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Ready 11-23-2018 09:38 PM

I can no longer access this website using Safari on my IPad. I get redirected to these gift card spam sites every time. I have pop up blockers turned on. The iOS app is the only way for me to get to the site now. Has anyone found a way to block these on an IPad?

COcheesehead 11-23-2018 09:40 PM

Suuuuuuper annoying.
FIX IT!

audreyh1 11-23-2018 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Ready (Post 2146329)
I can no longer access this website using Safari on my IPad. I get redirected to these gift card spam sites every time. I have pop up blockers turned on. The iOS app is the only way for me to get to the site now. Has anyone found a way to block these on an IPad?

The Wipr app is working for me. $1.99 It uses the native Safari API for content blockers. Once you download and open it, it instructs you to configure a few things in Safari (in settings) and then run it. Then those ads causing the popup redirects are gone!

davemartin88 11-24-2018 06:51 AM

Happening so often on this site only that it is almost unusable. Using an IPad.

MichaelB 11-24-2018 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by braumeister (Post 2145068)
Do you have an ad blocker on your iPhone?
I use AdBlock Plus and I never see these things.

I downloaded Adblock Plus (free) to my iPad and have had no new pop-ups

Bestwifeever 11-24-2018 07:33 AM

I can see that an adblocker will help but it is worrisome thst this is the only site that I ever get bombarded with these. I wonder if there’s some vulnerability here that other sites have managed to fix. Or maybe I just need to get out more.

audreyh1 11-24-2018 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Bestwifeever (Post 2146401)
I can see that an adblocker will help but it is worrisome thst this is the only site that I ever get bombarded with these. I wonder if thereís some vulnerability here that other sites have managed to fix. Or maybe I just need to get out more.

Itís the only site I was having the problem with. Now no ads due to Wipr.

audreyh1 11-24-2018 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelB (Post 2146392)
I downloaded Adblock Plus (free) to my iPad and have had no new pop-ups

DH did some research to pick an ad blocker and found that Adblock Plus was not using the native Safari content blocker API and having some problems with latest iOS Safari versions which is why we chose Wipr.

braumeister 11-24-2018 08:00 AM

I've been using Adblock Plus for quite a while on my phone and it definitely uses Apple's native Safari API. Maybe you read something about an older version or a different similar app? I've seen negative comments about one called Adguard, so maybe that's what you saw?

Ready 11-24-2018 08:02 AM

I've used a variety of adblockers in the past and while they work they seem to create other problems for me. This is the only site I'm having the problem with, and only on my Ipad. I think it's fixable on the admin side but may take some research to figure out the right settings.

Choices 11-24-2018 08:14 AM

Grrrrr. This is soooo annoying! I don’t want a d*mn Walmart anything.

Rianne 11-24-2018 08:20 AM

Ad blockers are great, yet some news sites ask you disable them because that's how they make money to stay alive. I feel guilty sometimes because they're really good sites, LA Times does that. I don't disable.

audreyh1 11-24-2018 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by braumeister (Post 2146415)
I've been using Adblock Plus for quite a while on my phone and it definitely uses Apple's native Safari API. Maybe you read something about an older version or a different similar app? I've seen negative comments about one called Adguard, so maybe that's what you saw?

I’ll pass that along to DH.

sengsational 11-24-2018 09:04 AM

No problem on Windows or Android, but I've got "uBlock Origin" on both. That's available for Apple as well.

soupcxan 11-24-2018 11:10 AM

Getting terrible spam pop ups today on the iPad. Forum is unusable.

audreyh1 11-24-2018 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by soupcxan (Post 2146503)
Getting terrible spam pop ups today on the iPad. Forum is unusable.

Try an ad blocker like Wipr. That is working for me. What a relief!!!

W2R 11-24-2018 02:18 PM

Wondered what all of this was about, until this morning when I came here on my iPad using the Safari browser, while backing up my Windows laptop (which is what I use here nearly all the time).

WOW!! What an annoying pop-up. I agree with soupcxan, the forum is just unusable using the Safari browser in IOS 12.1 . It just won't go away, although I admit that I haven't tried adding extra ad blocker software like Audreyh1 suggests. But when I went to other websites such as reddit, the pop-up wasn't there.

So far it doesn't appear at all here at the ER Forum on my Windows 10 laptop, using the Edge browser with its built in popup blocker. Score one for Windows 10 (but subtract 1000 for its continual updating fiascos)

easysurfer 11-24-2018 02:31 PM

uBlock Origin is DA Bomb as a popup blocker.

Just sayin' :).

Midpack 11-25-2018 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelB (Post 2146392)
I downloaded Adblock Plus (free) to my iPad and have had no new pop-ups

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ready (Post 2146419)
I've used a variety of adblockers in the past and while they work they seem to create other problems for me. This is the only site I'm having the problem with, and only on my Ipad. I think it's fixable on the admin side but may take some research to figure out the right settings.

I've reached the point that I won't open ER.org on my iPad, I get spam almost immediately every time now. I don't fire up the PC (no spam there) nearly as often as my iPad.

This happened to me before, but I installed AdBlock Plus on my iPad and it fixed the problem. But it was a version that did not allow me to list exceptions (whitelist), so I switched to the Norton AdBlock for iOS and that has worked fine for months. Then all of a sudden I can't open ER.org on my iPad without spam. It is not happening on any other site or webpage...

So for whatever reason, AdBlock for iOS isn't working anymore, and it is an up to date version.

audreyh1 11-25-2018 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Midpack (Post 2146864)
I've reached the point that I won't open ER.org on my iPad, I get spam almost immediately every time now. I don't fire up the PC (no spam there) nearly as often as my iPad.

This happened to me before, but I installed AdBlock Plus on my iPad and it fixed the problem. But it was a version that did not allow me to list exceptions, so I switched to the Norton AdBlock for iOS and that has worked fine for months. Then all of a sudden I can't open ER.org on my iPad without spam. It is not happening on any other site or webpage...

So for whatever reason, AdBlock for iOS isn't working anymore, and it is an up to date version.

Try Wipr?

That stopped the problems on my iPad.


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