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I have seen this ad claiming that you have won a prize. but its a malware distributor. admins, would you please remove it?

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killerjackalope (author)2008-07-16

It nalso beeps and makes annoying noises...

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Kiteman (author)killerjackalope2008-07-16

True. Even if the advert is safe, it's annoying enough that I have to refresh to get rid of it.

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zachninme (author)Kiteman2008-07-16

Congrats to you 3 for not using adblock! I salute you!

I love how adverts try to look like Windows XP/Vista, and how they don't blend in at all with my system.

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Lithium Rain (author)zachninme2008-07-23

I don't use adblock either for that very reason.

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Besides the fact that they usually bounce around and try to get your attention...all my windows do that.

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I had a plugin for that on the school computers, I loved it, just because it was so stupid...

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I love the fact that they look like neither of the systems, for some reason the advertisers have a bizarre obsession with seriously out dated windows OS's though maybe that's the plan you could easily target old computer users that don't really catch on...

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ll.13 (author)zachninme2008-07-17

You need to upgrade from Win. 3.0

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n8man (author)2008-07-18

I got two of those in a row. One saying I was the 999,999th visitor and the other said I won a wii and had a voice attached to it. Also I have one right now that tells me to vote for coke or pepsi for a chance to win 50,000 dollars. I really want these removed.

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gmoon (author)n8man2008-07-18

Got the "free Wii" ad with the (loud) audio here, too. It startled me--pretty annoying.

It's tolerable, barely--if it doesn't happen too often.

(I use Adblock Plus, but it's disabled for instructables.)

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westfw (author)gmoon2008-07-18

REALLY annoying. I hate ads with sound... And it seems to be a very common ad, too. I've listened to it play about a dozen times in the last 20 minutes while I was searching for something and had a lot of page loads.

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ewilhelm (author)2008-07-18

Looking into it. For reference, Keith-Kid's comment with the location and info is highly useful in tracking down this kind of stuff. If you just give me a picture of the ad without any information about who is serving it or where it links to, it's really hard for me to do anything about it. If you can't immediately see which ad networking is serving the ad by mousing over it, you can often use Firebug to inspect the page and look at the innermost iframe around the ad to see where it's coming from.

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DJ Radio (author)ewilhelm2008-07-18
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xACIDITYx (author)2008-07-18

I use adblocker plus so...

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DJ Radio (author)xACIDITYx2008-07-18

does it work for IE? I normally use firefox, but today it refused to connect to the internet....

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xACIDITYx (author)DJ Radio2008-07-18
Nope, It's a firefox plugin. Try restarting the computer, it should connect then. If nothing else, make sure you're connecting directly to the interwebs and not through a proxy. (ToolsSelect as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

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DJ Radio (author)xACIDITYx2008-07-18

well, it did say that a plugin was disabled...

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skunkbait (author)2008-07-18

That's annoying! I don't use adblocker, because hey, Eric's got to pay the bills, but That kind of ad needs to go!

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Keith-Kid (author)skunkbait2008-07-18

True, I just make Firefox block the site if I see one of these, but I agree with what you just said, so I allow ads. Eric owes me!!!!

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CameronSS (author)2008-07-17

I got a warning from avast! saying that it detected malware yesterday, and I sent Eric a PM with the location and name.

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-07-17

I saw this one once. Send this link to ewilhelm, he'll take care of it. Me, I just block every single website that advertises here.....

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