MacKeeper Ads? [MERGED]

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  1. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    #1
    I understand that MR has to make money or else go out of business, but to host ads for MacKeeper seems a bit low.

    (For anyone who doesn't know what MacKeeper is and why to avoid it: http://www.imore.com/avoid-mackeeper)
     
  2. Scepticalscribe, Jul 14, 2015
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    Yes, agreed, avoid MacKeeper like the proverbial plague; it is a menace, and very difficult to remove once installed (heed the voice of bitter and hard learned experience on this).

    Well, unless it is somehow randomly assigned, I, too, would express some surprise that something as downright dodgy as MacKeeper would be hosted as an ad on MR.
     
  3. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Since I have Ghostery installed I don't see this ad but i should be shocked to hear this.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    We dislike it as much as anyone else. If somebody could share with us a screenshot while the ad is displayed at MacRumors, and the URL it links to (you don't have to click it, just copy the URL), that would let us work with the ad service to block it. Thanks.
     
  5. redheeler macrumors 603

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    This is what one of the ads looks like:
    MacKeeperAd.png
    And this is the URL it links to:
    Code:
    https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=CFIXiOJ6oVaObEdP8-QOb94DIC9_-1J0Ix8-h0bIBwI23ARABIMrnywNgyf6WjeikjBigAZn_-tQDyAECqAMByAPBBKoEfk_QNs_zLbBNlEkQCaF-EZG-i2omLhUU7qRiFezkmK5wtue0vU7su_ZVCb38AsTkZWSpxLCs2mvYK-mZzv2HYRD5Alyvu3-O102LdiDJAq-aKxbaWf1zdw_XrfuKVCWNS6fz5rrhDhlpkRMLOHshgOzZc_BW73dEsv74Ul2YCYgGAaAGAoAHz4CFK6gHpr4b2AcB&num=1&cid=5GgEnpHuYKxKg-3SoFDZTsUx&sig=AOD64_1j0sv5yNStUao81XJusEziU3N61A&client=ca-pub-2224409576101196&adurl=http://mackeeperapp.mackeeper.com/paramss%3Dphexafdfced8b5b5c1ac92979faa9a9cd2e8cb90dae3d4d4ced6e08ecbd4db9cd7d4dca6cedba0a9cdcae9eacdc5dba2cbd4d28ee4ded392d1e7a4a894d2d2d4e6e6c2dd8fd9dacc94d5dfdf90cadaa8%26trt%3D29_333451156%26tid_ext%3D8000002234765%3Badgr%3Dclean_mac_300x250%7Cforums.macrumors.com&nm=5&mb=34&bg=!4uFETSNM8rOw5EsCAAAAalIAAAAiKgD4sUCl-obbHmt1v3ZGgTwcqAKAwQA945RmODVIPf3nt92KGBa2i1-HMi4oj__eNRhkxPtw8d3UB7fuY_-yxh9_nWUdZgi3W55RitaSVYd3LFvyic0MAdn47n_N1c4AR66AoQCaB5KMwK4ICsNKaPSNC7RVfNyYmj6k6Quat1vqh2ADKyU1UFJEWq8bw0E8qq_qtszF_ZferuHhLBAMAh6lLIe30BLGpE7PpLGc5rsFWnWsoVfq6o1j9l7_6SgDN2V9K3i8upBWiQhFGb_th3s6G-vbIxHbtSpVS3tPx_JDdYjD1dGxhqeflkAG1VfMRfgzJyBezhRLnak
     
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    MacKeeper is the plague of the internet. I hope their entire marketing team bursts into flames.
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Here's another MacKeeper ad:
    MacKeeperAd.png
    And the URL:
    Code:
    http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=l&ai=CtIomh7uoVc33L8WKlAKGoKX4Buf91J0I1_-7qa4BwI23ARABIOflohhgyf6WjeikjBigAZn_-tQDyAEB4AIAqAMByAObBKoEtAFP0B6ckB4kRLUC0BKGvGm1IdwCbVso4vcOqP56ExIKkjEoxrecffA5x7lkjpTzRELSiAUtJyBVi7M_CJGAt_maqRbW7I9EEPkEKN6aMx9nq-M8rJaEdyEXrndMwZXl0i-jtDasoozmoMzq3zeGdRRu0ufsGMdVvCVn3Y6aRve1zlzsE5wy8AMlvUIANMjHEPYvsgOXkmoAznpTqLAPB4Oc6jYQjBsKzkvkf2PbdFHBDRMAy8bgBAGAB8-AhSuoB6a-G9gHAQ&num=1&sig=AOD64_341kljDgMdYPqJzZfH78EzsFQgLw&client=ca-pub-5787592483766760&adurl=http://mackeeperapp1.mackeeper.com/paramss%3Dphexafdfbc91b6b5d7ac92979faa9a9cd2e8cb90dae3d4d4ced6e08ecbd4db9cc8d3a7b4cdd6d8ded5c2efa7c5d7cda2cccfa29c9fd3ccd8dce5cae692d2dccca3dfcf93%26trt%3D29_2172451256%26tid_ext%3D8000002224785%3Badgr%3Dbrand_keys_text%7Cb83a4cc58ead5a1b.anonymous.google&nm=64&nx=219&ny=25&mb=33
     
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Thanks, redheeler! The screenshots and links should be all we need to get it out of the ad rotation.
     
