Your Ad Here. And Here. And Here

Woe unto the Web surfer who visits The site, popular with curious teenagers, offers free code used to unlock bootleg copies of everything from Windows XP to video games. But click a link to download a pirated program, approve one pop-up window, and secretive programs install themselves on your PC. Then this "adware" generates endless popup ads from well known companies such as AT&T, eBay, and Internet phone service provider Vonage Holdings.

It's one example of how some questionable characters are hijacking the placement of online ads as big companies pour billions into Web marketing. Your Ad Here. And Here. And Here

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 18th April 2006 12:33AM