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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 14:29:24 Reply

At 3/19/04 11:59 AM, -Akula- wrote: 1. Can Norton Internet security stop these malicious adds

2. WTF happened to the portal top 50!(although it's ok already)

is that Hotbar on your computer? it's spyware (i think)

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 14:31:11 Reply

i got that homepage changing crap, fucking annoying >:|

But i sorted it out ^^


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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 14:34:11 Reply

At 3/19/04 11:59 AM, -Akula- wrote: 2. WTF happened to the portal top 50!(although it's ok already)

that happens from time to time, ive seen it so bad that the only thing that laoded looked like this < , but you just have to refresh it, and it will be ok.

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 14:45:04 Reply

I havnt had any trouble with this... Yet i just hope i dont.

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 14:58:49 Reply

Pop up blockers are the reason for all these new mailcious ads. If people never installed pop up blockers, or used browsers that blocked them, we whouldn't have all these problems. Even f'ing ISP include software to block pop ups. It should be ILLEGAL. It's like buying a TV that blocks TV commercials.

I run Ad-Aware and Ad-Watch (pay version). Ad-Watch stops all the malicious installers, but lets the clean pop ups through.


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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 15:02:15 Reply

At 3/19/04 02:58 PM, WadeFulp wrote: Pop up blockers are the reason for all these new mailcious ads. If people never installed pop up blockers, or used browsers that blocked them, we whouldn't have all these problems. Even f'ing ISP include software to block pop ups. It should be ILLEGAL. It's like buying a TV that blocks TV commercials.

I run Ad-Aware and Ad-Watch (pay version). Ad-Watch stops all the malicious installers, but lets the clean pop ups through.

well some popup blockers are good cuz if the parents doesn't wan t there kid to se porn popups witch are all over the web....


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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 15:26:32 Reply

What are pop-ups?? By the way, if the one with the daisy is still on, I know that has spyware....

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 15:27:28 Reply

At 3/19/04 02:58 PM, WadeFulp wrote: Pop up blockers are the reason for all these new mailcious ads. If people never installed pop up blockers, or used browsers that blocked them, we whouldn't have all these problems.

How does that work?

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 15:43:05 Reply

At 3/19/04 11:37 AM, TomFulp wrote: I'm noticing that some malicious spyware and worse has been slipping through our third party ad code lately. Some of this code may even change your default homepage.

That's horrible!!!!

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 15:51:13 Reply

Jesus Christ =\


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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 15:52:36 Reply

That sucks Tom, I haven't experienced any of that ad code myself, it could be because I have a pop up blocker, although I probably do need to check spyware again, but as for right now, I'm alright, I'm using an Emachine with Windows XP. Thought I'd point that out in case that would be helpful to you in any way. Hope the Alien Hominid work is going smoothly for you.


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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 16:13:11 Reply

My computer hasn't reacted to any of those codes. But Instead of learning stuff at skool I learn more things here. Well guess I got my reading in for the day.

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 16:21:56 Reply

Not good at all, every time I come here I get a browser hijack to an adaware removal utility, kinda ironic, but I got to get my fix of NG, as long as ad-aware dose it's job I will be back

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 16:22:53 Reply

http://www.outwar.com/page.php?x=2054812

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 16:34:16 Reply

you fukin homo dont write you ghetto wars code on here youll get banned you dumbass

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 16:35:44 Reply

I'm currently using Mozilla firefox, and the Zone Alarm Firewall, and havent even seen a pop up on NG for a long time.

Also for all you Explorer users, you should Download the Google Toolbar, which has pop-up blocking features, and a few other cool features.

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 16:53:11 Reply

At 3/19/04 02:58 PM, WadeFulp wrote:

:It should be ILLEGAL. It's like buying a TV that blocks TV commercials.


Like Tivo?:-D

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 16:54:42 Reply

At 3/19/04 02:58 PM, WadeFulp wrote: Pop up blockers are the reason for all these new mailcious ads. If people never installed pop up blockers, or used browsers that blocked them, we whouldn't have all these problems. Even f'ing ISP include software to block pop ups. It should be ILLEGAL. It's like buying a TV that blocks TV commercials.

I run Ad-Aware and Ad-Watch (pay version). Ad-Watch stops all the malicious installers, but lets the clean pop ups through.

What the hell kind of logic is that? Would you apply that analagy to pre-1950s Europe? The reason why Hitler tried to dominate Europe was because he simply couldn't do it legally, so thus the legal system is to blame?

Dude, i have nothing against NG - i love it, but for the love of god please don't stand up for pop-ups. Anyway, who actually clicks them? What purpose do they have - 99% of the time people close one as soon as it spawns, and net novices soon learn to use Alt+F4 if necessary.

There's my opinion, feel free to criticise (i get used to it...).

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 17:00:52 Reply

spyware doesnt effect macs(lucky us!)