  9. arn macrumors god

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  10. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Mackeeper-ad.png
    And the URL:
    Code:
    http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=l&ai=CxM1n4HW1VbmjCNiSpgPel5bwCMft46IIn6qquLcBwI23ARABIOflohhgyf6WjeikjBigAZn_-tQDyAED4AIAqAMByAOZBKoElQFP0K6w3GOXxP9Zyu6oC2DWBEw31aP4ow4iqOXqRIptsNNdqDXA8oVlawzUf5Ei7aIWL_tGmMLnLB__30NcEJjHzCJreUbz5ed1hTvuVS02cbnxpliIMlEIE5c6g8qeOva73r-9SpPyHmoeM28O0QiYciEIaGqYKhCYV263ARyQTk42pfBXMvNlAzObkhlfL_1qRbFEV-AEAaAGA4AHz4CFK6gHpr4b2AcB&num=1&sig=AOD64_0SIpERmPQUtOFZoND5rYj88i-4EA&client=ca-pub-5787592483766760&adurl=http://mackeeperapp.mackeeper.com/paramss%3Dphexafdfbc91b6b5d7ac92979faa9a9cd2e8cb90dae3d4d4ced6e08ecbd4db9cc8d3a7b4cdd6d8ded5c2efa7c5d7cda2cccfa29c9fd3ccd8dce5cae692d2dccca3dfcf128%26trt%3D29_2172451256%26tid_ext%3D8000002246385%3Badgr%3Dmac_keys_728x90%3Bb83a4cc58ead5a1b.anonymous.google&nm=10&nx=174&ny=50&mb=2
     
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  12. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    I'm not sure if the block is taking time to filter through Google's backend but I am still seeing these on MacRumors.

    maccleaner.png

    Code:
    http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=l&ai=C6MT4aa-2VZTKOIycpAOdgptgx-3jogifgPiisAHAjbcBEAEg5-WiGGD90PCAyAOgAZn_-tQDyAEC4AIAqAMByAOZBKoEtQFP0F-MEkROdHcBbjiC8S-j-oIpkI2TVeF5L0YPk8WbPuP0kR7Ozdszg2sJ3P_Ni2rLAzLzpw5emOFFaztV0j1YhjGabCiQry8qy-G2_VGJhQ0ohbllccRN3MjbOOBL6LLk4yjvSTQFHI1Xqn_GcKF5vTJS7RRyUVgAy6LBHPEaq1mP6yr0Jvq-SC9_MQScUb--pEUJ30k1cH2WRJj61lxi4cJ3kRJPFLA1AL5OVR90CNBRSQvp4AQBoAYCgAfPgIUrqAemvhvYBwE&num=1&sig=AOD64_0uiL3BRI6KEHnsZzMhEbJGS28uyA&client=ca-pub-5787592483766760&adurl=http://mackeeperapp.mackeeper.com/paramss%3Dphexafdfbc91b6b5d7ac92979faa9a9cd2e8cb90dae3d4d4ced6e08ecbd4db9cc8d3a7b4cdd6d8ded5c2efa7c5d7cda2cccfa29c9fd3ccd8dce5cae692d2dccca3dfcf93%26trt%3D29_2172451256%26tid_ext%3D8000002245632%3Badgr%3Dmac_keys_728x90%7Cb83a4cc58ead5a1b.anonymous.google&nm=17&nx=270&ny=59&mb=2
     
  13. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Since the ads are still getting through somehow (ironically, the ads are as persistent and annoying as MacKeeper itself), arn is investigating.
     
  14. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Well, it is not just that the ads (a lot like MacKeeper itself) are both persistent and annoying, as @Doctor Q has so rightly observed - but that - also like MacKeeper itself - they appear to be rather awfully hard to get rid of……..
     
  15. Synchro3, Aug 14, 2015
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  16. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Thanks for the report.

    English, German, ... - I wonder how many other versions we'll have to disable. But maybe we can find a way to get 'em blocked all at once.
     
  17. arn macrumors god

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    #19
    I think the problem is that we use several different ad networks, so it's a matter of blocking them on multiple ones.

