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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Sun May 18, 2008 10:16 am

The ad in that screenshot is NOT a SpudFiles ad! I only run Google ads, which involve no sound or any annoying flashing crap. No tracking cookies, no spyware, and no popups. If you get any of those while browsing SpudFiles, it isn't from SpudFiles!

You are infected! I would suggest giving your computer a scan with Spybot Search & Destroy

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

You totally have something that has hijacked Internet Explorer to have the ability to replace ads on pages! It must be looking for common ads on websites and replacing them with it's own.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun May 18, 2008 2:13 pm

Never seen it before. You've got, as Jrrdw says, spyware or similar malware that's editing in adverts into to the pages you're viewing.

Get a good program to deal with it, and get it removed ASAP.
Then to prevent re-occurence of the same, stay off the dodgy websites - you know the kind of thing I mean.

@Spudfarm: Yup, your PC is trying to tell you about the malware. Deal with it.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sun May 18, 2008 2:16 pm

@ rag: when i press "new search" it pops up a messenge that says "this threat is taken care of" (well not that but that is the best transelation i could think of)
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Sun May 18, 2008 3:57 pm

spudfarm wrote:@ rag: when i press "new search" it pops up a messenge that says "this threat is taken care of" (well not that but that is the best transelation i could think of)


In what browser? Do you know what kind of privacy/security settings you have set? (anything particularly "strict")
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sun May 18, 2008 4:30 pm

i don't know the security setings but it is not a problem with adds.

i am going to change those setings and see.

also something that mite be needed is that i have something on my computer that turns the auto protect off when i turn it on
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Unread postAuthor: thewarp16 » Sun May 18, 2008 4:51 pm

omg i got that one about the 999.9999 viewer thing and i didnt notice it i was watching a film at the time and i keped hearing a beeping noise i turned my film off but i didnt think to look at spudfiles.

i have anti and my laptop is clean.

it might be that ad i would see about it if i was spud files

G =]

EDIT damn that beeping was driving me nuts.
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Sun May 18, 2008 5:39 pm

simple solution: Use Firefox and download adblocker. It blocks all adds, of all types, including the google adds.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Sun May 18, 2008 5:42 pm

Can anyone figure out what website the ad is for? Like where it takes you? PM it to me.
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