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Deceptive Ads

Post by Ange Tuteur on May 17th 2016, 6:55 pm

I noticed a very sketchy looking ad while working on one of my forums. This one :

Link to the ad :
Code:
https://www.liveadexchanger.com/a/display.php?k=573b48afb115711026631.41553413&h=62cb80411062cb833d96c8002c693cd3bd7eb0a1&ban=11026631&iid=14635030231175394999197931167386188&r=968501&ci=%3DAEQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENUADH8RWSR1TY1kYaNFVN1EXe9REIcwHYhUUctkYaNFVN1EXe9hRH8xffEBQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHt9REA1wBfEFXL9EWJNFVip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfklUU9EWNJmWTRVTNxlXfERDH8BWIFFXLJmWTRVTNxlXfY0Bf43HRAUDH8RUct0TYl0UUJmWTRVTNxlXfERDNkwCFcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHn9hR&pm=%3D8xXH1kXiFFXPh1UYplYQF1H&pabt=%3D%3DQURh0U&pc=KQQCFkwDI8wCOkABEsQDNMRD&crr=471ff8912378942583e9mLK-6iLt5nLu-OKu6Kap4Gb-5CrvkK7syqrs_OK-43-pjO6vbe5f5b1b8efeaecd201b
No way in hell would I click on an ad like that. Because that's not advertising anything, that's trying to deceive you into thinking you have a new message so you'll click on it.


I'm not sure if anything will be done about this, but I hope you wouldn't mind if I use this topic to report all the deceptive ads I come across on Forumotion ?


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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by APE on May 17th 2016, 7:01 pm

Yes i have also seen this on 2 or 3 forums in the last 2 weeks but i just did not look at it

I think this should be looked at some more by FM and its ad's provider's @Leviosa can this be added to the ad's report list ?





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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by SLGray on May 17th 2016, 7:16 pm

It is misleading because it does not stated what it is for. It almost looks like it is coming from the private message system on the forum.


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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by Ange Tuteur on May 17th 2016, 8:06 pm

^^ Thanks, it'd be good to get rid of it, because it's only going to mislead members. It's certainly not good for Forumotion's image either.

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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by The Godfather on May 18th 2016, 11:53 am

Hello,

We're sorry regarding this ad. We already asked our partner to block all adult, deceptive or social engineering banners but sometimes they reappear...

We can easily block a banner if you provide us with the link and image address:



On this way, we will send a request to our ad network to delete this campaign.

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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by Ange Tuteur on May 18th 2016, 4:13 pm

@The Godfather Sure thing, here's both the requested items :

Image address :
Code:
http://www.adcash.com/ban/41553389/300x250_sysXP_msgtext_flash.gif

Link address :
Code:
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_146358070874314&key=0d80ae9fe71cec9484f682bd59232f9e&libId=iocy4mkl0100g3d9000DAn2qelhh2&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fthemedesign.forumotion.com%2Fu1&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.liveadexchanger.com%2Fa%2Fdisplay.php%3Fk%3D573c77e6228c411026631.41553413%26h%3Dd46c1a2ee503fa77b9258302ac185cae431139a7%26ban%3D11026631%26iid%3D14635806461175394999142409894728445%26r%3D968501%26ci%3D%253DAEQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENUADH8RWSR1TY1kYaNFVN1EXe9REIcwHYhUUctkYaNFVN1EXe9hRH8xffEBQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHt9REA1wBfEFXL9EWJNFVip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfklUU9EWNJmWTRVTNxlXfERDH8BWIFFXLJmWTRVTNxlXfY0Bf43HRAUDH8RUct0TYl0UUJmWTRVTNxlXfERDNkwCFcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHn9hR%26pm%3D%253D8xXH1kXiFFXPh1UYplYQF1H%26pabt%3D%253D%253DQURh0U%26pc%3DE0wCE8QCPQABJgABNoQDNMRD%26crr%3D609a65e79ace9f895c5fQRhTM4gAP9gDIUhDMQxEOcwTPYACSQQBEwABJUhTOtVEVURCcb1d21eee303a0a4b772&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fthemedesign.forumotion.com%2F&title=Profile%20-%20Ange%20Tuteur&txt=%3Cimg%20border%3D%220%22%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adcash.com%2Fban%2F41553389%2F300x250_sysXP_msgtext_flash.gif%22%3E

or :
Code:
https://www.liveadexchanger.com/a/display.php?k=573c77e6228c411026631.41553413&h=d46c1a2ee503fa77b9258302ac185cae431139a7&ban=11026631&iid=14635806461175394999142409894728445&r=968501&ci=%3DAEQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENUADH8RWSR1TY1kYaNFVN1EXe9REIcwHYhUUctkYaNFVN1EXe9hRH8xffEBQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHt9REA1wBfEFXL9EWJNFVip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfklUU9EWNJmWTRVTNxlXfERDH8BWIFFXLJmWTRVTNxlXfY0Bf43HRAUDH8RUct0TYl0UUJmWTRVTNxlXfERDNkwCFcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHn9hR&pm=%3D8xXH1kXiFFXPh1UYplYQF1H&pabt=%3D%3DQURh0U&pc=E0wCE8QCPQABJgABNoQDNMRD&crr=609a65e79ace9f895c5fQRhTM4gAP9gDIUhDMQxEOcwTPYACSQQBEwABJUhTOtVEVURCcb1d21eee303a0a4b772

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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by The Godfather on May 18th 2016, 5:24 pm

Hello Ange Tuteur,

Our account manager confirms that this banner was blocked

Please, can you tell me if you see it again?

