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CPA offers detected as Malware

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by aftab1003, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. aftab1003

    aftab1003 Newbie

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    why all of offers from Cpaway and ******* are detected as malware when i try to preview the offer with Eset IS.
    the banners from the cpa networks also detected as malware by DFP (double click for publishers).

    i am new to cpa networks, i want to know that is it normal or it is network based issue?
     
  2. Mason-bates

    Mason-bates BANNED BANNED

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    It may be a malware, may be auto download or exploits in flash Image/banner.
     
  3. aftab1003

    aftab1003 Newbie

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    Cent percent of the offers i try to preview are detected as malware.

    with 100 Unique clicks, i got ZERO earnings. i am sure all of the clicks were blocked with their own antivirus. so thats why no one reached at landing page.
     
  4. facebookcpa

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    change the offers, you can't do nothing about it.
     
  5. mojstermiha

    mojstermiha Regular Member

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    my avast does the same sometimes, most of the time false positive.
     
  6. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Newbie

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    Unfortunately these "free downloads" are Malware. Downloading these will lead to your computer being hijacked. These are trojans that come with a bundle of viruses that take control of someone's computer and the only real way to get the download off the system is to delete the partition it is on reinstall the operating system.
     
  7. PhillipsPierce

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    Not sure why you're encountering malware, my cpaway offers are fine.
     
  8. zen19

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    A bunch of phishing sites share the same IP. Do a Google search and you will find out more.

    Dont know of ANY legit network that would share the same IP as facebook malware........
     
  9. LAmom

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    This is far more serious than anyone yet realizes. I just received this via skype from another marketer I know:

    "I just got my TrafficVance account temp banned for promoting malware and virus offers.

    Now this is something that i am definitely not doing. I spoke to my rep and they said that their Avast has been going off after random testing some of my links and they need to look into it a little further.

    After further investigation and help from some friends this is the conclusion.

    It seems that according to someone from a cpa network, facebook has influenced anti virus companies to detect some cpa offers as viruses. I do not know how much truth to this part there is but it comes from a reputable source.

    So i decided to install avast and start testing offers from peerfly.

    Guess what? 1 out of every 5 (roughly) email submit offers popped as a virus.

    My advice is to start testing your offers and notify your am's if you are seeing the same results as i am."


    And, fyi, It's just not avast, Avg too, and kasparsky.
     
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  10. Fakker

    Fakker Regular Member

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    Hi have AVG and got same issues.
    I would not be surprised to see that Facebook plays its role here.

    Most of the offers my AVG blocks are reported as Facebook.scam threats.
    Hard times.
     
  11. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    We get that all the time, people report spam emails as phishing URLs
    Shared ip's with malware sites ect, it's part of the business the advertisers can't buy new domains
    everyday for every offer.
     
  12. diandr4

    diandr4 Newbie

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    did u know that right now http://mhakim.web.id/author-of-flashback-malware-earned-10000-per-day/ from cpa or google adsense? this might be the prompt issue regarding the malware stuff, it's already evoluted.
     
  13. Fakker

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    But again (same question asked in your Forum), why keeping those offers alive then?

    Some of MY domain have been reported and blacklisted for malware just for having 1 single banner of those advertisers!
    Since banners can be very enticing, many people click on them.
    Can I buy a domain every other day? Is that fair?


    Ok, they can't buy a domain every day, but they can't even hope users have forgotten to install or update their antivirus and aim at random conversions!
    And they should NOT put publisher at risk of having their domains/IPs blacklisted for malware.

    At least, a publisher should be made aware by his network, IMHO: "Hey, offer XYZ on our network has been reported as spam, scam or whatever. Promote it at your own risk".
    So at least one knows and can use a less important domain.
     
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