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Gruach Fri 10-Jun-16 08:45:35

Surely it's not just on my phone? Innocently scrolling through any old thread, with no advert in the middle of the page, I'm suddenly confronted with a huge advert. Clicking to delete it just takes me to an apps thing.

Why is it happening?

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 10-Jun-16 11:26:33

Same here, iPhone and Safari
It's been going on all morning.
Please make it stop!

BertieBotts Fri 10-Jun-16 13:17:06

I posted a thread about this a while ago but they ignored me sad

BertieBotts Fri 10-Jun-16 13:21:29

Here's my thread, because it has screenshots.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/site_stuff/2648122-Screenshots-of-problematic-ads

I noticed it happens when the ad space stays blank. It randomly diverts. It's getting worse. And the other day it directed me to a dodgy "virus scan" saying my phone was infected and I needed to download some software hmm Will try to get you screenshot of that. Unfortunately I don't have the URL any more because I couldn't get my thread to upload last time. But you can see part of it.

Coffeecoffeebuzzbuzzbuzz Fri 10-Jun-16 13:24:05

Thought it was just me- clicked off it before thinking to get a screen shot though.

BertieBotts Fri 10-Jun-16 13:24:17

Here's the virus one. This was really hard to get rid of as well as even when I opened a new tab it made a pop up over that screen too, I couldn't open any menus etc. I had to restart my whole browser.

Gruach Fri 10-Jun-16 13:56:27

Ah - I had a feeling there had been other threads - but this was something quite new to me this morning.

On my phone the problem appears to have gone away (for) now ...

Gruach Fri 10-Jun-16 16:37:09

... Spoke too soon.

Bloody "Cyclops". What the hell is it? And why am I being forced to take an interest?

BertieBotts Fri 10-Jun-16 16:44:57

Well a few weeks ago people were getting pop ups with porn on shock

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Fri 10-Jun-16 19:57:35

Mine keeps opening a new page and showing me that advert. Most recently on this thread www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2658138-To-ask-my-brother-to-stop-making-dirty-jokes but also a few others in active. I'm using an iPhone 6s Plus and using the standard up to date safari browser.

BoodlesMcToodles Fri 10-Jun-16 21:13:14

I'm getting it too, even on some threads not on active/ aibu. Please do something MNHQ.

Whyhellodaffodil Fri 10-Jun-16 21:45:38

getting the gaming advert here too, really annoying and makes me panic every time in case it's a virus!

blimeyalldecentnamesaregone Fri 10-Jun-16 23:09:42

Cyclops as here too. Very very annoying angry

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 10-Jun-16 23:19:28

I think I'm getting it on other sites too.
Is it a virus? How do I get rid of it?

blimeyalldecentnamesaregone Sat 11-Jun-16 08:25:38

I only get it on mumsnet (iPhone). I rarely mn on the PC but haven't noticed it there.

BertieBotts Sat 11-Jun-16 08:57:29

I only get it on mumsnet too, I do use a few other sites with my mobile but I don't get it with those.

kelper Sat 11-Jun-16 09:16:24

I'm getting this too, not all the time, i kept thinking id pressed something

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sat 11-Jun-16 09:18:19

Any chance we can have a reply from HQ? I started my own thread about this yesterday morning and still haven't heard anything

Gruach Sat 11-Jun-16 09:34:01

Just in case MNHQ hadn't seen the various cries of anguish I've reported this thread.

Hardly dare say my scrolling has been trouble free so far today - but slightly holding my breath.

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sat 11-Jun-16 09:37:28

It's happened twice in the last few minutes

BertieBotts Sat 11-Jun-16 09:38:26

Since this one has been reported I'd like to also highlight this thread from yesterday: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/site_stuff/2658272-Diverting-to-porn-site

Seriously, is it not time to ban adchoices completely?

MegBusset Sat 11-Jun-16 09:39:21

Yes it's still on mine and bloody annoying. Please kill it MNHQ!

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 11-Jun-16 11:05:03

Hi all,

Thanks for the reports and posts.

We've asked our ad ops team to look into this ASAP

Apologies.

PolaroidsFromTheBeyond Sat 11-Jun-16 11:54:28

Glad you're looking into it. I've been diverted to the Cyclops site several times this morning. I'm using Safari on an iPhone.

ProcrastinatorGeneral Sat 11-Jun-16 16:18:25

Rebecca I just posted a thread about this too. Apologies for the duplicate. Also getting pop-ups that cause me to navigate away from site. Also using iPhone, a 6+ and using web browser via safari.

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