That said, to the best of our knowledge, we have not run advertising resulting in malicious adware or malware. The ad service we employ is the largest and most common service online (DoubleClick), and is commonly used by some of the most common and popular web sites out there. Should any such attack happen, you can contact me personally to remedy the problem.
Oh, and we agree that the Facebook module is not worth adding here to the forums! We removed the Facebook module today. We do see more benefit in the Twitter box, but we'll keep an eye on it going forward.
axe the twitter thingy also. i guess im getting old and cranky but both of us like it there! d7
d7...your tag line is also very similar to the thoughts found in all the negative utopia books. Fits "1984" by Orwell precisely. I would disagree with Mencken slightly, because some of the hobgoblins are indeed very real. Greece is finding out about the real "debt" goblin. We will too someday.
time, were i to write such a thing, i would say most. but it doesnt carry the same weight. point taken and thanks for noticing. d7
You can turn the twitter crap off by going to "my settings" and clicking on the "twitter" tab and turn it off
When I run superantispyware to clean...the adware ALWAYS tracks to agriculture.com, and superantispyware does label said as malicious and viral threat too. You and I both know said is the result of using the more complicated "action type" ads. Perhaps keep in mind that advertisers foremostly WANT their ads seen, thus complicated computer clutter preventing the 1st GOAL mutes the whole point of running an ad to start with. As usual on some machines, this post also is typed with the left 1/2" of the reply screen OFF the computer screen. Guilty here of the "techno wenie" plea so to speak, also guilty to the KISS plea.
I'm not sure what you mean by an "action type" ad. Do you mean an animated ad, or an ad you can click on to do something special?
Here is a page by SuperAntiSpyware explaining what they call "Adware.Tracking Cookies." When I ran this software on my computer, this is what came up. This is what I expect to happen because we do use tracking cookies for our site registration, our forum sofware, and our advertising.
Here's an explanation from SuperAntiSpyware about Tracking Cookies.
Tracking cookies are considered by SuperAnitSpyware as the lowest threat rating (1 out of 10).