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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 
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lightningcat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Not familiar with uBlock, but AdBlock stopped all problems I used to have with the DA ads.
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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?
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Erzsabet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Have you tried using AdBlock Plus?
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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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