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Old 09-15-2005, 08:15 AM   #11
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If I recieve it, I'll try looking what's going on, thus I will reformat
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Old 09-15-2005, 08:16 AM   #12
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this has been discussed in many threads...

It appears to be an installer aplications, possibly some kind of spyware, it's comming from one of the advertising sites linked in the advertising banners, (which may be calling pop-ups or pop-unders). it is not comming from ComputerForums...

Personally I suggest blocking the site they are originating from, this can be done using the hosts file c:\windows\system23\drivers\etc\host...

just write

127.0.0.1 qoolaid.com qoolaid.com as the last line of the file and save it.
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:15 AM   #13
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Hehe, I don't think David will like us blocking his ads. Shoulda been spyware-free!
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Old 09-15-2005, 03:37 PM   #14
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the add will still be loaded, so as far as burstnet (the ad company) are concerned the add will have been loaded.
just in the pop up window it'll either asy server cannot be located, or display whatever you have as the index page on your local webserver (if you have one).

Nobody is any the wiser, (except qoolaid.com) who realise they are not getting hits that they are being charged for... but then it's their fault for tryingh to put spyware on your pc's!
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:27 PM   #15
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Noobs had nothing to do with it...
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:29 PM   #16
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Why do companies try... David needs to tell them to STOP THIS.. before he sues them.
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:54 PM   #17
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this has been discussed in many threads...

It appears to be an installer aplications, possibly some kind of spyware, it's comming from one of the advertising sites linked in the advertising banners, (which may be calling pop-ups or pop-unders). it is not comming from ComputerForums...

Personally I suggest blocking the site they are originating from, this can be done using the hosts file c:\windows\system23\drivers\etc\host...

just write

127.0.0.1 qoolaid.com qoolaid.com as the last line of the file and save it.
Yes, block qoolaid.com
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:04 PM   #18
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well this is diffrent from coolaid this one im WAS getting (not showing up no more) was not from cool aid but it did only come up when i logged onto this site.
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:18 PM   #19
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Osak ther are no excecutables distributed via this site...

right click and view the source if you don't believe me...

All these download files are coming from the advert sites affiliates with Burstnet.
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http://computerforums.org/showthread...ighlight=virus
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