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We've been expanding the number of third party ad companies we work with, and once again virus ads have crept into the adstream. I need anyone who has spotted trojan ads to respond to this thread with the specific URL where they saw it. If it was the Portal VIEW page, what age range was the submission rated for? There are different ads based on different ratings. Please respond, and we'll deal with these ads!
even thou im not sure about that, but my f secure thing showed something like that and asked me if id like to delet it or go on by file by file.
it changed the name, and i cuoldnt trace it.
Only this happened while i was viewing a movie with ratings at 17, so im not sure.
At 9/13/04 08:12 AM, TomFulp wrote: We've been expanding the number of third party ad companies we work with, and once again virus ads have crept into the adstream. There are different ads based on different ratings. Please respond, and we'll deal with these ads!
dang. Newgrounds is kinda going to hell... better deal with this before all the members go somewhere else, and thats not funny...
I got a Pentium 2 400 MHZ, and these ads does do a load of weird stuff to my computer. with every click, four ads come up... Though I recently updated my msn toolbar, firefox, norton anti virus 2004, cookies disablement, a list of trusted and untrusted websites, and a load more, all I knew in my knowledge, but still, they came through.
As a new member of Newgrounds, I must say I like this site very much, and would wish I'd got such a good site, one that people may not ever see again in this height. I hope you really can take care of this problem...
BTW, ads are not needed if people donate. try to get some good sponsors who give good money without ads like that. Ad banners on normal webpages, No problem. but no pop ups! please!
thanks in advance,
I keep getting the same spyware cookies (is this what you're talking about?) from email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org or admin@fortunecity. Those last two are the worst. Sometimes i only go into the portal for ten minutes, and i'll get one or all of those. Sorry, i can't think of what the ratings would be, but i'm pretty sure they aren't 17+.
Yea the Pop-Ups are a bitch. I Run into those a lot right when I go to view a movie and it's annoying like hell. Maybe we could find an alternative instead of the Pop Ups?
Here is another one:
From the portal to a 13+ rated movie
Get better ads. iFilm is okay, but how about a major company, like apple or something, see if they can turn some people.
i never have any probmems when i use netscape but i just came on with IE, got a virus alert from norton streight away
it came from a pop-up on the front page, i cudnt tell you which pop-up it was from tho, sorry...i closed the window as soon as i got the alert.
I got it on the front page. Mcafee came up TWICE! TWO Trojans on the front page, and I didn't even see a popup ad!
I have a suggestion. Why not make an automated preloader and put into it a short (10 second or so) ad space so that every time you load a movie, a short ad is displayed. Then sell these ad spaces to various companys and let them pay like half a cent or something per view. Also, let a certain percentage of the advertaising money made on a movie go to the autor. I think, if you made a really god movie with like a million views you diserve to get a piece of the action. In the begining it wont be much, but as more and more flashers go professional the movies will start to get better and better and NG will be more and more popular, finaly Newgrounds will be the dominant site on the web and Tom Fulp will rule the world! ....Wait, did i overdo it? Damn! :D
I can't remember where I got the virus ads from, but I do know that while viewing some movies, Zone Alarm alerted me that WMP was trying to access the internet. A few seconds later, a "Visual C++" Error popped up and said that WMP had incountered an internal error or somthing. Then a 'web optimizer' instalation popped up. You have to uncheck a button before closing it to keep it from installing. But it stays hidden in your WMP files. If you try to run Windows Media Player, the web optimizer instalation pops up, and the Visual C++ error about WMP pops up. The only fix for this that I know of is to re-install WMP, or just leave the corrupted files as they are, to keep from getting re-infected, and use some type of other media player.
I aslo noticed Norton Anti-Virus pop up 3 times in a row last night, saying that a repair had been completed. The cause was a trojan virus. This came just after viewing some things on newgrounds.
HOLY SHIT I'VE NEVER SEEN THE POST PAGE WITH A WINDOWS MACHINE BEFORE. NICE TANK.
Anyway, before i got that suprise, i was going to say that all i've noticed is that the AOL popup shows up everywhere. Also...this machine has a popup blocker that's preventing me from viewing movies with it on; ie: it's thinking the movie is a deadly popup ad.
Aaaalso....awesome new portal page. completely awesome. I love the new scripted portal logo (linky). Really great job, guys. It can only get better!
Is a virus crackdown kin to a redneck ho-down?
Ahh, life's little mysteries.
What always boggles my mind is how this shit is even legal, and is distributed by large ad companies. Goddamn bastards.
I put the "funk" in function()
At 9/13/04 11:59 AM, RiftMaster wrote: What always boggles my mind is how this shit is even legal
I have serious doubts re: the legality of spreading viruses and trojans for profit.
I don't know if virus is the correct word. I'd call it spyware or adware.
A couple of search pages in the forums gave me these a couple of times:
My Daily Horoscope
Both times, a standard-windows looking dialog box popped up tellling you to uncheck the box and close the box if you didn't want to install it. I opened up Task Manager and found that the spyware had already been installed, and the dialog box was just a facade.
Ad-Aware went crazy getting all of them off. I've never seen so much spyware on my machine since V2.ABetterInternet got a hold of it.
So often times it happens, that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we had the key...
Hmm, well, I still get the big i-frames, but at least after I close them I can click links that were previously behind them.
Not getting trojans from here, I think. Just viruses from elsewhere