I got this weird ass spyware! help?

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  1. Swiftwin

    Swiftwin Active Member

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    Random words are highlighted, and when you hover over them, a little ad box pops up.

    I tried ad-aware, but its not catching it.
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    These ad thingies are all over the place!

    AHHHH!
     
  2. NeoFX

    NeoFX Master Guru

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    Mine does that too! I don't know what it is! I used Spyware Blaster and Adaware but it doesn't find anything... I am confused as you are :S

    lol... I just chekced and it does it on TOTALLY random things... Sometimes it shows them and sometimes it doesn't. It is odd...

    !Help!
     
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    mantra_sone Cambodian

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    Swiftwin Active Member

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    yea, ive seen it on a few other websites...

    That has to be the leamest type of advertisement EVER!
     

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    Blue Raptor Ancient Guru

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    t be fair is it obtrusive and annoying, I dont like it at all
     
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    PixelDude Pixelated Guru

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    If you look at the "Guru3D.com Forums > General Chat > The Guru's Pub "
    text, you will notice the Guru text is underlined, and in the top banner is says "Spyware consequences". It seems this banner is the cause of the popup - some kind of new java script based ad I presume.

    I use the "block images from this server" popup option in Mozilla so no creepy ads for me - works very well indeed :)
     
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    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    Its an advertisement scheme. Since the users don't go to the adds, the adds have to come to the users. You still want the site to be free don't you? Guru has a lot of servers and a lot of bandwidth. And those ain't free.
     
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    dfwny Ancient Guru

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    PixelDude Pixelated Guru

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    Yes but its always good to have a second opinion :D
     
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    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    everyone's talking about this, but i don't see it, ahh mozilla
    BTW, i try to click on ads at this site, but just not some of them like the dating services ads.
    Would it be possible to have a subscription service were people pay extra to have no ads (and maybe something else to, like the ability to give your own rank or something)?
     

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    Utopia Master Guru

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    lol... spyware... :rolleyes:
     
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