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Even as I write this article I am putting my computer at risk for visiting this website. I remember this website got hacked a while ago back in 2013 or so, ever since then it's been something about the advertisements here or maybe some other underlying hole in the website's code. Over 200 malicious cookies instantly install to your computer as soon as it loads this website and you dont even have to click anything; it doesn't ask you first, it doesn't give you an option, this is inevitably a malicious website. I hate to call it that because the business I work with has represented this website for years and have efficiently utilized the usefulness of the classifieds section for some time now. We love using this website and would hate to see ourselves not using it but when our security is at risk and you run a business doing what we do then you start to put security first. We have been discussing this with our partners and what we think our course of action should be. We will start looking for alternatives to posting our ads in Louisiana in a place where avid sportsman likely such as yourself can view them. This isn't easy to talk about for us and we would much love to have a discussion about this topic with the community of people who use this website regularly as well as the technical department who runs this website. We are not trying to be threatening or rude to the people who work for Louisiana Sportsman all that we ask for is the awareness of the people who visit this website, most of them blind to the fact they are installing malware to their computer by doing so, as well as the administrators who operate this site and kindly ask that they make a course of action to solve this security issue.
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It’s definitely a problem!
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RaRa,

It is probably not the site at all. Even some legitimate ad sites get taken over by cookie and malware injection. Just as google will inject ads into your searches and display ads when you get your search results, some bad actors will take advantage of legitimate functions.

I don't see any cookies being injected on my stream, this is probably because of the path to the sites server. Your ISP may be trying to inject ads and one of their ad 'customers' is supplying compromised ads.

Please don't be so quick to blame this site, there are literally thousands of points that this could be happening before and after the site, including your own computer first, make sure you run a scan on your computer with a reputable software such as malwarebytes. If you use firefox there is a addin that will stop cookies from being downloaded.
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I agree. When I open up the articles or news or reports you’ve won a amazon gift card or Walmart gift card pops up quite often. I only have this issue on this site. Also you would think all these years they would block the scammer ads. I’ve been seeing the same 15 pictures and ads for 5 years. Lately the scammer who uses this site against us has gotten a little more creative but it’s still obvious and nothing is done. It’s sad as I loved when people shared good stories, not many do any more. You use to get tons of response on adds now you barely get a nibble as people don’t value info on here like they did before. Hope one day they make it great again.
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Same thing happens to me so much I’ve almost stopped visiting here. I used to visit 2 to 3 times a day, now about 1 time a week.
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Installing u origin ad blocker has helped with these issues not only on this site, but stops ads for items previously viewed other sites from popping up on headers and sidebars.
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Yea this site is only one that literally freezes my phone causing me to close internet and start over. It’s been a problem for a while and i use many many websites so it is very specific to la sportsman. Any help much appreciated.
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Ps when I refresh this website it asks every time if I want to show my location also. This again is only site that’s ask to do this.
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most of the issues you guys/gals are describing are just the internet in general. You can't visit a public site now a days without getting ad blasted. Popups are not always connected to a site. If you are having popup issues your pc may already be infected. People always want to blame porn sites but in all honesty news sites are about the worse.

I'd advise to install an additional ad blocker depending on the browser you are running, run malware bytes and spybot on your pc to clean it up a little. Its good to clear out cookies every now and then.
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Fish ,
I rarely use a Pc for la sportsman it’s always on my iPhone. I can assure you I go to many websites each and everyday and this one is the only one that blast pop ups to Walmart and will ask for my location when I log in. Again this is the only site that does this. Another thing is when multiple pictures are listed for an ad in the classifieds it will only allow viewing the first initial pic. This has done this for a while. I have used and loved this site without issues for over a decade and these issues are all new.
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