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How Malicous Ads Inundate the Web

(Source: USA Today)

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MasterofGaburincho Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think I get Adware from these ads, but I'm only Semi-sure that is true.
Bassmark Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
(I was just attacked this morning by banner ad. Avast stopped it. still not sure if im ok.
frekycyepit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i never experience such problem..
Narfmaster Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
One of the youngest members of the site could do a better editing job on that video than the hashup they seem to have done with this.
Oh well, gotta love my subscription.
Noctorno Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
So far, you guys are doing a pretty good job. Back in the day, I had to install Firefox and the AdBlock program just to access this site. Bugged me a bit because I like Internet Explorer and I hate having more than one browser on my PC. Since you have made security here the top priority though, I was finally able to uninstall Firefox and go back to Internet Explorer and so attacks have occured. If any do occur though, then thank goodness for avast!, Malwarebytes and Windows Defender.

WERAQS Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
finally my voice heard by some authorities on dA. I've been blocking your ads to keep my computer safe, and you know what I'll keep blocking them!
SilentPlea Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Digital Artist
This just happened to me. The virus was called "Vista Antivirus 2012". It completely disabled my McAfee antivirus software and took over my computer. I had to jump through a lot of hoops to get it removed, but i was able to successfully remove it!
werewolfwarriorART Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That happened to me too! :( It sucked!
DragonFlyer139 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well that's terrifying
PrincessAsparagus92 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yikes O_o
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