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posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 12:39 PM
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yes, there are ads on ATS redirecting mobile and pc browsers.

i thought it might be helpful if we could compile a list of them here, in order to assist with eradicating them.

Most seem to redirect to a XXXXXX.cloudfront.com address. more often than not, the redirects happen when browsing ATS and not logged in. this has been mentioned before in another thread. It appears the ads are malvertising, with the code hidden in seemingly legitimate ads served up by the ad network host.

i can say for fact that the bottom banner ad for Kixer contains malvertising code. Actually, it seems most refirects on mobile are caused by the bottom banner ads.

Has anyone else noticed any malvertising ads??




*I AM NOT BLAMING THE ABOVE NETWORK OR ITS MODERATORS FOR THESE ADS*
edit on 4-11-2017 by Rylex because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: Rylex
yes, there are ads on ATS redirecting mobile and pc browsers.

i thought it might be helpful if we could compile a list of them here, in order to assist with eradicating them.

Most seem to redirect to a XXXXXX.cloudfront.com address. more often than not, the redirects happen when browsing ATS and not logged in. this has been mentioned before in another thread. It appears the ads are malvertising, with the code hidden in seemingly legitimate ads served up by the ad network host.

i can say for fact that the bottom banner ad for Kixer contains malvertising code. Actually, it seems most refirects on mobile are caused by the bottom banner ads.

Has anyone else noticed any malvertising ads??

*I AM NOT BLAMING THE ABOVE NETWORK OR ITS MODERATORS FOR THESE ADS*


For you maybe...not even 2/3rd of the rest of us. Its something in your own settings, pref's, brows settings, firewall, ad-blockers. Again, where and which are sending you wherever...are NOT sending the same thing and sites, and re-directs/ads to everyone.

We all do not have these issues. You need to look elsewhere...and possibly use DESKTOP VERSION while on mobile as many of us do....

Good luck with your problem...and clean out your stuff periodically. Especially saves and add-on's.

edit on 4-11-2017 by mysterioustranger because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger

originally posted by: Rylex
yes, there are ads on ATS redirecting mobile and pc browsers.

i thought it might be helpful if we could compile a list of them here, in order to assist with eradicating them.

Most seem to redirect to a XXXXXX.cloudfront.com address. more often than not, the redirects happen when browsing ATS and not logged in. this has been mentioned before in another thread. It appears the ads are malvertising, with the code hidden in seemingly legitimate ads served up by the ad network host.

i can say for fact that the bottom banner ad for Kixer contains malvertising code. Actually, it seems most refirects on mobile are caused by the bottom banner ads.

Has anyone else noticed any malvertising ads??

*I AM NOT BLAMING THE ABOVE NETWORK OR ITS MODERATORS FOR THESE ADS*


For you maybe...not even 2/3rd of the rest of us. Its something in your own settings, pref's, brows settings, firewall, ad-blockers. Again, where and which are sending you wherever...are NOT sending the same thing and sites, and re-directs/ads to everyone.

We all do not have these issues. You need to look elsewhere...and possibly use DESKTOP VERSION while on mobile as many of us do....

Good luck with your problem...and clean out your stuff periodically. Especially saves and add-on's.


That's not true.

It's happened to me often. This site was basically unusable for a period of time last year.

The only thing you can do to stop this behavior is turn off scripts in your browser and pretend it's 1990.

Or, like me, you can delete your browser cache, Uninstaller it completely and then revisit this site only to have the offending ad infect your browser again.

Don't act like it doesn't happen.



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: Rylex

Additionally? Listing them whereas they are not all of them or even experienced by the 300,000 + membership? Well...you need to isolate your own devices..because some of what you listed are not even heard...its individually directed to that user.

And its not ATS as your title states. ATS would be only one of...and only in your case and some others...for you and youre own settings causing this to happen. It could be the Disney site or anywhere.

Not a ATS issue...but a USER issue. Otherwise we all would be in the same boat as you. We arent. Good luck.



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: Tempter

Obviously! But you cant blame ATS solely. And I suggested the same as you. Frequently clear cache, browsers, add-ons, internet history, browser...run Maleware catchers. We all do that, and should.

Of course it happens...but how may times have we heard about someone saying "Everytime I log into ATS....."....while we read this on our unaffected/in-effected browsers while they are saying that?



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: Rylex

Additionally? Listing them whereas they are not all of them or even experienced by the 300,000 + membership? Well...you need to isolate your own devices..because some of what you listed are not even heard...its individually directed to that user.

And its not ATS as your title states. ATS would be only one of...and only in your case and some others...for you and youre own settings causing this to happen. It could be the Disney site or anywhere.

Not a ATS issue...but a USER issue. Otherwise we all would be in the same boat as you. We arent. Good luck.


You don't understand what a user issue is.

If there is an offending ad, it may or may not affect a user the same as another, depending on their browser and settings.

The issue is still a bad adverstisement, whether it affects all users or not.



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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I can echo most of what the OP is saying. I work in digital marketing and advertising and have some background on web advertising.

Long time forum reader for the past 4 years, I can corroborate that the issue IS occurring and has been sporadically occurring for the past two years. I also experienced a period where this made ATS 100% unusable, every theead I opened resulted in a redirect.

I've experienced these redirect ads ONLY on ATS on at least 4 different phones and 3 different laptops/PCs and had the same problem. As the OP stated, these ads execute a script, causing a new tab to open. Attempting to go back results in a refresh of the ad.






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