#1
Alright. Why is it that 50% of the time I enter the UG Community or The Pit I get automatically redirected to a fucking ad webpage? I try to press back and automatically redirects me BACK... AGAIN! This continues until I am forced to close Firefox and start all over again, yet it still happens.

Here are some screenshots of the web pages I get redirected to...


..and there is another one. I'm sure it will redirect me to it sooner or later, and I'll have it posted in a jiffy.

I have posted a reply to a thread in the Bad advertising Reports Forum, so hopefully the UG team will work it out, but this really gets to me, and I am sorry if you don't care, but these advertisements are getting ridiculous. Just think of all of the Ad's you have to wade through on every web page you go to. Even Youtube is getting in on the action. Ever since they introduced that In-video advertising BS there, I stopped watching their major videos. It is just too annoying, and is really an invasion of privacy. I really think that little advertisements are fine, but full blown, in your face, redirecting, loud noised, advertisements should be ILLEGAL.


What are your views on web advertisements? Does this stuff happen to you as well? If so, please share.


EDIT: This redirecting shit happened again... WHILE I WAS JUST ABOUT TO SUBMIT THIS THREAD. Ironic, eh?
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#4
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I already have the Adblock Add-on. It doesn't work against some ads and these ones are one of them.
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#5
Quote by -BlackZeppelin-
I already have the Adblock Add-on. It doesn't work against some ads and these ones are one of them.


I never get popups with it. =/

Adware?
And I mean that in the best possible way.
#6
its happened to me too! its starting to piss me the **** off!
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#7
i see your problem crystal clear.... you use limewire. who knows what problems u could catch from that
I see no sign of fortress.
#8
Quote by Phorgot
i see your problem crystal clear.... you use limewire. who knows what problems u could catch from that

Limewire has never given me problems.
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#9
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+1 to this, and also get this https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1136 to go with it.

No Script may also come in handy. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

Opera 9.5 (http://www.opera.com/download/) is also a sick browser and is a good alternative to IE7 or FF3.

EDIT: Also, Limewire is in fact ****, I don't care what anyone says but I used it for long enough to know utorrent is far better.

In terms of anti virus and the like, AVG really doesn't cut it. Try something like Kaspersky IS, Bit Defender TS or you could get a free 60 day trial of Webroot's new Anti virus and anti spyware suite as it's a version 5.8 beta. I tried Webroot and it's pretty stable and detected and removed **** Norton IS 08 couldn't even find.
Last edited by Lrn2shrd69 at Jun 29, 2008,
#10
Quote by Lrn2shrd69
+1 to this, and also get this https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1136 to go with it.

No Script may also come in handy. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

Opera 9.5 (http://www.opera.com/download/) is also a sick browser and is a good alternative to IE7 or FF3.

EDIT: Also, Limewire is in fact ****, I don't care what anyone says but I used it for long enough to know utorrent is far better.

In terms of anti virus and the like, AVG really doesn't cut it. Try something like Kaspersky IS, Bit Defender TS or you could get a free 60 day trial of Webroot's new Anti virus and anti spyware suite as it's a version 5.8 beta. I tried Webroot and it's pretty stable and detected and removed **** Norton IS 08 couldn't even find.

Thanks for the info. I'll check that stuff out.
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#12
Get peer guardian and have it block ads.
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#13
Quote by Lrn2shrd69

EDIT: Also, Limewire is in fact ****, I don't care what anyone says but I used it for long enough to know utorrent is far better.


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#14
thats nothing, one time a chip&dales ad just popped up on the screen while i was using the computer, my dad thought i was gay
#15
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I already have the Adblock Add-on. It doesn't work against some ads and these ones are one of them.

you need adblock plus. it has a list already built in.

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#16
Yeah, I got hit with a ton of these last night, and I'm really starting to get pissed off.

I can tolerate the occasional ad that takes up half my screen and I click off it and it stops, but this is irritating.

Although it does let me press the back button...
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#18
Quote by st.stephen
Remember the mosquito ad from last year? That was annoying hahah

or those ****in idiotic smiley ad's that talk "SAY SOMETHING" "HELLOOOOOOO" goddamn it made me want to put a bullet through my head
#22
limewire just made my computer incredibly slow. Utorrents= 2x better
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#25
Quote by madefortvmovie
i keep getting this ****



i almost made a thread about this yesterday, but it kept taking me to this ****ing image and i just got too pissed off

Yeap. That's the other one I always get.
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#26
It might be that you have some kind of spyware or hijacking program, in which case I'd recommend downloading Spybot Search and Destroy from this site:

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

They look very like the ads my girlfriend got when her browser was hijacked, and she used Limewire and Ares as well. Spybot sorted her out. That was called "vmclite" if I remember correctly.
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