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Seeing risqué ads on SparkPeople?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I just saw someone post a blog about this, and several people said in comments that they, too, had seen risqué ads on SP. Guys, I don't know for sure, but if this is happening to you, I STRONGLY suspect you have malware on your computer. I've been on SP for a year and a half and have never seen such an ad.

If you're having trouble with this sort of ad, and don't want to see them any more, go here:

www.sparkpeople.c
om/resource/motivation_art
icles.asp?id=1454&page=2


Make sure that it really is an ad that SP is serving you, and follow the instructions to file a complaint. But very likely, it is not SP at all, but rather malware that has infected your browser. (I'm gonna take a wild guess and say you're using the glorious Internet Explorer.)

Check out this article on ways to deal with it:

www.lifehacker.com.au/20
13/04/the-best-browser-ext
ensions-that-protect-your-
privacy/


And if you are using Internet Explorer, consider downloading a different browser:

https://www.google.com/i
ntl/en/chrome/browser/


www.mozilla.org/en-US/fi
refox/new/
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUST_BRENDA 11/21/2013 7:44AM

    hmmm

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MELISSIMAUS 11/20/2013 10:24PM

    The top link on the Lifehacker article is to download AdBlock. emoticon

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ADARKARA 11/20/2013 10:17PM

    also: adblock! unfortunately, the people who might have malware are also the people who probably have a bit of trouble sometimes doing computer things. like my coworker who randomly clicks stuff and installs 7 toolbars on IE.

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BRYANBABY3 11/20/2013 10:01PM

    but it is good info to get out there so others know what to do if it happens to them
thank you

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BRYANBABY3 11/20/2013 9:59PM

    i haven't seen anything like this

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ROBBIEY 11/20/2013 9:32PM

  I have never seen these types of ads as well. I have been using Spark People for over a year as well.

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