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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by Ange Tuteur on May 18th 2016, 6:08 pm

Hi again,

Yes, I'm currently still seeing this advert on the profile page. Think

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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by Norton on May 18th 2016, 6:54 pm

FYI
Yesterday I was plagued again with liveadexchanger.com. Both here on this forum and my own forum.
Every time I attempted to host an image, mambam would notify me malicious ("liveadexchanger.com) web site blocked.
I immediately ran AdwCleaner with Admin rights and it resolved my problem. Today no problems so far. I just upgraded my Laptop to Windows 10 and was using MS Edge Browser. Somehow I believe that the upgrade,MS Edge and Chromium are linked to the liveadexchanger download.
I got rid of the malicious web site on my desktop in February. After the upgrade, I switched to Fire Fox as my default Browser. No more problems since switching browsers.

I hope this will give FM Help Team some insight to the problem.

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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by Ange Tuteur on May 19th 2016, 2:33 am

@Ange Tuteur wrote:Hi again,

Yes, I'm currently still seeing this advert on the profile page. Think
Disregard my last post.

I came back after a few hours and I'm not seeing it anymore. So I think it's blocked now. Wink

Thanks :rose:


If I come across anymore I'll let you know. salut

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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by Ange Tuteur on May 19th 2016, 9:48 pm

@The Godfather I ran into some more deceptive ads today.

1. This is the same as the first one, but it's coming from a different domain.

Image :
Code:
http://www.adcash.com/ban/42593130/300x250_sysXP_msgtext_flash.gif

Link :
Code:
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_146368662575216&key=0d80ae9fe71cec9484f682bd59232f9e&libId=ioep54pw0100g3d9000DAn3l73fj2&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fthemedesign.forumotion.com%2Fu1&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geniusdisplay.com%2Fa%2Fdisplay.php%3Fk%3D573e15558968111261904.42593146%26h%3Dcfc22122a8b3e99412d888d6760ae590b059147f%26ban%3D11261904%26iid%3D14636864851175394999155950564108045%26r%3D968501%26ci%3D%253DAEQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENUADH8RWSR1TY1kYaNFVN1EXe9REIcwHYhUUctkYaNFVN1EXe9hRH8xffEBQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHt9REA1wBfEFXL9EWJNFVip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfklUU9EWNJmWTRVTNxlXfERDH8BWIFFXLJmWTRVTNxlXfY0Bf43HRAUDH8RUct0TYl0UUJmWTRVTNxlXfERDNkwCFcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHn9hR%26pm%3D%253D%253DwHf1kXiFFXPh1UYplYQF1H%26pabt%3D%253D%253DQURh0U%26pc%3D%253DowDFQQDNoQDKwgCF0wDNMRD%26crr%3Decad72937249e0c170f7xU3Lt92Yu42bpR3btVncvZmLudWazVGZl1WZoR3LvoDc0RHa876b7e1ca4fd39ec7298%26dmv%3D%253D%253DAYMAREMAhZ&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fthemedesign.forumotion.com%2F&title=Profile%20-%20Ange%20Tuteur&txt=%3Cimg%20border%3D%220%22%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adcash.com%2Fban%2F42593130%2F300x250_sysXP_msgtext_flash.gif%22%3E



2. This ad is trying to trick the viewer into thinking they've won a prize.

Image :
Code:
http://www.adcash.com/ban/42593130/300x250_sysXP_prizealert_apple-products_flash.gif

Link :
Code:
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_146362518408314&key=0d80ae9fe71cec9484f682bd59232f9e&libId=iodolpf40100g3d9000DAnvuv8cqx&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fthemedesign.forumotion.com%2Fu1&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.liveadexchanger.com%2Fa%2Fdisplay.php%3Fk%3D573d259910dfe11262406.42593146%26h%3D2971fb72ebc0f66a368054dd00939b519a4c06d2%26ban%3D11262406%26iid%3D14636251121175394999154271588262570%26r%3D968501%26ci%3D%253DAEQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENUADH8RWSR1TY1kYaNFVN1EXe9REIcwHYhUUctkYaNFVN1EXe9hRH8xffEBQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHt9REA1wBfEFXL9EWJNFVip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfklUU9EWNJmWTRVTNxlXfERDH8BWIFFXLJmWTRVTNxlXfY0Bf43HRAUDH8RUct0TYl0UUJmWTRVTNxlXfERDNkwCFcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHn9hR%26pm%3D%253D%253DwHf1kXiFFXPh1UYplYQF1H%26pabt%3D%253D%253DQURh0U%26pc%3D%253DwwDJkADF0QDFkgCNUADNMRD%26crr%3D24b22d4f7cf0a2210ea8p02N1d3e2Y3dxx2d11ma35nN29Xcr1Hf9VXfwx2N3ICasxGcfe698eeba52fec536a23&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fthemedesign.forumotion.com%2Fu3&title=Profile%20-%20Ange%20Tuteur&txt=%3Cimg%20border%3D%220%22%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adcash.com%2Fban%2F42593130%2F300x250_sysXP_prizealert_apple-products_flash.gif%22%3E



