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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 12:41 PM Reply

i shall let you now when i found one

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 01:04 PM Reply

I understand that you need sponsorship for $$$ to keep NG running, but don't consolidate with thrid parties because they are always the ones who virus up yer friggin comps.... I have to come in through a random portal link now to avoid it...

And yes I did find one on the FRONT PAGE of NG, it was some company called "Second Thought" that aggressivly tries to download it's self onto your computer and gives you trojan.angents I don believe and some virus that began with HTML (I don't know, I had housecall and Ad-aware eliminate them)

Well, let this be a lession to you, Tom.

Third parties = DOOM (For us).

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 01:17 PM Reply

I have not seen any portal virus I will let you know Tom if I get attacked by one

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 01:39 PM Reply

At 9/13/04 12:21 PM, IllustriousPotentate wrote: 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:

Internet Optimizer
My Daily Horoscope
Clear Search
TV Media

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.

I got the SAME thing. Fucking bullshit pissed me off. I ran my ad-aware and over a 100 of those sonsofbitches came up. Some of them I STILL can't get rid of! I was wondering if someone else got that misleading dialog.
It really made me angry, because you couldn't prevent it from downloading.
Although that ad came up for me when I came to the frontpage.

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 01:50 PM Reply

Hey Tom, this isn't a virus, but it's another advertisement that blocks the movie window. I'm viewing a "Suitable for All" movie, and I've got an American Express ad in the middle of the window. The button to close the ad is covered up by the "average price of gasoline" ad above it, so it's just stuck there, in my way.

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 02:04 PM Reply


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,
NW

Uhmmm...no

ok Do these ads that you sponsor even pay you people tom? I mean cause if they pay you....and you put them on your site...im pretty sure that that there is some sort of contract in there somewhere. Why dont you just sue the bitches. Can you even, ylu should let us know. That way anyone who's computer was infected by that shit could join you with subpoenas or whatever like super sue the fuck out of them. DO IT DO IT


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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 02:06 PM Reply

At 9/13/04 01:50 PM, ShittyKitty wrote: Hey Tom, this isn't a virus, but it's another advertisement that blocks the movie window. I'm viewing a "Suitable for All" movie, and I've got an American Express ad in the middle of the window. The button to close the ad is covered up by the "average price of gasoline" ad above it, so it's just stuck there, in my way.

did you try ctrl-w? where there is a will there is a way. That shits for real


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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 02:10 PM Reply

At 9/13/04 01:50 PM, ShittyKitty wrote: Hey Tom, this isn't a virus, but it's another advertisement that blocks the movie window. I'm viewing a "Suitable for All" movie, and I've got an American Express ad in the middle of the window. The button to close the ad is covered up by the "average price of gasoline" ad above it, so it's just stuck there, in my way.

Wait, do you mean some really weird adverts that pop up inside the window? Preventing you from pressing the links to open the window, or even vote? I've got a couple of them now, but I haven't come across any trojans i don't think. And yeah, sometimes I get smiley central adverts, and i can't close them!!

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 02:19 PM Reply

Ok. Get rid of the damn AOL ad. Every time I get it (picture below) on the submission page, the "watch this movie" button no longer works. Then I have to reload it many times before I get an AD other than the AOL one that doesn't kill the watch button. Please do something about this.

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 02:32 PM Reply

Well, this is not exactly a virus but it IS annoying. I once entered the "Games" page and a small game come up. It's like silent scope, uhm...Shoot the terrorist and get a free Ipod or something. Well, it does hide your mouse on enterframe, and you know what that means...no mouse on the whole page!

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 02:40 PM Reply

At 9/13/04 02:32 PM, Altera wrote: Well, it does hide your mouse on enterframe, and you know what that means...no mouse on the whole page!

"Wait, I thought that was only if the mouse is over the flash file? Anyhow, yeah, why bother making such annoying ads that download virus', block buttons and hide you're mouse?! Its just so god-damn annoying!!

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 02:57 PM Reply

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. 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!

I seen DIALERS a couple of times i entered newgrounds. Like do you want to execept things, which are really anoying, and i mean someone could press yes by mistake. But nothing else.

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 02:58 PM Reply

I got an ad that was in front of everything, but not in a seperate window, so I couldn't view the movie. I don't even know what age group it was. Hope this helps.

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 02:59 PM Reply

At 9/13/04 02:32 PM, Altera wrote: Well, this is not exactly a virus but it IS annoying. I once entered the "Games" page and a small game come up. It's like silent scope, uhm...Shoot the terrorist and get a free Ipod or something. Well, it does hide your mouse on enterframe, and you know what that means...no mouse on the whole page!

Yes i hate that. Its really annoying.

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 03:03 PM Reply

Agh! Sorry, but it keeps happening! Man, I can't even watch movie's because of this!

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 03:07 PM Reply

I haven't seen any trojan ads but there's a horse knocking on my front door. Should I let him in?


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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 03:11 PM Reply

Well, is he made of wood, or metal? Otherwise when it's made from metal you could let him in but be sure to...uhm...well...give him coffee!

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 03:26 PM Reply

I've seen them on almost all the portal views ive looked into, heres the most recent, and by the way, this is rated teen.

here or, if u just want the address, http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/191740

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 03:27 PM Reply

Yeah, those are the same god awful and down right annoying ads i get, cept i get ads for smiley central and some other thing that looks like a flag, sometimes you can hopefully close them by simply clicking on a x in the top right corner of the image like anything else, but Smiley central is just being evil by making it stay there!

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 03:31 PM Reply

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 03:50 PM Reply

I haven't found any viruses yet. I'm sure my Norton would have caught any. Good luck finding them though, if I see any I'll come back to this thread and post.


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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 03:52 PM Reply

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. 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!

i cant tell u what submission it was but i clicked on a underjudment submission and bam all this shit started popin up and i got 7 viruses trojans and win32? but all of this happend on satruday in the morning hours so its all prolly fixed now

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 03:59 PM Reply

I have noticed that on three occasions my computer got infected, I had to do system restores to *make it appear* fixed. Anyway, I don't know the URL's, but I do know the names of the installed files were adblaster and Virtual Bouncer...hope that helps.

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 04:05 PM Reply

There were always a bunch of pop-ups for me whenever I went to the audio portal, but for some reason I was banned from it, and I have no idea why, but I dont have to deal witht hose pop-ups anymore

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 04:06 PM Reply

Im not sure which ad it was but it gave me 2 ad warers and i cant get rid of them

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 04:18 PM Reply

Thankfully I've got a good FREE program that removes any spyware, i just ran it and somehow Bonzibuddy got on the list! Stupid purple monkey.

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 04:19 PM Reply

ads hardly pay at all, about 10 cents a hit or something. Tom Fulp needs to get a job. Or a better one.

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 04:20 PM Reply

Tom, I would like to tell you this earlier, but, here it goes:

Newgrounds nowadays isn´t very far from those annoying porn sites with millions of popups and viruses...

Tom, please kick those fucking sponsors away and get some real sponsors... I know you can do it...

Another idea, is shutdown newgrounds and build it again... Like the old days...

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. 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!
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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 04:22 PM Reply

yea, no one likes those annoying porn ads. Just because they get more hits then other ads doesnt mean you should go and sacrifice the quality of the site with them.

oh yea and an annoying chili's resteraunt ad keeps popping up here.

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Response to Virus Crackdown Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 04:27 PM Reply

I have been getting a couple of Trojans from portals with the teen rateing, 13+ or whatever its called... and Ive gotten one from a 17+, if I get anouther I will tell you the exact URL if I can!


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