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#1 Scorbing

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:57

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these ads Spyware and virus carriers? They lead you to sites full of spyware and crap don't they?

I am surprised to see this on this forum :crazy:

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#2 articuno1au

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:59

Enormous over reaction there me thinks.

Also, hilarious to have those ads there and a Norton ad right under it >.<

Neobond is pretty good about the ads on the site. I'm sure he'll fix it once he is aware of it.

Also, just going to leave this here >.>

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#3 Nothing Here

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:59

I haven't seen those types before.

#4 Hum

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:04

Only affects Windows 8 users ... :shifty:

#5 LUTZIFER

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:11

Only affects Windows 8 users ... :shifty:

Yeah it must, I've never seen ads on Neowin running Win7 and IE10.

#6 Growled

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:12

^^ Oh, not wonder. :p

#7 The_Observer

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:19

Did you claim your winnings?

#8 Nothing Here

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:27

Only affects Windows 8 users ... :shifty:


I'm on Win8.

#9 OP Scorbing

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:35

Only affects Windows 8 users ... :shifty:



Wrong because I am on a Mac.

#10 Snake89

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:59

adblock plus ftw :D


I use ABP along side Ghostery. :)

#11 +LogicalApex

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:12

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You could also become a Sub Squared and get the same end result while not feeling evil... Just a thought ;)

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#12 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:14

or just become a member....

#13 ArialBlue

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:39

If you surf this site, you should be smart enough -at least- not to click on them.

#14 LUTZIFER

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:44

If you surf this site, you should be smart enough -at least- not to click on them.

Well I'd say that would go for any site, unless it's a good ad and is advertising something you want, but like anything, caution is still needed.

#15 OP Scorbing

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 13:29

or just become a member....


I am a member silly, otherwise I would not have been able to create this thread! :woot:

I just happened to have come in without logging in and I saw that.