Invasive adverts

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cexuwaleozbu Sun 11-Sep-16 11:24:38

Browsing mumsnet using the chrome browser on an android phone.

Opened a thread "www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/2729635-Im-being-watched-WATCHED" on an "open in new tab" but the new tab opened with a spam advert page of the kind that tries to make you not navigate away. I presume this is an unintended hijack of some kind.

I copied the content of the navigation field in case it is of use to you but it seems to be gibberish.

data:text/html;base64,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

This seems to happen quite regularly - what kind of info will help you to stop it?

TeaPleaseLouise Sun 11-Sep-16 13:34:30

I just came to say the same. I didn't get the url but I got a screenshot.

It's obviously a scam.

Runningupthathill82 Sun 11-Sep-16 13:36:01

I got the same thing. I was turning to a new page of the dodgy no-birthday-present thread at the time.

Apanicaday Sun 11-Sep-16 13:38:59

I've also had it today - same as above, except mine said "sky broadband user".

Soupandasandwich Sun 11-Sep-16 13:39:30

This has appeared twice in a few minutes. It's an OTBT thread, so I can't give details, but it's one I check in regularly.
Using HTC and Chrome.

lolalament Sun 11-Sep-16 13:54:34

I just had this on the AIBU board

GaryGilmoresEyes Sun 11-Sep-16 13:54:41

Mine from earlier.

Blingygolightly Sun 11-Sep-16 13:56:35

I had this too on my android phone.

AnyTheWiser Sun 11-Sep-16 13:57:57

Yes- I've just had this on a names thread same thing offering I've won a iPad or some crap.
Android phone, chrome browser.

AnyTheWiser Sun 11-Sep-16 13:59:34

Also- it's sniffing your router which is why it says sky or whatever.

PinkSquash Sun 11-Sep-16 14:00:02

I had this on the same thread too, can't SS it though

Butterchunks Sun 11-Sep-16 14:11:49

I've just had a sky broadband one but couldn't any details as it made my phone unresponsive.

Brontebiscuits Sun 11-Sep-16 14:48:38

I got one as well. IPhone 7. Is this issue EVER going to get sorted out???

TheLadyWithTheYellowHat Sun 11-Sep-16 14:50:46

Ive got this too! How odd

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 11-Sep-16 15:22:16

Thanks for letting us know about these pop-up ads, everyone.The url links and screenshots are very helpful.

We've alerted our Ads team and will report back as soon as we can.

In the meantime, sorry for all the faff.

RalphSteadmansEye Sun 11-Sep-16 16:21:03

Also had the Sky Broadband user one. On Sony Android.

StopMakingMeLogOn Sun 11-Sep-16 17:16:39

I had a tiscali one. Does tiscali even exist any more? It was bloody hard to get off the page. Anyone know if these are harmful? Am on android using my allegedly safe browser provided by talk talk antivirus!

AngieMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 11-Sep-16 18:11:38

Hi There

Just letting you know that I am on this, I am using a scanner to check all tags etc on site to see what might be causing this.
I am still to replicate this issue but please bear with me.

Anj

StopMakingMeLogOn Sun 11-Sep-16 18:19:37

data:text/html;base64,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

This is the one I had, if it is any help to you

MothersGrim Sun 11-Sep-16 18:26:11

Pic

AngieMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 11-Sep-16 18:28:11

Thanks Guys, still working on it

oldsilver Sun 11-Sep-16 18:40:52

From other thread.. I had a Virgin one!

StopMakingMeLogOn Sun 11-Sep-16 19:47:26

Am not at all tech savvy so can I ask if I am okay to still use my banking apps or it this stuff compromising my phone? Last time this shit happened I de regged and did a factory reset on my phone which was a total pita ( that was for the porn pop ups and I was taking no chances). Tbh I really don't want to do that again.

lolalament Sun 11-Sep-16 19:55:23

You're still OK to use banking apps. This is just annoying.

StopMakingMeLogOn Sun 11-Sep-16 20:00:01

Than you lola

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