well that's a fun ad

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  1. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

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    #1
    just noticed a rather annoying google banner on the front page featuring a flashing "windows" box telling me my computer is infected and needs to be scanned.

    I know in the past Arn has removed offensive ads such as this from rotation.
    cheers
    -j

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  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    I don't understand advertisements like that. Are they trying to induce an epileptic seizure in the end user? Or are some people so incredibly dense as to click it because it's flashing like that?


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  3. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Do you even need to ask?;)
     
  4. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    You gotta remember not everyone has been using computers for years. If someone had just learnt how to use one, you know they'd push it (well on XP anyway).
     
  5. arn macrumors god

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  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    My twelve year old brother clicks on everything he is told to. He's very obedient. :(

    Thanks for getting rid of it arn. :)
     
  7. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Because all system errors are reported in the form of banner ads.

    My wife does the same thing and refuses to use the Mac. The other day I was watching her on the computer and some sort of error popped up. She clicked something and went about her business. When I asked her what that was, she said, "I don't know. I just cliked 'Yes' and it went away."

    Somedays I think she is out to kill me...
     
  8. dornoforpyros thread starter macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

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    Thanks :)

    Your commitment to keeping MacRumours users comfortable is outstanding
     
  9. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    Amen, arn is one good guy ;). Sorry to derail your thread, but what does arn do for a living besides MR?
     
  10. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    LOL... it's amazing how ignorant people can be about their most important work-tool, which they use every day.

    I must say though, that I quite enjoy seeing these adds on apple-specific sites :D

    A
     
  11. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes those banner ads are the only relief I get from the little old lady across the street sending the latest "This is Cute" or "Warning" or "Please Forward" email.

    She clicks the banner thinking that it's her computer telling her she is infected and within minutes her computer "is infected" with tons of spy ware and viruses.

    Off to the local repair shop for a clean install... She could have bought a G5 iMac last year for what she spent on clean installs...no kidding.

    I keep telling her to get a Mac... I'm trying to take up a collection to get her a Mac Mini and let her use it next time her PC goes to the shop.
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Wow, that is rather annoying- glad that arn got rid of it.
     
  13. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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