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Offline agentdynamo

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Pop-up ad every time I click a link to a comic scan page
« on: July 16, 2023, 05:15:15 PM »
I heard about the previous issue with spammer virus on the comments page. I take it I should not be getting the pop up ads clicking on a DCM link, but I do.

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Pop-up ad every time I click a link to a comic scan page
« on: July 16, 2023, 05:15:15 PM »

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Re: Pop-up ad every time I click a link to a comic scan page
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2023, 08:12:02 PM »
Hi AD,
Thanks for letting us know.  I've tried to see if I had the same problem but everything seems fine.
I turned off any security add-ons and tried it in FireFox and Brave.  Both had zero pop-ups.

Has anyone else out there had the same problem?
AD here uses Safari on mac.  Any Mac people have something to add?
Let us know.

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Re: Pop-up ad every time I click a link to a comic scan page
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2023, 06:42:05 AM »
It seems to be the headline links from the home page, not the individual links. Recreated on Mac, iPad, Windows 11 with Safari, Chrome and Edge browsers.

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Re: Pop-up ad every time I click a link to a comic scan page
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2023, 09:06:36 AM »
I can confirm the pop-ups when using Chrome without any ad or pop-up blockers turned on.
I'm embarrassed by the number of Google Ads that are appearing.  They've gotten far worse than when I last looked at the site without ad blockers running.
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Re: Pop-up ad every time I click a link to a comic scan page
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2023, 11:49:31 AM »
I can confirm installing ad blocker worked for me. It seems like the "pop-up" ads just started recently, more like a redirection until you click out of it. Pop-up blockers do not block it!


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Re: Pop-up ad every time I click a link to a comic scan page
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2023, 03:27:36 PM »
I think they are called 'Pop-overs'.  I have the same thing happening on my tablet when I sue a news aggregator app I used to love until this crap started happening.  I have to close the app to get back to the news.  The ads have no 'x' to click.

I had no idea anything like this was going on here on DCM.
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Re: Pop-up ad every time I click a link to a comic scan page
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2023, 08:23:55 PM »
I'm getting the pop-ups, too. I use Chrome  :-[

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Re: Pop-up ad every time I click a link to a comic scan page
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2023, 07:47:36 AM »
Hi Larry,
You might consider giving FireFox, with the NoScript add-on I'm ad free here.

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