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apologies for activeX popup ads

apparently, the ad server has been serving up ads with “activeX popups”; that is, ads that prompt you with a dialog to install software. i did not approve of these ads, and i am currently working with the ad server agency to resolve this.

in the meantime, i would urge you to NOT install any software that says it’s from “GAIN Publishing” or “FlashTalk”. i don’t know what this software does (possibly adware and/or spyware).

i apologize for this nuisance!! and i’ll do what i can to fix this…

UPDATE: i haven’t seen those offending ads in a while… has anyone else? plus, if you have already installed the spyware, try downloading and running ad-aware. it’ll search your system for adware and remove it.

thanks for hanging in there.

5 Responses to “apologies for activeX popup ads”

  1. GAIN software is adware / spyware, from Claria. It’s part of the same family as Gator, eWallet, DashBar, DateManager, and several other rather helpful-sounding things. The site to check out to read about these applications is gainpublishing.com. DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANYTHING FROM THERE.

  2. Cath says:

    Oh, great. I already downloaded stuff and it’s screwing up my computer. How do I get rid of it?

  3. bunnyhero says:

    darn it, sorry :( try downloading and running ad-aware. that will probably find and remove any spyware/adware on your system.

  4. Cath says:

    Thanks!! I’ll try it.