What is Tech tv and their show screen savers trying to pull?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by notageek, May 13, 2003.

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  1. notageek

    notageek Registered Member

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    I went to http://www.techtv.com/screensavers and it had a download box pop up. Can anyone explain this? The download box was foir some sort of ad. That's all I know. Maybe someone here can shed some light on this
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    If it is any help at all, the image-link on the top of that page reading Screen Savers (which brings you to the same page) is blocked by AdShield. I couldn't get it to produce any download pop-ups. Maybe I'm too well-protected.

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    Pieter
     
  3. notageek

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    I found out what the problem was. One of them ads on the page got through and tried to make me download something. LOL I find this odd though cuz Loe and Patrick always talk about them evil doings by people.
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    It takes one to know one? ;) j/k

    Maybe it is wise to alert them to the fact that one of their advertisers is pulling a stunt like that, they sometimes take things for granted.

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    Pieter
     
  5. notageek

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    I emailed just emailed them before your last post. :) Thanks.
     
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    update us if there's a response!
     
  7. notageek

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    It looks they they found who was doing that cuz I went there with adshield off and proxo bypassed and no download box popped up. The only thing that popped up was a thing for spybot. here's a pic of it.
     

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