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Just got redirected to a questionable site from RD

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Bez, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Bez

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    Just logged onto RD and was immediately taken to a fake Facebook page claiming that I'd "been selected" for a prize, i take it this is an advertising redirect and just wanted to warn people not to enter information into the page, not really a good look for the site as these kind of site redirects are normally only found on torrent or porn sites.
     
  2. Benutzername

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    I have stuff like this from time to time, but only with my mobile phone. Somethings infected there as it seems (on my own device, not from the site itself).

    Might be a problem on your side aswell because redirecting stuff like this on RD is new to me at least
     
  3. Bez

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    Was also on my android mobile, though i suspect it's the site and not my phone as i don't get this issue on any other sites on my phone
     
  4. jego

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    I would defiantly check that you don't have any redirect malware on your device.
     
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  5. quicksilver384

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    We do not have redirects here. It will be an issue with your device. I would recommend getting a reputable anti-virus and anti-malware software. You can get anti-virus software for Android devices and I assume you can get anti-malware software too. Make sure and clear cache and temporary internet files too.
     
  6. Bez

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    if I had a redirect virus/malware on my phone would i not be getting redirected from other sites? only time this has happened was when i opened RD today
     
  7. jego

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    Some try to be sneaky and only redirect at random times. Get Malwarebytes and make a scan.

    Or where you in a public wifi network by any chance?
     
  8. Bez

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    Just installed and ran malwarebytes and it found 0 malware. I was using my own private WiFi network when the redirect occurred.
     
  9. rubaru

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    I have exactly the same issue on my Andriod phone, but, as @quicksilver384 said, it is an issue with my device. I get the same redirects to the same sites from other places I visit on my phone. I have AdBlocker Plus installed, which works well when it's running. If I'm on a new WiFi that I haven't set up yet, then ABP doesn't work at all.
     
  10. Dino Paolini

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    I also get that when using RD with my mobile. Not really an issue with the device as I get this only from RD out of my 30 or so sites that I have bookmarked. Without adblock RD would be impossible to use with my mobile, some rare times it sneaks through adblock even.
     
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  11. RasmusP

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    I had/have this problem from time to time and I spent a lot of time googling it about 2 years ago.
    Answer is something like "on Android mobiles it can happen that random redirects get im between the Website and the Browser. You can't do anything against it and it's not your fault, nothing wrong with the Website and nothing wrong with the Phone.
    Only solution: close the Browser and try again "

    I have it random on any pages. Had it 10x a day and then a month not even once. Why RD triggers it with your mobile? I don't know... I had it always on the same pages for a few days and then on other specific pages...

    I know that doesn't really help but at least you know now what it is :)
     
  12. Bez

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    I still get it randomly on my phone, only ever on RD site.
     
  13. rw3

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    It's an advert that's badly configured. Bit disappointed to see the denials of the issue tbh. On my iphone (malware free) if I use my normal browser I'm logged in as me, and I'm premium, and have an ad-blocker anyway, so no ads and all is well. On said iphone if I click a link via facebook it does of course use the facebook browser (annoyingly). In that browser I am not logged in and thus see all the ads. Doing this it tries to redirect me to the app store presumably to download some garbage. You have some problem ads, denying the problem won't make it go away. And no, I'm not buying random redirects either. I'm a software developer, so I'm just not going to fall for that.
     
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