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How did an unsolicited raunchy video attach to my blog?

  1. I posted a new blog this morning and two different readers alerted me that there was a raunchy video attached to my blog. I can't see it. Can you?
    Blog url: http://angelasolpietrozale.wordpress.com/

  2. We only run family friendly ads on our blogs.

    Is it possible that they're referring to the Jennifer Aniston SmartWater ad, which some have oddly interpreted as "raunchy"?

    If you're curious, this is that ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phpb_ssnyug

  3. I will forever be mystified by why people think that's raunchy.

  4. ^^ They're just not paying attention.

  5. I was astounded that anyone would characterize apparent pregnancy as pornography. Pornography is printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity. I blogged it > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/09/30/viral-video-elements/

  6. Please HELP! I am getting complaints from people reading my blog that there is a raunchy video link attached. The count is up to 4!!!!!

  7. Have you read the above replies?

    It's an ad for WATER!!

    If you're seeing something else, you'll have to give us more information to go on.

    Staff generally wants to see a screenshot of the ad so they can know what, if any action to take.

  8. @azale7
    Have you considered purchasing a No-Ads upgrade and eliminating all advertising from your blog? http://en.support.wordpress.com/no-ads/

  9. Can you please ask them if the ad involves Jennifer Aniston and SmartWater?

    If so, it's just this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phpb_ssnyug

    If not, would you please get a screenshot from them?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

  10. I just watched the Jennifer Aniston Smart Water ad. Definitely odd, but not what I'd call objectionable. But since I cannot see it attached to the blog, I'll inquire if this is what they were referring to. Thanks for the help.

  11. Browser add-ons are causing a lot of problems lately too, with 'innapropriate' videos being one of the main problems people are complaining about. A possibility??

  12. Alright, I did get to the bottom of this and will submit my constructive criticism to word press. If you plan to post ads along with my blog, please allow me to see it as well. I have been going crazy ALL day trying to figure this out only to find it's a silly water ad. It would have saved me hours of anxiety if I had ANY idea what these people were complaining about. And now.....I will have a few words with them!
    Thanks again.

  13. It would have saved me hours of anxiety if I had ANY idea what these people were complaining about.

    Well, you could have asked them what they were seeing before coming here. If it was something else, we could have offered other advice.

    The ads only display to those not logged in as far as I know, so you may have been able to log out, or try using another computer to see what they were looking at.

  14. Apparently this was NOT about the Jennifer Aniston ad. Here is what my reader saw:
    The video I saw didn't seem to be an ad. It showed a guy talking about what a great party they were planning, every few seconds taking a puff of a toke handed to him by a different person, and glorifying over-drinking. I didn't watch the whole thing, but it was all guys - no Jennifer Aniston in sight. I don't know if I'd call it 'raunchy', but it wasn't the kind of video you'd want to be associated with, I don't think!
    7 minutes ago · Like

  15. I know that WordPress.com does not run adds of that nature. That sounds like a browser add-on issue to me. to date every blogger who has reported this on the support forums has had a browser-add-on or browser extension, game, toolbar or shopping app that was the cause of the unwanted adware. We recommend logging out, clearing the browser cache and cookies, disabling all browser add-ons and extensions, and then doing a computer malware and virus scan. Lastly, reboot the computer and try logging in again. View the blog and it’s unlikely that they will still see the advertising you saw before.

  16. The count is up to 4!!!!!

    That's the part that confuses me. The browser add-on issue is usually a one-off type thing. It's rare that four different viewers would have the same browser malware. Not impossible, but rare.

  17. @azale7
    There's nothing that we Volunteers can do for you. Please take a screenshot of the ad, upload it to your Media Library and Staff will examine it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

  18. I think it's almost certainly browser add-on malware. It's not rare anymore. Do a search of this forum and you'll see it's one of the biggest sources of problems lately.

  19. Then again, it could have just been an ad for a new Ashton Kutcher movie, now that I think of it.

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