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Old 11-03-2017, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I found an advertisement on bananas.org for McDonald's coupons with this URL:

https://www.befrugal.com/lp/rst/mcdo...SAAEgIhr_D_BwE

This site wants me to download and run an EXE file. Even if this file is not malware, these people are setting precedence for a scenario whereby others can easily deliver malware. My reaction is, "How dare they?"
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Hah! It is Malware:

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topi...-for-befrugal/
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Then click the Red Triangle (left side) on the post to report it.
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How dare who? Bananas.org has nothing to do with that link. Anyone can place advertisements around the internet.
If you are implying that we did it, we didn't.
If you are implying that "they" (befrugal site) did it, you are probably right. I haven't even clicked your link. But the thread is posted in our site feedback forum. This is more of an off-topic issue. But yeah, be careful out there and beware of .exe files, or any other downloads, really.
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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... Bananas.org has nothing to do with that link. ...
I call attention to your "Sponsors" "Golden Corral Coupons":


Right clicking and selecting properties of that button gets:

https://www.googleadservices.com/pag...ynMYoSQDqgFvx6

Putting that as my browser address connects to:

https://www.befrugal.com/lp/rst/gold...SAAEgId__D_BwE

So, directly or indirectly, you are being paid by befrugal.com .

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It's a standard ad generator. It feeds off the cookies of the computer or phone and often relates to previous searches or visited sites. Mine right now is for camera lenses. The advertising program itself is responsible.
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Ah ... That's not a post, but an 'auto-generated' add. The red triangle wont help there.
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The advertising program itself is responsible.
It's a good thing that "the advertising program" isn't also "responsible" for advertising child pornography because the police can't arrest "the advertising program."
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