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Is the ad on my site from WordPress?

  1. withchristianeyes
    Member

    I use Firefox so I can't see it, but apparently there's an odd ad on my blog. I found out about it because someone clicked on it. The ad is http://kulaville.com/lps/locator/rmsa1/start.php?SES=129419786&m=unknown&n=&_mps=0. Is this from one of your affiliates? If not, please can you do something about it? If it IS, I'd ask also to please do something about it. This seems illegal to me - doesn't it seem illegal to you? Stalking someone using their phone number? Anyway, ads like this will drive people AWAY from my site since it seems sleazy and my site is a Christian site. Thank you, Vicki

    The blog I need help with is withchristianeyes.wordpress.com.

  2. withchristianeyes
    Member

    Why can't I get to a WordPress person regarding this question? Ugh.

  3. withchristianeyes
    Member

    It is provided in an above "notice" that I can contact WordPress, which I was trying to do, and only was able to submit a forum question. I had already submitted a forum question . . . And I guess you can't edit these posts.

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  5. withchristianeyes
    Member

    Thank you!

  6. Please also be aware that you can purchase a No-Ads upgrade to eliminate all advertising and have complete control over what appears on your blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/no-ads/

  7. I forgot to post this also:
    If the ads you see are found at the end of blog posts then provided you see this link small About These Ads link what you are seeing is WordPress.com generated advertising.

    WordPress.com does not use text enhance or text link ads or pop-up ads or links in comments. If you are seeing those then that's a browser-ad-on issue, or in some cases, it's embedded into free games downloaded from the internet. See here: Bloggers: Beware of Adware.

    If what you are seeing whenever you save or update a post or page is an automatically added code/script block at the end of posts and pages that you can't delete then see here: Malware Targets Macs and Windows PCs

  8. withchristianeyes
    Member

    Thank you. I had my husband use another browser on his computer to see what he could see, and he did indeed see the WordPress ads - we could see they were from WordPress. The ad I wrote about however, he didn't see (though he didn't search every page . . .), but I think it might be one of those adware ones. That's a good article, and my son has had that issue with the word links on his computer. I don't download free games, however, and I don't do much of the other stuff either, as far as I'm aware. I'll clear my cookies and do what the article suggests, though I hate clearing my cookies since they are very useful!

  9. Another reason to purchase a No-Ads upgrade (I don't get paid to promote upgrades - I'm a Volunteer) is, so one does not experience competitors ads on their sites. For example if one has a Christian blog that keyword can trigger Scientology ads.

  10. withchristianeyes
    Member

    Would the no ads upgrade really make it so these adware type things don't get through? I run the site because I want to, but we are low-income so I wasn't sure I wanted to pay more for a site, but if I knew that outside ads wouldn't get through too I'd consider it more. It would be good to be ad-free in general, yes.

    I got rid of all my cookies and made it so I have approve of every cookie that wants access, I got rid of my history cache, I restarted twice, but the link is still showing. Wouldn't it go away from my stats if I got rid of it? I also took down my widget that displayed my clicked links. I had run a full scan on my computer two days ago, but I'll do that again. Other than that, I don't know what to do further. We can't find the ad and I don't see words in my articles that have links added, but then that would take a lot of looking through to find one, if there's only one right now. It's weird.

  11. withchristianeyes
    Member

    On my stat page it shows the link, which is not the same as the ad page that I provided above - that was the url I took from the page after I had clicked the link. The link on my state page starts with "ad.mopub.com," so I went to that site to see if I could find out more. So are they allowing people to hack into my site somehow? If so, can't WordPress do something about them, since it's really WordPress they're hacking into? I wasn't sure if I should try and contact them and tell them what happened - if they'd care about it. I took a screenshot of the link - the part that shows - if anyone wants to see it.

  12. Yes, the no-ads upgrade removes all ads that WordPress.com puts on your blog. If the problem is malware in your browser, nothing you can do on the WordPress.com side can help; you need to remove the malware from your browser.

    Your site is not being hacked.

  13. withchristianeyes
    Member

    Well, there's nothing else I can do to get rid of whatever on my browser, since I did all that was suggested. I could purchase more expensive virus blocker/scanner, but since this is the only issue I've ever run across on my computer or any sites, I don't think that's necessary right now. Do you have some other suggestion as to how to get rid of it? As I said, the link has the company "ad.mopub.com" at it's beginning; I would like to know more about how a link from that company got into my blog . . . somewhere.

  14. withchristianeyes
    Member

    I updated my Java a few days ago, but I went and just reinstalled the newest version. I don't have any uploaded movies that would have code as described in the Malware blog article.

  15. Disable ALL your browser add-ons and only re-enable them one at a time, checking your site to make sure you don't see any spammy ads. The minute one pops up, that tells you which add-on it was. Mopub.com is a mobile advertiser: people probably see this ad only on mobile devices.

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