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Old 11-22-2017, 08:20 PM
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Default Malicious advertising takes over mobile browser on linking to rennlist

Advertising that tries to install malware pops up whenever someone tries to access rennlist from a mobile browser. It takes over the browser and is a total PITA. Please remove this malicious attack on your user's phones. It is nasty.
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:52 AM
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Are you using Chrome on an Android device? This is not our site, but nefarious advertisers taking advantages of weaknesses in the Android OS/Chrome.

you can go this URL in your browser and change the highlighted option to "Enabled": CHROME and that will prevent this from happening in the future.
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Are you using Chrome on an Android device? This is not our site, but nefarious advertisers taking advantages of weaknesses in the Android OS/Chrome.
Advertisers you are supposed to be vetting.

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you can go this URL in your browser and change the highlighted option to "Enabled": CHROME and that will prevent this from happening in the future.
Whih URL?

Well that word above is supposed to be "Which" but because of the way the text editor works doesn't work I'm unable to figure out how to fix the spelling and spellcheck doesn't work either.

However, it is nice that you've added strike-through font, which really allows me to stretch my sarcasm here, something I've been hindered with on Rennlist for years.
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Someone's in a bit of a mood tonight.

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Old 11-26-2017, 02:27 PM
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I implemented the Enable at the source link provided earlier and it stopped the malicious popups from appearing.

However, it's now a couple weeks later and they have returned.

Using that source link again shows the function is still set to Enabled.

Any additional suggestions, Robb?
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:45 PM
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Yes, Randy. Flush your Android down the toilet and buy an Apple Device.
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Originally Posted by Robb M. View Post
Are you using Chrome on an Android device? This is not our site, but nefarious advertisers taking advantages of weaknesses in the Android OS/Chrome.
Advertisers you are supposed to be vetting.

Originally Posted by Robb M. View Post
you can go this URL in your browser and change the highlighted option to "Enabled": CHROME and that will prevent this from happening in the future.
Whih URL?

Well that word above is supposed to be "Which" but because of the way the text editor works doesn't work I'm unable to figure out how to fix the spelling and spellcheck doesn't

However, it is nice that you've added strikethrough font, which really allows me to stretch my sarcasam here, something I've been hindered with on
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:03 AM
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Wonderful.

My original reply was "Oh That's helpful technical advice." But the unbelievable technical acumen at IB and their reliance on Apple and nothing else actually put in a previous post instead of the post I typed.
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:13 AM
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So am I correct in ascertaining. that Reenlist isn't supported in anything other than an Apple products?
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Robb M. View Post
Yes, Randy. Flush your Android down the toilet and buy an Apple Device.
Robb,
i use iOS devices almost exclusively but they do nothing to mitigate the unbridled suckiness that is the new format of Rennlist.

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Originally Posted by Robb M. View Post
Yes, Randy. Flush your Android down the toilet and buy an Apple Device.
What a ****ing joke...
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Originally Posted by SidViscous View Post
My original reply was "Oh That's helpful technical advice." But the unbelievable technical acumen at IB and their reliance on Apple and nothing else actually put in a previous post instead of the post I typed.
That's another way to encourage you to buy Apple.

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Any additional suggestions, Robb?
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Yes, Randy. Flush your Android down the toilet and buy an Apple Device.



So as not to be completely worthless, my free technical device today . . . if the problem is Chrome on Android, download and use a different browser. They exist, and they are free - so might be a little cheaper than getting an Apple device.

FWIW, on my Android devices, I only use Firefox or Opera, no problems so far.
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I was replying facetiously to Randy specifically.

If you are still having re-direct ads happen on your Android devices, please take screenshots and if possible post the click through URLs in this thread for me to pass along. The issue unfortunately is Android/Chrome is insecure, and narrowing down which ad unit, or advertiser, or third-party that is taking advantage of that is difficult at best.

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Originally Posted by Robb M. View Post
I was replying facetiously to Randy specifically.
It was very well done,
since Randy is famous for the phrase, "Get a . . . ." (Mac) in any Windows-related issues threads
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:26 AM
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Robb, this has started happening very frequently on my iPhone running Safari in latest iOS. Horrible ad pops up over the forum and I have to close the tab and then revisit the site to get out of it. So it is not Android-only, I am afraid.
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