One can also see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:FAQ/Readers#Why_do_I_see_commercial_ads_at_Wikipedia.3F
for clarification.


Swaroop Rao
(MikeLynch <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:MikeLynch>)



On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 23:09, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Business Insider gave a $5bn valuation to Wikipedia in 2010.  So yeah,
> that's a big market for spammers.
>
>  anirudh
>
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:59 PM, Ramesh N G <rames...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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>>>>>>>
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