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    Adverts slowing down loading?

    Has a new ad provider been signed up or something, as the adverts on the iSpy page seem to slow down the loading hugely - in fact it doesn't seem to be dynamically updating at all, as the last item was posted at 4:08 according to my list, but the new posts has one at 4:37.

    They also are inappropriate - for example a 'Mate1' advert with a semi-nude woman. Or a big ad with flashing 'Somebody has a crush on you'.

    I am all for adverts but these are just that little step too far. This batch detracts from the professional nature of the site.

    I've attached some examples...

    EDIT: And now we have some that make noise too!!! There is one making bing bong noises!!!
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    They're like the ads that you get on bittorent sites

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    The thing is this will but many users will be in a situation. How can I access the site from school now I know this sort of thing might come up?

    It will look dodgy.

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    AFAIK we have never had adverts like this... has anybody else noticed them?

    We are meeting with the advert provider next week so please post here ASAP.

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    Ok, it is now simply into nudity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Ok, it is now simply into nudity...
    Seriously... I cannot see these adverts! I suspect you may have some kind of malware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Seriously... I cannot see these adverts! I suspect you may have some kind of malware.

    Hmm... I have AVG Anti-virus, AVG Anti-Spyware and Comodo Pro Firewall with Defense plus all running. But I'll do some other scans to double check.

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    right. I've just found out AVG had updated itself, disabled itself and not told me that it needed a reboot. So, it is likely that I have something. I'll delete the images!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Ok, it is now simply into nudity...
    and at 5:41 onwards that hits on that page sky rocketed after your post :P

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    heh, i've found some stuff on my machine now. Amazing, the AV was only down for 10 minutes, and I was only on here and Digg. Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I was only on here and Digg. Weird.
    'Course you were

    We'll mention it to IDG though so that they know something is going around hijacking their adverts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    'Course you were
    Oi! I'm innocent I tells you!!

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    AVG is a pretty awful esp free edition.
    Trend Micro HouseCall - Free Online Virus and Spyware Scan - Trend Micro USA for web scan
    Spybot

    Let us know what you had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    AVG is a pretty awful esp free edition.
    Trend Micro HouseCall - Free Online Virus and Spyware Scan - Trend Micro USA for web scan
    Spybot

    Let us know what you had.
    Agreed with that, Avast is much better and still free - avast! antivirus software - computer virus, worm and Trojan protection by ALWIL Software

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