Advertising and Computer Security Issues on TV Tropes:

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I'm an Irene!
http://tinyurl.com/9o8ej7o

Ah, thanks.

edited 11th Aug '12 12:38:04 AM by Hydronix

Still no joy.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
I'm an Irene!
http://tinyurl.com/9nmkbz2

I forgot to add in the http://

Sorry about that. >_<

edited 11th Aug '12 1:24:39 AM by Hydronix

Link works.
Goal: Clear, Concise and Witty
I'm an Irene!
Anything I'm missing? If not, well, who knows what'll happen. tongue

It's mostly the flashing lights that bother me, but I worry it's a bad ad as well.
131 Psychopulse18th Aug 2012 06:29:11 AM from Illinois , Relationship Status: Singularity
A berry clever person
I think the search is screwed up, because instead of going to pages I'm finding on searches, I keep either getting redirected to google, or redirected to other sites...

Has this happened to anyone else? I'm staying off the wiki until then...

Edit: Deleted the program that hijack this. I thought it was an issue with the site...

edited 18th Aug '12 8:50:06 AM by Psychopulse

Don't Press Your Luck too many times in life. You'll just get whammied.
132 Fighteer20th Aug 2012 01:08:01 PM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Here's another rogue ad. It and another from the same source are blinky-flashy in a way that's seizure provoking. They are advertising one of those "You've won a free iPad 2!" deals. It has shown up for me mainly when I go to Edit Post.

Frame sources are:

optimized-by.rubiconproject.com/a/8777/14415/29991-9.html?cb=0.9822701010853052&tk_st=1&p_exp=1&p_pos=atf

optimized-by.rubiconproject.com/a/8777/14415/29991-9.html?cb=0.13206179928965867&tk_st=1&p_exp=1&p_pos=atf

I'd link the script data if pastebin were up; it seems to be down at the moment. Are there any other quickie text-sharing sites that someone could recommend?

Edit: seems it came back. Here's the script link: [1] And the other one [2], although it's the same ad that comes up.

edited 20th Aug '12 1:23:05 PM by Fighteer

133 Fighteer20th Aug 2012 01:37:17 PM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
More. I'm getting ads with nothing on them but prompts to download software. These are actively misleading.

Here's one: optimized-by.rubiconproject.com/a/8777/14415/29991-9.html?cb=0.09090448636561632&tk_st=1&p_exp=1&p_pos=atf. Ad source is here: [1]
Having trouble getting a screenshot, but a new type of ad from Amazon seems to have popped up. It's one of those new type of pop-up ads, where it covers half the screen, but you can x out of it. Right now, I've only seen them on the Yamato Nadeshiko page.

It doesn't seem to be causing any problems, but I thought I'd bring it up.
I don't know if this is just me, but lately, random words are sometimes blue and underlined, creating a link, and lead to this site:

http://globalvisitorsurvey.com/survy-neth/quiz-ns.php?engsec=7&t202kw=pole

I have a screenshot of the links, but I don't know how to opload it.

reading around in the forum makes me think that this has more to do with my computer than with the site. does anybody know how this problem is solved?
136 SeptimusHeap25th Sep 2012 10:50:34 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
I think you'll have to use the TV Tropes Image Uploader if you don't know of any other place (I don't).

It might be a virus or something like that. I get something Dutch from that link.
In uffish thought
Image uploader wise, imgur is better than TVT for screenshots — there's no width limit. Just click how you want to upload it and select the file. Then post the link to the image (it'll take you to it automatically) by enclosing it in [[ ]].
138 Fighteer25th Sep 2012 11:23:35 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
@skarl: You have a browser widget, toolbar, or malware that is highlighting those links for you. If you can post a screenshot, we can try to identify it, but it's definitely not coming from TV Tropes.
[1]

EDIT: You can't post direct links; you need to format it like this: [[URL of pic Pic description]]

edited 26th Sep '12 7:52:35 AM by Willbyr

140 VmKid26th Sep 2012 06:20:08 PM from Shuggazoom City , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Nerdy. Weird. AWESOME.
TV Tropes doesn't serve in-text ads like those, meaning you seem to have a rouge toolbar, or some other sort of adware.

Do you have any toolbars installed to your browser, or have you installed any programs recently?

edited 26th Sep '12 6:22:00 PM by VmKid

not that I know of, but I share this computer with my mother.
I removed some toolbars, and all is well agian! thanks, everybody!
Exxolon
Avira just reported a problem when I visited the Gratuitous French page. Appears to be a variant of http://www.avira.com/en/support-threats-summary/tid/7518/tlang/en (Avira description page - safe) called EXP.Pidief.djn in a temp file called plugin-links-plenty-remarks.php. Ad is a flash ad for Currys/Knowhow - haven't clicked on it for obvious reasons - image is

144 Colonial1.117th Oct 2012 08:51:18 AM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Proud member of the IAA

What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
145 Willbyr17th Oct 2012 09:38:34 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Is anyone else getting frequent requests to take some kind of action in Adobe? It seems to be happening with the Blackberry Mobile Fusion ads that I'm seeing today, but it's been happening off and on for the whole week.
146 Colonial1.117th Oct 2012 03:03:27 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Proud member of the IAA

What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
Some ad for e-set also seemed to do it.
148 Colonial1.118th Oct 2012 12:09:57 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. It's happening with every click on this site which takes me to a page with ads on it. The ads are blanking out now.

What's happening?
Proud member of the IAA

What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
149 Fighteer18th Oct 2012 12:11:55 PM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
You have malware. Scan your computer. Either that or a malfunctioning browser.
150 Colonial1.118th Oct 2012 01:13:00 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Using a Macbook with Safari here.

How do I find out if the latter is the case?
Proud member of the IAA

What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?

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