It would good to know whether using https instead of http stops the ad
injection.  I'm not sure that it will help.

To help find the problem, we need to know what Internet Explorer
add-ons have been installed on their computer.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3892/manage-and-troubleshoot-addons-in-internet-explorer-8/

Recommend using Firefox or Chrome instead of Internet Explorer. ;-)

here is someone showing an ad injector working on Wikipedia in Internet Explorer

http://ipensatori.com/?p=521
(date : March 13th, 2012)


On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 2:22 AM, Ashwin Baindur <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think we should now recommend increased use of the secure server
> link for browsing wikipedia. Hopefully that will help.
>
> Ashwin
>
> On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Srikeit <srik...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> A friend of mine found similar ads inserted (screenshot attached).  I've
>> asked her to run malware tests and an extension check.
>>
>> She also tweeted those dreaded words 'Wikipedia now has ads!'
>>
>> This can become quite an issue if the press gets hold of it.
>>
>> Any resolutions on the horizon?
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM, nischay nahata <nischay...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Philippe,
>>>
>>> I would personally try to find out the extension and look into the HTML
>>> code it plays with but that will take a while (I am busy for few days and we
>>> have to see if the Ad shows up again). I will reply back in this thread as
>>> soon as I have something that can help.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM, Philippe Beaudette
>>> <phili...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi Nischay,
>>>>
>>>> We're looking into this one.  If your friend can spot the extension and
>>>> send us relevant code, it would be helpful.
>>>>
>>>> pb
>>>> ___________________
>>>> Philippe Beaudette
>>>> Director, Community Advocacy
>>>> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
>>>>
>>>> 415-839-6885, x 6643
>>>>
>>>> phili...@wikimedia.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:39 AM, nischay nahata <nischay...@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> One of my friend also reported seeing Ads of Jabong on Wikipedia. Some
>>>>> extension in the user's browser is most likely the source of injection for
>>>>> such Ads. Finding out which extension(s) does this will be in good 
>>>>> interest
>>>>> of everyone.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM, Swaroop Rao <raul.swar...@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Debanjan
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> - Lets make this world a better and more informative place
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>>>> Debanjan
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> - Lets make this world a better and more informative place
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>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>>> Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
>>>>>>>>>>> Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on February 12th.
>>>>>>>>>>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore
>>>>>>>>>>> Aliens invaded Tamil Nadu, left their Spacship and now it is a
>>>>>>>>>>> Toll Plaza.
>>>>>>>>>>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IVRCL-Vijayamangalam-Toll-Plaza.JPG
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>>>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>>> Debanjan
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> - Lets make this world a better and more informative place
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>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>> Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
>>>>>>>>> Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on February 12th.
>>>>>>>>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore
>>>>>>>>> Aliens invaded Tamil Nadu, left their Spacship and now it is a Toll
>>>>>>>>> Plaza.
>>>>>>>>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IVRCL-Vijayamangalam-Toll-Plaza.JPG
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> With Regards
>>>>>
>>>>> Nischay Nahata
>>>>> B.tech 3rd year
>>>>> Department of Information Technology
>>>>> NITK,Surathkal
>>>>>
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>>> Department of Information Technology
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