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Thread: Your advertisement area leads sometimes to Adult Friend Finder!

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    Your advertisement area leads sometimes to Adult Friend Finder!

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    Dear forum members and moderators,

    I am aware that Knoppix needs revenue to run, and it generates it from advertisements.

    But please understand that Google is incapable of deciding what to advert and what not to, and sometimes the entire advert. thing doesn't just care.

    And these adverts are aware of my IP address, so provides a location-based link!

    I was led to the following page this way, not once, but twice to the following site with an explicit topless woman enticing people to register.

    One of that was when we were having our family time together. I am posting the site here. Please investigate.

    http://adultfriendfinder.com/go/page...lpo_redirect=1

    Regards.
    Rajib
    Last edited by rajibando; 05-20-2015 at 11:23 AM. Reason: some words missing

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    Hello Raijb,

    which advert of Knoppix do you mean? On the webpage of "knoppix.net/forum" I cannot see any advertisement.

    Greetings Werner

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    Hi, Mr. Schulz!
    Sometimes it's present, sometimes, not. But I hope other members will also say the same.
    It particularly happens when you don't write the url knoppix.net/forum on the search panel and let google do it. Then when the forum page link is clicked we get this adverts. But other times too, we get the adverts.
    Please enquire.
    Regards,
    Rajib

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    And I shall elaborate: Maybe, if you use Iceweasel you won't, because NoScript blocks scripts. There are a few scripts running on Knoppix, like google-analytics and yahooapi. Google is known to raise revenue from advert to provide us with free services, and many mischief-makers use google loopholes, like manipulating ranks, push-ads, etc.
    But Chrome doesn't block any scripts.
    Since I have noted the issue, I thought it imperative to make the members aware.
    Regards

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    "knoppix.net/forum" is an URL and people have to write it in the address line of their browser and not in the search line of Google.

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    Yes, my history pages show the following scripts redirecting me from google to the two sites, and this happens very fast :

    Google search:

    https://www.google.co.in/search?q=kn...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    From there,
    (1) http://1x3vb1n5wjh4noj7ee6b3wi.kareb...Q9YTBjZDkyOWM=

    (2) http://3hne9tnvoe3cjbe17gt06jm.1300b...tr=dirs&src=76

    Forum, beware! I have seen adverts on Knoppix pages, which Mr. Schulz says he hasn't seen. So we need to be alert and proactive.

    Screenshot from 2015-05-20 18:24:08.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werner P. Schulz View Post
    "knoppix.net/forum" is an URL and people have to write it in the address line of their browser and not in the search line of Google.
    I'm sorry, it will be "Address panel" not "search panel",or "Address Bar" my error while typing.

    Sometimes, I lazily write "Knoppix Forum" and the Topic Thread Title partially on the Address panel. Automatically, the query is sent to google search engine. I usually click on the link on the google page and am redirected to the thread. Bad practice, I know.

    Better would be through knoppix.net/forum then through Find latest posts or Find latest started threads and go to the thread. But as you would say, Old Habits Die Hard! Human nature , still I succumb to it.
    Last edited by rajibando; 05-20-2015 at 02:49 PM.

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    @ rajibando

    You aren't alone! I was also redirected to somewhere else while trying to access the forum via the link (http://knoppix.net/forum/forums/3-Th...pix-net-Forums) provided by Google today. In fact, it has happened to me quite a few times within these 2-3 months; Adult Friend Finder is the website I have seen most often. The most bizarre thing was that the same link could take me to the forum at the 2nd attempt (going back and forth). At one point, I thought I was delusional as I couldn't find other folks had mentioned it in the forum, so I decided to keep my mouth zipped up till today.


    @ Werner

    If I visit the link (http://knoppix.net/forum) as a guest, there is an eBay's logo shown at the bottom left corner of the page. Not quite sure if it's considered as an advert.


    @ Administrator

    There isn't a persistent overlay running on my Knoppix box, and visiting the forum was the very first thing I have done after booting up at around 2pm (BST). When I visited the forum directly via http://knoppix.net/forum, I was told that the website was under construction (can't remember the exact wording) and saw the animation showing a yellow guy banging his head on the keyboard. Afterwards, I turned to Google and used the link (http://knoppix.net/forum/forums/3-Th...pix-net-Forums) to visit the forum, and that's the point which I was redirected to elsewhere. Hope this info could be of any help to narrow down the cause.


    ps: Aduit Friend Finder isn't my cup of tea....

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    Thank you, Superman, for sharing your views. So I believe you can relax now, now that you find that you are not alone in this bizarre experience.

    It isn't my cup of coffee either ... I am quite happy without those ... friends(?!)

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    Yes, and yet again, when I searched "Knoppix Forum" using Chromium, after removing it "History". I was led to http://filestore72.info/download.php?id=a0cd929c
    It is Google which has, I assume, been hacked.

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