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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:56 am    Post subject: For anyone on DeviantART, be warned about it's ads... Reply with quote

Apparently, there is currently a report it's ads have tracked to 2 things as of early this morning and yesterday concerning 2 sites

hxxp://www.Zwinky.com - MyWebSearch

And the second URL not known but had the name "Outer-info", apparently it was linked to RichMedia aka TVMedia, and there was reports it attempted to exploit many systems in installing other adware, and as an advisory those were the 2 reports as of recent, please make a note on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Chao284 Shocked i never click on adds at devinatart, but now i will be more carefull not to click on them accidentally Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting site (Deviantart).

Here's an article on Zwinky:

http://www.stopbadware.org/reports/reportdisplay?reportname=zwinky

-K

(Disclaimer - works for IAC Search & Media)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mija Martina wrote:
thanks Chao284 Shocked i never click on adds at devinatart, but now i will be more carefull not to click on them accidentally Rolling Eyes


No, problem, I'll keep you guys up to date with the latest on this, since when ever I see adware or related sites supporting adware, I get to the source, and yes that is part of my job on why I post here, to telp people.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up , what a nice surprise for their guests.. Luckily you don't get any ads once you are logged in..
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moore wrote:
Thanks for the heads up , what a nice surprise for their guests.. Luckily you don't get any ads once you are logged in..


Might as well check DA's Terms of Service, you have to pay at least $15 to $25 in order to get rid of their ads and have extra features on DA, non pain accounts get the ads as well as those who are not logged in.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I'm a subscriber, so I havent seen any ads for a long time there. But I do notice them if I'm not logged in and have my hosts file/admuncher disabled.

When the ads were first introduced they were said to be only for non logged in users. I guess the temptation to make more money changed that real fast.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: For anyone on DeviantART, be warned about it's ads... Reply with quote

Chao284 wrote:
And the second URL not known but had the name "Outer-info", apparently it was linked to RichMedia aka TVMedia


"OuterInfo" is ClickSpring group, of PurityScan and MediaTickets malware.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:40 am    Post subject: Re: For anyone on DeviantART, be warned about it's ads... Reply with quote

bobince wrote:
Chao284 wrote:
And the second URL not known but had the name "Outer-info", apparently it was linked to RichMedia aka TVMedia


"OuterInfo" is ClickSpring group, of PurityScan and MediaTickets malware.


That so?

Well looks like Deviant Art really needs to double check this before they get some serious trouble, because it is getting bad and annoying seriously.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, OuterInfo is definitely ClickSpring. This EULA for Yazzle adware says:

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IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY! This document is a legally binding agreement between you and Clickspring, LLC, and its affiliated companies ('the Company'). The enclosed software program, consisting of one or more Yazzle products (hereafter referred to as 'Yazzle'), the Outer Info Network client (hereafter referred to as the OIN client), the Company's advertising software, and the Outer Info Search client (hereafter referred to as OIN Search),


http://www.yazzle.net/eula.php

Yazzle Sudoku is notorious for being downloaded though exploits, along with DollarRevenue and lots of others, and PurityScan is nasty stuff that resists removal.
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