I was really amazed on the discussion on the ads on the wikipedia.
Looking at the snapshot, it could really some virus or adware.

Even this should not be the way the ads come to Wikipedia, though I
personally never will support this.

I strongly recommend the user to scan the PC for a virus, change browser
and check. Also seen some discussion where multiple people has reported
this issue.
This means that Wikipedia being targeted by Viruses now!


User:Rameshng


On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Could be, but it wouldn't hurt to do a scan of your system and find out if
> anything is wrong with it.
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:25 PM, Debanjan Bandyopadhyay <
> debast...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm not the techie here, but I don't think its a malware on a system per
>> se. Reason being being, two different people have experienced it, same ad
>> also from different IP's, different locations though.
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>> parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Definitely Adware/Malware/Spyware/etc.
>>> Notice in the Screenshot, it says Ads Not By This Site.
>>> It should've been a clue.
>>> Do scan your system with a good antivirus [Free or paid doesn't matter].
>>> If your system is infected by anything, your data might be at risk.
>>> --Cheers,
>>>
>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM, Debanjan Bandyopadhyay <
>>> debast...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I just saw that screenshot and remembered, even my friend said, it was
>>>> by the same site, inkfruit. Some common issue??
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Debanjan Bandyopadhyay <
>>>> debast...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> No, now that you mention him, even a friend of mine in Pune told me
>>>>> that Wikipedia had started ads, to which I dared him to show me and in 
>>>>> fact
>>>>> made a bet. He failed to show me when I asked him to, so I took it as a
>>>>> singular even, perhaps, some sort of mistake he made. However, since other
>>>>> people have started seeing this, I though I'd tell you that he is not 
>>>>> alone.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'll ask him further details about his net connection and get back to
>>>>> you guys on this.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM, Aditya Sengupta <apsengu...@gmail.com
>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Interesting- a virus that injects ads directly into the DOM.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 19:03, Bala Jeyaraman 
>>>>>> <sodabot...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> mostprobably adware in his machine. A smiliar report in portugese
>>>>>>> wikipedia is here:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://translate.google.co.in/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%25C3%25A9dia:Esplanada/geral/Spam_na_Wikipedia,_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 <
>>>>>>> apsengu...@gmail.com> 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:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://i.imgur.com/dhKyR.jpg
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> 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 114.143.88.193 (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:
>>>>>>>> http://www.inkfruit.com/combo-landing?utm_source=CMP1002Combo&utm_medium=CPM&utm_content=combobanner&utm_campaign=Combo.
>>>>>>>> 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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>>>>> --
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Debanjan*
>>>>>
>>>>> - Lets make this world a better and more informative place*
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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