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Survey pop-ups? Legit? Na, didn't think so

03-12-2013, 07:48 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
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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)?
03-12-2013, 08:11 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Scarlett Johansson's Hot Tub
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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.

03-12-2013, 08:39 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
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

thanks
arn
03-13-2013, 06:41 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
We shouldn't have those. What computer / browser?

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

thanks
arn
Using IE10 on Windows 8. Next time I see it, I'll snap a screenshot.
03-13-2013, 06:59 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
Using IE10 on Windows 8. Next time I see it, I'll snap a screenshot.
Sorry bro, you deserve pop ups.
03-13-2013, 07:02 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Sorry bro, you deserve pop ups.
LOL! Haha
03-13-2013, 09:42 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
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.

arn
03-14-2013, 09:04 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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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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03-14-2013, 09:06 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,470
Quote:
Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
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.
03-19-2013, 04:06 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
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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.