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    I really can't do scripts, but this stikes me as a proposition we could all benefit from..

    Basically, something with the detection abilities of the Andrew Clover scripts but that redirects to a page in the same way as Dave C's script does for ease of mainentance.. upon which you can put a link to Aluria Software (an affiliate link, of course!)

    If we place these scripts strategically then we can a) clean up our visitor's browsers and b) make some money out of the poor suckers.

    Does anyone have the ability to do this? Does anyone think it's a good idea?

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    Amazon Affiliates have been doing this for months with striking results. Some of their surfers are actually sending EMAIL thanking them for giving them the heads up on how to clean their systems. Many could not understand as to why their computers were so sluggish.

    Depending on the site content, infection rates are anywhere from 10% to 60%. Remember, WhenU, TopMoxie, PopUpNetwork cannot be detected with these scripts yet!

    I modified Andrew Clover's script to work with my site and many other have.


    ScumBusters has modified his script to do exactly what you want.

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    something with the detection abilities of the Andrew Clover scripts but that redirects to a page


    I deliberately didn't do it like this, for accessibility reasons. I do not like barring people from reading a site; reasons include -

    - they may be accessing the site from an non-Administrator account, and thus be unable to remove the parasites;

    - they may take note and remove the parasite later, but really need to access the information on the site now. This is particularly true since with many parasites a full removal requires the computer to be rebooted. Are they really going to do all that just to view my page? Is it likely they will bother come back if they do?

    - they may have actually installed the software in question themselves and do want to use it. As long as they are fully informed as to what it does this is fine by me. My script contains several 'borderline' parasites which may be considered harmful or not, and some programs which have been installed legitimately by many people as well as sometimes by stealth;

    - and of course it is conceivable that the script might at some point go wrong and deliver false positives. Should this happen I don't wish to make the site inaccessible.

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    upon which you can put a link to Aluria Software (an affiliate link, of course!)


    Well, yeah, I'd be very careful with that. Remember these are people who have probably had junk adverts flashed up at them non-stop with all sorts of rubbish in them from the likes of Evidence Eliminator and whoever is behind those 'your computer is broadcasting an IP address!!!' banners. They're entitled to be sceptical if told once again, 'your computer is spying on you', especially if the same page is clearly trying to sell them something!

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    Hey Andrew nice to see you! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    How about a popup-popunder then? Or really just a part of the code where it's easy to customise a response?

    Really I'm looking at trying a more agressive stance in some areas to see what happens.

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    How about a popup-popunder then?


    That'd be easy to do, but again, many of the parasites that the script detects are guilty of opening masses of pop-ups, so anyone who has them installed may well ignore them or close them before they even load!

    My strategy is to try to make the warnings eye-catching but still clearly part of the page, so it doesn't look like an advert from someone else. The script currently outputs fixed markup, but it is easy to style and/or position it using CSS.

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    Or really just a part of the code where it's easy to customise a response?


    The place you'd want to look is in the function parasite_check. After the first 'return; }' statement you can be sure something has been detected, so you can replace from there until the end of the function with a redirect or pop-up or whatever takes your fancy. The code currently there (h= '<h2>'+parasite_WARN+'<\/h2>'; onwards) is the bit that prints a message in the current version.

    [edit: escape html]

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    Hello. I developed a simple script to monetize traffic from visitors who are infected with scumware. It uses Andrew's detection script to scan each eligible visitor only once per 3 days. When scumware is detected it throws up a little confirm box with a warning. The script is freely avaiable at:

    http://hotlink.us/antispyware/

    Many thanks to Andrew for his impressive scripting.

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    I posted a little edit to the parasite.js script over here http://abw.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&...9&m=3996080392

    since then I have added the alluria aff link and have made 1 sale, a cool $15 for a site that gets 15-20 hits a day.

    btw, with such a low traffic I'm able to generate tons of parasite hits in my web logs, I can imagine what a site with 2000+ uniques a day would do.
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    h= h+this.infest3+'<img src="'+pmv+'.gif" width="1" height="1" alt="Parasite/spyware detector 2.1">

    <a href="'+this.url+pmv+'.html">'+this.info+'<\/a></br>

    <a href="http://www.aluriaaffiliates.com/go.rd?id=your id" >try, Spyware Eliminator</a><\/p>';  




    thank you Andrew.

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    >btw, with such a low traffic I'm able to generate tons of parasite hits in my web logs, I can imagine what a site with 2000+ uniques a day would do.

    Enough to put me over my bandwidth allocation on one of my servers every month. I hate to think how much bandwidth Andy chews through.

    Now, does spyware eliminator also screw with cookies (thus killing our revenue in other ways)?

    If not, could be worth a try.

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    Cant speak for Aluria, but I was disapointed to see that Adaware 6 lists bfast and other cookies when it does a scan.... I figure joe public will do a "select all" and delete every "bad" thing

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    quote:
    Originally posted by upside:
    Hello. I developed a simple script to monetize traffic from visitors who are infected with scumware. It uses Andrew's detection script to scan each eligible visitor only once per 3 days. When scumware is detected it throws up a little confirm box with a warning. The script is freely avaiable at:

    http://hotlink.us/antispyware/

    Many thanks to Andrew for his impressive scripting.


    Parasite.js is now the most requested file on my web server. Woa is me.

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