Pop-out Ads / Redirect Links After Recent Update

  1. Description of the issue:

After the most recent update, I went to watch tennis, allegedly clicked on a free stream link per usual (allegedly), and repeatedly got multiple pop-out ad links.

Brave typically blocks all that mess for me VERY well. Browsing data gets cleared during the update process, but it doesn’t usually result in less protection.

  1. What type of site / link?

Typically, they’re links to stable, high quality Tennis Channel (USA) or TennisTv (UK) streams, but this is a lower level ATP clay tournament (a 250 not Masters or Grand Slam), so the links this week have been even more international due to less prime coverage (see: screenshot & notice spelling). Maybe that change has contributed to increased pop out ads? At least these links have commentary (sometimes they don’t).

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  1. Exact URLs of the websites in question:

https://cdn.xsportbox.com/webplayer.php?t=ifr&c=2376886&lang=en&eid=200345646&lid=2376886&ci=5688&si=4&ask=1712185800&noplayer=0

https://cdn.xsportbox.com/webplayer.php?t=ifr&c=2376886&lang=en&eid=200345646&lid=2376886&ci=5688&si=4&ask=1712185800&noplayer=0

cdn.xsportbox.com

Checked on this using a non-sports streaming site & got a pop-out ads there as well, but the ads were blocked, so that’s a bit better.

  1. Screenshot of the ads as they appear in Brave:

I had four & they change each time. After the 4th one, I decided to make a support thread. These are #5-8 repeated from earlier. Pop-out ads show whenever I click on the video itself in order to adjust volume, pause, etc.

  1. Did the issue present with default Shields settings? (yes/no)

YES.

  1. Does the site function as expected when Shields are turned off?

Even more ads.

  1. Does the ad appear when using a Private window as well? (yes/no)

YES.

  1. What OS are you using when you see the ad?

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Brave version (check About Brave):

Lots of info, but I hope this helps.

FIx will be out in the next 24hrs. Thanks for the report @NotAgain

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Was using this link to watch Charleston 500 tennis final:

https://antenasports.ru/tennis1.php

After closing Brave & restarting my computer b/c the fan was running a lot, I reopened the browser & got these pop-out redirects:




Fix will incoming within the next 3-4hrs.

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Watching Monte-Carlo Masters & got pop-out redirects today when I never do.

improvements in the next few hours

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Seems fine here, no popups

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More tennis, more links, more popups. See below, thanks.

https://antennasports.ru/tennis1.php

https://antennasports.ru/tennisplus1.php

https://antennasports.ru/tennisplus2.php

https://antennasports.ru/tennisplus3.php

https://antennasports.ru/tennisplus4.php

https://antennasports.ru/tennisplus5.php

https://antennasports.ru/tennisplus6.php

https://antennasports.ru/tennisplus7.php

https://antennasports.ru/tennisplus8.php




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