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Aggressive Advertising despite Premium Membership


Atti
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Hi,

 

I'm Premium Member and today was the first time that I got an automatic advertising popup (BMW).

 

I understand that you have to make money to keep the servers running and the people paid. That's why I'm a premium member. I'm also willing to accept the banners on the side, but this automatic popup really is getting on my nerves.

 

I open my manage lists site and this BMW-Ad launches a popup window that puts itself in front of my Groundspeak content.

 

Please make the popups at least for PMs go - you already got paid for the use of the site.

 

Thank you

Atti

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I spend hours on the website every day, and I have never, ever seen a popup ad.

 

Have you scanned your computer for adware/malware recently?

 

+1 I don't spend near as much time as Keystone does(well most days anyway) But I've never had a pop-up. In fact I think the only non-Groundspeak ad I remember seeing in for Landsharkz(coin producer asnd geocaching store) Everything else I think has been Geocachings own store and ads for premium membership.

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Hi,

 

I'm Premium Member and yesterday was the first time that I got an automatic advertising popup (BMW). Again and again.

 

I open my manage lists site and this BMW-Ad launches a popup window that puts itself in front of my Groundspeak content.

 

Please make the popups at least for PMs go - in fact you already got paid for the use of the site.

 

 

Thank you

 

ErikSi

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Hi,

 

maybe this ad is something that happens unintentionally because of the use of the google ads.

 

The ad is a German ad - so this might only happen to German customers. (BMW)

 

I don't think it's malware. They typically send you porn ads. <_<

 

Nevertheless it's a problem over here.

 

Regards

Atti

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Update...

I just had a pop-up ad jump up on screen as I was back-paging. Not an ad for BMW, but an ad for dining experience. It had nothing to do with geocaching.com... it did display a top-line banner stating Mozilla Firefox. Obviously, Firefox is the "culprit" in this instance.

 

Perhaps this is what the OP is seeing....

Edited by Gitchee-Gummee
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Check your Firefox plug-ins and extensions.Just click Tools on the menu and Add-ons to open the Add-ons manager. Look to see if any plug-ins or extensions are installed that you don't recognize. Looking through my add-ons, I came across this extension that I never installed and Firefox managed to block for me.

Coupon Companion has been blocked for your protection.

 

Why was it blocked?

This add-on doesn't follow our Add-on Guidelines, bypassing our third party install opt-in screen. Users who wish to continue using this extension can enable it in the Add-ons Manager.

This would be the second time I have had an add-on installed surreptitiously on Firefox. And it is not just a Firefox issue, the first one that was installed, was also installed to Internet Explorer. And, yeup, just checked and confirmed that Coupon companion also installed onto IE.
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