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October 29, 2007 9:20:48 PM

I am getting terrible full screen commercials on this #$%#@ site with continuing harassment, even when clicking cancel.





It's in Dutch, a quick translation would be: the first and the second screen are lying.
The numbers are lying.

I've reported this once and did not get a reply.
THIS IS NOT WANTED MR. TOM!

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October 29, 2007 9:24:16 PM

tomshardware.com dont do that. I go on this site all the time no problem. Try Ccleaner
October 29, 2007 10:06:08 PM

Yeah that's not Tom's Hardware doing that.. that's your computer.
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October 30, 2007 1:05:12 AM

Adaware, Spybot S&D, CW-shedder
give those guys a run thats not toms that your machine dude
October 30, 2007 1:09:38 AM

It could be the OS you're using... anything less than WinXp SP2 is an exercise in futility on the internet these days.
October 30, 2007 1:36:02 AM

Actually, there was a time back about a year ago when Tom's was hit with a bug that advertised to anyone that visited... It was quickly removed...

But everything's fine now... don't blame Mr. Shardware because someone using your rig surfed to some dutch porn.

On top of Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, and CC-Shredder, download <b>SuperAntiSpyware</b> it does a pretty good job, as well, and it also FREE.
October 30, 2007 2:23:51 PM

Got it again.
Totally different computer (at work this time).

Have been browsing on msdn for several hours.
From there to Tom, just a few minutes: bang! Same commercial as above.

There seems to be one condition: it only happens when you are not logged in.

Oh, and a few of the commercials on this site are localized, I see several Dutch ones here.

Currently running WinXP SP2, IE7, nod antivirus, ISA gateway/firewall, don't know about network policies in my office.

superantispyware reported a few cookies.
No memory or registry items, just a few cookies.

Maybe it's not intentional, so in that case sorry for my previous aggravated message (if that is the correct word).
It could be the google ads, google is well known for making mistakes and having terrible anti-spam policies.
October 30, 2007 3:12:01 PM

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Got it again.

superantispyware reported a few cookies.
No memory or registry items, just a few cookies.

Maybe it's not intentional, so in that case sorry for my previous aggravated message (if that is the correct word).
It could be the google ads, google is well known for making mistakes and having terrible anti-spam policies.


Go through the cookies and delete every one that you don't recognize. Fact is, every couple weeks or so I delete all the cookies on my machine. I have to login to Tom's and a couple other places afterwards, but it helps keep the machine healthy.

Google is loaded with adds and other stuff that people sneak in. A general rule of thumb: the more popular something is, the more it will attract hackers, spyware, adware, etc. Tom's has had a couple problems in the past, but they've always acted fast to fix them when reported. Since other people who visit Tom's aren't getting this stuff, its not coming from Tom's.
December 30, 2007 1:40:26 PM

Quote:
Got it again.
Totally different computer (at work this time).

It could be the google ads, google is well known for making mistakes and having terrible anti-spam policies.


1st, 2 totally different computers, 1 common user... be cautious with your surfing habits

Google would definitely not have an ad like that on a site like Tom's... I would say that more than likely it's a spyware problem... googe: hijackthis and post a log, i'll help you find it

PS - Sorry I'm late on this, for some reason it's not subscribing me to threads
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