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Spam Pop up on my free wordpress mobile site

  1. Lately I have noticed when I go to view posts on my free wordpress website thiKyber's Corner spam pop ups completely over my site, but this seems to only happen on the mobile version I have enabled for better viewing. I have no idea how this started or how to fix it. This happens when I use my iPhone to view posts on my website (free version) as I like to make sure how it looks and that everything is correct on my posts . Its not an ad that I know of (I know theres ad on the bottom of posts), it looks like spam, sometimes it says my device is infected or other fake stuff. I am worried this will cause people to not view my website so I need to know how to fix this or what to do. I do not know a whole lot about computers so right now I have no idea what to do. If someone could help me I would greatly appreciate it. Let me know if you need any info to better help me. I am also thinking of buying a wordpress plan but I do not want to until this is resolved.

    Thank you

    The blog I need help with is kyberscorner.wordpress.com.

  2. Just to add these spam pop ups don't always happen. When I can I will upload an image if i can here of the spam pop up.

  3. Once you have done so, please return to this thread and add the MODLOOK tag to the Tags section in the forum thread sidebar for Staff attention.

  4. Jennifer I added the tag. I don't have much experience using this forum so if there's anything else I need to do or didn't post this in the right way. please let me know. Thanks.

  5. Update: I apologize, misunderstood your response jennifer. I haven't been able to capture an image yet but next time it occurs I will.

  6. Jennifer,
    I am not sure of a way to add the images. The pop up issue/concern just happened when trying to view my blog via mobile. I have the screenshots to send but need to know how to add them here as I don't see an option?

    I have added links to the pop up screenshots that I added to my wordpress media files. https://kyberscorner.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/kyberscornerwordpressspam-3.jpg
    https://kyberscorner.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/kyberscornerwordpressspam-2.jpg
    https://kyberscorner.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/kyberscornerwordpressspam-1.jpg

    I normally completly exit my blog site when this happens and I try to not click any of the spam. But I am concerned this will cause people to not view my site. However, I am not sure if this is just an issue I am having (it doesn't happen everytime).

    Thanks again

    #MODLOOK

  7. Hi there -

    I'll be happy to look in to this. Which browser are you using on the phone? Does it happen in other browsers too?

    Just to be sure I understand, you're seeing these ads pop up overtop of your blog when viewing it on your mobile?

  8. lizkarkoski

    This happens on my iphone usually when I am on the Twitter app and view my posts through that. My iphone uses Safari I believe. This spam pop up redirects me to all these fake sites/scams. This spam is random, lately it seems to always pop up but sometimes it does not. I am still confirming if this happens when just viewing my site on my iphone safari browser (w/o the twitter app) and on my laptop. I will add an update tomorrow once I have checked. I appreciate any help you can provide, I am really hoping to get rid of this. Thank you.

  9. No problem, I'll be watching for your update tomorrow.

  10. This is happening to me too. When I view my site on iOS I get a spam popup. I've never seen it happen when using my computer. Is there any update on this issue?

  11. Hi folks, if anyone is still getting pop up ads, can you upload a screenshot and share the URL here, as @kyber3000 has done?

    We are working with our ads team to figure out where these are coming from.

  12. Actually -- some people in another thread said they see this when they click on a WordPress article from a facebook feed. Can anyone confirm whether that's also happening to them?

    Or when do you see these ads, mainly?

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/pop-up-advertsspam-when-reading-through-facebook

  13. Hi Supernovia,

    I posted info in that other feed including screenshots. Issue seems to only happen when I'm on my phone (via Instagram, Facebook, and loading in Safari and Chrome on iOS). Screenshots etc on this post https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/pop-up-advertsspam-when-reading-through-facebook?replies=7#post-2965652

  14. Thank you @alliekosela . Let's actually go ahead and move all conversation over to the other thread.

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