posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 12:02 PM
Originally posted by jibajaba
i had an infestation of win7 - i believe from this site.
i had to reconfigure to a previous day to get rid of it - it takes over most everything.
i use avast.
One of the ad server's which provides adverts to ATS could have been cracked into. It happen's all the time (to alot of ad servers, not specifically
the ones in use by ATS), and people replace them with their own dodgy adverts including some payload.
The other obvious one is a dormant virus you got from elsewhere. Alot of the time when you run a program that is infected (contains malware) it may
not be noticable immediately... for instance some virus' will do nothing for a set amount of time, or only change your system settings when it detects
a certain process... such as your web browsing when its running.
There are also malware that detect adverts within your browser and purposely change them to malicious ones, by actually editing the page as it loads
in your browser. It may look like ATS is serving the adverts, suggesting the virus warning could be coming from ATS.... although i have witnessed this
on friends computers in the past many times, happening on sites such as google.com, yahoo.com for example.
I thought i'd mention that for anyone not in the know how some of these things work... as i really doubt ATS is serving mallicious ad's with an
edit on 11/1/2012 by InsideYourMind because: (no reason given)