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Topic # 150325 18-Jul-2014 16:59
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can anyone tell me why all the ads are in Russian , everything else is fine .




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  Reply # 1091583 18-Jul-2014 17:04
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  Reply # 1091590 18-Jul-2014 17:09
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im not even sure what language it is, it just looks Russian.





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  Reply # 1091592 18-Jul-2014 17:11
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vexxxboy: im not even sure what language it is, it just looks Russian.



Looks Ukrainian.




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  Reply # 1091609 18-Jul-2014 17:40
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vexxxboy: can anyone tell me why all the adds are in Russian , everything else is fine .


By any chance do you have AceStream installed?






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  Reply # 1091713 18-Jul-2014 20:07
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Lias:
vexxxboy: can anyone tell me why all the adds are in Russian , everything else is fine .


By any chance do you have AceStream installed?




funny you asked that i re installed it today to watch some HD sport. it didnt happen last time i used it . What has changed and how to fix it.




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  Reply # 1092150 19-Jul-2014 20:17
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vexxxboy:
Lias:
vexxxboy: can anyone tell me why all the adds are in Russian , everything else is fine .


By any chance do you have AceStream installed?




funny you asked that i re installed it today to watch some HD sport. it didnt happen last time i used it . What has changed and how to fix it.


I dunno, but it's what's causing the Russian ads. It seems to be injecting and/or overriding other advertisements with those big Russian ones, which means it's no longer installed on any of my PC's, because I sure as hell didn't give it permission to do that. 




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  Reply # 1092192 19-Jul-2014 22:10
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Ah.. There you go. Users change their settings installing some creepy programs that could well be qualified as malware/adware and then create a topic on "Geekzone sub-forum" implying it's a problem with us...

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  Reply # 1092195 19-Jul-2014 22:14
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freitasm: Ah.. There you go. Users change their settings installing some creepy programs that could well be qualified as malware/adware and then create a topic on "Geekzone sub-forum" implying it's a problem with us...

Sure.



its not a creepy program and i have been using it for a couple of years, which is why i never connected the dots, and it turned out that it did it to all sites that have ads, but Geekzone is the only site where i turn of my ad blocker so didnt notice.




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  Reply # 1092196 19-Jul-2014 22:16
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I still think any software that hijacks advertising or injects advertising is malware. Either the source is malware or the site where you downloaded it from is contaminated.

Either way injecting advertising could be one of the symptoms. Who knows if it's not doing other stuff behind the scenes? Coiuld it be a keylogger as well, tracking your passwords, etc? Or a spam bot sending out emails? Or part of DDoS network?

Really, who knows?






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  Reply # 1092413 20-Jul-2014 11:36
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Good on ya for turning off the ad blocker here though :)

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  Reply # 1092469 20-Jul-2014 13:49
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PhantomNVD: Good on ya for turning off the ad blocker here though :)


Yes, good one and I mean thank you for that. Lucky it also revealed there's something lurking behind the scenes that would otherwise be undetected.






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