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Unread 03-04-2019, 04:44 PM
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Default Ad redirects making forums unusable on mobile

For the past few days, every time I log in and click on a topic I’m immediately redirected to a fake YouTube looking page saying I’m a winner or something. If you go back, it redirects again over and over. This is my fifth time logging in this past five minutes and I’m finally able to actually use the board.
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Unread 03-07-2019, 02:04 PM
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That's usually an issue with a malicious cookie on your device, not the site itself. Clearing your cache and then, if that doesn't work, clearing your cookies usually helps.
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Unread 03-07-2019, 02:07 PM
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For the past few days, every time I log in and click on a topic Iím immediately redirected to a fake YouTube looking page saying Iím a winner or something. If you go back, it redirects again over and over. This is my fifth time logging in this past five minutes and Iím finally able to actually use the board.
I have this problem every so often as well.
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Unread 03-07-2019, 03:03 PM
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That's usually an issue with a malicious cookie on your device, not the site itself. Clearing your cache and then, if that doesn't work, clearing your cookies usually helps.
It only happens on this site. Sometimes immediately right after login.

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Unread 03-08-2019, 09:30 AM
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That's usually an issue with a malicious cookie on your device, not the site itself. Clearing your cache and then, if that doesn't work, clearing your cookies usually helps.
Iíve cleared both now and the issue persists. Am I the only one this is happening to?
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Unread 03-09-2019, 08:15 PM
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I’ve cleared both now and the issue persists. Am I the only one this is happening to?
No, you're not the only one and no, it's not your device. It's caused by an ad that appears on this website. The only way to stop it is to get a quality ad blocker or wait for the ad to stop showing up when it expires or the site blocks it.
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Unread 03-11-2019, 12:23 PM
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I tried to block some additional domains, but I don't see these ads running from our account. I'll keep looking though
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Unread 03-13-2019, 06:36 AM
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I tried to block some additional domains, but I don't see these ads running from our account. I'll keep looking though
I canít speak for anyone else but I havenít seen any redirects in days, and it was happening literally every time I tried to come here for awhile.
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Unread 03-14-2019, 08:37 AM
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I canít speak for anyone else but I havenít seen any redirects in days, and it was happening literally every time I tried to come here for awhile.
The YouTube looking one just kicked in as soon as I logged into my account.
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Unread 03-15-2019, 04:13 AM
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The YouTube looking one just kicked in as soon as I logged into my account.
Yeah, I guess I spoke too soon, it’s back on my device as well. The main domain is happy(dot)uslucky(dot)top and according to google it’s been plaguing several forums like this one lately.

EDIT: One thing I’ve had some luck doing is canceling the website after it loads enough to read but before it finishes loading the entire page. It seems like the ad loading, and thus the redirect happening, is one of the last processes so just hit the X as soon as you can see the page.

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Unread 04-15-2019, 10:55 AM
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I pulled the forum ads until I can take more time to figure out what is going on. It's not really making the kind of money to justify the aggravation.
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Unread 04-25-2019, 03:14 PM
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I pulled the forum ads until I can take more time to figure out what is going on. It's not really making the kind of money to justify the aggravation.
Strangely, Iím still getting the redirects
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Unread 04-25-2019, 03:33 PM
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Strangely, Iím still getting the redirects
What theme are you using?
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Unread 04-26-2019, 10:20 AM
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What theme are you using?
The red one.
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Unread 04-26-2019, 12:09 PM
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The red one.
Same.
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