Anyone getting insane amounts of pop ups?

Dan Murphy

We are family.
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Apr 20, 2000
OK. Wasn't sure what your definition of popup was. I'm just getting to the point where it redirects from the DIS page, but not specifically with a new window opening. At least it's only two redirects. I've seen some of these do it as maybe 50 quick redirects designed to prevent using history to go back.
I usually go to setup, do a forced stop on Chrome, clear Chrome cache, close Chrome, reopen Chrome, open history, delete all my 'you won' url links, then hope. Generally an exercise in futility.
 


katallo

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 29, 2005
I'm having the same issue on my pc now. Each time I use Disboards. Norton has blocked threats but I'm going to stop using Dis for awhile.
 
  • lynxstch

    I Love Figment
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2001
    What can be done about the pop-ups? Are the site admins unaware or can they not combat it?
    I don't know, but someone has to do something. Since yesterday I have been getting the "You won" one, with the website ( DO NOT CLICK ON IT!) named happy.superlucky.xyz. It's only happening on Chrome, when I open it with IE, it all works just fine. On Chrome whatever it is, puts my ISP logo instead of the DIS one, and I reported it to my ISP by screen printing it. They are investigating, since whatever it is, is illegally using their logo, but since it's only happening on the DIS, then it has to be a DIS problem. Making me both sad and mad, as the DIS community forum is my escape from real life, lol!
    As a side note, I ran malware bytes this morning, and it found the pup.exe virus in that superlucky pop up/redirect, whichever it is.

    DIS ADMIN,,PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO STOP IT!
     

    crickee

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 4, 2002
    I'm thinking of staying off for a while also. I'm just really tired of having to get out and start over on the site everytime I get a pop up! Can someone suggest another site similar to disboards?
     

    mckennarose

    Always planning the next trip.....
    Joined
    May 22, 2015
    Ugh, just starting getting them again yesterday also. On my tablet and phone. This seems to happen every few months.
     

    PrincessShmoo

    DIS veteran
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2009
    They can fix it. They just choose not to.
    How do you know this?

    What can be done about the pop-ups? Are the site admins unaware or can they not combat it?
    DIS ADMIN,,PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO STOP IT!
    I found this info elsewhere on the forum:

    Whenever you find something on the boards that isn't working, use the "contact us" link at the very bottom of this page to let the webmaster know.

    It's my understanding that the mods/admins don't necessarily monitor this forum. Mostly it's people who may have had the same questions answering others. If you have an issue, you need to contact them directly.
     
  • Dan Murphy

    We are family.
    Joined
    Apr 20, 2000
    Webmaster MJ has contacted them as well as several other moderator type people have contacted them. No response.
    How do you know this?




    I found this info elsewhere on the forum:

    Whenever you find something on the boards that isn't working, use the "contact us" link at the very bottom of this page to let the webmaster know.

    It's my understanding that the mods/admins don't necessarily monitor this forum. Mostly it's people who may have had the same questions answering others. If you have an issue, you need to contact them directly.
     

    disneysteve

    DIS meet junkie
    Joined
    Sep 29, 2002
    How do you know this?
    As many people have stated throughout the 11 pages of this thread, this problem ONLY occurs on the DIS. That means that every other website out there has figured out how to avoid this problem. Thousands of websites run the same types of ads but don't have this issue so clearly there is something that can be done to prevent it.
     

    PrincessShmoo

    DIS veteran
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2009
    As many people have stated throughout the 11 pages of this thread, this problem ONLY occurs on the DIS. That means that every other website out there has figured out how to avoid this problem. Thousands of websites run the same types of ads but don't have this issue so clearly there is something that can be done to prevent it.
    I'm not saying it can't be fixed. I'm just questioning whether the right people have been contacted about fixing it.

    I also found this:

    For technical problems like trouble logging in on the DISboards, email support@wdwinfo.com

    For issues or questions needing webmaster attention (questions about rules, non-technical problems, etc), email webmaster@wdwinfo.com

     

    disneysteve

    DIS meet junkie
    Joined
    Sep 29, 2002
    I'm not saying it can't be fixed. I'm just questioning whether the right people have been contacted about fixing it.
    We're on the Tech Support forum where you're supposed to report issues. This thread is 8 months old. There are several other threads on the same topic. There have been numerous posts to the DIS Facebook pages. Individually many of us have reported this issue directly to members of the team.

    They are abundantly aware of the problem.
     
  • Redarrow5150

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 28, 2011
    I was checking this area to see if anyone else is having this issue. Mine is Comcast X-Finity and couldn't navigate this website for a few days. As I'm writing this no issues AT THIS TIME. I also use Chrome.
     

    Donald - my hero

    <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2006
    OK, add me to the list of WHAT THE HECK!
    I'm getting it under ALL of the following circumstances:
    Laptop running under Windows 7 using Chrome, Firefox & IE
    Windows tablet running under Windows 10 using Chrome, Firefox & Microsoft Edge
    Samsung phone running under Android 9 using Chrome and Sumsung's version of internet.

    This is making it extremely difficult to update the 2 rather detailed threads i maintain. FIX THIS!
     



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