Warning: ad site redirect

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  1. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Just now I had an ad site, think it was something like: lemode-mzg. com hijack my bookmark for websleuths and immediately redirect me to their site. Beware!!!
     
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  3. ATasteOfHoney

    ATasteOfHoney Active Member

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    Had the same thing happen to me too, Linask!!

    How to remedy it? Remove bookmarks?
     
  4. Hejlena

    Hejlena Former Member

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    Yep. Done with websleuths until this is fixed.
     
  5. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    My husband manually typed in the address, but then it did it again when I clicked on a thread, so I used the back button...
     
  6. ATasteOfHoney

    ATasteOfHoney Active Member

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    Very, very annoying.

    I wonder if someone could alert a Mod or Admin here at WS????
     
  7. prd2bokie

    prd2bokie New Member

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    Did that to me several times last night on the iPad. I had forgotten all about it until now. I shut my iPad off and it quit.
     
  8. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    I got the very SAME thing, about 10 minutes ago!
     
  9. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Okay, I messaged Tricia and ****** on Facebook about it, so hopefully we'll get some resolution. Looks like they hijacked Websleuths.
     
  10. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks Guys, we are looking into this .Don't know what's going on but we will fix it as soon as possible.
     
  11. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    Happened to me too.
     
  12. Dave AHFB

    Dave AHFB Guest

    I just got a heads up on this and am looking into it. In the meantime please be as specific as you can in your reports.

    Thanks
     
  13. OliveEliot

    OliveEliot New Member

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    Same thing just happened to me. I had no idea what was going on. I think it happened when I logged in; rather than Websleuths coming up, an ad website just like the one described above popped up. I exited as quickly as possible.
     
  14. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    The site will vary from Good Housekeeping to Dr. Oz, but the URL is the same. Only happening on Websleuths, not my Facebook.
     
  15. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am so sorry you are having this trouble.

    What we need from you is to be as specific as possible.

    Do you see any ads on Websleuths before you are taken to the other site.

    We can't reproduce this problem so we need to narrow down in more detail what is happening.

    If anyone can take a quick screen shot when it happens that will help.

    Thank you. We are on top of it and hopefully the problem will be fixed quickly.

    Tricia
     
  16. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    I tried to make myself a guinea pig and closed my link to WS and reopened using the type in first portion of the site addy let Chrome autofill. No ad redirect. Then did the same using the bookmark provided on my google tab. No redirect.

    I know it is helpful to Dave to know what browser you use, what sort of device, etc. So maybe he can narrow down under which specific circumstances it happens and why to some not others.
     
  17. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Yep, all's well on Chrome here so far.
     
  18. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    Has not happened to me yet. I am on a mac using IE.
     
  19. Philigumbo

    Philigumbo Verified registered nurse

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    Was happening to me even with changing pages. I closed out, cleared my cache and it stopped. I'm on iPad.
     
  20. Dave AHFB

    Dave AHFB Guest

    Hopefully this will help others. I suspect it was a roque ad which has been fixed.
     
  21. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    It isn't fixed,I was just redirected to a women's health site. I'm on an iPad using safari.

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