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Annoying ads on mn

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gloriafloria Tue 25-Mar-14 21:16:10

The last couple of days I've started getting these really really f'ing annoying pop up ads that appear when I'm on mumsnet. The first time I jumped out of my skin and couldn't work out who was talking to me and now I can't stand it anymore. Also when I click to go into a thread I now often end up on another advert. What the hell is going on?? Please help!! I've only noticed these strange goings on when I'm on mumsnet.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Mar-14 10:40:27

Hi gloria - could you possible take a screenshot and upload it here next time it happens? Also, the name of the brand, and the URL of any web-page the ad links through to, helps us to track these things down more quickly.


bryte Wed 26-Mar-14 14:08:08

Problems here too. Conversations start listed right down at the bottom of the page, after a big white space.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Mar-14 14:16:19

Sorry bryte - again, if you could take a screenshot and upload it, and let us know what device, browser and version of the site you're using, we will take a look.

bryte Wed 26-Mar-14 15:47:22

Will do - just running malware scan first in case it is at my end.

bryte Wed 26-Mar-14 16:00:16

Yes - it was me. Ignore my post above. Sorry.

gloriafloria Wed 26-Mar-14 19:30:35

Hi and sorry I'm just getting back to you now. I think I may have sorted it thanks to an IT friend. It appears that a dodgy adware attached itself to my laptop called 'mega browse' and for some reason it was only popping up when I was on the mumsnet page. I've removed it so hopefully that's the end of it. It was a nasty one though and who knows where I got it from. Sorry Mumsnet for blaming you!

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Mar-14 12:09:17

No worries - thanks both for letting us know and glad you got it sorted

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