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Sweet Witch
Be the flame, not the moth.
Premium,MVM
join:2003-07-15
Gallifrey

Zap2It problems

Hey guys,

About half the time I got to »www.zap2it.com for the TV schedule the page starts loading then it goes blank and a little window for scan.spywaredestructor .com (I inserted the space) takes over telling me my computer may be infected and do I want it to scan. You can't even close the tab (FF) unless you choose OK or Cancel. I choose cancel and the scan starts, only then can I kill it by closing the tab. It only happens at Zap2It so I'm thinking it's on the site itself, not my computer. I'm about to start some online scans to make sure.

Can any one try and confirm what I'm experiencing please?
--
"While you can teach an old dog new tricks, you simply can't teach him to be a cat."

SUMware
Premium
join:2002-05-21
kudos:2

2 edits

1 recommendation

Confirmed at CastleCops:
»www.castlecops.com/p1083078-Zap2···tor.html

Follow the links for possible solutions.


Sweet Witch
Be the flame, not the moth.
Premium,MVM
join:2003-07-15
Gallifrey
Thanks tons!

SUMware
Premium
join:2002-05-21
kudos:2

1 edit
You're welcome.
And my regards to The Doctor.


seqrets
Premium
join:2001-05-03
Nederland, TX
reply to Sweet Witch
I've noticed it for the last day or two.

Good old trackads.net still at it.


CS Anon Style

@verizon.net
reply to Sweet Witch
Thanks for the post, Sweet Witch See Profile. I used it last night with no problem, but will keep my distance until resolved.


Dogbert
Premium
join:2002-03-28
Brookings, SD
reply to Sweet Witch
I've experienced the same thing as well. Emailed Zap2it about the problem. Hopefully it will get fixed soon.


seqrets
Premium
join:2001-05-03
Nederland, TX
Just sent an email to them myself.


Sweet Witch
Be the flame, not the moth.
Premium,MVM
join:2003-07-15
Gallifrey
reply to CS Anon Style
said by CS Anon Style :
Thanks for the post, Sweet Witch See Profile. I used it last night with no problem, but will keep my distance until resolved.
It seems to be an intermittant problem - it was dead yesterday morning but fine after about 6pm then died again this morning.
--
"While you can teach an old dog new tricks, you simply can't teach him to be a cat."


mededitor
Premium
join:2004-07-04
Northern NJ
reply to Sweet Witch
I had the same thing happen to me mid-afternoon today. I didn't want to click anywhere near the pop-up and it wouldn't close through right-clicking the tab on the Task Bar, so I did the CTRL-ALT-DEL that brought up the Task Manager and closed the program through that---the scan didn't start that way.

I was pretty amazed that it managed to shut down the open Web page. I ran a scan after I shut down the program and all appears to be well, but I'll be avoiding zap2it for awhile.

I'm glad to hear that I'm not alone in this problem.
--
When one door closes, another opens...


seqrets
Premium
join:2001-05-03
Nederland, TX
Use Ctrl+F4 to close the Pop-up Window!

SanJoseNerd
Premium
join:2002-07-24
San Jose, CA
reply to Sweet Witch
From CastleCops:

quote:
Thank you for compiling this information. I have forwarded it to the administrators at Zap2it and they have removed the offending advertisement.

Heather,
Zap2it Forums Admin

Can anyone confirm that the problem is fixed?


seqrets
Premium
join:2001-05-03
Nederland, TX

2 edits
I have used Zap2it twice today with cache/cookies cleaned each time and haven't received a redirection yet! So, hopefully so!

Nice going to Zap2It for responding quickly and thanks to everyone who participated in ending this!


Dogbert
Premium
join:2002-03-28
Brookings, SD
reply to Sweet Witch
I have stopped experiencing it starting today.


Pentangle
With our thoughts we make the world.
Premium
join:2006-06-01
Vancouver BC
kudos:2
reply to Sweet Witch
Thanks for alerting us SW! Seems like yet another great reason for keeping your hosts files up to date.


seqrets
Premium
join:2001-05-03
Nederland, TX
reply to Sweet Witch
Here's the reply from Zap2it concerning the email that I sent them on the 27th.

quote:
Hi ******,

Over the weekend, a company that supplied one of our ads switched out
the approved ad banner with one that redirected users to a site for
SpywareDestructor.

If you were affected by this ad, your browser window would have been
reduced and you would have seen a screen that "scanned" your computer
and told you that it was infected with several malicious programs. After
that, it prompted you to download a program to remove the spyware and
viruses.

The screen that "scanned" your computer was actually a flash animation
-- it was fake. If you closed your browser window at this point, your
computer is fine. If you downloaded the SpywareDestructor program,
uninstall it via your Control Panel and remove the registry entry for
"AntiSpywareDeluxe." (You can do this using SpyBot,
»www.safer-networking.org/en/down···dex.html, which is a
legitimate Spyware removal program.)

We were very disturbed by this ad switch, and pulled the campaign as
soon as we realized what had happened. We are working to ensure that
this does not happen again.

Thank you for your feedback!

--
Zap2it