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    The 4300+ sites on Aluria's Restricted List (as of 8-1-03) can be viewed at http://www.affiliatefairplay.com/aesblock.html Be aware that the page is a bit large, but hopefully won't take too long to load for you guys on dial up.

    This is the explanation I received from Aluria regarding how sites make the list and what being in the Restricted Zone means (as far as blocking)

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>From their development staff:
    We have different categories of sites we block. The first is ActiveX. These are ActiveX controls that can be installed just by visiting ANY website that may pop an advertisement up containing these controls. So we don’t block the site we block the control. Under the IP ranges the sites listed there do install or create Spyware or adware applications for distribution. These may also include WAREZ sites and sites that automatically install virus or scripts that are seen as virus by Anti-Virus Software. These sites are unable to be reached after they are set. The other sites we block under the category of Restricted Zones, simply prevent a website from downloading any content to your computer. This does not mean IE cache, this means running any rogue script that may install or run applications outside of the IE zones. You can still view the website but no content will be allowed to download to your computer, this includes cookies. The 4000 website we block are sites that fall under several categories. Any site that produces Spyware type applications automatically fall under this category. For instance Lop.com or Gator. Other sites included set tracking cookies by advertising companies. In addition, Quite a few porn sites are listed in there because they may install ActiveX items and/or set tracking cookies as well. This list that we have is a public list used by many companies, and the list does indeed change frequently. We are in the process of reviewing the sites that we place in the restricted zone. I do want to strongly convey that Aluria does not target any company or site simply because of a dislike for that site or owner. Our goal is to reduce the amount of Spyware or Adware that may be installed on a consumer’s computer.

    Please let me know if you need me to further elaborate.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Since some of the sites on the list appeared at first glance to look pretty innocent, I will be doing deeper testing.

    Also please be aware that there are some affiliate sites on this list. I don't know if any are ABW member sites, but you may want to check to see if you are listed. The easiest way (because of the size of the list) would probably be to use the Highlight feature on your GoogleToolBar.

    As I find out more info on this, I will post here.

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    Some really confusing choices

    ibill.com ?

    Chet

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    And the online support area for my cable company.

    It's Your Money. You earned it. What are you going to do to make sure you get to keep it?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BLFH (Ms. B):
    And the online support area for my cable company.
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    well, thats no surprise! we all know that cable companies are pretty evil

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    Someone could make a mint if they developed a robot that trolled the net spotting and blocking sites who do drive-by installs. Also make it so the bot recognizes all popups/unders with adware/spyware install routines.

    Flagging the parasite install routines and partner sites would be a godsend for me and other ABWers to stop the spread of the Adwarez affiliates. Hopefully Alura has learned their lesson and cease alienating their affiliate channel.

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