What the heck is this ad?

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  1. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I was shocked to see this ad scroll from the left side to the center of the screen, pause for about 20 seconds, and disappear. What the heck is this? I know that Arn has said that if there are ads that are intrusive and obnoxious that he can choose not to use those ads. Surely this qualifies. Anyone else seen this?
     

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  2. arn macrumors god

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    Next time you see it, can you screenshot the top banner also and where it links to.

    thanks
    arn
     
  3. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    I had the same thing (it looks like the same ad) slide across my screen, too. Can't remember exactly, but it was some time yesterday evening. First time that's happened. :confused:
     
  4. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Yep, happened to me too. A day or two ago. Sorry I cant give more details.
     
  5. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Are you seeing this ad while reading MR on OSX or Windows? Which browser were you using?

    There's some Windows malware around that overlays third party ads onto websites that you're browsing.

    (almost said 'on a Mac or a PC' :eek: )
     
  6. tobefirst thread starter macrumors 68040

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    OS X...Firefox.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    I just saw this ad on Firefox/Windows. The banner at the top was for Microsoft adCenter. By the time I got the screenshot the popover was gone.
    untitled2.jpg

    Typical.

    B
     
  8. Aperture macrumors 68000

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  9. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, saw exact same ad. Twice, but I forgot the first time I saw it. OS X FireFox. Forgot the screenshot hotkeys though...
     
  10. exabytes18 macrumors 6502

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    Ah! I saw that the other day and took a screenshot of it, but one thing lead to another and I never posted it. :eek:
     
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