Ad wear on Android?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Forum' started by dannar, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. dannar

    dannar New Member

    Apr 24, 2011
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    Just have to give this a post, as my biscuits were thoroughly steamed by this.

    So, there I was at work, where the firewalls prevent any meaningful internet access. No worry, thats what my thunderbolt is for. So, I nerd it up by going on a warhammer 40k wiki, something I've done a few times before.

    But this time, it's different. An advertisement for moen jumps out at me, without so much as a click and totally hijacks my browser. It begins a full screen video, and disables my menu option abilities while it's playing. If I hit back, I go back to the wiki and the process starts again. If I allow the damn thing to play through, it leaves me at a broken black blank screen, so that I'm forced to either close the browser or hit back and have the whole thing repeat.

    Oddly enough, I had this happen with a game called third blade that I downloaded free off the market. It was advertising dove products. I will seriously never buy anything from either add because of how this was advertised

    Now, I'm not the preeminent master of Android. But, I think this is just really aggressive advertising instead of malware. Either way I'm miffed, and I'm wondering if anybody else has had a similar experience, and what they did about it.

    Running a stock thunderbolt.

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