mostprobably adware in his machine. A smiliar report in portugese wikipedia
is here:,_problema_%2810mar2012%29&ei=TqlcT9fyMs2rrAe468GlDA&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CE4Q7gEwBA&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522ads%2Bnot%2Bby%2Bthis%2Bsite%2522%2Binjection%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3D6zj%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26prmd%3Dimvns

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Aditya Sengupta <>wrote:

> A friend got in touch with me about this. He is currently seeing
> advertisements on Wikipedia pages (on all pages except the home page). Here
> is a link to a screenshot:
> These advertisements were not visible to him when I asked him to check
> through the secure WM server. These advertisements are also not visible to
> him on any other web page. To the bottom right of each ad, there is some
> text that says, "ads not by this site". I've taken a quick look through the
> page source he forwarded, nothing looks untoward. His right-click menu does
> not appear when he right-clicks on the ad.
> He is based out of Mumbai and ISP is "Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Ltd".
> His IP address is (or was, while he accessed this page; I've
> since had him change his IP address since I'm sharing this one). I'm not
> sure if this issue is restricted to Mumbai; since the IP address shows up
> in Pune when I try to geolocate it (though I understand this is fairly
> common).
> The link he is directed to when he clicks the ad is this:
> I'm adding this here and copying the founder of Inkfruit since the campaign
> data in the URL parameters may help identify the problem (also, I'm not
> sure if Inkfruit is aware of this campaign).
> I've copied my friend here in case there are further questions he could
> help answer.
> Could this be a case of DPI by his ISP, or simply malware on his machine?
> If it were the former, what would be the legal status of the issue?
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