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Uninvited Ads Popping Up In Threads 7.5.6 #245680 09/22/2011 10:38 AM
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PianoWorld Offline OP
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We are experiencing a major issue with unwanted ads popping up inside posts.

They were not placed by the poster.

When I try editing a post to view the content, there is no code to indicate an ad being pulled in. After entering edit mode and clicking Change Post, the offending ad disappears.

Our users are getting really annoyed (they think we are adding yet more advertising, we aren't).

Anyone have any ideas?

For an example of the intrusive ads, see this thread...
http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1746999

Bottom of second post shows an ad for Berklee Music (we didn't post that).


Last edited by PianoWorld; 09/22/2011 10:52 AM. Reason: Added version

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Re: Uninvited Ads Popping Up In Threads 7.5.6 [Re: PianoWorld] #245683 09/22/2011 11:38 AM
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I visited your forum and clicked on several threads and noticed that on every one, the first few posts had an ad placed in the signature area.

Interesting.


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Re: Uninvited Ads Popping Up In Threads 7.5.6 [Re: PianoWorld] #245684 09/22/2011 12:27 PM
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Yes interesting, but annoying.

The only legit ads are the Roland and Hailun ads that show up between the first and second post.
The inline ads are popping up uninvited.

My first concern is there is a security hole.



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Re: Uninvited Ads Popping Up In Threads 7.5.6 [Re: PianoWorld] #245693 09/22/2011 3:36 PM
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I think a good start would be to contact the Google AdSense team and find out that account associated with those ads.


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