Post
    Turned off “script” on my iPad, that seems to be working for now.
    Where do you find that? I could dig around till I find it but it will be easier and faster to just ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    Where do you find that? I could dig around till I find it but it will be easier and faster to just ask.
    Go to:
    Settings-
    Safari-
    Advanced-
    click the Java Script slide bar to off
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing" Socrates

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    Thanks I checked it and it was off and I am still getting the Amazon pop up. I also noticed while I was in there that the pop up blocker was on.

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    Search around for deleting browser cache. My guess is the nasty script is cached locally and so it’s still there when you re-visit the website.

    I have also found good luck so far by installing and using a high rated ad blocker app after deleting cache and restarting safari or chrome on the tablet and phone.

    This trashy annoying ad technique has been popping up in various public forum sites via an ad stream. It’s designed to get clicks even if they’re black hat and unwanted by the user. Somebody is getting paid for clicks and so they target busy active sites with this crap. Has nothing to do with Amazon / it has to do with the hand-off between hosts that show and track various ads getting a bad hombre and going unnoticed til complaints finally reach the real owner. It’s hard to track down because there are so many ads and advertisers and they are constantly changing sometimes quite randomly.

    Anyway, the screen shots don’t help much, what really helps is capturing the exact url string which discloses the true owner of the infected host to the ad system owner. This is beyond most casual users capabilities unless you are a web developer and have development tools active in your browser at the time. We may have to put together a hacker huntin’ party and see if we can flush these turkey’s at some point.

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    I was but I switched to duckduckgo for a browser and all has been well ever since. I never use a cell phone here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robb M. View Post
    Is anybody experiencing these on anything but an iPad? Screenshots would be very helpful.
    Are you using desktop or the mobile theme when these ads appear?
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyResults View Post
    Search around for deleting browser cache. My guess is the nasty script is cached locally and so it’s still there when you re-visit the website.

    I have also found good luck so far by installing and using a high rated ad blocker app after deleting cache and restarting safari or chrome on the tablet and phone.

    This trashy annoying ad technique has been popping up in various public forum sites via an ad stream. It’s designed to get clicks even if they’re black hat and unwanted by the user. Somebody is getting paid for clicks and so they target busy active sites with this crap. Has nothing to do with Amazon / it has to do with the hand-off between hosts that show and track various ads getting a bad hombre and going unnoticed til complaints finally reach the real owner. It’s hard to track down because there are so many ads and advertisers and they are constantly changing sometimes quite randomly.

    Anyway, the screen shots don’t help much, what really helps is capturing the exact url string which discloses the true owner of the infected host to the ad system owner. This is beyond most casual users capabilities unless you are a web developer and have development tools active in your browser at the time. We may have to put together a hacker huntin’ party and see if we can flush these turkey’s at some point.
    If we catch him, assuming a "him" can we castrate him using 2 oz ball bearings dropped from 10' at 2 minute intervals?

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    Here's a new pop up that I'm getting on my Android.
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    hi everyone,

    really sorry that these amazon pop-ups have returned. as some have pointed out, this is not something we've authorized to happen. Unfortunately some advertisers are not playing by the rules. I've sent a ticket in to the ad team requesting they investigate ASAP, but in the meantime I can suggest a couple of options.

    If you're an iOS user, i'd like to suggest this free ad blocker called 1blocker, it will prevent them from happening.
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1365531024

    I don't have an exact solution for Android, but here is a link to '7 of the best':
    https://getandroidstuff.com/ad-block...oid-best-apps/

    cheers,
    robb

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    I just had this issue and found a solution before stumbling across this thread.

    Nothing I found online stopped it on chrome.

    My fix was download “adblocker” from apple and using safari to navigate HVAC talk. Hasn’t been an issue since. Occasionally I forget and open with chrome and it reappears immediately.

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