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Mashi An'krekku
09-09-2006, 10:01 PM
So anyway, there's a new ad floating around at LF that my Norton catches as an internet worm. It's blocked, but I have gotten this warning several times today.

EXACT THING THAT HAPPENED:
A thing on the sidebar loads. A popup says "This document contains no data". Norton pops up saying that it blocked an intrusion.

What's up wit dat, du?

DarthAve
09-09-2006, 10:05 PM
What ad is it? I don't have Norten, broken down on us too many times. I've got AVG Free.

KingCheez
09-09-2006, 10:07 PM
Oh, advertisers. I would buy your product, had it not broken my computer! Now I'm filing a lawsuit. Look what you made me do.

Mashi An'krekku
09-09-2006, 10:07 PM
I'm not sure. Once the ad loads (after it's all "document contains no data" and Norton blocks it), there's a white bar with weird strings of code in it.

Det. Bart Lasiter
09-09-2006, 10:08 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.

DarthAve
09-09-2006, 10:08 PM
Okay...I've gotten a few times an ad that says 'This page cannot be displayed' but it never loads.

Miss_Mayhem
09-10-2006, 05:32 PM
The matrix code? Dood, dont destroy my sense of reality!!! Wait...nevermind. Can you tell what kind of code it is? Is it regular HTML? Java or I dunno, I've seens some C+ floating around on ads before.

Mashi An'krekku
09-10-2006, 05:35 PM
HTML-ish code.
Though, I haven't seen the ad yet today. *hmmm*

Samnmax221
09-10-2006, 05:39 PM
Sure your not just being an Attention (Lady of the
evening)(Pollitically Corrected)?
*Fixed

Mashi An'krekku
09-10-2006, 06:08 PM
...
Was there supposed to be a question mark in there? :D
*vocabulor and the grammar nazis'd!*

Thrik
09-10-2006, 06:49 PM
It's very unlikely that it's an actual virus/worm as LucasForums only serves ads from a few reputable servers, two of which are Google and UGO. Although the UGO ads are sometimes a bit lame and we strive to remove them (eg: the mosquito buzzing one), malicious code is a whole other ballpark.

Some anti-virus software blocks certain ads because they can interfere with your experience, such as the aforementioned mosquito ad which produces a loud buzzing sound as soon as you load the page. It could be that or a similar ad which was blocked to prevent you having to go through that annoyance. :(

Det. Bart Lasiter
09-10-2006, 09:16 PM
I'm such a nice guy Mashi...

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1865/

KingCheez
09-10-2006, 10:02 PM
ew firefox

Thrik
09-10-2006, 10:20 PM
Firefox is gr8, m8.

KingCheez
09-10-2006, 10:26 PM
Maybe for YOU it is!

Samnmax221
09-10-2006, 10:44 PM
Maybe for YOU it is!
Avant is a shell, and the IE rendering engine is in it, so it sucks.

KingCheez
09-10-2006, 10:55 PM
Avant is an awesome, and it's not Furry Firefox, so it rules.

DarthAve
09-10-2006, 11:03 PM
Firefox is gr8, m8.
...no.

That's like somthing my grandma would type if I told her about internet talk.

Det. Bart Lasiter
09-11-2006, 05:18 PM
ew firefoxmoar liek o shi- no ads mirite?!?!?!?


Avant is an awesome, and it's not Furry Firefox, so it rules.
It's so-so. I used to use it until Firefox came out. You should really use Opera if you want a low memory-usage browser though.