Annoying popup video ads in bottom left corner

Upatnoon

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 4, 2005
I've started getting annoying popup video ads appearing. Is this being done by disboard or is this some kind of hijacking?

Below is an example:

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theluckyrabbit

Moderator
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Jul 23, 2012
Which browser are you using? Some people report that switching to Chrome or Firefox can help. Other people use an ad blocker -- even a free version can help. Others turn off Java. See what works for you.
 

Upatnoon

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 4, 2005
Which browser are you using? Some people report that switching to Chrome or Firefox can help. Other people use an ad blocker -- even a free version can help. Others turn off Java. See what works for you.
I use Chrome. Could be just one rogue ad, hopefully.
 
  • theluckyrabbit

    Moderator
    Moderator
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    Jul 23, 2012
    Someone else on another board posted about this issue, too. Must be this particular video that is causing problems.
     

    lynxstch

    I Love Figment
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2001
    I use Chrome (desktop) and 2 adblockers, and it started for me about 3 days ago. It shows up on the bottom left of my screen, along with sound, and made me jump the first time it happened. I can't turn off javascript as I need it for other things. Isn't there anyway for the DIS to be able to stop them?
     


  • RaySharpton

    Retired and going to Disney.
    Joined
    Oct 28, 2000
    I have been seeing the pop-up videos for two weeks, too.

    I use Chrome, Ad-blocker, Norton, and Malwarebytes.

    The video blocking the screen now says, "Powered by fixfuture".
     

    PrincessShmoo

    DIS veteran
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2009
    I have Adblocker Plus and I'm not getting any pop ups, or other ads. Haven't for a long time.

    Now, see, I've probably jinxed myself.....:headache:
     

    bobbiwoz

    I'm happy to dance with you!
    Joined
    Aug 26, 2003
    I’ve been getting a game pop up that’s extremely annoying when I am trying to post. Lower left hand corner as I look at screen. I down loaded a pop up blocker and it didn’t help!

    My problem says Powered by fixfuture as well!
     
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  • lucas

    °o°
    Joined
    Jul 29, 2005
    I use Chrome. I have also been getting the annoying video on the bottom left part of the screen.
     
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    Jimmy Mouse

    My other car is the Monorail
    Joined
    Sep 3, 2017
    I'm getting them in the lower left corner also. A political one right now. It makes no since that this is the only website I get these on and no settings or ad blocker will get rid of it. It's been so annoying, I am now limiting my browsing the DIS to just checking updates, doing my countdown and leaving.
     

    AnnaS

    DIS Sponsoor/Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 7, 2001
    Love all the pop up ads and videos on the bottom of the screen. Screen has been acting up again too lately. Might be time to stop by here a little less often.

    Sometimes I wonder if it's the board.......don't they make money from the advertisements? Just curious. It's a business - I get it. Just gets annoying and it's not enjoyable.
     

    BadPinkTink

    DIS Veteran
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    Mar 13, 2015
    ok I'm getting it too so I went to my friend Google. The video ads I am getting say powered by Pixfuture.

    Pixfuture is an online advertising platform for video ads. It looks to me that in order to increase advertising revenue from the Dis, the admin maybe @WebmasterCorey @WebmasterDoc @WebmasterAlex have installed this advertising platform. Just like the Google Adsense Google Display Network ads, the video ads are triggered by location, search history etc. Thats why everyone sees different video ads. Maybe they did not realize how much it would impact user experience on Dis
     







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