Pop up ads from sherdog or malware?

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  1. CatchOmega Hideous Disfigurement

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    I've been occasionally getting some weird pop ups navigating sherdog. They're unlike the typical sherdog ads, but I'm only getting them when browsing these forums.

    They're your typical, pop up out of nowhere, do like 2-3 quick redirects, vibrates the shit out of your phone, tells you that you're the winner of a contest while identifying the type of handset you're using, then trying to get you stuck in the pop up and making it difficult to back out of.

    After typing all that out it clearly sounds like malware. But I've deleted all my browsing cache/cookies and run several different antivirus/malware scans and it hasn't made a difference. And it only seems to happen on these forums.


    Anyone have similar issue on the forums using Mobile?
     
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  2. PRIDEWASBETTER Divided We Fall

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    I don't have that problem but I believe that was a problem with the previous software as well. I would contact @Tachy or @Lethal should the problems persist.
     
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  3. Crono7 GET TO THE CHOPPA

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    I have the same fucking thing. No other site does this. It's fucking annoying. I have no clue how this happens on a phone.
     
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  4. Caveat I heart you Sex Bob-omb

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    Yup, Sherdog's assaulting my phone today.

    PC seems to be a little slow too, time for some scans...
     
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  5. CatchOmega Hideous Disfigurement

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    Glad not the only one then. It's weird though, I won't get any pop ups for a couple days.... then all of a sudden it will happen like 5 times on one page in a single thread.
     
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  6. milliniar Who needs a belt?

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    ya sherdog has been giving me annoying ads on my phone recently.
     
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  7. Bald1 War Room Can

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    Same thing here, and only on this site. This never happened on the old version.
     
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  8. Post 2 Decision Brown Belt

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    Yep, it'll convert my page and I can't even back out no matter how fast I tap, so I gotta close the page and go back to what I was reading...
     
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  9. saugeye killah No need rope hold up pants.

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    Me too. Now it does it on my desktop occasionally even.
     
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  10. thrillkilla77 Purple Belt

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    Same here. Tried blocking the site, but the iPhone 6S doesn't offer such a feature. May end up not surfing the site on my phone anymore.
     
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  11. The Clinch Schwarzbier Belt.

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    Yeah, I have to do some crazy shit to actually see a page via mobile. Otherwise it's about 20 redirects to something that wants to download from the app store.

    Looks like I'll be avoiding these forums on the ole smart phone for a while.
     
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  12. Eazy123 Purple Belt

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    The last couple of days have been fucking ridiculous with these mobile pop up ads what the fuck
     
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  13. Paladin Purple Belt

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    I have pretty much stopped using my iPhone when browsing, the pop ups are just too much. At times, it happens 4 times with in a minute and I simply close the tab and go to other sites.
     
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  14. UL NOW IS WAR

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    I keep getting these again

    Was fine for a while

    But last 3 days it started to happen again

    Automatic redirect
    Even if i was plat
    I'd probably still get redirected
     
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  15. Rebel_LioN Black Belt

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    Has anyone found a solution to this ?

    It's a fuckin bother.

    I have an iPhone 7 if that matters.
     
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  16. freaky Freakiest Poster Belt

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    sometimes it won't let me close it. It's a race to close it when i reboot the app. I'm afraid to browse sherdog on my phone.
     
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  17. Mike It's only natural

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    Yup I made a thread about this before. I get this on my phone and only on sherdog. Often I can't back out of it and have to open a new tab. Rarely it just keeps redirecting every time I go back to sherdog, so I just can't browse sherdog from my phone that day.
     
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  18. RerouteToRemain Red Belt

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    On my S6 I don't actually get or see a pop up ad, it just straight up redirects. Most vibrate the shit out of my phone and also identify it as an S6. I've been redirected to the google app store a few times as well.
     
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  19. Liquid Smoke Fake Smoke

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    Sherdog is run by Russian hackers. Be sure to cover your webcam when you surf it.
     
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  20. SleepyBoy Silver Belt

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    Sherdog is more pathetic then a two bit porn site from 10 years ago. Not even the scummiest of the scummy websites still try to force malware on you. This isn't a secret, it's their open business model, and they're not even ashamed of it. Every other site in the world can get by without forcing malware on it's visitors, it's beyond sad how craveonline thinks of the people that visit their site.
     
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