posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 11:29 AM
I'll have to agree with the OP on this one.
I get a 404 response on the ads that are typically on the upper right side of the pages.
About 3-4 weeks ago, I kept getting the Virtumonde virus from those ads. I went to download.com and loaded the free avira anti-virus and it has
stopped it dead. But that's only cuz I told it to deny access to it whenever it encounters it.
But still, 2-3 times a week, i get a new warning of another virus trying to get access, which I of course tell it to block, and remember this
So with all due respect to Skeptic Overlord, the fact that in your experience, you haven't had any problems, means nothing. The issues are there.
Your users have told you this. You might be behind a firewall that automatically reject these ads, or whatever else they do (I'm not that technically
knowledgeable about these issues).
ATS needs to do something about it. Period.
We all realize that you have a business to run, and these ads allow ATS to remain online. But you should be more rigorous in patrolling your site. YOU
should have some type of program that identifies these threats, along with some type of program that tells your advertizers that their ads are
To NOT do this is a breach of trust to your users.