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Old 03-12-2013, 07:48 PM
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Default Survey pop-ups? Legit? Na, didn't think so

Keep getting pop-up ads congratulating me on being selected to win an iPad 2 for completing a survey about Touch Arcade. They look like the same kind of crappy spam type things that aren't really legit.

Didn't know if the TA admins were aware that these were popping up, assumingly without TA's permission. Or am I wrong and they're really legit (and I blew a chance for an iPad 2 LOL)?
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:11 PM
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Hmm, haven't encountered any of these when using TA on my phone or on my computer...

I don't think it'd be legit lol.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:39 PM
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Keep getting pop-up ads congratulating me on being selected to win an iPad 2 for completing a survey about Touch Arcade. They look like the same kind of crappy spam type things that aren't really legit.

Didn't know if the TA admins were aware that these were popping up, assumingly without TA's permission. Or am I wrong and they're really legit (and I blew a chance for an iPad 2 LOL)?
We shouldn't have those. What computer / browser?

Can you take a screenshot and email to support@toucharcade.com

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Old 03-13-2013, 06:41 AM
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We shouldn't have those. What computer / browser?

Can you take a screenshot and email to support@toucharcade.com

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Using IE10 on Windows 8. Next time I see it, I'll snap a screenshot.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:59 PM
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Using IE10 on Windows 8. Next time I see it, I'll snap a screenshot.
Sorry bro, you deserve pop ups.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:02 PM
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Sorry bro, you deserve pop ups.
LOL! Haha
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:42 PM
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Using IE10 on Windows 8. Next time I see it, I'll snap a screenshot.
Check your computer for malware or similar. We don't run any external ad networks so we shouldn't be getting these.

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Old 03-14-2013, 09:04 AM
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To balance out my semi-troll post from earlier, I actually had a similar problem not long ago after installing a game demo. Turned out I also got lumped with "Browse to Save" which kept turning words into links and placing pop ups in the bottom corner of the screen. It was easy to get rid of though, so have a look at your browser add-ons and most recently installed programs.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:06 AM
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Keep getting pop-up ads congratulating me on being selected to win an iPad 2 for completing a survey about Touch Arcade. They look like the same kind of crappy spam type things that aren't really legit.

Didn't know if the TA admins were aware that these were popping up, assumingly without TA's permission. Or am I wrong and they're really legit (and I blew a chance for an iPad 2 LOL)?
This happened to me exactly how you describe the second i installed the latest version of Firefox. I checked the extensions/add-on's i had and didnt have any marketing/promotion thing installed.

However I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and it found something (marketing trojan type of thing), deleted that and rebooted and havent had a problem since.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:06 PM
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Been meaning to update this thread. I've run full virus scans, cleared cookies, checked add-ons and tried several spyware/malware programs and nothing has fixed this. It only happens occasionally, but it's not just this site. I've gotten similar suspicous survey" pop ups in sites like Amazon. And of course, I do have pop-ups turned off.

Hasn't seemed to affect my PC performance or anything. Just annoying.
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