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Friends, I'm considering leaving DeviantArt.

Since my projects take months to complete, I don't upload but a few times a year. DeviantArt has had a massive problem with Malware getting in through their ads. Every time I come here to check out things, my anti-virus blocks a high-threat risk coming into my computer. The only thing DeviantArt has done is allow you to download a firefox ad on where you can report the ads, but that still doesn't block the attempted attacks. This has been a problem for years. Every time a Core membership sale comes up where I get 6 months, I'll get it, but it comes up rarely and I can't justify the normal membership as, A. It used to be cheaper for Premium, but they doubled the cost and renamed the same thing "Core". I don't use the other features, I *JUST* want ad-free browsing to protect myself, and B. As I said, I don't upload often enough to justify paying $5 a month to use this site.

If DeviantArt really cared about stopping these hackers, they would offer a tiered system where there would be a cheaper price for only ad-free browsing. Maybe I'll come back every once in awhile to throw up a new picture, but for my own safety, I just can't come here anymore until DeviantArt fixes their shit.
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staleydm01 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please don’t your actually quality 
lightningcat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Not familiar with uBlock, but AdBlock stopped all problems I used to have with the DA ads.
8-0-8 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Thank you for letting me know. My antivirus & firewall haven't raised any red flags, but sometimes they miss things. It's better safe than sorry, right?
Erzsabet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Have you tried using AdBlock Plus?
harbingerdawn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
^ This, or uBlock Origin if you're on Firefox 57+ (which I highly recommend).
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