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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2018, 10:17:59 AM »
Would Avast help with this problem?
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2018, 11:11:05 AM »
The forum is ad supported.. Sadly some of the ads are so annoying we have to run blockers.

What is even worse:  Scammers (Ransomware artists) have started simply buying ad space from companies like Google Ad Services.

So when their ads rotates "WE HAVE DETECTED VIRUS (malware) ON YOUR COMPUTER, CLICK ON TEH LINK BELOW WITHIN 4 DAYS OR YOUR COMPUTER WILL BE LOCKED.

no, they have not detect4ed anything, and so long as you close that add without touching the link they want you to click your computer will continue to work,, but follow the link, IF you do not pay their ransom, You will be needeing professional help.
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2018, 11:22:50 AM »
Iím also getting the same amazon spam pop up on my iPad which is actually coming from a site called gift(something).top. I know itís not the forums fault but I only get it while on this forum. Itís been for the last few days and usually 3-4 times while trying to read the forum. I have pop up blocking on and havenít figured out how to stop it. Itís very annoying as you canít get out of without completely closing the browser and then have to go back and try to find where you were in the forum. Maybe Iíll try the app that was mentioned. Glad to see I am not the only one having this problem.

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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2018, 11:32:31 AM »
Iím also getting the same amazon spam pop up on my iPad which is actually coming from a site called gift(something).top. I know itís not the forums fault but I only get it while on this forum. Itís been for the last few days and usually 3-4 times while trying to read the forum. I have pop up blocking on and havenít figured out how to stop it. Itís very annoying as you canít get out of without completely closing the browser and then have to go back and try to find where you were in the forum. Maybe Iíll try the app that was mentioned. Glad to see I am not the only one having this problem.

Vicki
Since some report this only happens on this forum, I wonder if there is some way "they" could have attached something to the rvforum cookie.  You might try deleting your rvforum cookie (or all cookies if need be) and see if the problem goes away.
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2018, 11:40:12 AM »
The only free version I am finding is a 14 day trial - is that what you are referring to?
I put the trial version in and it dectected over 500 problem files and I elected to quarantine all of those.  So far I cannot see any change so I guess I did not mess up on doing this trial.  No plans to purchase.
Bill
It's a free trial for the premium version.  If you do not pay for premium at the end of the trial period, it will revert to the free version.  Be aware, the free version does not provide real-time protection, although frequent manual scanning will still help.

Likely, most of the threats detected were non-critical "pups" and usually do not cause any issues when quarantined or deleted.
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2018, 12:57:44 PM »
Occasionally I'll inadvertently click on one of the ads above. This only happens if I browse/scroll on my Android tablet while laying in bed. It's what I call 'fat finger syndrome'. Which ad comes up up depends on which one I click on. If I click the last but one, the actual ad is served by Google, and what comes up is dependent on my prior browsing (&/or search) history (Google targets their ads to the individual). This happens to be a place-holder, inserted when we lose a sponsor/advertiser.

This behavior is not limited to this forum although, since I visit the forum more frequently than most sites, especially while laying in bed, it's to be expected that I'd experience it more often here. Some nights, I only visit this forum (checking on stuff), and that could erroneously lead me to believe "it only happens here".

FWIW I don't attempt to browse this or other sites on my phone, but I'd expect an even higher incidence of fat finger syndrome (because my fingers cover a larger percentage of screen area).
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2018, 01:02:26 PM »
Occasionally I'll inadvertently click on one of the ads above. This only happens if I browse/scroll on my Android tablet while laying in bed. It's what I call 'fat finger syndrome'. Which ad comes up up depends on which one I click on. If I click the last but one, the actual ad is served by Google, and what comes up is dependent on my prior browsing history (Google targets their ads to the individual). This happens to be a place-holder, inserted when we lose a sponsor/advertiser.

This behavior is not limited to this forum although, since I visit the forum more frequently than most sites, especially while laying in bed, it's to be expected that I'd experience it more often here. Some nights, I only visit this forum (checking on stuff), and that could erroneously lead me to believe "it only happens here".

FWIW I don't attempt to browse this or other sites on my phone, but I'd expect an even higher incidence of fat finger syndrome (because my fingers cover a larger percentage of screen area).

Not sure about that, I've been getting adult sites and they are definitely not on my browser!  I keep reporting them and it says "we will try not to show this ad again", next ad, same one!  I have adblocker on the laptop I am using and don't get it there so need to consider adding this on my tablet and phone I think.
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2018, 01:05:19 PM »
I use my phone a lot to browse this site. I hit "send this topic" and " report to moderator" while scrolling.
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2018, 01:13:35 PM »
.................... You might try deleting your rvforum cookie (or all cookies if need be) and see if the problem goes away.
Ditto to above, delete cookies and history from app settings and see how it goes.

It seems like every time I get onto craigslist or Amazonian, something strange soon pops up. NEVER HERE!
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2018, 01:15:31 PM »
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... I've been getting adult sites and they are definitely not on my browser!

I had that (several years ago), and I have no idea why Google thought I might wish to go there. Fortunately, there's a preview of the linked site in the Google ad box above, and I chose not to click on the naughty-looking ladies.

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I keep reporting them and it says "we will try not to show this ad again", next ad, same one!

I found that their promise is rarely kept.
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2018, 01:19:39 PM »
I sure love my Chromebook since I never have to put up with this stuff.
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2018, 01:28:49 PM »
It's interesting to read the search results for "google ads on chromebook". It appears that Chromebook blocks the ads by default, but this can be overridden in one's settings.
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2018, 01:42:32 PM »
I had that (several years ago), and I have no idea why Google thought I might wish to go there. Fortunately, there's a preview of the linked site in the Google ad box above, and I chose not to click on the naughty-looking ladies.

I found that their promise is rarely kept.
If it was naughty-looking men I might have had a quick look.....   :o :o ;)
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2018, 03:22:04 PM »
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Re: Help! Starting to get spam on the Forum!
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2018, 05:54:03 PM »
Just recently I downloaded and started using AdGuard on ipad and iphone.
It really is effective and free.
Gives you the option of not blocking ads for any site you choose.
Removed all ads from this site but, since this site is supported by ads, I chose to leave ads on here.
Everywhere else, theyíre gone.
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