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jezza

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pop ups on allotment org
« on: April 28, 2018, 21:15 »
hello I have just had a pop up on my computer saying that I am the 100.000.000 visitor to this site and can claim an Apple device clicked  on the pop up it asked for my email address then wanted to ac cess my phone contacts is this an administrators joke  if its a scam its not funny I get sick of being offered phones I pads and the like I have had my bank account hacked because of these stupid pop ups   jezza

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Re: pop ups on allotment org
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 21:42 »
Yep Ive got that on mine too but I never,never, ever click on any of those, maybe you need to avoid them too

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Re: pop ups on allotment org
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 22:05 »
I don't think it's anything to do with this site. Don't click on it!

I'll get John to check it out.
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Re: pop ups on allotment org
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 23:00 »
This is why I use Firefox, Ad Block, Ghostery and No script. You don't get any of that dodgy stuff then!
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Re: pop ups on allotment org
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 23:23 »
Whatever that pop-up was it was nothing to do with me - our server is clean too.
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Re: pop ups on allotment org
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 08:03 »
Whatever that pop-up was it was nothing to do with me - our server is clean too.

Its still on mine today

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Re: pop ups on allotment org
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2018, 09:13 »
Your computers are infected with malware.

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Re: pop ups on allotment org
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2018, 10:47 »
Hmm, Im on my iPad & that normally clears everything

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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 11:19 »
John, is it possible it's something on the advertiser's end of things? My ad-blocking plugin is showing that their are between 5 to 7 ads currently being blocked.

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2018, 11:38 »
Curious - there are currently 2 adverts on the page. One above and one below the topics. One drawback with adblockers is that they stop adverts resulting from malware so your system could be infected and you don't actually see any reason.
Adverts are served by Google - don't see them being hacked :)
Of course, I could ask my tech support chap to run a full server sweep and so forth to confirm our end is clean. It's a pretty secure system and I'd bet it is - that's part of what I pay for.  Probably only take him a couple of hours at 40.00 an hour.

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2018, 12:45 »
Definitely no malware on my end, I'm one of those saddo types that has his computer super locked up ;)
Ad block is blocking 2 ads here plus tracking via social media buttons which will account for the extras.

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Re: pop ups on allotment org
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2018, 12:55 »
Anybody know how I can check bearing in mins as said before I use my iPad, needs to be in words of one syllable lol

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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2018, 13:23 »
Anybody know how I can check bearing in mins as said before I use my iPad, needs to be in words of one syllable lol

Go to Settings and Safari and scroll down to check you have the Block Pop-ups bit on.  You might need to close Safari down and restart for this to work.

If that fails,  clear your history, which is also an option you can get to via Settings and Safari.  Again, you might need to close and restart Safari.

Double click the Safari icon to close it.


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Re: pop ups on allotment org
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2018, 15:31 »
I too had the same advert but I work on the premise if it sounds too good to be true it usually is and didn't click on the link!

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Re: pop ups on allotment org
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2018, 16:46 »
it's still there at top and bottom of page says c priizeworld in bottom right corner  jezza


 

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