reply to post by snowspirit
Originally posted by snowspirit
Originally posted by 123143
Explain something to me if you can. This only happens here at ATS.
A couple of times a day I am redirected by something called "adking" and I end up at the Play Store. It stops the page load completely and I end up
Is this something I should report to the staff here?
I get that too.
Constantly. Then it opens my iTunes store directly to some game called Candy Crush Saga, which is free, but I still don't want it.
If I catch it happening first, it's preventable, but it's a pain in the butt
It takes ya right out of ats.
That shouldn't be acceptable.
If I was on my computer instead of my phone, I wonder if it would take me to google? It's that same "adking".
edit on 14-3-2013 by
snowspirit because: (no reason given)
Norton Antivirus caught a redirector virus on my system that would most likely have caused similar behavior. Apparently it was new enough that NAV
didn't catch it when it was downloaded, probably in a drive-by infection.
In my case there was a strange DLL in the "C:\Documents and Settings\MY USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\WMTools Downloaded
Files\Google" directory. Do a search on your hard drive for "WMTools Downloaded Files" or update your antivirus to the latest version and run a
full scan of your drive.
I also noticed that my browser, Firefox, prompted me to install a newer version of Flash because the version I had installed was compromised. I did a
quick investigation and it appears that the exploit became active around the time I was out here on ATS. It might be worth the ATS moderators' time
to take a quick look to see if any of their advertiser's products have been compromised.
** Sorry for the off topic post, but I thought this might be important **