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I do not know why, nor how to stop it, but Google "adsense" ads are popping up every time I open a page or site that contains advertising. It apparently works like this.

If you do a search for a product, and then open any sites, or perhaps rather sites that have subscribed to adsense, that site pops up in place of another ad. I went through the process to disable it, and a page opened showing it had been disabled with a "button" to enable it again should I decide to do so.

I closed the page without clicking on the enable button, I assumed leaving it disabled. Still the ads pop up. It is more annoying than opening AOL and them trying to sell you one of their "services". At least that only happens when you first open the site, not everytime you open another site or page.

I destest it when some intruder tries to take over my computer, be it toolbars, or my homepage.

Off the soapbox.......................................................for now.

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Google doesn't like you either,

There's always Yahoo.

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I have no clue what you are referring to. Sounds like you picked up some digital scurvy. You might update your virus and ad/malware software, and do complete scans. Google doesn't work that way.

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John is right. You have malware on your computer. Scan it with Ad-Aware and Spybot.

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Avast is a good free anti-virus program to try too.

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I have similar problem. I Google something, and the link will show bassproshop.com for instance, and I'll click on it and get redirected to something else. In most cases, that other page is a virus. If I get that virus my Malwarebyte will find it and clear it up. But I cannot find that redirect virus for the life of me. So, I started doing some Google and found a website I went to a year ago when I got a nasty virus and I downloaded a couple scans that worked like a charm. Anyway, I discovered this thread: http://www.bleepingc...opic435242.html

I'm try it out today at some point.

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Google does work that way. I clicked on a folded over corner of the ad and it brought me to Google adsense. It is promoting their service. And from what I read, it works like this.

A company subscribes to their service. When a person does a google search and opens a "result", if it is a company that subscribes to Google adsense, then a cookie, spyware, or malware, whatever you call it is installed in that computer, and when said computer opens a page, even Bass resource, it dumps an ad on that page and replaces it with the subscriber's ad.

In my case, Jamestown Distributors website is featured as an ad on each and every Bass resource page that contains advertisments.

Glenn and Franco, what that means is that someone who supports Bass Resource by getting advertising space is dumped in favor of a Google customer. When I click on the folded upper right corner of the Jamestown Distributor ad, it brings me to a page promoting Google adsense. It does appear to me that Google does operate this way.

Here it is, snipped from the Bass Resource site. I thought you might be interested.

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Google does work that way. I clicked on a folded over corner of the ad and it brought me to Google adsense. It is promoting their service. And from what I read, it works like this.

A company subscribes to their service. When a person does a google search and opens a "result", if it is a company that subscribes to Google adsense, then a cookie, spyware, or malware, whatever you call it is installed in that computer, and when said computer opens a page, even Bass resource, it dumps an ad on that page and replaces it with the subscriber's ad.

In my case, Jamestown Distributors website is featured as an ad on each and every Bass resource page that contains advertisments.

Glenn and Franco, what that means is that someone who supports Bass Resource by getting advertising space is dumped in favor of a Google customer. When I click on the folded upper right corner of the Jamestown Distributor ad, it brings me to a page promoting Google adsense. It does appear to me that Google does operate this way.

Here it is, snipped from the Bass Resource site. I thought you might be interested.

googleadsense.jpg

I just now noticed mine doing that as well. Never noticed it before you said something about it. How very odd.

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No, it doesn't dump or bump a BassResource sponsor. The system we use determines which ad to show - Google OR bassresource sponsor. Never shall the two meet or interfere with each other - ever.

Now, what you're referring to is called "retargeting" in marketing lingo. It's not spyware, malware, or a virus. Simply put, when you visit some websites, then an ad for that site will appear on different sites you visit. And it's not exclusive to Google - all major ad networks work this way. And all major companies do this - Home Depot, ATT, Verizon, Sears, etc. You're probably seeing a lot these days if you did any online shopping during the holidays. Just check out the ads on the sites you normally visit, and you'll see what I mean.

The reason they do this is quite simple, really. You've expressed an interest in their products and services by visiting their site. Perhaps you bought something from them, maybe not. But if they can toss a special offer at you - often exclusive to retargeting campaigns with steep discounts - then you may come back and buy. It's very, very effective.

The more sophisticated companies set cap limits, meaning that if you don't click on the ad within X views, then they stop showing it to you. It seems the ad you're talking about has no such limit. Simply deleting your cookies will fix that, however note that you'll lose all your saved logins as well.

BTW - the "folded" right corner of the ad is a separate link to Google adsense, not meant as an "ad" or "promoting adsense", rather it's informational for YOU in case you have questions regarding the ad network. Some people are very, very suspicious and leery of ads due to the media over-hyping misconceptions and myths about the Internet. The "folded" corner link goes to Google's privacy policy about their ad network. Clicking on the actual ad will take you to that website, often directly to a page explaining the offer details.

Ads are harmless. However, without them, most sites wouldn't exist, including this one. So if you try to block them, you're just hurting the very sites you enjoy.

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Thanks for explaining that Glenn. I feel better now, and I learned something new.

Ok, now here's my question. Why do I keep getting ads for naughty girls and naughty local singles when I haven't been to any sites like that, or any smut sites on my phone. I mean it could be worse I could be getting ads for naughty local men. I guess at least this way I get a little eye candy, to look at.

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What do you consider "naughty"? :demon-0026:

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What do you consider "naughty"? :demon-0026:

Now now.This is neither the time or place for that conversation. ;)

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If you haven't visited any of those sites, or even "fringe" sites such as dating sites, then it's possible it might be malware. Run Ad-aware and Spybot Search & Destroy to see if there are any issues (cookies, by the way, aren't "issues").

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