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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 24th, 2004 @ 03:11 PM Reply

the malicious code doesn't happen to my computer right now (winxp, netscape nav), but on my boyfriends (who also has winxp, IE) i've noticed that does happen on his. it could be the difference in the browsers, or the fact that he hasn't had the SP1 upgrade for his windows program. i'm sure that it's really affecting the users who haven't done any update on their PCs in a while.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 24th, 2004 @ 03:24 PM Reply

I second this opinion. If spyware had never been invented to invade your privacy (which btw is against the law except some shiester lawyers found loopholes allowing spyware) we would not need adware or popup blockers in the first place. If anyone is to blame, it is the people who are breaking the laws which cause the rest of us to get the programs which block everything (including the money making popups for our favorite sites). I say kill all the jerkoffs who perpetuate this malicious crap and let the rest of us live in peace and then we can all just get along and get rid of our blocking programs since we won't need them and the sites will be making 100% of the money they should be making.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 24th, 2004 @ 09:34 PM Reply

Those damn ads fucked up my home page.
I hope they get taken down soon.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 24th, 2004 @ 09:57 PM Reply

At 3/19/04 04:53 PM, MindChamber wrote:
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

ummm...... I have TiVo and unless you record something and then watch it.....theres no way to skip comercials.....

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 25th, 2004 @ 07:19 AM Reply

Well, googlebar is the only thing that kept me from a total crash because of some malicious submissions, so I rather like my popup killer (however, it doesnt seem to be spyware though, I've ran ad-aware after installing it and it didn't give me anything weird)

I'd recommand to take SpyBot Seach and Destroy and immumise your pc, can cause some trouble with certain websites though.

I don't like NG's pop-ups because I'm simply not interested in a free porn ezine or something like that. However, I think it's not much of an effort to click a banner a day. NG might not get paid per click, but it certainly does encurage companies to pay them for space.
Still, it would be a bit more encuraging for me to click banners if not all of them would involve hentai and other raw meat.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 25th, 2004 @ 07:33 AM Reply

I keep getting 'Help NG' ads and travel ads whenever I access a flash submission. Even the Google toolbar doesn't block it.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 25th, 2004 @ 01:27 PM 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. It never seems to impact any of the PCs I use, so it is hard for me to track it down. I'm not sure what the difference is between the computers I use and the computers that fall victim to malicious ad code....

Yeah, it happens to my computer, but only if I am using Internet explorer. Not if I'm using AOL Optimized though, its the pop up blocker.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 25th, 2004 @ 03:01 PM Reply

I have just learned that Micro$oft *may* have taken "the finger from the arse" and are now going to include a Pop-Up blocker for Internet Explorer as part of the next Service Pack (although how many people download those updates...).

Read more about it at http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/53/36500.html .

Quote:"The Service Pack will also add a pop-up ad blocker to Internet Explorer - the most requested feature according to Rebecca Norlander, Microsoft's group manager for XP SP2 - and a download manager. Norlander said that pop-ups are increasingly used to "dribble" spy ware onto users' machines. Giving users granular control over whether they accept pop-up or ActiveX controls from particular sites is therefore a significant security improvement to IE."

I'd still recommend Mozilla Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ ) though - but at least now there is hope for those who use IE.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 25th, 2004 @ 03:21 PM Reply

I got home from school today, and I saw a new thing installed. It won't let me see my Yahoo Toolbar, and I have a new "IE Toolbar". Also, I can't hide "My Search Bar". Something is fucked.

Is this the Malicious Ads fault?

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 25th, 2004 @ 06:21 PM Reply

i dont get any popups when i come here at my home computer and all i have is norton IS with the ad blocking turned on. in fact the computer i'm on now doesnt even have the ad blocking turened on and i didnt get any.

along with my hosts file edited to point majority of known ad server address to a loopback , changing the hosts file is a great way to prevent some ads

now on the computers at work are a different story, i get like a gazillion popups and activex things wanting to install

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 25th, 2004 @ 06:26 PM Reply

if you want to read more about SP2 codemonkeyuk then go here
http://www.arstechnica.com/wankerdesk/04q1/sp2-beta-1.html

its a walkthrough of the beta

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 25th, 2004 @ 08:40 PM Reply

Damn you spyware!!! Damn you all the hell!!!