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 17:05:22 Reply

At 3/19/04 11:37 AM, TomFulp wrote: Stuff about the pop up ads.

Heh, I think I might have just got one while typing this reply...it said URL connection failed or something.

Guess it didn't load right because my system's based on UNIX...I hope it didn't load right...

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 17:09:54 Reply

I haven't had problems with things like this in ages, with Norton Internet Security AdBlocker, Google Toolbar and a firewall. The curse of obtrusive banners and pop-ups is only a fleeting memory now. Spyware loaded ads are completely ridiculous though, I'm glad you're sorting things out.

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 17:13:50 Reply

Not supportive? Sorry, I'll buy AH they day Tom finishes it, but I won't put up with popups.

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 17:27:14 Reply

At 3/19/04 02:58 PM, WadeFulp wrote: Pop up blockers are the reason for all these new mailcious ads. If people never installed pop up blockers, or used browsers that blocked them, we whouldn't have all these problems.

I have Goolge toolbar, but I never use the blocker. It's common sense; bandwidth isn't free, sites with pop-ups usually are.

Now look at TV. You have to pay for that AND you get commercials. Sites like NG, etc. provide a free service for a few ads. It's not that bad a deal, live with it.

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 17:28:53 Reply

Thanks for informing us so that we can try to fix it and prevent it from hapening i really apreciate it

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 17:38:55 Reply

At 3/19/04 02:58 PM, WadeFulp wrote: Pop up blockers are the reason for all these new mailcious ads. If people never installed pop up blockers, or used browsers that blocked them, we whouldn't have all these problems. Even f'ing ISP include software to block pop ups. It should be ILLEGAL. It's like buying a TV that blocks TV commercials.

I doubt that, Wade. I think if there wasn't such a thing as a pop-up blocker, it would be worse. Pay someone a few bucks, and you can spread a virus around the net in one night. It wouldn't matter if your ad got pulled, since there aren't any pop-up blockers, you'd know at least someone got the bug. And then they'd give it to someone else, etc.

And as far as ethics go, what about stuff like TiVo? People pay good money to remove the ads from TV.

I run Ad-Aware and Ad-Watch (pay version). Ad-Watch stops all the malicious installers, but lets the clean pop ups through.

I know NG depends on pop-ups for revenue, and that's why sometimes I disable my own blocker. But I've never liked the idea of pop-up ads. It's not like TV advertisements. Banner ads are more like TV ads. They have their place, they do their job. They don't keep people from enjoying the site. If TV had pop-ups, that block the screen during the action, or change the TV to the Home Shopping Network, I wouldn't watch TV. Period.

I always refer people to NG, whenever the opportunity arises, and some stay and become a part of the NG community. However, countless times I've been told that "there were just too many pop-up ads". And that is no joke.

I'd prefer an option to pay for an pop-up-less account on NG rather than turn off my pop-up blocker.


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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 17:45:54 Reply

Yea, I've noticed alot, there are ads that even my google pop-up blocker doesnt block, and its only on NG. Right not its at like 27545, but in one week it was like from 1,235 to 12,357. ITS CRAZY.

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 18:03:43 Reply

At 3/19/04 11:37 AM, TomFulp wrote: we launch a new site design

This site design you speak of... when will this be?


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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 18:12:13 Reply

At 3/19/04 02:58 PM, WadeFulp wrote: Pop up blockers are the reason for all these new mailcious ads. If people never installed pop up blockers, or used browsers that blocked them, we whouldn't have all these problems. Even f'ing ISP include software to block pop ups. It should be ILLEGAL.

I can't believe I'm hearing this. Pop-up blockers should be illegal? Give me a break. Ever think for one reason that the malicious ads are the reason for the pop-up blockers? It's a catch-22 situation. I for one wouldn't dream of viewing Newgrounds with anything other than Firefox, purely because of the malicious ads. The fact that it kills the innocent pop-ups is just a welcome (for the end user) by-product. I hardly think for one minute that more than 20% of your users have adequate pop-up protection in any case, I doubt you're going to be losing a significant amount of income from people using pop-up blockers.


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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 18:13:37 Reply

At 3/19/04 12:36 PM, SamG wrote: You need ad-aware:

Thank you!

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Response to Malicious Ads... 2004-03-19 18:29:24 Reply

At 3/19/04 12:36 PM, SamG wrote:
At 3/19/04 12:07 PM, _lightning_ wrote: Does any one know what to do against that http://mysearchnow.com/ banner i get on IE? I know newgrunding posted athread about that ones but i don't remember where.
You need ad-aware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Adaware only removes the spyware once you have it, it doesn't keep you from getting it.

Download a prog named Spyware Guard, it blocks everything, is free and has regular updates.

Also I would highly recommend picking up a copy of pop-up stopper pro.