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post #1 of 14
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Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but this is the page I most frequently look at. This happened about 2 months ago, then stopped after I posted. My Pc cillin virus checker has again started to classify this site as dangereous because spyware is being put on your computer by adbrite. I now get at least three warnings each time I access the page. This never happens with sites like amazon or other commercial sites with advertising. Could AVS please ask the advertisers to stop putting spyware on our computers?
post #2 of 14
Unistall Pc cillin = problem fixed.

I've been surfing for many years without a virus checker and never had a problem.
post #3 of 14
I think this section is dangerous, but for a different reason- causes frequent discontent with the projector you already own, and this leads to upgradeitis which can be devastating to your financial well being.

But I have never seen adware here.

~Jay
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by chris5977 View Post

I've been surfing for many years without a virus checker and never had a problem.

Many people drive for years without being in an auto accident. That's not why you have seatbelts though. Remember, even legit sites can get owned sometimes.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by CFR View Post

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but this is the page I most frequently look at. This happened about 2 months ago, then stopped after I posted. My Pc cillin virus checker has again started to classify this site as dangereous because spyware is being put on your computer by adbrite. I now get at least three warnings each time I access the page. This never happens with sites like amazon or other commercial sites with advertising. Could AVS please ask the advertisers to stop putting spyware on our computers?

For operational issues, this is the forum to post in

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...aysprune=&f=43
post #6 of 14
moved to Forum Operations Center: check other threads here for similar issues
post #7 of 14
This is an issue with your software maker miss marking the AdBrite ad service we us for the text ads as something bad when it is not.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by David Bott View Post

This is an issue with your software maker miss marking the AdBrite ad service we us for the text ads as something bad when it is not.

David: PC-cillin is pretty main line. Do you mean that when I do a spyware check I should find nothing on my computer from AdBrite? In otherwords, can you confirm that Adbrite puts nothing on our computers?
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by CFR View Post

David: PC-cillin is pretty main line. Do you mean that when I do a spyware check I should find nothing on my computer from AdBrite? In otherwords, can you confirm that Adbrite puts nothing on our computers?

David: Could you answer this please?
post #10 of 14
Hello...Sorry for the delay, I am on the Home Theater Cruise currently.

AdBrite just uses a cookie like most sites do. Even this one. But seeing it is for ads, sometimes software like you are using can say their is an issue when their is not one. We have been using AdBrite for years. As do many sites.

http://www.adbrite.com
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by David Bott View Post

Hello...Sorry for the delay, I am on the Home Theater Cruise currently.

AdBrite just uses a cookie like most sites do. Even this one. But seeing it is for ads, sometimes software like you are using can say their is an issue when their is not one. We have been using AdBrite for years. As do many sites.

http://www.adbrite.com

David: Enjoy the cruise. Thanks for the answer. I'll contact PC-cillin and ask them for details on when they consider that a cookie, which as you say many sites use, should be considered spyware, meriting a warning to close the site down and never visit it again.
post #12 of 14
Ok, thank you. We had members to that when it happened in another software. You will see it was resolved...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hlight=adbrite
post #13 of 14
I believe the adbrite thing was corrected in my computer today since it did not pop up again.

JJK
post #14 of 14
Thanks for the update.
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