    arn
     
  18. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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  19. redheeler, Aug 20, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015

    redheeler macrumors 603

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    The ads somehow continue to persist. Here's the latest:
    MacKeeper-ad.png
    Code:
    http://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=C_hRSA4fWVZ3FA8mOpgPizquID6fvj60In4D4orABwI23ARABIOXP6xZgyf6WjeikjBigAZn_-tQDyAEC4AIAqAMBqgS6AU_QWpRoPp4MXAOd7qIH8A-11zecBt5AQhj0W1n0JD3u0lCOFEKANTU6W3i0VM2e5gJiJutFXehBWoWYOG9oV27E_3pCKZFEW1ZQcFRI4hRwMwprZHNEr58EzylBWn_BdEnwZQJE6XEL8VoO-0FDFRTiKzuolr1Dm5yqzRLiC_cGwEAmiLuNhdRvOAP5hgfGaOHlW5Wn0fudr7vcOPbHOWx-0mxB0PHndo5bKEaZCTRHOIXxORYMNLudKuAEAYgGAaAGAoAHz4CFK6gHpr4b2AcB&num=1&cid=5Gjg_1oYQ57ztg0sCIWj0p9O&sig=AOD64_3DzVnwDuH7krAkm11_Wlv2kVO9CA&client=ca-pub-9914992914910847&adurl=http://mackeeperapp.mackeeper.com/paramss%3Dphexafdfbc91b6b5d7ac92979faa9a9cd2e8cb90dae3d4d4ced6e08ecbd4db9cc8d3a7b4cdd6d8ded5c2efa7c5d7cda2cccfa29c9fd3ccd8dce5cae692d2dccca3dfcf93%26trt%3D29_2172451256%26tid_ext%3D8000002245632%3Badgr%3Dmac_keys_728x90%7Cforums.macrumors.com

    Edit:
    One even happened to appear right below this post.
    MacKeeper-ad-2.png
    Code:
    http://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=CzE5vD4rWVes0zY6mA_G0k8gMp--PrQjf_ruprgHAjbcBEAEg5-WiGGDJ_paN6KSMGKABmf_61APIAQHgAgCoAwHIA5sEqgSvAU_QbbcCntBnBCH9GXfp8uulirSX0DODBq3zTBUnVUPMqaJS_5yVaP3Etme_n_--RYhZnzf6xpTRLiupg2B3QG9a-1aDX79SioKA9T6ZAhBtW8HjUuVe04qG908wfYQdT_Q2FLdGbxC_LAv926GL1F_iWjNAl1pONVPWV-MRdSo9139IvpxNQwvpgd1d4DJJf2jiPJrckbr07HgfS7JmCTOzelKqhP42BTJ1I7Gww5TgBAGIBgGAB8-AhSuoB6a-G9gHAQ&num=1&cid=5GhcWImGQT0bxYresFr-M3hO&sig=AOD64_2D2_rYL0267UBzsbs71MEO5aQYCA&client=ca-pub-5787592483766760&adurl=http://mackeeperapp1.mackeeper.com/paramss%3Dphexafdfbc91b6b5d7ac92979faa9a9cd2e8cb90dae3d4d4ced6e08ecbd4db9cc8d3a7b4cdd6d8ded5c2efa7c5d7cda2cccfa29c9fd3ccd8dce5cae692d2dccca3dfcf93%26trt%3D29_2172451256%26tid_ext%3D8000002224783%3Badgr%3Dspeed_mac_text%7Cb83a4cc58ead5a1b.anonymous.google&nm=26&nx=405&ny=22&mb=2
    Edit2: This one looks new.
    MacKeeper-ad-3.png
    Code:
    http://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=Csh4z9orWVZCLJMfhwQG03anIBKfvj60Ip6-go7sBwI23ARABIOflohhgyf6WjeikjBigAZn_-tQDyAEC4AIAqAMByAOZBKoErwFP0JCbDe3kbZDEj4iKJmjH4w2xdplT6_XCdzDFVFR8i_B73mljQLucRs6khH-TaUAHoU59t6nV6vVNV6vsN4q0Bi-HG8mGgTfxf_BqM1VWPaxk8uj7Zth_KLtSAr9wT5GnKwiXjk1JPARzlo4qsZeuFd3M9MnQCs-pqh82yOk80RBl2Ufr2FcJtfhxCxr2kiARIPEeq7nnr2PWmszf-6uepTouDYnmJAqr63FJ0bjm4AQBiAYBoAYCgAfPgIUrqAemvhvYBwE&num=1&cid=5Gjw0yfGjex3dP8jQl7v3vFM&sig=AOD64_1847pFFw9zd7kp5kGEUCcMmjZzmQ&client=ca-pub-5787592483766760&adurl=http://mackeeperapp1.mackeeper.com/paramss%3Dphexafdfbc91b6b5d7ac92979faa9a9cd2e8cb90dae3d4d4ced6e08ecbd4db9cc8d3a7b4cdd6d8ded5c2efa7c5d7cda2cccfa29c9fd3ccd8dce5cae692d2dccca3dfcf93%26trt%3D29_2172451256%26tid_ext%3D8100002249534%3Badgroup%3Dantivirus_300x250%3Bb83a4cc58ead5a1b.anonymous.google%26direct&nm=3&nx=504&ny=22&mb=2
     
  20. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Sweet! I made the screenshot.

    On a related note, I haven't seen one since Arn started nuking them. (I'm primarily using Safari on my iPad and some on my iPhone).
     
  21. pwhitehead macrumors 6502

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    #23
    Aren't most adds generated from browsing history though? MacRumors can not be entirely to blame in this circumstance.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Even if your cookies have an impact on what can get selected as the displayed ad, the collection of available ads themselves that can be chosen is still something that comes from the ad network and with some control over it bu the site where the ads are presented.
     

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