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On random pages on this forum is a 'pop up' ad which I do not see anywhere else. This invites me and presumably others to click on the tab to get quick access to my E mail. This seems to be a google add, but is an unwanted and an unwarranted intrusion onto the forum. As I said I do not see it anywhere else but here. It is not there every time, but I am suspicious of anything that offers a 'Free Update' for anything relating to computers.

I ignore it but someone may click on this sometime and we do not know if it is legitimate or not.

There is another one I have just seen with a big green button for a PDF Converter. Is management aware of these

 

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Google ads can appear everywhere unless you don't give google permission. They are targeted ads based on the information google collects about you based on what you search for, what you look for on youtube etc.

Have you got a screenprint of the ad you saw?

 

 

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No I don't but a description of the one I am looking at presently is an oblong about 2cm by 15cm with a smaller green oblong about 1cm x 5cm in the centre with the word "Login to your email" in the centre. In the top right hand corner are two icons in small grey squares. One has an "X" and the other a triangle on its side. Clicking on the triangle gives the worde "AdChoices"

Clicking on the X gives a drop down menue of:- "Ad covers this page" and "Report this ad"

In the bottom right hand corner are the words "LoginEasier"

The other one I reported was very similar, but with different proportions. The green square was very definitely a button

I feel these are quite misleading and should be removed if at all possible.

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8 minutes ago, BIkerider said:

No I don't but a description of the one I am looking at presently is an oblong about 2cm by 15cm with a smaller green oblong about 1cm x 5cm in the centre with the word "Login to your email" in the centre. In the top right hand corner are two icons in small grey squares. One has an "X" and the other a triangle on its side. Clicking on the triangle gives the worde "AdChoices"

Clicking on the X gives a drop down menue of:- "Ad covers this page" and "Report this ad"

In the bottom right hand corner are the words "LoginEasier"

The other one I reported was very similar, but with different proportions. The green square was very definitely a button

I feel these are quite misleading and should be removed if at all possible.

Ads like the Winter is here ad?

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Again these are nothing to do with the forum, these are google ads, you can turn them via your google settings.

@Chief Cheetah can double check but fairly sure of the above.

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Yes but not as complex. Less wording but the same symbol in the top right corner. The one advert telling that they could speed up access to E mail particularly annoyed me. Who knows exactly what it is and what it could do.

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If you click in the top right hand corner of the advert, as shown below

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you can report adverts that cover content on the pages. 

You can also press "stop seeing this ad" which gives you the option to report it as inappropriate. 

It would probably be difficult for us to report the advert, unless we see it too, without having the link to the advert available.

Adverts are unfortunately needed to cover the hosting fees (us mods volunteer our time here, I'd guess most of us would be unlikely to want to cover the annual expenses too!). 

When things settle down we will hopefully look into offering a VIP package allowing members to contribute to the forum's running costs, get extra features and remove adverts. 

 

Merry Christmas 

 

 

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