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jahewi


Joined: 24 Sep 2006
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Hi all, Very Happy

First of all, let my say, that ClamWin is a great scanner!

However, a lot of the Google-ads on the ClamWin-sites are for disputable scanners.
On the Dutch ClamWin-site, there even is an google-ad for WinAntivirus Pro 2006 Crying or Very sad

How can i advice people to download ClamWin, while i know that, if they click such an ad, they could be exposed to these rogue scanners.

So, please, do something about those ads!


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alch
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Joined: 27 Nov 2005
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Ads on clamwin website are served by Google and we do not have direct control over what is being displayed.
The only thing I can do is put winantivirus.com in the filter list and hope it won't reappear, which I have done. Thanks for notifying.

Edit: You can also do most web publishers a favour and let Google know about the rogue advertisers. To do so please send them an email with your concerns to: adsbygoogle+aff@google.com
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jahewi


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Hi alch,

Thank you for your respons Very Happy

alch wrote:
Ads on clamwin website are served by Google and we do not have direct control over what is being displayed.
The only thing I can do is put winantivirus.com in the filter list and hope it won't reappear, which I have done. Thanks for notifying.

I know there is a list with about 190 bad Google-advertizers, wich you can instantly use in the filter (wich may contain 200 entries, if i remember correctly).
If you're interested, i could probably get permission to sent it to you or anyone at ClamWin that is responsible for website-maintenance.

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Edit: You can also do most web publishers a favour and let Google know about the rogue advertisers. To do so please send them an email with your concerns to: adsbygoogle+aff@google.com


Done that a couple of times, already, with simular advertizers as WinAntivirus (and i think even WinAntivirus).
It doesn't seem to help a lot.
Still, i'll keep reporting those baddies to whomever it concerns, constantly ... as you've noticed Wink


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alch
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I reckon you may have been wrong about the "WnAntivirus Pro 2006" ad. I saw it today and it leads to a credible site (macrovirus.com). It may have had same title by a coincidence.
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jahewi


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Do you really think that?
In that case, so for bothering you.

Thank you for your time.


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