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Advertising and Computer Security Issues on TV Tropes:

 51 Ramidel, Thu, 12th Jan '12 7:38:19 PM Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
I just gotta say. The Advertisement Server has gotten really cuddly lately. Real people actually responding to problematic ads.

I've got a bad feeling about this...

I got a particularly nasty rogue antivirus from the adserver here last night. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what ad caused this — I'm pretty sure it was open in a tab when it happened and I hadn't looked yet. The reason I'm sure it's from TV Tropes is that I only just disabled adblock here the other day, and it's not disabled on any other sites.

Thanks for the report. Unfortunately, we need a little more than that to do anything.
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 54 Fighteer, Mon, 6th Feb '12 9:30:57 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Eddie, I'm getting a left frame ad with an audio component. It yells "Congratulations, you won" at me every time I load a page with the ad.

The iframe source is optimized-by.rubiconproject.com/a/8777/14415/29991-9.html.

I can't get it to load anymore, so maybe Rubicon took it out of rotation already. I'll copy the rest of the source if I see it again.
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 55 Willbyr, Wed, 8th Feb '12 11:16:02 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
I'm getting an ad that's popping up a "IE has blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors" message. The site is http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/simgad/14711924889763968069 (the numbers after the last slash change every time this pops up)...I can't actually see the ad, just the window on the side.

edited 8th Feb '12 11:21:10 AM by Willbyr

Thanks. Problem reported.
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 57 Hershele Ostropoler, Tue, 14th Feb '12 10:01:58 AM from BK.NY.US Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
You gotta get yourself some marble columns
Message popped up on Everything You Wanted to Know About Changing Names:

tvtropes.org contains content from 66.135.46.228, a site known to distribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.

I went back and it was fine, so presumably it's one ad.

edited 14th Feb '12 10:02:53 AM by HersheleOstropoler

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 58 Mezzopiano, Thu, 16th Feb '12 12:37:56 PM from Arrapago Reef Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
My antivirus caught something today:

Time: 2/16/2012 12:14:02 PM

Detected: HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic

Application: Plugin Container for Firefox

Object: http://nlwet.info/vyj27e6h/?1b4ab8446156301b541a515a5303050c0454045a575c570f0- 504070555095107;1;3

I believe it came from the Role Playing section of the fora.
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Thanks. I'll forward the report.
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 60 Rynnec, Sat, 18th Feb '12 1:44:09 AM Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Ronin
Though my antivirus didn't catch it from this site, I have seen the pop-up that leads to it appear in several pages here (the Daring Do page, being the most recent).

Xvid Setup.exe Detected: not-a-virus:Ad Ware.Win32.Screen Saver.e 2/18/2012 2:57:12 AM

url is http://origin-ics.fivemillionfriends.com/IC/GPLAppBundler72/33456/0/b651c224-3600-4a57-bc18-26a37beb17da/

Not sure if it's something from my end or not, but just in case, I'm giving you the heads up.

edited 18th Feb '12 1:52:33 AM by Rynnec

"I'll show you fear, there is no hell, only darkness."

My twitter
Thanks. If you do see that popup again, please get a print screen. It will help them track down the miscreant.
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 62 Rynnec, Sat, 18th Feb '12 10:34:47 AM Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Ronin
Here's what it looks like.
"I'll show you fear, there is no hell, only darkness."

My twitter
Thanks
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 64 Bisected 8, Thu, 15th Mar '12 9:15:41 AM from Red cheese county Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Biotech for Beginners
I just had a file try to download while I was browsing the YKTTW: Screenprint - the adverts you can see in the screenprint were the only ones on the page.

EDIT: I got the same prompt just now on the message list. The "Explore Insight" advert seems to be the one the two pages have in common.

EDIT: Again; and the same thing happened when I posted the above edit.

edited 15th Mar '12 9:21:16 AM by Bisected8

 65 Willbyr, Thu, 15th Mar '12 11:31:45 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Thread moved to Tech Wishlist and Bug Reports since that forum is now clearly designated for reporting this kind of problem.

edited 15th Mar '12 11:31:57 AM by Willbyr

^^Thanks for the report. I've forwarded it to the ad provider.

edited 15th Mar '12 11:38:18 AM by FastEddie

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 67 Septimus Heap, Fri, 16th Mar '12 5:50:40 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Off-topic, but why is this thread clocked?

 68 Willbyr, Fri, 16th Mar '12 8:14:23 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
I was wondering that myself...I hope I didn't clock it by accident yesterday after I moved it, because I sure didn't mean to if I did.
 69 Deboss, Fri, 16th Mar '12 11:54:19 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Should the buglist thing from FAQ be moved here?
 70 Septimus Heap, Sat, 17th Mar '12 1:54:27 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
I think that both Common TVTropes Bugs and How to Fix Them and Screwed up custom titles to fix could fit here, but enough of this derail - I'll holler.

I have a problem: at certain pages (like the quotes section of Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp") the page changes into the 'sign up' screen of a site called Badoo after a few seconds. this is really annoying: I can't read those pages anymore, because if I do alt+left, it just happens agian. this isn't normal, is it?

 72 Septimus Heap, Fri, 23rd Mar '12 11:49:16 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
It's always good to take screenshots. Makes it easier to fix.

^^I think you need to run a tool like AVG. It sounds like your browser has picked up a little virus.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
 74 lu 127, Sat, 24th Mar '12 5:00:19 PM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
I'm not sure if this is the right place, but some ads supposedly by clicksor randomly pop up when I try to click some potholes. Here's a shot. Is this normal?
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No, it is not normal. What browser are you using?
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