Oykie
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I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:51 am

Does anyone else get a notification that they have won an Samsung Galaxy S8 when you enter Www.airliners.net?

It happens when I use my iPad.

When I reload the page it disappears. It does not happen on every visit, but it is annoying.
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Oykie
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Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:11 am

This is the URL that I am forwarded to from the main page of airliners.net. Can you do something about this?

https://dailytimesnewssite.com/news/cur ... o-2#!/back

I am afraid to click that link, but it comes from airliners.net.
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Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:47 am

The latest trend in shady advertising is getting these browser-hijacking messages on mobile devices. Other forums have this issue too when I log in with my iOS devices (with similar issues reported for Android users).

If it gets to the point of becoming unusable, you may just have to go with an adblocker. Yes, it hurts the site for revenue, but if the site is going to be unusable, then...it is what it is.
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Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:59 am

Oykie wrote:
This is the URL that I am forwarded to from the main page of airliners.net. Can you do something about this?

https://dailytimesnewssite.com/news/cur ... o-2#!/back

I am afraid to click that link, but it comes from airliners.net.


It doesn't come from airliners.net. It came from an ad unit placed in airliners.net - which if I recall correctly, the page has no control over what's being displayed. I mean right now for me at least all the ads I see are of flight promotions on Scoot & Malaysia Airlines, and that's only because I had browsed their website trying to research fares. I've never seen the ad that you posted.

I guess the airliners.net team can take it up with their ad provider to blacklist said ads.
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Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:24 am

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Oykie wrote:
This is the URL that I am forwarded to from the main page of airliners.net. Can you do something about this?

https://dailytimesnewssite.com/news/cur ... o-2#!/back

I am afraid to click that link, but it comes from airliners.net.


It doesn't come from airliners.net. It came from an ad unit placed in airliners.net - which if I recall correctly, the page has no control over what's being displayed. I mean right now for me at least all the ads I see are of flight promotions on Scoot & Malaysia Airlines, and that's only because I had browsed their website trying to research fares. I've never seen the ad that you posted.

I guess the airliners.net team can take it up with their ad provider to blacklist said ads.

I think VerticalScope was looking into this, but you're correct, we have no control over this. I don't even think VS has direct control over it, but we certainly don't have any. I would recommend an AdBlock extension of some kind, it might fix some of the issues (I have one and have never experienced anything like this).
 
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Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:56 am

Thank you for your replies. After I posted this URL, I have not seen this commercial again. But it was annoying. I believe as you reply that one of the ads had a hidden redirect. If you know of a good ad block extension for Safari on iPad, please let med know.
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Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:10 pm

Oykie wrote:
Thank you for your replies. After I posted this URL, I have not seen this commercial again. But it was annoying. I believe as you reply that one of the ads had a hidden redirect. If you know of a good ad block extension for Safari on iPad, please let med know.


There's AdBlockPlus, which now has an app available for iOS devices. However, it got some mediocre ratings/feedback so I didn't go with it. Beware of another, similar-named one with really high star ratings because that appears to be a scam.

I wound up downloading "Ad Blocker" by Norton/Symantec. It's free, and appears to be working without issue for now.
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Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:14 pm

I still have trouble with this AD, but is it only me who gets them?

The ad appears, when I press a picture and choose open in new tab. Not everytime, but enough to be annoying.

Here is a picture of how it looks on my iPad:

Tranlsation for the first message: Congratulations dear iPad customer. Facebook have chosen you to be our lucky millionaire.

Image

Translation for the second message: Congratulations iPad user. You are chosen as one of few to win an Samsun Galaxy S8, or other Samsung products. This free gift is exclusive for Apple customers in Norway. Please confirm that you are the owner of this iPad phone, by clicking OK.

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Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:48 am

Oykie wrote:
I still have trouble with this AD, but is it only me who gets them?

The ad appears, when I press a picture and choose open in new tab. Not everytime, but enough to be annoying.

Here is a picture of how it looks on my iPad:

Tranlsation for the first message: Congratulations dear iPad customer. Facebook have chosen you to be our lucky millionaire.

Image

Translation for the second message: Congratulations iPad user. You are chosen as one of few to win an Samsun Galaxy S8, or other Samsung products. This free gift is exclusive for Apple customers in Norway. Please confirm that you are the owner of this iPad phone, by clicking OK.

Image

I haven't seen any other comments regarding this specific ad, but there have been users upset with other ad content. Did you try installing the Ad Block recommended by hOMSaR?
 
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Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:53 am

I did not try the ad block recomended by hOMSaR, because the rating on App Store was not too good. I only have problems when I click www.airliners.net, press one of the top 5 of last 24 hours that I ask to open in a new tab. Nowhere else. I have tried different iPads, and also reset my iPad, reinstalled the newest iOS 11.2. This is what apple recommends. There is also a default pop up blocker in safari for iOS. This is turned on. This weekend, I have gotten the pop up every time I have visited airliners.net and opened a picture in a new tab from the front page. But today, I do not get any pop up, while doing the same procedure.
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