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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:33 am Reply with quote
BodaciousSpaceirate wrote:
Snomater1 wrote:
Well,that hasn't happened to me yet. Thankfully,some very kind people helped me put Ad Blocker on my laptop,so I don't have to worry about stuff like that these days. Hopefully,nobody else has to encounter stuff like this.

Even if you didn't have Ad Blocker, it probably wouldn't affect you anyway because of the Subscriber ad control settings. For instance, I recently bought dbal from and its amazing have it set so that the only ad skins I get are SFW ad skins like today's AkibaFest skin. The ANN subscriber settings actually work really well with Ad Blocker, because you can disable Ad Blocker just for, which will turn Ad Blocker back on when you aren't logged in.

I have been facing the same issue, on couple of other forums, mostly anime related. I tried using the ad blocker but it just makes it impossible to watch streams and online videos.

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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:19 pm Reply with quote
Per the sticky thread for this issue (and particularly since there have been no other reports for a few months) you will need to supply more information, i.e.:

Tempest wrote:
If you've received a fake-browser update redirect, please post the following details below:

What ANN page you visited
The URL you were redirected to
The date (& time, incl AM/PM or 24h, & timezone) this occurred
Your location (Country & State / Province)
Your Browser (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, Etc.) (and version)

ANN page:

I'll post further updates in this message below this line:

If it is happening on other sites as well however, I would personally suggest running something like Malwarebytes to check for adware on your computer.
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