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driver169

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 6:59:19 PM

The number of pop-ups seems to have grown exponentially in a short period of time. Yeah, they make money and yeah, they're annoying. Some more annoying than others: Two days in a row, I've received warnings related to the pop-ups. Today's warning was a little more convincing with the bold font and exclamation mark:

The Website ahead Contains Malware!

Google Chrome has blocked access to wtrack.co for now.

It goes on and on. I have a screen shot.
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GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 4:37:01 AM


I'll assume the OP is referring to ads on GB. Since the GB ads are sourced from google i'm a bit surprised that a 4th party (wtrack.co) would be involved.

Either way, I wouldn't trust an advertiser that hides their domain registration behind an anonymous registration service, in this case the "Private Registration" service provided by godaddy.

+1 for AdBlock.


[Edited by: GoGoGoodyear at 3/1/2014 4:38:32 AM EST]
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driver169
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:45:20 AM

I'll look in to it. Thanks. I can't use a popup blocker or my games won't come up, among other things. Maybe AdBlock is the happy medium.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 6:55:38 AM

Have you ever considered using AdBlock? It eliminates all ads.
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