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Pop Up Spam


Replies to: Pop Up Spam

  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 55,416 Senior Member
    It’ still happening. Is anyone working on this, @CCadmin_Sorin ?
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,690 Senior Member
    Cool. I'm now getting the same virus pop up on other sites now.

    Anyone know how to fix this since we're getting radio silence?
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 71,070 Senior Member

    Me too...amazon pop up is all over the place. And by accident...I clicked YES...well the whole pop up disappeared! God knows what I did!
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,690 Senior Member
    @thumper1 go look and see if any new apps have been installed on your device ASAP.
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 71,070 Senior Member
    Nope....no new apps!
  • vistajayvistajay Registered User Posts: 1,202 Senior Member
    Having same thing over last 3 weeks. It has severely curtailed my time on this site. They are losing customers by not finding a fix.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,690 Senior Member
    It's disappointing that @CCadmin_Sorin has been on and yet has not commented on this. I no longer go on here on mobile because it's not worth infecting my phone.

    I had to clear all my data to get it to stop. This site isn't worth that hassle again.
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 55,416 Senior Member
    What data did you have to clear? I thought it was pretty hard to “infect” a phone with malware or the like. According to Apple, the way to clear is to put the phone in airplane mode, go to settings>safari and select “clear history and website data”. Then close safari and turn off airplane mode. I haven’t tried it yet, but if the “@&;’!? Pop ups start again, I will.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,690 Senior Member

    I had to clear the website data which deleted all of my saved info like logins and whatnot. Clearing the cache wasn't enough :(
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 28,708 Senior Member
    But I'm reading it's not malware or a virus, just obnoxious adware. I got it again the other day, it's always when CC is open on some tab.

    This may sound like gobbledygook, but it combines different advice I found.
    I cleared cache and did this, on a chrome page via the dots at top right: settings, site settings, storage, then clear all. You can clear individual apps, too, and history.

    Can also go to apps on the home screen, settings, apps, app mgr, then do a force stop on chrome. I don't understand it all. Force stop doesn't block chrome.

    At your own risk. I'm on android.

    And that's like offering you chicken soup. Maybe it works, maybe not.

    Now my pita is how often, when I'm on CC, the "You need Flash" notice shows. Again, that seems to point to some ad on CC. What else would need Flash?

    Btw, I've had Kaspersky and Malwarebytes running and nothing suspicious found.
  • jnkam24jnkam24 Registered User Posts: 518 Member
    I still get it daily on CC. Sometimes frequent, sometimes not, but definitely everyday. So no one responds, I've given up.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,690 Senior Member
    It was when it popped up when I had no CC tabs open (and was on a completely different site) AFTER I cleared the cache that I decided no more mobile CC. I had to delete all the data. I haven't had any issues since but I'm not chancing it.
  • CCadmin_SorinCCadmin_Sorin Community Manager Posts: 2,113 Community Manager
    Guys, we are diligently working with our Ad Networks to try to address this problem. This is an issue that is hitting all major websites, not just College Confidential. We have already implemented changes where possible, but these bad ad creators have become proficient in getting their bad ads through all of the normal filtering functions.

    These ads are primarily impacting mobile users. Although the interface is not the same, a possible solution is to access the Full Site by entering at collegeconfidential.com and then accessing the forums from the top tab on the site. This essentially puts you into our desktop version which is not experiencing the same problems.

    We apologize for the frustration this is causing and we will continue to work on solving the problem.
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 36,042 Super Moderator
    I access the website as Sorin suggested, and I don't have any problem with pop up spam.
  • vonlostvonlost Super Moderator Posts: 29,373 Super Moderator
    On iOS (iPad works well, iPhone is a bit small), another way to access the full site is to press and hold the semi-circular arrow at the top right until the button "Request Desktop Site" pops up at the bottom; tap it. You'll usually then see the message "Something has gone wrong." Now at the lower left tap "<" and you'll be at the full site.
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