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

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I got that too

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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!!
 

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Sometimes even restarting the phone may help - some viruses only exist in the RAM.
 

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I can confirm its doing the same thing on my end.

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It happens to me on my samsung galaxy but only on the forums
 

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Looks to be android or mobile chrome related, doesn’t happen on iOS.
 

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It happens periodically for me on ios
 

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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)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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?
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.
 

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To make things worse, I imagine these ads are targeted based on individual browsing experience.
 

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LOL I bike or use public transportation.. hmm...
 

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That Thor24 hammers for $12 million!
 

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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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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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I'm on prepaid so good luck adding any charges to my account :cool:
 

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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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