Post by Nulgar
See this thread
TLDR version: Use the feedback link on the top right of any page of the site and select "Bad Advertisement".
Won't stop your problem immediately, but lets the Wowhead guys recognize such bad ads and prevent them in the future.
Post by LostThunder
I've already reported it, I was hoping that WoWHead might comment on here, as its been a constant issue for months. (Other threads exist on this forum, I did not mean to annoy WoWhead by Resurrecting one of the threads, I did so only to ensure the person at the time knows this issue has existed for months without resolution)
WoWHead is literally unusable while these specific ads are being displayed on pages. You can not go more than 10 seconds without either being redirected (On iOS default browser) or spammed with a constant popup box (Chrome)
Here is a image of me "Attempting" to fill out the Feedback Report while getting spammed by this advert.Fighting the Pop-Up Message Box while Filling in Feedback ReportThe Offending Advert in the WoWHead Page that is triggering the Redirect/Pop-up Message Box
Please WoWHead, get rid of this advertising partner, this is how sites lose their reputation and visitors!
P.S. I'm sick of WoWDB already! I need WoWHead back on my mobile (While in-game I use my mobile like I assume many others do)
I just attempted to browse WoWHead once again on my mobile. The Advert is still very much alive, this time I decided to see exactly what it was, hitting Ok on the Pop-up Message Box takes you to another site that then throws "Scan-For-Viruses-Now.apk" at you, under the pretense that you have a virus and this software will fix it.The program has some worrying permissions on the Android system as you'd expect from Malwareandroid.permission.READ_LOGS (read sensitive log data)
android.permission.INTERNET (full Internet access)android.permission.WRITE_SMS (edit SMS or MMS)android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG (read the user's call log.)android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED (automatically start at boot)
If anyone so desires, the full anaylsis is at VirusTotal
(And yes, it's Indentified as Malware by VirusTotal)
Post by LostThunder
Thank you Perculia, I'm happy to say that I've not experienced any malicious adverts today when browsing WoWHead.
I'm very happy that I can again use WoWHead on my phone to look things up while in-game!
OT if allowed?: What's the story behind Perculia's Peculiar Signet
Seem's I spoke too soon, the redirect malware advert is occuring again for me when browsing WoWHead.
Post by perculia
The bad advertisements should mostly be gone from desktop browsers now, and the ad meeting this week was to focus on the remaining bad ads on tablets. It looks like things have improved which is great, but we'll still keep an eye on it.
Thanks for asking about the ring! I wrote a long blog on my thoughts on it here: http://flavortextlore.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/perculias-peculiar-signet/
. It was a pleasant surprise during MoP's beta, just something nice the items team did :)