KKF redirects to spam site after a few moments.

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  1. Nov 20, 2019 #1

    applepieforbreakfast

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    Don't have to click anything, less than a minute after loading a forum page, I get redirected.

    Android 9
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  2. Nov 20, 2019 #2

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    I got that too

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  3. Nov 20, 2019 #3

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    you guys have some viruses or spyware or similar. look up how to clean out ALL **** such as cookies and similar from your devices.

    on my computer i use some addons that clear out everything, and then i mean everything. and i do this often. never seen an ad/redirect/spam/malware or similar crap since 2004. not even on porn sites.

    but you go guys!!
     
  4. Nov 20, 2019 #4

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    I'm getting it to.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2019 #5
    Sometimes even restarting the phone may help - some viruses only exist in the RAM.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2019 #6

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    Only happens on kkf though
     
  7. Nov 21, 2019 #7
    I can confirm its doing the same thing on my end.

    Android 10

    @Angie
     
  8. Nov 21, 2019 #8

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    Yea, same from mobile, android.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2019 #9

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    It happens to me on my samsung galaxy but only on the forums
     
  10. Nov 21, 2019 #10

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    Looks to be android or mobile chrome related, doesn’t happen on iOS.
     
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  11. Nov 21, 2019 #11

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    It happens periodically for me on ios
     
  12. Nov 21, 2019 #12

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    Oh wow I just messaged Angie about this earlier. (Chrome, Android)

    Can you guys try going to Chrome > Settings > Notifications, scroll down to Sites. Is push-checking.com allowed to send notifications?

    What worked for me was tog o to In-App Notifications, and turn off "Ask before allowing sites to send notifications"

    (I also did the standard erase all browsing history, clear cookies and cache, etc)
     
  13. Nov 21, 2019 #13

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    Never happened to me on iOS. The repetition mostly among Android users indicates that it probably isn't a personal security issue, and if only happening on KKF could indicate a problem with the authentication certificates... possibly all of those who experienced this problem are using the same browser? The same antivirus or same company platform basic security? Usually there's a logic defining where a "common" but not "widespread" problem like this comes from, and the initial troubleshooting I would do would be to try another browser, then hard reset my phone, then clear out app (said browser) data and hard reset again. Then, if not any problem anywhere else in use of the device except KKF, would think the problem might rely on KKF's end. That would be surprising, considering that most people didn't have this problem.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2019 #14
    I had similar issue on iOS a few weeks ago, but it went away without any explicit action - or on other words - some basic things I tried did not have any effect. It was happening only with KKF.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2019 #15

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    The only way I've been able to fix this is to disable JavaScript on KKF, but this is annoying on its own.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2019 #16

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    Thanks for the information everyone. I have had a anti malware added for the site. Let me know if you are still getting that or anything like it.
     
  17. Nov 26, 2019 #17

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    I'm getting this redirect. For me it happens almost every time I go to the KnS BFCM post. Happens randomly in other places.
     
  18. Nov 26, 2019 #18

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    Just used the search function. I'm on Android 9.1, all security and software is up to date. Cookies and cache cleared. My phone kept clean of unscrupulous stuff.
     

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    Thanks for the information. I'm going to have to consult with my internet guru as to why this keeps happening.
    Does this happen in the same thread, or just anywhere on the site?
     
  20. Nov 26, 2019 #20

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    I'm fine here. Android 9. Chrome.
     
  21. Nov 26, 2019 #21

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    Not anywhere specific, especially since I did a search for the first time since this started and had it happen. I'm assuming there's a certain ad causing it, so it only happens when it shows? Not sure though, just a semi-educated guess.
     
  22. Nov 26, 2019 #22

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    I clicked on Home and was redirected. This ad was at the bottom of the page.
     

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    To make things worse, I imagine these ads are targeted based on individual browsing experience.
     
  24. Nov 26, 2019 #24

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    LOL I bike or use public transportation.. hmm...
     
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    Well, maybe they know that and want to give you options :D
     
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  26. Nov 26, 2019 #26

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    That Thor24 hammers for $12 million!
     
  27. Nov 26, 2019 #27

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    I've had the same issue infrequently in the last week or so, on Android only, before yesterday happening every time I've opened the site. As a workaround, setting the page to display in desktop format seems to prevent the issue from popping up.
     
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  28. Nov 26, 2019 #28

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    This is caused by the ads on kkf. Some malicious ads can do these redirects. The forum owner will need to report it to their ad vendor or disable ads entirely until it is resolved. Some of these redirects can be pretty nasty as they will auto subscribe you to paid mobile packages and crap like that (if you're in a country that has those, e.g. daily emojis for $10/week).
     
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  29. Nov 26, 2019 #29

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    I'm on prepaid so good luck adding any charges to my account :cool:
     
  30. Nov 27, 2019 #30

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    If you disable JavaScript for the site in chrome this also fixes the problem, but makes the site a little less convenient to use.
     
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