Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 11:07 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A lot of people have been emailing us about an issue we are having with one of our ads taking over OSNews. Thank you all for emailing us, the information provided is of good use to us. We are currently working on the problem, and will let you know once it has been fixed. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Update by DA: I think that I've tracked down the offender. Read more for details Update 2: This time I think we really fixed it.
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URL
by dssonic on Sat 28th Jul 2007 16:02 UTC
dssonic
Member since:
2007-07-28

this is the complete url to this annoying ad:
http: //www.drivecleaner.com/.freeware/?p=22&ax=1&ex=1&ed=2&aid=which95k&lid =intl&affid=&aid=which95k&mpt=%5BCACHEBUSTER%5D&aid=which95k_r dt

Edited 2007-07-28 16:03

Note from OSNews Staff: This link attempts to install a spyware executable on your PC. We highly recommend you do not visit it if you are running Windows.

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RE: URL
by Kroc on Sat 28th Jul 2007 16:43 in reply to "URL"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

"Netscape (Machintosh) detects a possible vulnerability that may send your private information using the integrated Windows Mail client."

LOL

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RE: URL
by l3v1 on Sat 28th Jul 2007 17:24 in reply to "URL"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Hehh, I don't think I want to know anything about a site which has "drivecleaner" in its name ;) Anyway, the address was already in my adblock, which means sometime in the past I've already run into them...

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RE: URL
by Siamhie on Sat 28th Jul 2007 21:36 in reply to "URL"
Siamhie Member since:
2007-02-05

i went to that site and it reported 456 cookies


i didn't know it could read my cookies.txt file that is linked to /dev/null



LOL

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RE[2]: URL
by Adam S on Sat 28th Jul 2007 23:28 in reply to "RE: URL"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

i went to that site and it reported 456 cookies


i didn't know it could read my cookies.txt file that is linked to /dev/null



LOL

Interesting! Safari in Private Mode detects 456 for me too!

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RE: URL
by elsewhere on Sun 29th Jul 2007 03:46 in reply to "URL"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Note from OSNews Staff: This link attempts to install a spyware executable on your PC. We highly recommend you do not visit it if you are running Windows.


Seriously, what does it take to get a post deleted? I can understand leaving the many troll-posts and allowing the community to knock them down with mod points, but when a post has a link to a malicious site, doesn't that warrant special consideration? By leaving it standing, aren't you helping google direct users there?

I can appreciate the integrity of not moderating posts on subjective consideration, but isn't there a line that could be drawn?

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RE[2]: URL
by Gimmeapill on Sun 29th Jul 2007 06:41 in reply to "RE: URL"
Gimmeapill Member since:
2006-12-20

Malicious site ? Check the domain name in the url: this was not trolling.
It's one of the actual pages you would end up on instead of OSNews because of the "problem". The link was just kindly disabled with a warning...

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