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Standard User lelboy
(committed) Thu 18-Dec-14 17:30:14
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Unwanted gambling advertisements


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Hello, I wonder if anyone else has been receiving - from Ladbrokes & Titan - web pages that keep popping up: not minor ones on an open web page, but a full, stand alone page
I repeatedly got an up-to-date Ladbrokes page - exhorting me to gamble, in some way, with them.
Never been a gambler, never knowingly clicked on possibly related links on that subject at all.
I emailed Ladbrokes, and got a pleasant reply from them, saying their tech department would look into it. It seems that they must have, because I no longer have my browser (Firefox) hijacked by their ads - I have, however, now got a regular appearance from "Titan gambling" in place of the Ladbrokes' one.
Don't believe in conspiracy theories, but a little too coincidental for me.......
I've emailed Titan, so perhaps they'll disappear soon - only perhaps to be replaced by another gambling concern!
Anyone have any thoughts/experiences of similar?
Cheers, Les.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 18-Dec-14 18:06:05
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In reply to a post by lelboy:
I've emailed Titan, so perhaps they'll disappear soon - only perhaps to be replaced by another gambling concern!
Anyone have any thoughts/experiences of similar?
Cheers, Les.


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Standard User lelboy
(committed) Thu 18-Dec-14 18:19:27
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D'oh!


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Standard User billford
(elder) Thu 18-Dec-14 18:43:21
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I get that sort of thing occasionally, along with pop-unders. Usually I just dismiss them, but if one gets annoying I add its domain to my hosts file, directed to 127.0.0.1.

I use a Mac, so next time anything tries to load the offending site the built-in web server (Apache) just spits back a 404, which still has to be dismissed but is less annoying and means the offending site doesn't register any more hits (from me anyway).

Not sure what would happen on Windows.

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Standard User IanBB
(member) Thu 18-Dec-14 18:47:31
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Run a scan on your PC from Malwarebytes for example to rule out any nasties on your PC.
Standard User professor973
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 18-Dec-14 19:47:05
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Use a firefox based browser and install Adblock Plus and pop up blocker. End of problem.

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Standard User eckiedoo
(experienced) Thu 18-Dec-14 20:04:42
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Try AdwCleaner
Standard User lelboy
(committed) Thu 18-Dec-14 20:07:09
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Hi Ian,
First thing I did - along with a full SUPERAntiSpyware: alas no joy. Seems a little weird though, that one nasty should immediately be replaced by another after 1st said nasty left!
Cheers, anyway, Les
ps, I also ran a full Avast scan, too.
Standard User lelboy
(committed) Thu 18-Dec-14 20:08:51
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Hello prof,
I do run FF and Adblocker - always have.
First thing I did was run Malwarebytes - along with a full SUPERAntiSpyware: alas no joy. Seems a little weird though, that one nasty should immediately be replaced by another after 1st said nasty left!
Cheers, anyway, Les
ps, I also ran a full Avast scan, too.
Standard User lelboy
(committed) Thu 18-Dec-14 20:10:28
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Thanks for the advice, ecky.
I've used that before - I think I got it from Bleeping Computers, along with ComboFix.
No joy I'm afraid!
Cheers, Les.
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