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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Doubleclick and tribalfusion
by chmeee on Tue 31st Jul 2007 02:52 UTC
chmeee
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2006-01-10

The most annoying ad servers are ads.doubleclick.net and tribalfusion, with tribalfusion being by far the worst. In fact, the reason I started blocking those is because they were causing OSNews to use 15+% CPU time on a 3GHz Pentium4 just so they could hover over the text that I'm trying to read. I don't block any others, just those, and I do sometimes click on the other ads, but doubleclick and tribalfusion are both permanently blocked due to annoying monkey syndrome.

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