More and more malcious ads...

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tylzen, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Tylzen

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    I don't know if it has something to do with my geographical position.
    But I am getting more and more ads in the topbar that redirects to sites with tons of spam and malware.

    "congratulations you're number 1,000,000 visitor" etc.

    And now certain flash popup ads are breaking through my adblocker.

    A couple of seconds ago I got this

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Tylzen/popup.jpg

    Is GR totally unable to say what types of ads they want to show?
    I would think that gadgets, games and electronics in general (and movies and music) would be the best ads shown here.
    But instead I get ads for Harley Davidssons, Dating Sites, Sites where I can get my PC filled with malware that will spam it forever, and other useless stuff.
    I even got ads that regards the danish army.. Recruitment ads.

    Just seems ineffective and people think that you have chosen these ads, and it would scare future danish people away, when they see that you've got spam sites in your ads bar.

    :-/
     
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    The "peel me" add chased me down and made me...made me...t-t-touch it.
     
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  3. Tylzen

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    The peel me ad is annoying.

    But I think the ads that lead to malcious site are worse.
    IT is not that I am going to click them.
    But what if some did, and they got tons of junk on their PC, they would blame GR, and never come to this site :)

    Probably.
     
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    Are you using Firefox and ADBlock Plus?
    if not, start using it before we all murder you..

    if you are, there is SERIOUSLY something wrong.
     
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  7. dUKE

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    complaint forwarded to our corporate overlords....
     
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  8. madster111

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    I'm starting to have serious doubts about the efficency of your complaints..

    are you using a brick through window technique, or somekind of threatening letter?
     
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  9. dUKE

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    next step: anthrax.
     
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  10. dUKE

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    although, i have to say, recruitment ads for the danish army are acually targeted quite well, as you are probably a young, male dane.
     
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    ^um, use the edit button next time

    :D
     
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  12. Tylzen

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    Duke_Ferris: Sure the Army recruitment is good enough..

    But I don't want more emoticons for my MSN, Or a Green Card to America.
    But I would love all the prizes that I have won since I keep being the 1,000,000 visitor. :)
     
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  13. madster111

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    Those 1mil visitor ads are fucking stupid.
    honestly, GR would have broken 1mil before i even knew what the internet was.
     
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  14. used44

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    What? You mean those are not real?

    You sure figured it out, madster.
     
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  15. Trippysmurf

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    I'll give you guys a total figure of GR's visits this month tomorrow.

    Speaking of Danes, Denmark has the 16th highest visits amongst countries to GR. Finland is 5th. Come on Tylzen, get your fellow Danish in line.
     
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  16. Tylzen

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    We got atleast two danes here on the forums :)
    Me and (Damn I forgot his username now) He has a mister Burns avatar.
     
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  18. Tylzen

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    Adblock might get rid of that ONE peel me popup I have seen for two days (which is gone now).

    But does it stop the top bar from showing stupid ads?
     
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    are you using firefox 3?
    im using firefox with adblock plus and i have 0 ads 8)
     
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  20. Tylzen

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    You still does not answer my question regarding firefox.

    Does the adblocker in Firefox remove the entire banner ad? (The top bar that shows random ads and are NOT popups) Making it just a blank image of nothing.

    Or is it just popups?

    This is what I am talking about, not popups, but banner ads being redirecting to malcious sites.
    And just false ads.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/ ... e_year.jpg

    No danish person would believe they can get a green card by winning it from a site, they know they need to go the embassy.
     
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