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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 11:19 AM
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Surely, this can't be the purpose?

Every time I open a thread, the entire top of my screen is taken up by this huge vertical banner?

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Mildly annoying, but most of all aesthetically displeasing. Is this by design? Or am I the only one who experiences this?




posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 11:26 AM
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Hmmm...I don't see any ads when I am logged in.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 11:31 AM
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worse yet, theres sometimes no X to close them out, and often come on as a video full blast when i come here in the AM with my mornin cup of green tea



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 11:44 AM
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Same ad showing but this is after closing the browser and reopening this thread. Literally the entire top is filled with an ad every time I open a thread, it's never been this way...

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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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I get a large one on my pc when logged in that pops up on every page. Only small, easily ignored ones on my mobile.

I have them both ad protected also.

Im running Firefox on both.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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My whole screen is taken over by a Dodge/Jeep ad when I first open up an ATS page. It's so annoying that I doubt if I'll ever buy an automobile made in America.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: HalfLeaf

That size/aspect-ratio ad is not supposed to show up in that position... I've never seen that.

Please send me a private message with the country in which you live, and your Internet service provider.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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Not happening to me? That does take up a big space in an odd spot for you. Maybe something in your browser settings or flash?



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: HalfLeaf

That size/aspect-ratio ad is not supposed to show up in that position... I've never seen that.

Please send me a private message with the country in which you live, and your Internet service provider.

Sounds like he has some adware/junkware infections SO. I'm not getting anything like that, on any browser, and I have 4 of them.

ADWCleaner



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 01:07 PM
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I am not one to complain about ad's much . i don't mind clicking a few extra times to get into ATS .

However , This has happen to me many times .
Same issue . HUGE ad's nowhere to x them out . The only option was to restart the browser .

I got this with crome and Firefox, strange when i disabled flash all seemed well.

Anyway it is what it is . SO i live in CA and my ISP is comcast .



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: Kapusta

I've never seen an overlay ad that didn't have an [X] to close it... or that didn't disappear when clicking outside the boundaries of the ad.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Ive had that a couple of times in the last month only on the front page. I can't quite remember the ad though sorry .
I've had to refresh the page then quickly press login to avoid it coming up again, it gives you a few seconds to login.



posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: HalfLeaf

I always get a website popping up on my desktop when I log into ATS. It sits behind the ATS website. Some of the annoying websites were The Crux and some bogus Microsoft 10 driver window optimizer. I've had a few others but don't recall their names. I've run Avast and Malwarebytes to try to get rid of them, but no luck.

Anyone else get this. Is there a solution to get rid of them?

Here's a screen shot of one of the websites that appears...




posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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It happens almost every time I first open ATS and I almost never log out, so when I navigate here, I am already logged in. I am normally greeted by a large ad for a truck. Usually, I can find the X. On occasion, the ad is off center and the X is out of reach so I refresh. Once this week I had to refresh twice to get it to where I could see the X. Clicking outside doesn;t work.

The diet pepsi max ad was the worst..most persistent. But I haven't seen it in a while.

country: US ISP: Verizon browser: Maxthon
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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: Klassified

originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: HalfLeaf

That size/aspect-ratio ad is not supposed to show up in that position... I've never seen that.

Please send me a private message with the country in which you live, and your Internet service provider.

Sounds like he has some adware/junkware infections SO. I'm not getting anything like that, on any browser, and I have 4 of them.

ADWCleaner


I'm 99.99% confident that's not the case since I'm actually browsing on a brand new Macbook which I don't even have for a week! That's why I started this thread, the issue is new to me as well..


a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Thank you for your reply, appreciate it! I just did a test and installed Firefox, there are no issues when using Firefox. The issue is persistent in Safari however. I've sent you the details you've asked for!



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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: sycomix
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I didn't get to read your post but I'm not downloading anything either way, I'm on a clean new MBP so I don't think it's spyware or whatever!
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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: HalfLeaf

Might just be a glitch in safari, unless you loaded xcode, there is a bad version out there right now that has malware built in. Just the article on that just today. Bahh in any case I am glad you found a solution.




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