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Porny 'serve ad' pop up/web page opening from an MN thread.

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AmberLeaf Fri 14-Feb-14 20:22:00

I was just on a thread and a porn/hook up page opened up.

I have all the regular MN ads down the right side and the box that has ads that are generated by your own google searches.

Im using a laptop that is very new and that only I have access to. I know that sometimes these things happen because of the user search generated ads, but I can 100% guarantee I havent been on any sites like that! I may have 'clicked' on something on the page, this laptop mousepad sometimes 'clicks' on things as you slide your finger across rather than actually tapping on it.

Maybe this happened because of another website Ive visited, but I can't think of any sites Ive been on that would do that?

I can link the thread I was on and the page that came up if necessary.

It quite possibly is something to do with my laptop, but thought Id highlight it just in case it is MN related.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 18-Feb-14 22:28:28

And DP also not impressed that I insisted he must have been on porn for it to happen... Especially as he's pretty against porn. blush

MargotLovedTom Tue 18-Feb-14 23:04:52

I've just had it open in a new tab - laptop, Firefox, Windows 7.

eatmydust Tue 18-Feb-14 23:55:09

keeps opening in a new tab for me as well. Using Firefox. It is getting seriously irritating now.

ReadyToPopAndFresh Wed 19-Feb-14 15:27:36

Also 3x now had pop up! And I haven't clicked on any of the ads on MN it just shows up!

ReadyToPopAndFresh Wed 19-Feb-14 15:28:08

firefox windows 8 here new lap top

ReadyToPopAndFresh Wed 19-Feb-14 15:34:20

MNHQ at the risk of sounding a bit conspiracy theorist do you think it could be a hacker to do with your joining the No more Page 3 campaign? People supporting these kind of campaigns have had a lot of abuse and just wonder if it's a possibility? I mean it must be painful obvious to the people who own the page that they aren't going to make any money off MN. BUt some twunt might find it "hilarious" to stick a load of boobs up

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Feb-14 15:50:50

Ohh <looks over shoulder> we hope not! We don't think that's what's going on, but once we get to the bottom of it we'll let you know (if we can) what's caused it.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Wed 19-Feb-14 17:22:42

Ready You're probably right, did we not used to get 4** trolling a lot? I remember a very funny porny book sounding one.

PigletJohn Wed 19-Feb-14 18:19:48

I haven't had it, but have just added to my "restricted sites" on infernet explorer (Tools, Internet Options, Security, click on the restricted sites icon, click on sites, paste in the address, click Add, click Close.

I sometimes get directed to odd sites on Facebook, but use Norton Internet Security which blocks most undesirable sites.

CaptainRex Wed 19-Feb-14 19:47:03

I've had it happen a lot since Friday - again its Smashyourfriends site, opens up in a new tab - dont even have to be clicking a link, just scrolling down the page.

Am on firefox, windows 7 (and have run a full malawares, avast scan and ccleaner and they were all clear)

breatheslowly Wed 19-Feb-14 20:40:46

I've just had
appear. I'm using Firefox on Windows 7.

PigletJohn Wed 19-Feb-14 20:50:04

that's a fishy site. It doesn't look anything special, it has a picture probably stolen from an underwear advert.

It looked up my town and outer postcode, perhaps from the IP address. It has lots of cookies on it, almost all of which I already block, although (which is on my blocked list) managed to load a cookies, as did which I use for ordinary purposes.

I have added to my restricted sites.

nemno Wed 19-Feb-14 20:59:11

Now this one too

nemno Wed 19-Feb-14 21:00:37

Still on Firefox and Vista (don't laugh) btw.

bluebump Wed 19-Feb-14 21:01:06

I keep getting these too.

bluebump Wed 19-Feb-14 21:02:36

I'm on Firefox I should say, not sure what version of Windows though, 7 I think.

GemmaTeller Wed 19-Feb-14 21:10:52

I've just had it again

3across2down Wed 19-Feb-14 21:14:53

This has happened twice to me tonight and my 19 year old DS now thinks I want to hook up with horny smashers! I'm not sure he believes me when I say it appeared while browsing Mumsnetgrin

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Wed 19-Feb-14 21:41:58

I've just had one on here too, and I'm using a firefox/Windows 7 combo...

MarianneEnjolras Wed 19-Feb-14 22:21:06

I've had this happen twice now too. First time I thought I must have a virus but I've checked my laptop and it's clean.

It's just happened again and I found this thread.

I'm using firefox & windows 7.

I was on active convos when this popped up:

snice Wed 19-Feb-14 22:22:12

just had another porn pop up window blocked when clicking to active convos

eatmydust Wed 19-Feb-14 22:27:28

It has popped up again for me today whilst browsing Mumsnet. And much more worryingly the porn site knows my location - but my location details are disabled. MNHQ - are you providing location details to advertisers?????

cozietoesie Wed 19-Feb-14 22:27:37

I haven't had anything so far this evening. It may be a coincidence but last night - for reasons unconnected with this thread - I reset Firefox on all the computers. (Takes about 2 minutes max and is easy peasy.)

lovestea Wed 19-Feb-14 22:38:59

I just had it ........ again.

cozietoesie Wed 19-Feb-14 22:40:11

Hah! I spoke too soon.

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