Why are there pop-up ads on my dashboard and drafting/editing pages now?

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  • #1075881

    cyranette
    Member

    This morning, I am getting intrusive and obnoxious pop-up ads on my dashboard and right now on this page as well. It’s from GAMENUTT.COM. They have caused my drafting/editing to slow down. I thought ads would only show up if I wasn’t logged in?

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

    #1075951

    cyranette
    Member

    This has happened on both my wordpress blogs.

    #1076029

    mrsfever
    Member

    Ditto. The GAMENUTT.COM ads take up approximately 20% of the screen. I thought users who were logged in were not subject to ads. It’s distracting and is slowing down my processing speed. I’m also getting pop-up ads along the bottom of my Reader.

    #1076030

    timethief
    Member
    #1076031

    timethief
    Member

    Go to your email program and change the password to a very difficult one because that’s how many hackers gain access to blogs
    Read > http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/

    1. If you can log-in go here > Users > All Users and delete any user that does not belong there.

    2. Disable post by email > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/

    3. Disable post by voice > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-voice/

    4. Change your blog password to a very difficult one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#change-your-password
    You can also reset your password via your Settings tab on the WordPress.com home page:
    http://wordpress.com/#!/settings/

    5. Use a secure, encrypted connection to connect to your Dashboard. Under Users → Personal Settings, check the box that says “Always use HTTPS when visiting administration pages, and click Save Changes.

    P.S. I flagged this thread for Staff help. Please confirm the URL of the blog you are referring to if you have not already done so.

    #1076033

    raincoaster
    Member

    As well, confirm that these are not from a browser add-on. Lots of them sneak ads into your browser. Disable add-ons, then enable them one by one to see if the ads return.

    #1076034

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.com does not use text enhance or text link ads or pop-up ads or links in comments. If you are seeing those then that’s a browser-ad-on issue, or in some cases, it’s embedded into free games downloaded from the internet. See here: Bloggers: Beware of Adware. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/09/14/bloggers-beware-of-adware/

    If what you are seeing whenever you save or update a post or page is an automatically added code/script block at the end of posts and pages that you can’t delete then see here: Malware Targets Macs and Windows PCs http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/10/02/malware-targets-macs-and-windows-pcs/

    #1076049

    cyranette
    Member

    The urls I am referring to, Timethief, are: cyranette.wordpress.com and helpfromcyranette.wordpress.com. Thank you and raincoaster for your help. I will try these tips/solutions and close this forum, unless the ads continue.

    #1076060

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    WordPress.com does not place pop-up ads on any sites. Please refer to the resources timethief posted above to try to remove the malware you likely have inadvertently installed in your browser.

    Just let us know if you need further assistance.

    #1076081

    cyranette
    Member

    Thank everyone for the information and assistance.

    #1076087

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Our pleasure – good luck.

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