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Rogue Ad Provider?

a3b2c1r46 208 57 November 12, 2015 at 07:34 PM
I think one of your advertisers has gone rogue.

Twice tonight with my browser sitting on the SD homepage my browser has went to a fullscreen ad for ‘AdVenture”. It stays up for a few seconds with a “Continue to Site” link and a 5 second countdown. At the end of the countdown it goes to about:blank.

Yes; I’ve verified that I have no rogue extension in chrome and No it is not doing it on any other site.

So I sat on the main page for about a minute or so expanding and collapsing random deals. I noticed that all the ads kept reloading on the side and top every few seconds. After a few seconds idle the screen went to the attached screen. Once the countdown was done it went to about:blank

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I think one of your advertisers has gone rogue.

Twice tonight with my browser sitting on the SD homepage my browser has went to a fullscreen ad for 'AdVenture". It stays up for a few seconds with a "Continue to Site" link and a 5 second countdown. At the end of the countdown it goes to about:blank.

Yes; I've verified that I have no rogue extension in chrome and No it is not doing it on any other site.

So I sat on the main page for about a minute or so expanding and collapsing random deals. I noticed that all the ads kept reloading on the side and top every few seconds. After a few seconds idle the screen went to the attached screen. Once the countdown was done it went to about:blank
Thanks for the screenshot. That's a pretty big violation of the rules - no one we work with allows that. I'm scanning for that URL and will find out which vendor allowed it to slip in.

Regarding the ads which seemed to reload on their own - I was able to see that as well and was able to capture a log file which will allow me to shut them down. I also found one video ad which led me to turn off the entire ad platform that was serving this as we do not allow it.

Thanks again for reporting this.
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