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When AV Companies block affiliate links...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by G-S-T, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have noticed more and more over the past few months that antivius companies are blocking affiliate tracking links and branding them as malware.

    I know for a 100% certainty that the links are not malware, they are just CPA offers. But these antivirus companies are marking them as malware.

    I wonder what, if any, are the legal implications for this? I mean, if I had invested money in an advertising company and paid good money in setting up offers for people, i would be pissed if some company was falsely claiming I am distributing malware.

    I would love to get some opinions from network owners, advertisers, publishers and anyone with legal knowledge in this area.

    Food for thought.
     
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  2. sterrific

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    I believe such CPA offers have been reported by many people due to spam/fraud reasons. There are quite a number of fraud CPAs as well if you try to notice. One good example is "Facebook hack" software and tools.
     
  3. G-S-T

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    That might be true in a small number of cases, but I only work with legit advertisers and premium networks. People label things they dont understand with whatever generalized term they can come up with. So if some moron doesnt understand how an offer work, they immediately label it as spam, scam or fraud. Even if that were the case and they reported a link to their AV, the AV company should not be falsely labeling things as malware.
     
  4. tashrif

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    my avast always blocks adscendmedia offers
     
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  5. MrBeastsOnToast

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    wow, i had no idea this was happening. This could be lethal to affiliates.
     
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    Avira Premium blocks some peerfly and maxbounty links ...