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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 09:13 AM

I need some advice.

Very recently, I started getting ads all over the place when I am in DU. It happened shortly after an upgrade from Apple. The ads are on the top, bottom, left, and right on the page and partially inserted in the text itself. I asked if anybody else was experiencing this, and was told to become a star member, which I did to no avail. The ads are an intrusion and I object to having to maneuver the page around to hide the ads.

Whatís the deal? Is it only me? Is there a way to cut out the bombardment of meaningless ads that aggravate me rather than stimulate me to buy?

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 09:15 AM

1. Become a star member for a couple of bucks and the ads go away.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 09:16 AM

2. I don't use any Apple products.

I have a Dell desk top computer.

I don't have a DU membership star.

I use AdBlock and I never see any ads.

I hope that helps.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 09:17 AM

3. no ads if you are a star member

you must be infected, run scans

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Response to Kali (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 08:44 AM

10. I thought Apple didn't get infections??

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 10:55 AM

13. I have heard that.

I only know what I stated, You can try to ask admins directly - https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=ata

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:24 AM

14. Apples certainly do get infections.

They are running a version of Unix at the core, the original OS for hacker attacks.
Apples just happen to be far less popular than Windows PCs, so they get less hacker attention. But still some attention.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 09:27 AM

4. Use ad blocker

I have a membership and I still use ad blocker. I never see ads anywhere. It's great and I also use ghostery.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 08:44 AM

11. Thanks. I'll check what I have on the IPad.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 09:40 AM

5. How long ago did you become a Star Member?

I use Apple desk top and phone and have no problem..A few years ago I let my Membership expire and I resubscribed. Seem to take a long time before it kicked in. Good luck.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 08:41 AM

8. I signed up just after it was recommended. That would have been yesterday.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 09:51 AM

6. Maybe your star membership hasn't "clicked in"

Have you tried logging out, then logging in again? Every once in a while, I'm asked to log in anew, and before that happens, ads do appear; they disappear as soon as I re-log in. If none of this works, you'd better ask an administrator.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 05:39 PM

7. I see your star so I suppose you have malware.

Was that Apple "upgrade" really from Apple?

Did you install some app that was supposed to "improve" your shopping or browsing experience?

Did you sideload some sketchy game?

Etc...




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Response to hunter (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 08:43 AM

9. No. Nothing fancy. Maybe it takes a day or so??.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 09:12 AM

12. Thanks for the advice. An ad blocker did the trick, plus, I'm now a star member.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 01:04 AM

15. My two cents, if you're still getting it after your sneech star...

I noticed this too, about two weeks ago, there was an update, either a new OS, or else a major patch that was applied. Immediately, I noticed that anytime I scrolled past the video player, it would shunt into a PVP and keep scrolling down the screen with me, even if I paused it. You can stop it and shut the video window, but itís an inconvenience because I you never had to in the past.

Around the same time, all of the ads I began seeing online took a decided turn for the extreme right wing reactionary. I doubt thatís related, itís just that Iíve been forced to look at it now since the video player scrolls down the screen with me anymore.

Lots more ads. I had minimal ad blockers in place, the less on my hardware the better, it runs faster that way, but this update obviously was intended to defeat a lot of the blockers, so ick.

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