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  1. Wardo2k's Avatar
    Dear all,

    My first post is of a concern I have with my Lumia 930.

    Just recently, whenever I use the standard issue MSN news app, it keeps forwarding me to suspect sites automatically. I can be reading the latest headline, a wall of text, then suddenly, without me tapping on anything, it will load an advert that takes me to, some very dodgy websites, some with adult content - which leads me to believe its not associated with the news app. Each 'site' involves a 'click to enter' scheme, which I will not click on.

    Can anyone shed any light on this? I have tried re-installing the app, as it only happens on news, and removed recently installed apps, but it still happens.

    Thanks
    12-24-2015 03:10 PM
  2. neo158's Avatar
    This has been happening to me recently as well. It only happens on certain news stories which makes it frustrating to diagnose.
    Last edited by neo158; 01-11-2016 at 03:49 AM.
    01-11-2016 03:39 AM
  3. EspHack's Avatar
    nothing new really, what surprised me is I didn't know it could happen on wp, block the offending url from your router or stop using the app, that's all that can be done, or maybe reset your advertising ID or whatever ms uses to throw ads at you, hopefully it will display different ads
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    01-11-2016 11:37 PM
  4. neo158's Avatar
    nothing new really, what surprised me is I didn't know it could happen on wp, block the offending url from your router or stop using the app, that's all that can be done, or maybe reset your advertising ID or whatever ms uses to throw ads at you, hopefully it will display different ads
    These aren't ads and this doesn't happen on other apps so resetting the advertising ID will do nothing. This occurs when I'm using the mobile network as well so how can I block it on the router when one isn't involved. This appears to be an issue with the app itself.
    01-12-2016 02:40 AM
  5. EspHack's Avatar
    These aren't ads and this doesn't happen on other apps so resetting the advertising ID will do nothing. This occurs when I'm using the mobile network as well so how can I block it on the router when one isn't involved. This appears to be an issue with the app itself.
    VPN or adblocking DNS, but that's taking it a bit too far I guess, only thing left to do is try your luck leaving feedback for this app, or maybe check the permissions on this app
    01-12-2016 04:44 PM

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