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    Quote Originally Posted by giratinaoriginforme View Post
    No, it was the Internet Security 2010 virus
    Yeah, I was using Bulbapedia logged in, and my PC got hit with this virus at the moment.

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    If you were using Bulbapedia logged in, and you weren't somehow logged out, then it wasn't Bulbapedia that gave you the virus. It is quite possible that visiting the URL of Bulbapedia could trigger it however. It's a fairly well known and sneaky tactic to make it easier for the virus to infect/reinfect.

    It works something like this. The virus infects your system through some website that you've visited, but doesn't do anything initially except try to make itself harder for anti-virus to remove. This virus, now already deep in your system lies dormant until you browse to a domain on your web browser that's on its internal list, which is comprised of a couple of thousand websites that are on various "trusted" sites lists. It then activates and throws up its popup. Since you presumably trust this site you're visiting, the chances of going along with the popup, and giving it greater access to your system than it already had, are substantially higher, statistically. If you are still suspicious though, you naturally become suspicious of the site you're visiting, rather than the site where you actually got the virus from, meaning that you'll still be susceptible to reinfection, since you're not being cautious browsing the site you actually got the virus from.
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    I was logged out.

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    Ouch. Now this is truly a bad ad. Haven't got any complaints about it yet, looks like it only went up today, but I've already taken steps to get rid of it.
    http://i49.tinypic.com/j7tf87.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archaic View Post
    Ouch. Now this is truly a bad ad. Haven't got any complaints about it yet, looks like it only went up today, but I've already taken steps to get rid of it.
    http://i49.tinypic.com/j7tf87.jpg
    Of course, there are those that could benefit from that... *runs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archaic View Post
    Ouch. Now this is truly a bad ad. Haven't got any complaints about it yet, looks like it only went up today, but I've already taken steps to get rid of it.
    http://i49.tinypic.com/j7tf87.jpg
    that is a horrible ad
    I haven't seen it yet though.

    It would also appear that the yellow college ad is finaly gone, I think that was the ad that gave me the virus.

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    Thank goodness.

    We managed to solve the problem with a few of the nastier ads by ditching some ad networks, and hiking our asking price for the ads with the remainder. Seems that most of the bad ad buyers are cheapskates. ;)
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    Guess what? I just found that add >.<


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    Thanks. We'll look into it.
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    Hmmm....seems like another variation of that ad, so we could have missed it on our first pass. Or is that an animated ad that swaps between the two pictures?
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    Can you please so something about the "Don't pay for white teeth" adverts? They are extremely annoying and distracting, to the point where I am reluctant to read the Bulbanews articles because of them.
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    So I was looking up Carolina on Bulbapedia and hit the back button after, and then got a trojan horse warning. Then I saw I was somehow on this page--not a Bulbapedia address at all.

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    Sounds like a XSS attack through one of the ads. We need to know which ads were displaying at the time though (with screenshots), or we can't do anything.
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    Nothing. It was a "IE cannot display this page" page.

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    I got a pic of the 10k vistor ad, sadly it's coded in flash so I can't get a link without risk.
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