Sherdog Scareware Blasting My Phone

Discussion in 'Support' started by LawFitz, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. LawFitz Orange Belt

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    About a week ago, I started noticing that my phone would be blasted with scareware (popup messages that claim my phone has HIV and that I need to click their shady links to solve the problem) every time I visited Sherdog. I tried everything to get rid of it, including doing a full factory reset.

    I did some research and found that this scareware is website specific, tied to the advertising on the site. Sure enough, I don't get these messages on any other website I visit, only Sherdog. And only on my phone. Not seeing them with my PC browser. I am running the latest version of Android on a Samsung Note 4.

    WTF, mods? Are you aware of this issue?

    Is anyone else dealing with this?
     
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  2. Franklin U. Silver Belt

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    +1 , WTF- sherdog only site that does it to me
     
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  3. Overpressure Steel Belt

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    They know. They just have a limited means of addressing it, no IT people.
     
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  4. leemurrayftw Not that Professional Fighter

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    Same here. I clicked on "Request Desktop site" and it fixed the issue on my phone for the time being.
     
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  5. DoopidyDawesome Black Belt

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    Yep, it's a shitty site if you're on your mobile.
     
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  6. AGGAMEMNON66 -----------Villain-----------

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    Yeah, owned by Crave and I dont think they make SD a priority. Hopefully some motivated individuals gain total control again at some point. I don't see the point in purchasing a website then going on to piss off nearly all of its regulars by letting it go to shit.

    I'm cool with some of the current Admins and Mods, and I know they do what they can -but this site runs like crap pretty consistently. It's frustrating because this forum has a lot of good posters and a solid community that has history.


    In my opinion, adverts should not be allowed to run or interfere with the forums. Let them be plastered to the news site, but keep them away from the community. Thing is, the .com and .net aren't separate anymore so I'm not sure it's possible to do it that way.
     
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  7. BertStayre Orange Belt

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    Yeah its at the point now where it's literally unusable my phone. Damn shame. They're gonna lose a lot of traffic.
     
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  8. Kristian82 Platinum Goon Squad Lieutenant

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    They don't give a fuck, they are making bank for the advertising all over the forums...
     
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