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acfan2298
 
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10/21 11:09am
Forgive me if I'm posting this on the wrong board, but I'm not sure where else to ask this question. Sometimes when I click on a link on the website, I'm redirected to a google ad and I can't get it to go away. Can anyone help?
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GavinGoneGlobal
 
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12/14 11:48pm
By "redirected to a Google ad", do you mean it acts as if you clicked an ad, and takes you to a website? Or is the entire page just a single Google ad with no other content?

Is the URL in your address bar still www.animalcrossingcommunity.com when this happens?

As far as I know, this hasn't been reported before. There is a possibility you may have Adware on your device, and if so, you may need to run a virus scan. If you've done that with no results, reply back and we'll try to figure it out.

(And if anyone else has had this happen, please chime in as well)
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acfan2298
 
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10/21 11:09am
When I click on a link on ACC, the web address changes and takes me away from ACC. I am on a kindle fire and I don't know that it has scanning capabilities.
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KaterCeasie
 
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Katie
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12/14 12:40pm
I just got a mobile device this week and looked at ACC for the first time yesterday using the google browser. Within a few minutes I was, like explained, redirected to a different site that was definitely adware or something of that nature. I hadn't clicked on anything on the page, it seemed to happen on it's own about 15 seconds after the page had loaded. I closed out of the ad and had to re-enter the google browser to get back to ACC. If it happens to me again I will get more information, it has definitely happened on my desktop before with sites other than ACC  so I just figured using mobile is like that sometimes also with fake ads.
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slrandall
 
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12/14 6:19am
It's a SPAM ad for 'Cognizant'  

It takes you to a site that says you have a virus

I, along with another person reported it to the unfriendly ad section.

It needs to be removed because it kicks you out of ACC Every time it pops up.
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vix920
 
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12/14 8:28am
I've been getting the same spam ad all day.
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acfan2298
 
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10/21 11:09am
You know something? It's gotta be the ACC website. I'm perfectly fine with browsing other websites on my kindle fire, but glad to know I'm not the only one getting this problem and it didn't start until thanksgiving day. Hopefully it goes away.
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beautyandboxing
 
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8/9 10:11am
Several times a day on ACC, I get a new window that says I won a prize. I can’t exit or back page it, so I have to close the page and retype ACC into a new browser window.
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GavinGoneGlobal
 
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12/14 11:48pm
^ Are you on a mobile device? If so is it iOS or Android?
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FeraligatrFTW
 
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4:04am
Mobile IOS for me. It’s getting annoying. I can’t go back so I have to type in the whole page again.
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cooljdude
 
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5/5 2:35am
Confirming as well this occurs on iOS.
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MissMaddy
 
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Maddy
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12/14 2:54am
I also was experiencing this but if you clear your History and Website Data it should fix the problem. But please take note that it’s almost like restarting your Safari.
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acfan2298
 
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10/21 11:09am
MissMaddy, I've cleared the history and website data numerous times and it still comes up all the time. Also, I've noticed this problem pops up the most on discussion boards.
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MissMaddy
 
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Maddy
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12/14 2:54am
Did you do it within settings? That’s what I did and worked for me.
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acfan2298
 
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10/21 11:09am
Yes, I did it with settings and it still didn't work.
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FeraligatrFTW
 
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4:04am
I cleared my settings and it did not work. It comes up so much and it’s really annoying.
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acfan2298
 
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10/21 11:09am
Gonna lock this, since no one has replied in awhile and I believe the problem has been fixed.
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