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Malware type redirects
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, April 13, 2020 5:39 PM

The site is almost unusable to me when using my ipad due to these redirects from the advert pop-ups. Abour 2 weeks back I accidentally clicked on 1. Now when I'm using the site I get these automatic redirects. The page just changes. There are a variety of pop ups. 3 most common are norton antivirus needs updated, I won a spin, and adobe needs updated. The norton one creates about 20-30 redirects and I have to close Safari to get out of it. I have worked with Apple tech support on this and they determined it was the finescale site. They got the norton redirect on their test mac. They suggested I notify you to see what the problem is. I can tell you it is extremely annoying on my end. Also, I have wiped my ipad, restored to past save i had, blocked all cookies and nothing has gotten rid of it. My desktop works ok. Could you help please.

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 6:58 AM

Same problem here, but on my Desktop, Windows 10, Chrome.  The side pop-ups are not too bad, although they overlap and smother out the FSM adds on the right side of the page.  The adds on the footer of the page are the ones that, if I am not careful, prevent me from submitting a post. Touching the "Submit Your Replay" can activate the add and it re-directs me to the sponsors page and I lose my post.  

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Posted by enash on Friday, April 17, 2020 2:54 PM

Hey thanks for the info guys! I'll pass this along to our ads specialist. 

- Elizabeth Nash, Digital Editor of FSM

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Posted by Mrchntmarine on Friday, April 17, 2020 3:48 PM

TheMongoose

The site is almost unusable to me when using my ipad due to these redirects from the advert pop-ups. Abour 2 weeks back I accidentally clicked on 1. Now when I'm using the site I get these automatic redirects. The page just changes. There are a variety of pop ups. 3 most common are norton antivirus needs updated, I won a spin, and adobe needs updated. The norton one creates about 20-30 redirects and I have to close Safari to get out of it. I have worked with Apple tech support on this and they determined it was the finescale site. They got the norton redirect on their test mac. They suggested I notify you to see what the problem is. I can tell you it is extremely annoying on my end. Also, I have wiped my ipad, restored to past save i had, blocked all cookies and nothing has gotten rid of it. My desktop works ok. Could you help please.

 

you mean like this?

 

 

Started to get these on the ipad.  Now its awful!!!  BC i still dont get notifications, i have to continually log in AND fight these.   AWFUL

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, April 17, 2020 6:01 PM

Exactly like that Mrchntmarine

No repsonse from Finescale yet. It's a shame their site is getting ruined.

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:21 PM

It takes a number of attemps to make a posting.  That dang add is right over the "Submit" button, and it's gotten smart in that it now moves into my cursor as I try to delete it and I get transported into Pop-Up land.  

I love it here, but it looks like I may need to vacate for a while.  I cannot stand being horse wipped by advertisers.  

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:32 PM

Hang in there scottrc, they got mine fixed. Not sure what they did but it just stopped and now I'm back to normal.

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:11 AM

I updated Chrome.  I still get the pop-ups, but they stay one size and don't enlarge when I move my cursor near them.

Still annoying. 

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  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Monday, April 27, 2020 12:15 PM

is there any way to stop these?  I guess i dont mind the pictures, but its a little anoying.  Im not shopping for underwear or anything, but i cant stop em....  Tks!

 

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