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Another redirect on Chrome

Lionne posted 12/28/2017 15:05 PM

I'm being redirected whenever I use chrome on an Android phone. Any tips?
It's directing me to a site that's offering free Amazon gift cards.

MangledHeart posted 12/28/2017 19:03 PM

Unfortunately there is not much we can do about the ads because we subscribe to an advertising network that controls the banner placement. The best solution we can recommend is to use another device to connect to or upgrade your profile so you can browse using SImplicity which is an advertisement free zone and much more phone-friendly.

Lionne posted 12/28/2017 19:10 PM

Maybe I don't understand this technology, wouldn't be the first time. This isn't a banner, or an ad at the bottom or top, it completely redirected me to another page that I am unable to close.
Is that my device?
I'll try simplicity.

[This message edited by Lionne at 7:11 PM, December 28th (Thursday)]

Riffraff posted 12/28/2017 22:19 PM

I'm having this same issue with my Android phone. Sometimes it opens as a new tab and others it takes me to the spam page directly from SI where I have to completely close the tab and go back to SI as the site won't let me go back. The page I'm taken to is obviously a scam meant to look like you've won an Amazon gift card or some crap.

Lionne posted 12/29/2017 08:09 AM

Yes. That's What I'm seeing. Only on my android phone, not on my tablet or computer.


MangledHeart posted 12/29/2017 08:20 AM

Did you try SImplicity?

osxgirl posted 12/29/2017 08:32 AM

Yes, it IS still ads. Either a spammer has bought the ad space, or has hacked an ad and taken it over. It might be targeted to a specific device and browser. But it's still happening because an ad was launched.

I have the same garbage that hits me on my iPad with a game I play that has ads in it, and it comes up in the Safari browser. The ads are actually in the game, not the browser, but it drops out of the game, brings up the browser, and then brings up the spam page. Fortunately, I can kill it on my iPad by just closing that tab in the browser.

There should be a special circle of hell for these malvertisers and other idiots who do this kind of garbage.

Overall, other than running the ad-free version, trying a different system or browser (which may or may not stop it), or running some of the security software that is supposed to block that kind of thing (which again, may or may not work), there isn't much else you can do.

@MangledHeart - you can let the advertising network know this is happening. They usually don't like it any more than you do. If someone has hacked them, they'll want to try and find it and fix it. If it's a badly behaved advertiser, they may or may not do something about it, but if enough people complain that they are afraid of losing business, they are more likely to put a stop to it.

Lionne posted 12/29/2017 08:32 AM

Yes. Same thing.

I'll just use a different browser. It isn't happening on opera.

Lionne posted 12/29/2017 13:13 PM

Spoke too soon. It's happening on silk browser, too.

Regular and simplicity.

imagoodwitch posted 12/29/2017 19:45 PM

I donít know if this is related but I have noticed that some of my banner ads are in Thai.

Lionne posted 12/29/2017 19:58 PM

Osxgirl, thanks for the explanation. I'll try lots of things...

Justincase posted 12/30/2017 03:27 AM

THANK YOU! I thought I was the only one. It wouldn't be so bad if the back button would take you back to SI page. Same as others, I have to close the "Amazon" tab and open SI again. GRRR!

Lionne posted 12/30/2017 15:11 PM

I just reported this to some Don't think it will help a lot.

It's odd that this is ONLY on my phone which is running the latest version of Android. Not on !y computer, or either (older) tablet.

HardenMyHeart posted 12/31/2017 16:50 PM

I switched to Firefox browser for android and the problem seems resolved.

marchmadness posted 1/4/2018 09:45 AM

Is anyone else still having this issue? It seems to be getting worse. And my phone is completely updated. Happening on multiple browsers. Thanks!

Notthevictem posted 1/4/2018 10:57 AM

Yeah happens to me too

LilBlackCat posted 1/5/2018 12:38 PM

You might have an app that's causing this... I have android and don't have this happen..

Have you fried Firefox Focus? It's a minimalized version of Firefox.. but it will not save any logins or anything.. meant for true private browsing.. also no trackers can stick either.

[This message edited by LilBlackCat at 12:39 PM, January 5th (Friday)]

Greeneyesbluezy posted 1/5/2018 12:52 PM

Itís funny I donít redirect on this site, tho I always get logged out

I get that amazon winner crap on Fox News, cnn, etc. constantly.

Maybe I really did win?? Iím off to Fox new for my 1000 gift card woohoo!!

Perils of the internet😫

[This message edited by Greeneyesbluezy at 5:05 PM, January 5th (Friday)]

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