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 26th, 2004 @ 12:06 AM 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.

If THEY didn't have to have every surface in the country plastered with "BUY Sh*t!" then we would have had no need to block that which does not exist.

But instead they decided to declare war, and you can win too, just disable ActiveX from running on your browser, or have it prompt you. That should take care of gaytor, and get a pop-up blocker. Ultrastopper is what I have, it blocks most of what I see pop-up wise, but you have to disable it to open a new window from IE. Small price to pay for not seeing 95% of the ads.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 26th, 2004 @ 12:56 AM Reply

I used to always get this damn ad about signing up for weird fetish and sex zines to help NG...I'd rather just buy a T-Shirt, ya know?

Another one spawned about 3 other ads, which each spawned more and more until the dirty little bastards forced my 'net to close. I say everyone should just shell out money for NG merch, so you don't have to rely and these ads so much. Exactly how much money do you get from these ads anyway?


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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 26th, 2004 @ 01:05 AM Reply

One more thing I forgot to ad...(haha shitty pun)

I haven't been to NG for near half a year till now because it had gotten so bad. It bogged down the site a lot (not anymore tho, I got a virtual condom for my computer), and there was so much shit coming at my computer that it closed my net in digital fear evertime i got onto NG. From my experience, NG is generally a great environment. Even though there are a few assholes, the majority of NG users have a good sense of humor and a concern for actual events. I would hate to see it come down because some spyware generating fucktards need to advertise their new Anal Bird Seed Fetish Newsletter. I love you NG!!


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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 26th, 2004 @ 01:20 AM Reply

At 3/20/04 03:36 PM, megamuff wrote: boy are you people glad i came when i did.. never seeing ads again takes alot of work, but you can do it!
http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~atman/spam/adblock.shtml <-- read all here, follow instructions.
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php <-- download this antivirus program, it has no spyware/adware and its free. update often.
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html <-- download this program, it stops spyware from running, and from being installed. (including from malicious code.)
http://toolbar.google.ca/ <-- i am sure everyone knows what this is.. it stops most pop-up ads. enable the blocker on sites with pop-up ads, like this one.
http://download.com.com/3001-8022-10194058.html <-- this will take you to spybot search and destroy, the download window will come up right when visiting.
http://www.pcflank.com/securitynews.htm <-- this web site will keep you up to date on any internet security news.
http://www.windowsupdate.com <-- i can not stress enough how important the critical updates are. get them to stop malicious code from running on web pages and in outlook/outlook express, and these updates will help stop hackers from compromising your computer.
http://www.agnitum.com/download/outpost1.html <-- the best ever firewall, the site even has a forum! (those who have zone alarm free version, uninstall and get outpost NOW because zone alarm has a security flaw allowing hackers in. the maker of zone alarm decided not to fix the flaw hoping it would make free users buy the full version, do not fall for this trick! dont give them money for risking online security!!!!)

Wow thanks a lot for the info, I figured quoting you would be the best thing to do to help the rest of the n00bs to this horrible privacy/advert war. Good to see people on our side with the proper information. The first link is the most vital in stopping most of these things, yet the others should not be overlooked.

BTW you all need to send your $1 to Wade so he can buy a f**king clue.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 26th, 2004 @ 01:59 AM Reply

Anyone heard of AD Ware better than and spyware software, and there are new updates all the time.
look it up!

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 26th, 2004 @ 02:25 AM 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. It never seems to impact any of the PCs I use, so it is hard for me to track it down. I'm not sure what the difference is between the computers I use and the computers that fall victim to malicious ad code.

Your malicious ad is from www.xuppa.com, or at least it is trying to run the activeX install, and possibly crashing peoples' browsers or worse.

check back on page 3 of this thread or my last post quoting the post with the links to anti-ad information and programs. Editing your host file so that ad sites are turned to local sites seems to do the trick. Don't forget to add these to the list to prevent seeing them here: ads.track.net, www.xuppa.com, www.qksrv.net, webpdb.gator.com, ads.peel.com, ads.gorillanation.com, and www.bandbuilder.com

Have a nice and ad free day :)

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 27th, 2004 @ 11:09 PM Reply

did people not read what i said??? spywareblaster is the main one you should want, it prevents anything from self-installing, running, bringing up the active x agreement, and from being installed with something else. also windows update u should get.

