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adtrack.king redirect from SD in Chrome on iPhone

hotgrits 237 April 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Just wanted to report that for the last few weeks, when I open the SD website in Chrome on my iPhone 4S, I will occasionally (daily) get a redirect from adtrack.king that then opens iTunes to the game Candy Crush.
From looking around the internet it appears others have the same problem, and it is not unique to SD.
I cannot find a solution to this that works to get rid of the pop-up.

Just wanted to bring this to the attention of the PTB or anyone else here in case they know of any fixes - it is incredibly annoying!
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Just wanted to bring this to the attention of the PTB or anyone else here in case they know of any fixes - it is incredibly annoying!
Thanks for reporting, I'll see if I can track down the ad doing it and remove it Smilie
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Quote from hotgrits View Post :
Just wanted to report that for the last few weeks, when I open the SD website in Chrome on my iPhone 4S, I will occasionally (daily) get a redirect from adtrack.king that then opens iTunes to the game Candy Crush.
From looking around the internet it appears others have the same problem, and it is not unique to SD.
I cannot find a solution to this that works to get rid of the pop-up.

Just wanted to bring this to the attention of the PTB or anyone else here in case they know of any fixes - it is incredibly annoying!
Do you have any other tabs opened? Do you have your browsers tabs synced with any other computer? Another site you visited might have the malicious javascript running, so you might want to close all your browser tabs and start up the Slickdeals website again (or download the Slickdeals App Wink). If that doesn't work, try going into the Chrome browser settings and clear your cookies and cache.
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I don't seem to be able to duplicate this :/
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Do you have any other tabs opened? Do you have your browsers tabs synced with any other computer? Another site you visited might have the malicious javascript running, so you might want to close all your browser tabs and start up the Slickdeals website again (or download the Slickdeals App Wink). If that doesn't work, try going into the Chrome browser settings and clear your cookies and cache.
I usually do have other tabs open so I will see if it helps to have them closed. I don't have anything synced with other computers.
Before starting the thread I had tried deleting cookies and clearing the cache, as well as doing a settings reset on my phone with no success.
I do have the SD app, but for some reason I just prefer the browser interface. I'll probably start using it more if this problem continues though.
Thanks for the suggestions!
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I don't seem to be able to duplicate this :/
Thanks for trying! I have no idea how widespread a problem this is (I imagine it is relatively limited) but like I mentioned I have searched and found users of other sites/forums having the same issue, and not limited to just Chrome or the iPhone.
I will update if I find a solution - thanks!
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Yep, Also seeing it about 3 times daily - kinda of annoying as it keeps taking me to the app store to some stupid game.

iPhone 6.1 on Chrome.

Thanks!

UPDATE: Others appear to be having the same issue...
https://productforums.google.com/...DJTbPaW5dg

UPDATE2: Is it possible to control ads being presented on slickdeals.net? If so - nix anything from "king.com". Thanks.
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UPDATE2: Is it possible to control ads being presented on slickdeals.net? If so - nix anything from "king.com". Thanks.
It is, unfortunately things like this never come from the domain you end up on; this redirect will be hidden in some innocuous ad. (the last survey popup was from an Aflac ad, but was not affiliated with Aflac in any way)
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It is, unfortunately things like this never come from the domain you end up on; this redirect will be hidden in some innocuous ad. (the last survey popup was from an Aflac ad, but was not affiliated with Aflac in any way)
I had something similar happen with Grooveshark and they were able to go to their ad provider and say "fix it or else". No more hijacks.

I'll keep digging if I find something I will pass it along.

For now -
vi /etc/host
127.0.0.1 king.com
127.0.0.1 adtrack.king.com
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Anyone have updates on this? I have bee having this issue on my iphone as well atleast 2-3 times a day.
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We've been talking with our ad provider but no luck yet.
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fyi Im having the same problem. after a week of getting redirects, i finally figured out it was this site.
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Are any of you still getting this redirect?
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I have not seen in the past couple of days - I really have not used the site much on my phone because of the redirect.
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That being said - I did notice that the ad right below the search bar in the top right hand corner is no longer there - and it makes it much easier to search. For some reason(when the add would load) on the iphone when you attempt to highlight the text bar to type in a search - if the ad had not loaded it would cancel your click on the search bar and you would have to wait for the add to load before searching.
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