Annoying ad: Banner downloads automatically and shown in preview

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by bwbboot, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. bwbboot macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Recently i noticed that by visiting a random page at macrumors.com safari starts downloading a file called "banner.php.jpeg". After download the banner is automatically shown in preview.

    Havent seen it happening on windows, but happens often on my mac and only when visiting macrumors.com.

    The file is downloaded from:

    _h_t_t_p://banner.nonstoppartner.net/common/banner.php?i=view&client=otto&l=nl&camp=aktion&size=160x600

    I consider this a security issue since it starts OSX preview to show the banner jpeg and could possibly run malicious code.

    Anyone else seen this issue?

    Thanks
    Bjorn.
     
  2. bwbboot thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Rigano macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I have the exact same. It happened just now,, prompting me to search this issue. I have had it happening two more times a couple of days ago.

    Attached is what is downloaded.
     

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  4. fiftyadam macrumors newbie

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    #4
    I got the same problem. Somebody got a solution already? It's really annoying..
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    #5
    We've had the ad removed. Please let us know if any other self-downloading ads show up. They are definitely unwelcome on our site.
     

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