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|Am avoiding the POF mobile website because of abusive ads. Without clicking anything, have recently gotten awful things on the mobile website. They take up the entire screen, make the phone vibrate repeatedly, and don't handle the back button properly. The messages look like "scareware", claiming the user's phone has a virus, that leaving the ad without clicking their button will result in the virus growing and spreading. Perhaps the programs are malware as well. It seems impossible to get back where one has been on POF. Close the browser ASAP or shut down the phone.|
Not going back to the mobile website except possibly for a moment to switch to desktop site (have to do this every first time since the phone was turned on, unlike OKC which remembers whether a user was last on the mobile website or desktop mode). Won't look at profiles from my phone. If there's a new message, might wait until I'm on my computer. Am more likely to suggest taking communication away from this site. The ads make me *less* likely to be online, resulting in *less* potential ad revenue for the corporation.
The forums don't seem to have such problems, probably because they look identical to a desktop without a special mobile version.
Not going to install the app.
|Inapproriate ads on POF mobile website|
Posted: 1/5/2017 10:14:44 AM
|Well, the app doesn't have ads. Your funeral.|
Malicious adware that attaches to your browser isn't exclusive to the POF website - if it hasn't happened already, it probably will pop up when inside Yahoo or Facebook or other such popular sites. I get them when I click on 'Suggested Links' in Facebook, but hardly anywhere else.
It gets in from alternate sites - not necessarily from POF - but is scripted to 'Pop Up' when the browser reaches a popular networking site - the idea is that your username and password are 'active' when you log on, and the malware is digging for that line of code to exploit it.
Best thing to do is purge your browser cache/history completely, go into the settings and block pop-ups, and don't enable any auto-password saver script unless you make an 'exception' for the sites you use most frequently.