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#1 tharpdevenport

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 08:16 PM

I have a friend who is browsing on the website of Dean Safes (in other words, a long-standing legitimate company) and he hit a road block: an optional subscibe pop up box.

 

It's like some kind of flash display box, not a new window opening up.  It's darkens the page and won't let you go unless you optionally subscribe.  I'm not kidding you.  You refresh the page, it pops back up.  There's no button to close the box.  I tried entering a fake e-mail to see if the optional subscribe box would go away, but instead it tells you to click on the link sent to your e-mail.  Since it's not a seperate internet window, I can't use Task Manager on it to end it.

 

He's using Google Chrome and Wibdows 10.

 

 

 

Clearly this was designed to be evil.



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#2 jburd1800

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 08:30 PM

There are news websites that do the same. Advertising...


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#3 TsVk!

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:18 PM

Disposable email addresses are always good for this sort of thing.

 

I tend to shun sites that revert to these sort of data gathering tactics though. Providing great content and offering a better experience through free subscription is a much better model.



#4 Trikein

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 10:09 AM

"There's no button to close the box."

 

Click somewhere else on the browser window except the popup and it goes away. Just tried it in Chrome and IE. If your still having problems, block the ad all together with Chrome and Adblock.


Edited by Trikein, 29 November 2016 - 10:11 AM.





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