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    getting porn redirects on my android phone on the homepage

    I'm currently making a pitstop in Cancale, France, after spending a week in the Spanish Pyrenees, in Formigal on a holiday. I basically could only use my smartphone to get online there, unless I dragged my laptop downstairs.

    so it's quite annoying if you're sitting in the hotel restaurant, browsing the latest WoW news on your phone, when suddenly the page redirects you to what appears to be a Google Play store page for an apparently pornographic app. at least, that's what it looked like, but it's hard to mistake a naked woman sitting on a naked dude for anything other than porn. Obviously I couldn't check which ad did this, but still, thought I should make you aware of this.
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

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    It may be worth getting one of those virus scan apps.

    And also maybe another browser, I use Opera, and have used Dolphin in the past, they both work well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping View Post
    It may be worth getting one of those virus scan apps.

    And also maybe another browser, I use Opera, and have used Dolphin in the past, they both work well
    I use Chrome, basically for crossplatform bookmarks.

    what virus scan app would you recommend? Is the Symantec (Norton) app any good?
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Temperance Brennan View Post
    I use Chrome, basically for crossplatform bookmarks.

    what virus scan app would you recommend? Is the Symantec (Norton) app any good?
    I would go with lookout - it is what I use. Works pretty well. Also has a suite of features that are a must have. I personally use it to find my phone, either GPS'ing or sounding a alarm. Can also remotely wipe and lock the device. Lookout also scans each application installed and future installs for maliciousness.

    It will also take a gps snapshot of your phone when it is about to die to give you a last known location of your device in case you lose it when it died.

    Heres a link - https://www.lookout.com/
    Last edited by Avada Kedavra; 2013-08-11 at 05:02 PM. Reason: Added link
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    Can you get the URL of the redirect (via PM or whatever)? I know that kind of sucks but it's the best way for us to track it down.

    Otherwise, any other info would be helpful.

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    This happens to me as well. I can't browse this forums on my phone without getting redirected to some random porn/horoscope app every 5 mins. Only happens when I browse this page so it isn't something I installed on my phone. I use chrome.

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    There is an app that can do that to any device that is on the same network as the device the app in running on. I don't want to name it here due to it being against the ToU i believe. The app itself isnt malicious but it can be used maliciously. There are ways around being redirected ofc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarela View Post
    This happens to me as well. I can't browse this forums on my phone without getting redirected to some random porn/horoscope app every 5 mins. Only happens when I browse this page so it isn't something I installed on my phone. I use chrome.
    I use opera/dolphin/android browser and never have redirect problems
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    Any URLs, screenshots, etc? I know it sucks given the nature of the sites, but we're having a hard time tracking it down without those.

    PM me or post a link here; thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    Any URLs, screenshots, etc? I know it sucks given the nature of the sites, but we're having a hard time tracking it down without those.

    PM me or post a link here; thanks!
    Happened with link snip; got this one just now on my phone.
    Last edited by Sunshine; 2013-08-25 at 12:18 AM.

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    I've had this too in the past few months a few times on my samsung galaxy S3, nobody believed me for that matter tho...
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    Are you getting this in Advertisments on your computer Because that happens to me too and it probably happens to other users


    SINGLES WANT TO MEAT YOU RIGHT KNOW AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.

    Is it like that kinda shit, Then its just random dumb promotion.
    Clancy's watching.

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    Been having same here as well, first just with my htc android phone, then with my ipad too (two are not in any way synced, connected, wtc)

    It seems like certain sites trigger it constantly - for example, explosm.net (cyanide and happiness) seems to ALWAYS trigger a redirect - so could this be ad related, if it pops on mmoc too?
    Last edited by Anakonda; 2013-08-24 at 09:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xZANGEITIx View Post
    Are you getting this in Advertisments on your computer Because that happens to me too and it probably happens to other users


    SINGLES WANT TO MEAT YOU RIGHT KNOW AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.

    Is it like that kinda shit, Then its just random dumb promotion.
    no, it wasn't just an advertisement. I was reading the news post in the hotel restaurant during dinner. the page was still loading, and halfway through the newspost (i believe it was a PTR patch), the screen turned white and I saw a page that sort of looked like A google play store app page, with an image and a play button. In fact, I'm fairly sure it was a play store page, because i cannot find a mention of it in my browser history. The app was unmistakably porn though. it showed a naked woman from behind with a dick visibly in her pussy. You simply cannot have porn more obvious than that. because it's such a bland image though, I can't find it anymore.
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

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    It could be an ad; just let me know if you have any screenshots/urls/anything.

    People are working now to try to track them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    It could be an ad; just let me know if you have any screenshots/urls/anything.

    People are working now to try to track them down.
    no, not really. I have no URL to the page it redirected to since it wasn't a redirect, I have no ad URL and since the Play Store doesn't keep a browsing history, I don't have a google play store page either. And because it happened on vacation in a village 2 countries away, I can't reproduce it.
    Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
    1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
    2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
    4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.

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    Yeah, more just a general reminder for anyone who sees similar things in the future.

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    Got the redirect again. I installed lookout safe browsing but it doesn't work. I use chrome on a samsung galaxy s3

    This is the link i've got: http://apk.69.tv/apk/d.php?country=e...cfc0e4a26cc937

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    Root your phone and install Adfree

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    Wow. You know it could be somebody using a redirect app to mess with you.

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