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  1. #1
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    Scorecard Research Malware PSD

    It is coming up, only on your site. My computer is clean of all files associated with this fake survey site. My avast antivirus detects nothing along with my malwarebites program and spybot.


    It only appears on YOUR site, and nowhere else. It is not hindering my computers performance because it is not on my computer, but it is making an attempt to get on my computer through PSD. Stop trying to steal my information and fix your garbage site. Don't even think about telling me that the problem is on my end because I am not some Baby Boomer/Generation X incompetent computer user.
    Last edited by nymetsrule; 01-12-2013 at 06:19 PM.

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    It's not malware.
    It's not a virus.

    It's an annoying popup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by croce_99 View Post
    It's not malware.
    It's not a virus.

    It's an annoying popup.
    No, it is malware. I have adblocker and it gets by. I looked into it and it steals information and tracks data. Get it out of here.

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    I've been experiencing this as well, but not limited to this site. It's frustrating because I also have adblock, malwarebytes, avast, superantispyware, and I've still been getting some random pop ups and new tab surveys. Sometimes it's just a blank advertising frame where it's like the ad got blocked but not the frame.

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    Well I've determined that it is coming from something on this site. PSD is notorious for having malware implanted in their ads, and then come out and tell us that it is on our end.

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    It's likely associated with the ads this site is partnered with. That same popup appears on other sites as well.
    You don't have to give any information, you can just close the window.

    Annoying - Yes
    Harmful - No

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    Quote Originally Posted by nymetsrule View Post
    Well I've determined that it is coming from something on this site. PSD is notorious for having malware implanted in their ads, and then come out and tell us that it is on our end.
    Please show proof of this happening numerous times.

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    This has been brought up 2 or 3 times already. If you actually click on it it shows you this:

    http://puu.sh/1p9sH

    It's definitely something that PSD knows about from the forums here or because they are actually using it for their research. It seems just like something so they can grab demographic information about their user base so they know who is looking at the content and can market/provide information and services to the right audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by croce_99 View Post
    It's not malware.
    It's not a virus.

    It's an annoying popup.
    I don't think it's a virus either. I've seen it several times, including computers with adblock. and the computers I've seen it on are clean. also, PSD is the only website I've seen it on too.

    however, it's been brought up before. so they're not going to get rid of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nymetsrule View Post
    Well I've determined that it is coming from something on this site. PSD is notorious for having malware implanted in their ads, and then come out and tell us that it is on our end.
    If there's melware on ads, then it's probably not PSD's fault. Malware can commonly change your ads to things like porn site. however, it is annoying when we have problems with ads and we get answers like "our advertisers pay good money to advertise here. it's not fair we should have to remove their ad just because it bothers you"
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    Did anyone try clicking that "click here" button at the end that will stop it from coming up?
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    Delete
    Last edited by Cowboys1797; 01-13-2013 at 06:46 AM.

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    I've gotten it a couple of times over the last two months as well. This isn't the first time this issue has been brought to our attention, but I was under the impression (from previous conversations with the advertising department) that it wasn't malware but simply a pop-up ad.

    Each time I've come across it I just closed it and didn't see it again for a month or so.

    Is the Close or "No Thanks" not working for some of you? Is that the issue?
    Are you thinking that you are seeing it too often?

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    I thought it was just a stupid popup at first until I looked into it deeper:

    http://forums.anvisoft.com/viewtopic-53-2346-0.html
    http://forums.techguy.org/virus-othe...dresearch.html
    http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-th...alware-trojan/
    There are infinite more threads and sites dedicated to people struggling with scorecardresearch and it directing them to trojan sites.

    It in itself might not be a virus, but it is known to lead to viruses and trojans. Hence why I have been calling it malware since it is directly related to damaging computers.

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    SDI should just buy Macs for all users so we don't have these problems.

    Seriously I've never seen livejasmin, fake anti-virus programs or any sort of popup since I've switched. As long as you're smart about what you click on and what sites you go to you won't get infected unless you click the wrong thing.

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