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deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
Joined:  in Website Help, News & Feedback #1
Two within a minute of each other just now. The old Walmart and Amazon ones.
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Titleist 910 8.5
Titleist 910 15*
Titleist 910H 17*
2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
SC GoLo
Vokey SM5 52,58,62
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  • jambamajambama  141Members Posts: 141
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    Just had one pop from the Deal No Deal section. Using an iPad with Safari.
    Posted:
    Callaway Epic 10.5 - Matrix Red Tie 65Q4
    Cobra F6 15.5 - Matrix Red Tie 65Q4
    Cobra F6 Hybrid - Matrix HQ4
    23* Srixon U65 - Nippon Modus Tour105 S
    5-PW Srixon Z565 - Nippon Modus Tour105 S
    50* Callaway MD3
    54* and 58* Callaway PM Grind
    Scotty Cameron Select Fastback 1.5
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
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  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 27023Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 27,023
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    Please fill out this form.



    http://www.golfwrx.com/bad-ads/
    Posted:
    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade  864Members Posts: 864
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    Filled out the form. Can’t get through ten minutes without a popup.
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
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    I get pissed off and close out before remembering to grab the URL, so I haven’t filled it out yet. Seems to be three or four different ones.
    Posted:
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
    Joined:  #6
    Just hit again, I can go maybe five minutes. I did feel out the form this time. Guess I’ll do it again when a different on hits.
    Posted:
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
    Joined:  #7
    At least a half dozen times this morning.
    Posted:
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
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    Barely got that posted before it hit again.
    Posted:
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 27023Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 27,023
    Joined:  #9
    If you run into any kind of bad ads, report them in the link below.



    http://www.golfwrx.com/bad-ads/

    Posted:
    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
    Joined:  #10
    Gxgolfer wrote:


    If you run into any kind of bad ads, report them in the link below.



    http://www.golfwrx.com/bad-ads/




    Thanks GX, I’ve filled one out in the past, I will again with this one. The frequency of them in now increasing this morning.
    Posted:
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
    Joined:  #11
    Ok, hit again. I filled out the form.
    Posted:
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 27023Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 27,023
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    Please fill on the notes for the Ad operations team to narrow down. They do work 24 hrs.
    Posted:
    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
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    Is there more needed than what I’m filling in GX. I’m not tech savvy at all, but I’m doing the best I can to fill in the information. But it’s bad again tonight.
    Posted:
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
    Joined:  #14
    Site is almost unusable tonight they are occuring so frequently.
    Posted:
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade  864Members Posts: 864
    Joined:  #15
    The popups hit me every couple of days. I fill out the form with the URL of the ad, and close the window and return to get the URL of the page I was on when it hit. The ad typically will go away for a period of time, but will return the next day or the day after. It is especially infuriating when I’ve spent a bit of time typing something, then a popup locks me out of what I’ve written. I’ve asked before, and not been answered:



    What is is about GolfWRX that makes it susceptible to these attacks? I don’t get the popups on other sites, which would suggest that there is a security issue that CAN be solved. Am I at risk for malware or identity theft when using the site? If the popup authors can hijack this page, what else can they do?
    Posted:
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
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    The popups hit me every couple of days. I fill out the form with the URL of the ad, and close the window and return to get the URL of the page I was on when it hit. The ad typically will go away for a period of time, but will return the next day or the day after. It is especially infuriating when I’ve spent a bit of time typing something, then a popup locks me out of what I’ve written. I’ve asked before, and not been answered:



    What is is about GolfWRX that makes it susceptible to these attacks? I don’t get the popups on other sites, which would suggest that there is a security issue that CAN be solved. Am I at risk for malware or identity theft when using the site? If the popup authors can hijack this page, what else can they do?




    My wife has maintained that I get a lot of computer issues from here. In fact she banned me from the site on our home computer years ago. My work computer got a ransom virus years ago (converted everything into Chinese like characters and wanted a payment for the encryption key). We don’t know that it came from here, but it’s about the only site I visit on regular basis. I’ve switched to the iPad hoping to minimize any future damage. I’ve filled out the forms also.
    Posted:
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade  864Members Posts: 864
    Joined:  #17



    The popups hit me every couple of days. I fill out the form with the URL of the ad, and close the window and return to get the URL of the page I was on when it hit. The ad typically will go away for a period of time, but will return the next day or the day after. It is especially infuriating when I’ve spent a bit of time typing something, then a popup locks me out of what I’ve written. I’ve asked before, and not been answered:



    What is is about GolfWRX that makes it susceptible to these attacks? I don’t get the popups on other sites, which would suggest that there is a security issue that CAN be solved. Am I at risk for malware or identity theft when using the site? If the popup authors can hijack this page, what else can they do?




    My wife has maintained that I get a lot of computer issues from here. In fact she banned me from the site on our home computer years ago. My work computer got a ransom virus years ago (converted everything into Chinese like characters and wanted a payment for the encryption key). We don’t know that it came from here, but it’s about the only site I visit on regular basis. I’ve switched to the iPad hoping to minimize any future damage. I’ve filled out the forms also.




    That’s kinda scary. This site is expanding rapidly it seems — writers, reporters, videos, reviews — it seems backward that we users are subjected to this kind of intrusion. Other sites don’t have this problem, so it must be solvable. Would love to hear about this from mods. Other than filling out reports and having the same popup appear later, what is being done?
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  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 27023Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 27,023
    Joined:  edited Mar 14, 2019 9:42am #18
    A pop up is an ad that we do not allow and it is not a virus or malware in its basic form. We are actually using the same ad networks as every major site. The pop ups are not allowed and are infiltrated through their suppliers.



    Most people have spyware and antivirus protection for their computers hopefully. Searching the Internet will suggest products and services that will protect you. There is nothing out there that will protect you from 100% all the time. Proper protection is the best prevention.
    Posted:
    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14804ClubWRX Posts: 14,804
    Joined:  #19
    Gxgolfer wrote:


    A pop up is an ad that we do not allow and it is not a virus or malware in its basic form. We are actually using the same ad networks as every major site. The pop ups are not allowed and are infiltrated through their suppliers.



    Most people have spyware and antivirus protection for their computers hopefully. Searching the Internet will suggest products and services that will protect you. There is nothing out there that will protect you from 100% all the time. Proper protection is the best prevention.




    Being as “untechy” as I am, it probably is something I’m going wrong. But it sure is frustrating, probably had it happen a dozen times today so far. I’ll see if I can get some help from someone who is more knowledgeable than me.
    Posted:
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62

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