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Discussion > Ads floating across the screen on BH

I really don't mind ads, they're the reason I get 'free' services like gmail and google maps, but once the ads start floating around the screen in front of the content (like on BH today) it's a bit too much.

I'm not even interested in hair products, what the f***k is going on?

Jun 6, 2015 at 9:08 AM | Unregistered Commenterjaffa

Yup. I'm seeing the floating advert too. Very annoying. Glad I'm using my iPad. God knows what kind of malware and trojans would be injected if I was viewing this on Internet Explorer on a PC.

Jun 6, 2015 at 11:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterChilli

From Unthreaded

Chrome and i-explorer try adding agooglefiles.com to the blocklist under security setting
Firefox - I installed a scriptblocker extension like NoScript,
restarted browser, clicked options at bottom right of screen selected - temprarily enable all,
logged into BH, then selected revoke temporary use...nohair ad now gone
Jun 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Jun 6, 2015 at 12:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

There is a simple remedy:

1. Sign up to make a regular donation to support the BH blog
2. Install Adblocker.

Jun 6, 2015 at 12:32 PM | Registered CommenterMartin A

Tiny: Temporarily enable all scripts? Woah. No thanks. How long do you think it takes a virus to infect your machine? Can't trick a trojan by only enabling scripts temporarily. PS. The floating ad is also click-jacking the first click I attempt to make upon arriving at the site - redirecting me god knows where to a site potentially loaded with malware.

Jun 6, 2015 at 1:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterChilli

I'm now getting a "Remove Malware (Free)" advert on this thread!
Don't think I'll trust that one either.

Jun 6, 2015 at 1:48 PM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

MH: I did that once (well, twice, actually - I am a slow learner). It let slip in a real nasty bunch of viruses that sent every click to unpleasant places. Luckily, the only one who gained was the local comp.shop who sorted them out.

Jun 6, 2015 at 2:10 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

Sorry, I didn't read the bit about "Temporarily enable all scripts", just loaded the software and fiddled a bit. What can I say, I'm an engineer, I never read instructions. At first it stopped me posting at all and then I could post but the ladies returned. Finally I got them out and got back the stuff I expected. No idea what I did.

Jun 6, 2015 at 2:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

I have AdBlockPlus installed and enabled; by default it doesn't block this ad, but you can use the "block element" control to select it.

Jun 6, 2015 at 5:56 PM | Registered CommenterJonathan Jones

Looks like the site has been hacked. A script tag has been added as the last line of every page on the web-site. This animates the advert - which then links to a website reehair.com. This redirects to the site that is selling wigs.

Jun 6, 2015 at 6:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterNickM

For temporary relief from this aggrannoyance, I found that accessing via bishophill.squarespace.com seems to work. Although there is the minor inconvenience that the Comments and Recent Posts will take you back to the aggrannoying version.

Jun 6, 2015 at 10:19 PM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

Firefox with Adblock installed.

Right click on the annoying image and select "Adblock Plus: Block Image..."

Seems to have worked for me?

Edit:-

It is probably like:-

"The ‘hiatus’ is so fragile that even those small changes make it disappear"

gavin - 4 June 2015

Jun 6, 2015 at 10:32 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

yes @Hilary http://bishophill.squarespace.com works fine in Chrome

sorry typo before : igooglefiles.com is the domain that holds that script
In internet Explorer THIS WORKED
- Tools/InternetOptions
- select security tab
- select restricted sites type *.igooglefiles.com
- select the disallow option

For advanced users : There is another way to ban sites and that is through the HOSTS file
in C:\WINDOWS\system32drivers\etc
(you might need to show hidden files and off click readonly, before you can see it and edit it)
open it in notepad and add this to the bottom
127.0.0.1 www.igooglefiles.com
127.0.0.1 show.igooglefiles.com

YEP WORKED In Firefox ....but Not in Chrome
but - Internet Explorer OK also, but half toolbar missing

@NickH yes looks like a virus rather that a real ad

Jun 7, 2015 at 10:41 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

POST didn't seem to work ...it gave me a dns error
so posted 2nd time.. but found it had worked afterall

Jun 7, 2015 at 10:42 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

4th time

Jun 7, 2015 at 10:42 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

3rd time

Jun 7, 2015 at 10:43 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

If this is a genuine virus then I strongly recommend Bitdefender Total Security 2015, just never ever buy it if not on offer.

Jun 7, 2015 at 10:46 AM | Registered CommenterDung

I get Bishop Hill through squarespace and there is no problem at all.

Jun 7, 2015 at 12:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

Yikes.


Unintentionally I went to http://www.bishop-hill.net/ . The floating girls are there, notwithstanding adblocker.

Back on http://bishophill.squarespace.com, no problem at all.

Jun 7, 2015 at 2:25 PM | Registered CommenterMartin A