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    Google puts up 'Beware of malware' signs
    "The search giant is using data from the Stop Badware Coalition to flag sites that are potentially host to malicious software. Google, along with Sun Microsystems and Chinese PC maker Lenovo, announced support for the group in January.

    People who attempt to go to a Web site that has been identified as risky by the coalition are taken to a warning page."

    http://news.com.com/Google+puts+up+B...l?tag=nefd.top

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    Love it. I got popped about a week ago, and had to do some serious cleaning to get all of the crap that went onto my laptop.

    Hope a move like this is the beginning of the end for those creeps...
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    on one hand Fantastic....on the other what kind of a censorship policy is this and how soon could it be applied to groups of sites like say affiliate.

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    Interesting. I wonder what happens when a surfer clicks on an Adwords ad that goes to a malware site. <elg>


    Quote Originally Posted by TrustNo1
    "The search giant is using data from the Stop Badware Coalition to flag sites that are potentially host to malicious software. Google, along with Sun Microsystems and Chinese PC maker Lenovo, announced support for the group in January.

    People who attempt to go to a Web site that has been identified as risky by the coalition are taken to a warning page."

    http://news.com.com/Google+puts+up+B...l?tag=nefd.top

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    All the computer news today carries the Google and www.stopbadware.org partnership that now intercepts natural SERP and PPCSE links popping up an alert warning the destination affiliate site is run by scumbags.

    sample alert screen: http://www.stopbadware.org/reports/r...rtname=themexp

    More shown at the StopBadware.org site. Media articles like http://www.technewsworld.com/story/52262.html are all over Google and Yahoo news.

    Having www.siteadvisor.com helps highlight the perps but Google and Stopbadware.com want more .... alerts before you land at the destination.
    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/themexp.org?aff_id=0 the big nasty done by affiliates of Accoona Search Assistant,New dot Net


    which leads to http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/ezthemes.com/summary/


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    webstats4u.com
    doubleclick.net
    wieonline.nl
    fastclick.net
    valueclick.com
    zedo.com
    realmedia.com
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    coolwallpaper.com
    drivelinemedia.com
    link4ads.com
    mediaplex.com
    freeringtonesnow.com
    atdmt.com
    yieldmanager.com
    clickandtrack.net
    ru4.com
    adknowledge.com
    adserver.com
    trafficmp.com

    Then follow the trail of scumbag affiliates as the hose shoppers systems for a infestation fee.... http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/coo...r.com/summary/


    more Adwhore partnerships :-)
    fastclick.net
    tribalfusion.com
    atdmt.com
    adknowledge.com
    addynamix.com
    precisionclick.com


    Now you wonder why Google feels rightous from hating affiliates while trying to be the goodguy. The network game for years has been to launch BHO cookie nuke bombs and turn a bind eye to infestation affiliates, SERP spammers and cookie stuffers. Time this industry took a flea bath.
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    http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story....d=01300000CLC2

    "This is a smart move by Google to protect its users, and marks a trend among companies looking to stem the tide of malware," said Forrester Research analyst Natalie Lambert. She noted that Microsoft is including a similar capability in the forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 browser, which will include an indicator that warns users against certain nefarious Web sites collected in a database and allows users to report such locations.

    Others taking this approach include AOL, which has enlisted help from McAfee to safeguard its users. McAfee's Total Protection package includes a SystemGuards module, which monitors computers for specific behaviors that might signal virus, spyware, or hacker activity, and a plug-in called X-Ray for Windows, which is designed to detect and eliminate "root kits," i.e. hacker software.

    The new SiteAdvisor tool is designed to identify potentially dangerous Web sites that contain spyware or adware. Findings are summarized with red, yellow, and green icons that provide users with an at-a-glance view of Web site ratings."
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    google puts tracking cookies on your computer that are there for 50-100 years. seems odd that they wouldnt want anyone else doing the same.

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    Brad Waller wrote... "Media Guard - Blocks Bad Ad Viruses, Trojans, and ActiveX
    Filed under: Online Advertising - August 07, 2006

    Right Media today announced the release of their new Media Guard system which will prevent harmful applications from being spread through online advertising.

    From their press release:... http://www.rightmedia.com/categories...t-Media/Press/

    Media Guard was designed to block advertisements that contain viruses, trojans, initiation of Active X and exit pop-ups. During its initial test phase in July 2006, Media Guard scanned over 50,000 creatives 5 million times worldwide and discovered 17 different types of hidden viruses. To add an extra measure of protection and control for publishers, a manual review applies uniform standards to creatives by using over 160 attributes and classifications arranged categorically.

    http://www.revenews - com/bradwaller/archives/002183.html
    So the entire industry is moving towards wiping out the BHO infestation wanks.
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