Dangerous Banners in MT

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celluz

celluz

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Hi there, i open this thread because since 2 days in MT there are 2 bad banners, one about porn site and another one asking for installing a software called Drive Cleaning...i hope that will be fixed soon :)

Anime-fan

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Yes i can confirm this warning: yesterday a fake software anti-syware
has tried to install himself into my PC

Northy

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Ah, there is a topic on this already. I'd like to second this one, and I'm adding a screenshot of the ad in question. Oh, and I can't get the link to this ad, simply because the banner was made so that I can't copy said links. I bet it leads mostly to the official page of this particular.... product, though.

Click here to see it.

Since the ad itself is apparently able to localize the country of the PC it's trying to spam, I'd like to apologize for the Norwegian text. What it basically does is say that the security of your "personal" files are compromized and none of your programs are able to handle it. (Which is a blatant lie in most cases.) It's showing machine IP and ISP location to "prove" that you're under threat from these supposedly... erm, threats. It's also listing a few viruses and worms that pretty much any virus program should be able to handle at this point.

Now, if it had been just the banner, I probably wouldn't have cared. Problem is, this particular banner sees fit not only to partially cover up the MT pages, but also prompt Windows Message boxes to appear, asking you to install whatever malware product they're offering. (And yes, WinAntiVirus PRO IS malware if the googling of the product I performed is any indication. Maybe not as heinous as SpySheriff, but somewhat in the same vein as far as annoyances go.)

I'm getting fairly annoyed at lying banners (you have won our hourly prize, you have X messages waiting, your files are broken.... that kind of thing) but this one just takes the cake.

  • Nov 03, 2006

euna

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Since we do not know exactly all the ads people get (from experience, they are more localised), we have had some very inappropriate ads.

If you notice any bad ads, please either give the link and address (accessed via viewing the properties of the ad) to a mod or post them here. Sheqel will be able to block them that way.

Thank you.

Northy

Northy

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Here's the banner URL to that annoying Spyguard/Errorsafe ad:

http://no.errorsafe.com/download/2006/index.php?aid=ablelove_rdt_no_no_lng_ed1&lid=intl&ex=1&ax=1

Ban it off the banners, and everyone else.... DO NOT CLICK IT! Instead, read this Wiki article on the program and any of its sister programs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errorsafe

merged: 11-05-2006 ~ 08:40pm
Incidentally, here's another little banner prog that tries to install itself regardless of the users wishes. The URL is:

http://no.drivecleaner.com/.freeware/index.php?ad=allvoice_no_no_ed1&link=intl&ex=1&p=14&a=1

Again, DO NOT CLICK, even if just to see what it is. Malware companies like this that has the audacity to try to install something on your computer even if you indicate negative interest has no right existing.

merged: 11-07-2006 ~ 06:08am
Since they seem to be gone now, I'd like to direct my gratitude to the staff for removing the Errorsafe/Drivecleaner banners and their obnoxious automatic message boxes and install prompts. Good riddance to those.

merged: 11-08-2006 ~ 02:45am
Augh! Drivecleaner is still here. Kill it!

http://no.drivecleaner.com/.freeware/index.php?ad=ablelove_rdt_no_no_ed1&link=intl&ex=1&p=14&a=0

  • Nov 04, 2006
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Also, I don't think that links to 'intimate dating' websites should show in the adds, especially with explicit banners... This may be just my being paranoid, but a lot of members are under 18, and... well... this is just wrong ^_^' (example: here).

celluz

celluz

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Its more a joke because the "google policy" have create many problems here....its sad to see that after weeks the situation is not solved...but the mass "so many times unfair" censorship on users stuff still continue :(

Northy

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Quote by OdeenaAlso, I don't think that links to 'intimate dating' websites should show in the adds, especially with explicit banners... This may be just my being paranoid, but a lot of members are under 18, and... well... this is just wrong ^_^' (example: here).


I've never gotten any of THOSE before (not that I'd want to, but I guess it supports the "depends on where you are" theory.

I'm still getting the occational DriveCleaner/ErrorSafe banner, though not as often as before. Still, I'd like to see them all abolished and also seeing the creators of this crap having their own machines raped by their own products. (Theoretically impossible, I know, but.... it's a pleasant thought.)

  • Dec 16, 2006

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Well all I can really say is if you find an inappropriate ad then grab it's url and post it or PM it to sheq directly so he can take care of it. If you do don't forget to take a screenshot of what the ad looks like. Seeing as we have members from all over it's hard to get every single one but as much as you don't want them we don't want these ads here either.

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i dun know wat happen

  • Dec 26, 2006

starfixxxer

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ppl that use this way of doing certain things should get banned ...and there should be an option on minitokyo to report this kind of crap ...but unfortunately minitokyo's options/interface lacks A LOT >_<

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

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