3. This ad is attempting to do the same thing as the one above.

Image :
Code:
http://www.adcash.com/ban/42593130/msg_alert_728x90_iphone6.png

Link :
Code:
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_146368654602514&key=0d80ae9fe71cec9484f682bd59232f9e&libId=ioep54pw0100g3d9000DAn3l73fj2&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fthemedesign.forumotion.com%2Fu1&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geniusdisplay.com%2Fa%2Fdisplay.php%3Fk%3D573e15554b5d911263412.42593146%26h%3De34bb4e95a9baaf8aaad4e62c3e18bf54cf17e3a%26ban%3D11263412%26iid%3D14636864851175394999280290375893691%26r%3D968519%26ci%3D%253DAEQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENUADH8RWSR1TY1kYaNFVN1EXe9REIcwHYhUUctkYaNFVN1EXe9hRH8xffEBQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHt9REA1wBfEFXL9EWJNFVip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfklUU9EWNJmWTRVTNxlXfERDH8BWIFFXLJmWTRVTNxlXfY0Bf43HRAUDH8RUct0TYl0UUJmWTRVTNxlXfERDNkwCFcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHn9hR%26pm%3D%253D%253DwHf1kXiFFXPh1UYplYQF1H%26pabt%3D%253D%253DQURh0U%26pc%3D%253D8QDEoQCKgABKogDN4ADNMRD%26crr%3D1e7355f0048c28c5d163wQnLs5mYv8mboVnbsR3cud2LvZGayRWZkxGZpVnLusTc1VXa0855a1f332806531b330%26dmv%3D%253D%253DAYMAREMAhZ&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fthemedesign.forumotion.com%2F&title=Profile%20-%20Ange%20Tuteur&txt=%3Cimg%20border%3D%220%22%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adcash.com%2Fban%2F42593130%2Fmsg_alert_728x90_iphone6.png%22%3E


4. There's another version of the "new message" ad as 728 x 90 :

Image :
Code:
http://www.adcash.com/ban/39220577/728x90_sysXP_msgtext_flash.gif

Link :
Code:
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_146368775497415&key=0d80ae9fe71cec9484f682bd59232f9e&libId=ioepsa6j0100g3d9000DAnx5xt680&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fthemedesign.forumotion.com%2Fu1&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geniusdisplay.com%2Fa%2Fdisplay.php%3Fk%3D573e198d8a9f410797671.39220601%26h%3Dec44a1ea4baeff11c83b47d1cb084461b5cd3c4f%26ban%3D10797671%26iid%3D14636875651175394999199238905248217%26r%3D968519%26ci%3D%253DAEQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENUADH8RWSR1TY1kYaNFVN1EXe9REIcwHYhUUctkYaNFVN1EXe9hRH8xffEBQNcwHRx1SPhVSTRlYaNFVN1EXe9RENcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHt9REA1wBfEFXL9EWJNFVip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfklUU9EWNJmWTRVTNxlXfERDH8BWIFFXLJmWTRVTNxlXfY0Bf43HRAUDH8RUct0TYl0UUJmWTRVTNxlXfERDNkwCFcwHZJFVPhVTip1UU1UTc51HR0wBfgFSRx1Sip1UU1UTc51HGdwHn9hR%26pm%3D%253D%253DwHf1kXiFFXPh1UYplYQF1H%26pabt%3D%253D%253DQURh0U%26pc%3DL8QDFQQCN0gCJ4gCLwQDNMRD%26crr%3D765eab6c4973542370b1Mjo0QKpnTPpkUmokQi4jSu50TqJlOiZmYCJmVmo0SfcjJmYl2fa4d2b16e8b2bc3cfd6%26dmv%3D%253D%253DAYMAREMAhZ&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fthemedesign.forumotion.com%2Fu3&title=Profile%20-%20Ange%20Tuteur&txt=%3Cimg%20border%3D%220%22%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adcash.com%2Fban%2F39220577%2F728x90_sysXP_msgtext_flash.gif%22%3E

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Re: Deceptive Ads

Post by The Godfather on May 20th 2016, 11:54 am

Hello Ange Tuteur,

Thanks for the information regarding deceptive ads. Our manager confirmed to me that the banners 1 and 4 ("new message") are now disabled.

About 2 and 3, the deactivation is in progress.

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