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Posted by Ken
Nov 14, 2020 at 11:49 PM

 

Lately, when I click on the first post that I want to read, a large ad window pops up.  This does not happen again, but I am wondering if anybody else is seeing this behavior.  I am using Chrome on a Win10 Pro machine, and I have run both an AV and a malware scan with both appearing clean. I am not having any other odd behavior that would lead me to believe an infection occurred, but I thought I would ask.

Thanks,

—Ken

 


Posted by jaslar
Nov 15, 2020 at 03:59 AM

 

I’ve had this happen both in Chrome on the desktop, and on mobile. It seems to be deliberate ad behavior, not malicious. I’m sure there’s a difference there somewhere.

Ken wrote:
Lately, when I click on the first post that I want to read, a large ad
>window pops up.  This does not happen again, but I am wondering if
>anybody else is seeing this behavior.  I am using Chrome on a Win10 Pro
>machine, and I have run both an AV and a malware scan with both
>appearing clean. I am not having any other odd behavior that would lead
>me to believe an infection occurred, but I thought I would ask.
> >Thanks,
> >—Ken

 


Posted by Hugh
Nov 15, 2020 at 04:11 PM

 

Yes, I have seen this behaviour over the last few days. I’ve assumed that it’s a price we pay for the benefits this site provides.

 


Posted by Chris Murtland
Nov 15, 2020 at 11:54 PM

 

I haven’t changed anything recently, but I’ll take a look at the ad settings and see if I can prevent this. I don’t like ads that block the content you are trying to read.

 


Posted by Ken
Nov 16, 2020 at 04:28 AM

 

Much appreciated, Chris.  I do not mind an ad if it “keeps the lights on”, but I was wondering if there had been changes.

Thanks,

—Ken

 


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