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adware/viruses - or is it a wordpress ad?

  1. Hi there, I know WordPress put ads on our blog once in a while, however the new ads look like a virus/spam issue and not the regular ads we are used to seeing. The one I am seeing now looks like spam, please see below.

    http://iu.qs.com/2011/11/07/2012-employer-survey-sign-up-facility/

    can someone please let us know what's going on? I.e did wordpress put this on our blog or has their server been hacked?

    please can you let us know asap because if it is spam we don't want our readers to click on it. thanks, abby
    Blog url: http://qsiu.wordpress.com/

  2. Sorry for the inconvenience. What kind of ad is showing under your post? Could you please send us a screenshot of the page where you're seeing this?

  3. hi thanks - can you confirm what has happened here please? did wordpress put this on our page or did something else happen?

    please also advise how i would send you a screen shot on this forum? i can send it via email but do not have a direct contact.

    would appreciate a response as soon as you can please. thanks.

  4. To support the service (and keep free features free), we sometimes run advertisements, and the agreement for this has been in our terms of service since 2006.

    We try hard to only run them in limited places. If you would like to completely eliminate ads from appearing on your blog, we offer the No-Ads Upgrade: http://en.support.wordpress.com/no-ads/

    If you feel that the ad is inappropriate, please send a screenshot with details to support@wordpress.com

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