No malware ads or scam ads

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RaijuSubs
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No malware ads or scam ads

Post by RaijuSubs » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:48 pm

Adf.ly has much of this type of ads. Why? Dear adf.ly team, please look who makes ad on your website. Malware and Scamware ads are shit. Please try to remove them

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Re: No malware ads or scam ads

Post by SupportAdFly » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:51 am

AdFly doesn't allow malicious content on their adverts, however, fraudulent advertisers some times change their campaigns after the manual review process. They're easily detected by scanners but it's possible that the adverts are seen before they get removed. You can report them if you see them by contacting their Abuse team:

[email protected]

or simply by clicking the 'Report Advert' button on the header of the advertising.

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Re: No malware ads or scam ads

Post by Shoulders89 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:45 am

RaijuSubs wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Adf.ly has much of this type of ads. Why? Dear adf.ly team, please look who makes ad on your website. Malware and Scamware ads are shit. Please try to remove them
I also dislike these bogus technical support scams. I think the problem here is that Adlfy treats them as if they were actual Malware when they aren't. They are just webpages designed to look like actual Malware which in turn, trick victims into calling the bogus number. The malware scanners have nothing to report/find because there is no real threat here.

Part of the problem is also us, as in the audience. We refer to them as "Malware" when they aren't. A webpage designed to look like Malware isn't actual Malware. The fact that the notification happens on a web browser instead of the desktop, where the actual Anti-Virus is installed is proof that these are bogus. An actual infection would have set off the antivirus and alerted the user via the desktop, not the browser.

Another problem is the way these things get onto Adfly in the first place. The scammers have to pay for ad-space. Once they have paid, that it. They have the space to advertise. Now them changing the ad after the approval process mentioned by the admin here is the real problem. I feel that there should be a separate team looking into this.

We can report all of them buy sometimes it's not possible because these things freeze the browser. The other option to report abuse also doesn't include the option of a screenshot. The fact that we have to provide an IP address of the device that it has appeared on is something that puts people off when it comes to reporting them. The IP address should not be a requirement. Also, one adfly link can contain many different ads at the same time. In all seriousness, this is a big problem. There should be more enforcement when it comes to these scams. The US and UK are the ones most afftected by these.

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