here is what i said, read thoroughly:

boy are you people luckyi came when i did.. never seeing ads again takes alot of work, but you can do it!
http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~atman/spam/adblock.shtml <-- read all here, follow instructions.
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php <-- download this antivirus program, it has no spyware/adware and its free. update often.
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html <-- download this program, it stops spyware from running, and from being installed. (including from malicious code.)
http://toolbar.google.ca/ <-- i am sure everyone knows what this is.. it stops most pop-up ads. enable the blocker on sites with pop-up ads, like this one.
http://download.com.com/3001-8022-10194058.html <-- this will take you to spybot search and destroy, the download window will come up right when visiting.
http://www.pcflank.com/securitynews.htm <-- this web site will keep you up to date on any internet security news.
http://www.windowsupdate.com <-- i can not stress enough how important the critical updates are. get them to stop malicious code from running on web pages and in outlook/outlook express, and these updates will help stop hackers from compromising your computer.
http://www.agnitum.com/download/outpost1.html <-- the best ever firewall, the site even has a forum! (those who have zone alarm free version, uninstall and get outpost NOW because zone alarm has a security flaw allowing hackers in. the maker of zone alarm decided not to fix the flaw hoping it would make free users buy the full version, do not fall for this trick! dont give them money for risking online security!!!!)

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 28th, 2004 @ 12:06 AM Reply

its fine tom it happens to all sites eventully :-/

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 28th, 2004 @ 12:10 AM Reply

At 3/27/04 11:09 PM, megamuff wrote: did people not read what i said???

um no we didnt cuz u are a n00b lvl up and come back later.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 28th, 2004 @ 12:45 AM Reply

Man I got one of those once. It sucked, but it is real easy to get rid of. Just download Ad-aware and you will be free from the mess.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 28th, 2004 @ 04:53 AM Reply

At 3/19/04 11:37 AM, TomFulp wrote: I'm hoping that when we launch a new site design, with superbanners on every page (the front page will only have one superbanner, not a superbanner and regular banner at the top as it currently does), we will be able to severely cut back on the pop-up code that runs on the site.

by superbanner, do you mean the banner under the line of buttons?


fucking magnets man how do they work

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 28th, 2004 @ 05:01 AM Reply

At 3/23/04 12:22 AM, l3lo0d wrote: the neurotically yours series isnt in the series section, where is it?

This really isn't the place to ask about flash... Anyway, have you tried using the thing called the search?

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 28th, 2004 @ 08:03 AM Reply

There has been a time when I can't access here...the background's there but nothing's really there...all was there and available was an advertisement. I know I totally clueless about these matters but is that somehow related?

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 28th, 2004 @ 01:26 PM Reply

i am a noob? then why do you think you arent? you spelled a word with NUMBERS!! that is the dumbest thing you could possibly do!!!!
anyway, i'm not a regular poster... whats the deal with the level thing?

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 28th, 2004 @ 01:30 PM Reply

anyway, if i am a noob why would i have such a large amount of advice?

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 28th, 2004 @ 03:02 PM Reply

At 3/28/04 01:30 PM, megamuff wrote: anyway, if i am a noob why would i have such a large amount of advice?

Exactly, and I appriciate it, and the others must not understand simple step by step instructions. Since I was the one to use the term "n00b" I shall define it, since the context wasn't enough to do so for some people. A n00b is someone who is just now starting to notice that ads are evil, and can't do anything about it. Since your the one who posted all the anti-ad links I'd say your the farthest thing from a n00b in this thread. However the ignorance of the others was desparate to defend their champions of chumps, Tom and Wade, and decided since you didn't know that voting on flash submissions is how you gain levels, hence them calling you a n00b for the level 1 ranking you have from not voting on flash.

A little advice from me to you, in trade for that which you have given me; don't let these idiots get to you, they have no idea what they are talking about, and they defend Tom and Wade to the death like fanatics no matter if they are wrong or right.

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 28th, 2004 @ 07:29 PM Reply

thanks. ps if you are a NIS user visit this url. it explains that there has been a vulnerability found in NIS.
http://www.pcflank.com/news260304.htm

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Response to Malicious Ads... Mar. 30th, 2004 @ 01:56 AM Reply

I'm trying to get the pop up blocker to block those damn advertisers, they always pop out all the time which pisses me off.