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Popover ad survey on SD tonight

gaijin4life 12,699 5,916 December 20, 2015 at 09:22 PM
Badware has crept into your ads again. At the time I got the popover survey, the ads were:

side bottom - Kerydin toenail fungus
top ad - Hearing aid center "Get your hearing checked today! Call us Today for more Information."
Blank ad at bottom of page


I'm assuming the blank one at the bottom of the page was the one that was injected with the popover, but in any case, looks like your ad network is not so nice again, with the ad redirects and popovers.

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You are fortunate, I got a virus hijack earlier today...mods/admin/developers haven't responded about it all day. 3rd such FF redirect to 'virus injection' d/l thing.
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You are fortunate, I got a virus hijack earlier today...mods/admin/developers haven't responded about it all day. 3rd such FF redirect to 'virus injection' d/l thing.

I am not seeing that you reported an issue regarding a virus hijack.
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I am not seeing that you reported an issue regarding a virus hijack.
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Badware has crept into your ads again. At the time I got the popover survey, the ads were:

side bottom - Kerydin toenail fungus
top ad - Hearing aid center "Get your hearing checked today! Call us Today for more Information."
Blank ad at bottom of page


I'm assuming the blank one at the bottom of the page was the one that was injected with the popover, but in any case, looks like your ad network is not so nice again, with the ad redirects and popovers.
Thanks for reporting this. Did the survey look anything like this one below? We don't allow popups, but sometimes surveys still can manage to come thru when the advertiser codes their ad incorrectly. They're usually legitimate market research studies which are not malicious or bad in any way. Since we don't allow them on the site, they sneak in very rarely, mostly due to an oversight on the advertiser side.

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Thanks for reporting this. Did the survey look anything like this one below? We don't allow popups, but sometimes surveys still can manage to come thru when the advertiser codes their ad incorrectly. They're usually legitimate market research studies which are not malicious or bad in any way. Since we don't allow them on the site, they sneak in very rarely, mostly due to an oversight on the advertiser side.

Yes, but it was about a pharmaceutical of some sort. Usually I screencap, but I didn't this last one.
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You are fortunate, I got a virus hijack earlier today...mods/admin/developers haven't responded about it all day. 3rd such FF redirect to 'virus injection' d/l thing.
I'm doubled up with Norton and Malwarebytes pro (realtime) so these don't get anywhere, but they are annoying, and it concerns me when they pop up because so many people have nothing or crap like Windows essentials, AVG or MacAfee and think they're protected when they're not.
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I'm doubled up with Norton and Malwarebytes pro (realtime) so these don't get anywhere, but they are annoying, and it concerns me when they pop up because so many people have nothing or crap like Windows essentials, AVG or MacAfee and think they're protected when they're not.
To that point no AV is 100%.
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To that point no AV is 100%.
Well, yes, but 98% is better than 50% (or whatever terrible protection MacAfee/Windows essentials provides). The combination of Norton and realtime MWB together is formidable.
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Well, yes, but 98% is better than 50% (or whatever terrible protection MacAfee/Windows essentials provides). The combination of Norton and realtime MWB together is formidable.
Agreed, that is precisely what I use.
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you guys/gals might wanna look into a domain/url black list.
I use shallalist my self, they have a category "malware" which helps a lot.

easiest place to use this is at the router using dns poisoning, redirect bad domains to local host.
it's even better if you can use the url filter on top of it.

alternatively you could look at changing your DNS to a filtered source.
I've never personally used a externally filtered dns but I know comodo runs a public dns
not sure exactly what all it filters though.
https://www.comodo.com/secure-dns

norton has a similar service, norton connect safe dns:
https://dns.norton.com/

do keep in mind who ever you use as a dns source will know almost every website you visit.
not necessarily every page but every domain.
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