Ad Networks Have Malware

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I have a new blog that I tried to place Ad networks on it to generate additional revenue. I was shocked to learn that these two Ad Networks contain malware. I placed an ad from Propeller Ads on my site and it gave my computer a virus as well as my customers computers a virus. And then I placed Revenuehits Ad on my site and my computer was infected w/ Ransomware as well as the computers of my customers. Has this happened to anyone else? What R some SAFE 'Ad Networks' for new websites? Thanks
#ad networks #malware #networks #ransomware
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  • Profile picture of the author Bizopboost
    Hi.
    1. Sometimes , if your antivirus software is configured to flag IFRAME tags as a malware it is from your end.
    2. If it is not from your end, then you need to find other ad networks and that will depend on your niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dropppp
      Originally Posted by Bizopboost View Post

      Hi.
      1. Sometimes , if your antivirus software is configured to flag IFRAME tags as a malware it is from your end.
      2. If it is not from your end, then you need to find other ad networks and that will depend on your niche.
      Pretty G' Darn sure the Ransomware did not originate from my Computer. As I reported said malware showed UP Immediately after I clicked on the Ad Network links on my website (to check them).
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      • Profile picture of the author Tony Marriott
        I don't think that is waht Bizboost was saying. He means that your AntiVirus may 'falsely' identify the ads as malware due to the settings in the AV itself.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dropppp
          Originally Posted by Tony Marriott View Post

          I don't think that is waht Bizboost was saying. He means that your AntiVirus may 'falsely' identify the ads as malware due to the settings in the AV itself.
          What more must I say Revenue Hits placed ransomware on my computer. Even the Revenue Hits website is flagged RED by WOT...
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Marriott
      This may give you some more detail and help explain why the ads are being flagged. Not everything AVs pick up are 'viruses'. Or at least there are different types.

      http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-propeller-ads
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    • Profile picture of the author Dropppp
      Originally Posted by Bizopboost View Post

      Hi.
      1. Sometimes , if your antivirus software is configured to flag IFRAME tags as a malware it is from your end.
      2. If it is not from your end, then you need to find other ad networks and that will depend on your niche.
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      Is it really a virus or is it adware?
      Dude it was a virus and ransomware.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dropppp
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      Is it really a virus or is it adware?
      What do U call it when you click on a AD, and suddenly ya computer locks up?
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  • Profile picture of the author AffPub
    adsterra is safe
    maybe adnow is safe
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachelpham
    Oh gosh can't believe it. I was shocked too. I've heard a lot about RevenueHits and PropellerAds, never though they can be that bad
    Maybe you can switch to RealKai ad network? A friend of mine introduce it to me and I've been joining it for several months. Personally I found that it's safe, the revenue is pretty high compared to other networks (plus I always receive it on time). I got approved fast and they support me with huge enthusiasm.
    Hope that helps you somehow
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxxx333
    what type of ad networks are you looking for exactly?
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  • Profile picture of the author volcan
    I had many issues like that with both of these networks. Now working with Admaven and didn't have any malware issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrEden
    First, the extortion encrypts all files with the extension .doc, .xls, .ppt, .jpg, .bmp, .js, .vbs, .docm, .hta, .exe, .cmd, .scr, and .bat.
    Has this happened to you?

    Secondly, if you are really infected with an extortionist, the antivirus is powerless!

    Thirdly, use a certified defender https://myspybot.com/losers-ransomware/
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