AOL is Adware Virus sponsor
by MV - 5/10/04 5:55 PM
R. Profitti. It must be easy to pretend that you win an argument when you get to press the sensor button after you've had the last word. If this is the childish way you conduct yourself and the forum, then I have no use for either. Please ban me if you wish, and sensor the truth as well. You're obviously a crony of the establishment. I'll simply respond to your misguided arguments first. You suggest using Mozilla. Well I already do use Mozilla. It's what I'm using right now. But as you should know, IE is not something that you can simply turn off in WinXP. If you have an adware virus that has snuck into your system on unsolicited email, then the adds will pop up in a IE window regardless of what you are using. You don't have to be surfing the web either. It doesn't require visiting a webpage. I clearly stated that the add are the result of an adware virus called 2nd-Thought. It's a well documented adware virus, so you can do a little research instead of making stupid assumptions. I'm not talking about popups I'm getting from web surfing, I'm talking about unwanted popups that are the result of an adware virus which is sponsored by AOL. You have a hard time coming to grips with that I know. But it's a fact. If you were a reporter or journalist, you would understand the implication. But you are neither. You're just an apologist for the establishment.
R Profitti writes:
And write a lot of responses helping people remove the pests. The "problem" is that we have both legitimate and illicit adverts.
Before I write one more word, I must comment that complaining to me does nothing. I know the issue and am eductating as many as I can. Let's find your advert source and turn it off? My reference to AIM is because the advert you revealed is "the usual."
Happy hunting, and in parting, as long as you use Internet Explorer then the pop-ups and ads will constantly be yours. I flipped to using Mozilla, which is my choice and never see the ads you disdain.
Some will not want to make such a change and will have to find other solutions.
In closing, many web sites pretty much write "you look at my web site and I give you an AD. And you agree to this by coming here." Short answer? Don't go there.
If you wish to discuss the political, moral and non-technical aspects of this advertising, then please post in the Speakeasy Forum.