I don't get the ads (Adblocker on the PC stops that, wherever I go).
Windows 7 64-bit, Firefox (latest version).
I also use NoScript, which has many times protected me from nasties that would otherwise have run (not here but on some other websites). I can bypass that with a click if I reckon the blocked sites are OK.
I have several other "protections" on the PC - most of which are there for good reason.
So, when I click on the Flyer Weather site, I get a warning from NoScript of various scripts that want to run. I tell it to let them all run.
ANOTHER list of scripts pop ups, asking for permission to run. I tell those Yes. I get a THIRD lot ... and so it goes on for a while.
It then spends a long time trying to download stuff from vimeocdn.com, luwes.co, sucuri.net and lphbs.com.
Eventually it stops downloading and I get this:
- which is as far as it will go. There are no more scripts asking for permission. It doesn't play.
I think that means one of two things:
1. The weather app won't run unless ads are allowed, or
2. One of the scripts it wants to run is blocked by my standard "no dodgy stuff" protection.
I tried the same link on my iPad, and got a "link blocked" message. I logged out of the Forum and tried the link again, and it worked. I saw Simon's cheery face and heard the forecast.
I conclude that there's something in the coding of the weather site that offends one of Avast, NoScript, Adblocker, WOT, Greasemonkey, or HTTPSeverywhere.