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#1

GerbilCrab475
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:55 AM

AdFly has to be one of the most insecure websites on Earth. Just this day it almost gave me a Virus by auto downloading a false virus protection program while I was trying to download one of my favorite mods.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:00 AM

Get an ad-blocker. It helps a lot! :D
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:23 AM

I do have an ad blocker, and this thing got through.

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#4

minecraftnut

Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:44 PM

Would be nice if ad.fly links weren't allowed on this forum. It is a cesspit of malware.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:41 PM

Dunno what you're talking about... Adfly ads are completely blocked... Get a better adblocker...

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:50 PM

I use Grease Monkey with the Ads Skipper script. It bypasses Adfly and other add sites totally and goes straight to the download link with no delay.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:56 PM

I know why you would dislike it if it almost gave you a virus. It gave me that damn babylon shit, but that's of topic. Adfly is a great site for us minecrafters. It normaly is safe and it's only a 5 seccond wait, if you can't wait through that, I don't know what's wrong with you.  And it pay the modders and texturepack and map makers a little bit for their hard work. Imagne a guy like vechz who spend hours of his life to build awesome map's for us ... and that he wouldn't get anything from it? Or all the modders and texturepack makers who sits up all night after an update so we can get what we want as fast as possible? So I think adfly is a great site and a cool way to help all the great guy's around the world to justify useing so much of thier sparetime.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:00 PM

I had ad-blocker, until chrome turned off all the sound on the browser :(

#9

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:27 PM

View Postfinkmac, on 07 August 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:

Dunno what you're talking about... Adfly ads are completely blocked... Get a better adblocker...
That is nice for you and me. It still doesn't prevent the driveby installs from malicious ads on other ppl's computers. The funny thing is that you basically agree that the way Ad.fly works is a safety risk.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:38 AM

View PostCaptnNorway, on 07 August 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

I know why you would dislike it if it almost gave you a virus. It gave me that damn babylon shit, but that's of topic. Adfly is a great site for us minecrafters. It normaly is safe and it's only a 5 seccond wait, if you can't wait through that, I don't know what's wrong with you.  And it pay the modders and texturepack and map makers a little bit for their hard work. Imagne a guy like vechz who spend hours of his life to build awesome map's for us ... and that he wouldn't get anything from it? Or all the modders and texturepack makers who sits up all night after an update so we can get what we want as fast as possible? So I think adfly is a great site and a cool way to help all the great guy's around the world to justify useing so much of thier sparetime.

You know, the problem with that is people have been spending hours of their lives modding games for years, decades even, and yet- do you see anyone outside the Minecraft community that uses Adfly to pseudo-force downloaders to give them ad revenue? These teams have optional donate buttons/links at most. Are Minecraft modders more "deserving" of money for their mods than modmakers for every other game or just greedier? Perhaps thinking on that will give a bit more insight into why adfly usage is somewhat unpopular.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:44 AM

View PostCaptnNorway, on 07 August 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

I know why you would dislike it if it almost gave you a virus. It gave me that damn babylon shit, but that's of topic. Adfly is a great site for us minecrafters. It normaly is safe and it's only a 5 seccond wait, if you can't wait through that, I don't know what's wrong with you.  And it pay the modders and texturepack and map makers a little bit for their hard work. Imagne a guy like vechz who spend hours of his life to build awesome map's for us ... and that he wouldn't get anything from it? Or all the modders and texturepack makers who sits up all night after an update so we can get what we want as fast as possible? So I think adfly is a great site and a cool way to help all the great guy's around the world to justify useing so much of thier sparetime.

i know what your saying about getting money but whats rong with no reward is that the onlyy thing people care about? i use my time and money for things i can just look at and go im happy with this not GIVE ME MONEY I DID THIS plus adfly is a peice of crap one it tries to make you download stuff (i do have ad blocker) and i have a website protecter and thats one of the sites my web blocker HATES its dirty and cheap dont like it one bit
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#12

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:34 AM

We donated to the modders of the mods that we used the most. So we really do appreciate their work. Without their mods we would've been bored with Minecraft long ago.
That we don't want to use ad.fly links has nothing to do with that. We don't support modders that send us to a potential risk with their ad.fly link. Fortunately my brother mods the clients for our noobs most of the time. He only uses linux, so if we really can't get around ad.fly, any driveby install finds the wrong OS. But at least our less experienced pc users are not forced to visit the ad.fly links (or to harass us with modding the client lol).

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:21 PM

View PostGerbilCrab475, on 07 August 2012 - 01:55 AM, said:

AdFly has to be one of the most insecure websites on Earth. Just this day it almost gave me a Virus by auto downloading a false virus protection program while I was trying to download one of my favorite mods.

At least you can use adfly, I hate it but most of my mods and texture updates are adfly based , as well as mods/textures that I would like. Unfortunately adfly must hate me back because I can't DL a #@&%ing thing from them , the site wont let me. That leaves me with a lot of things that I'll never be able to complete, or just pointless without the proper texture to make it look right. I've been stuck like this for the last  3-4 updates, hopelessly waiting for direct DL.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:09 AM

ad.fly is RETARDED, and I have NO idea why people insist on using it. Just freaking link it to mediafire without us risk getting viruses just for Minecraft mods!
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#15

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:16 AM

I know right i hate it! This is why.. Well it offers you money if you put a link in it thats why modders do little do they know they are threatening many computers across the globe also it tells you to give location WHY WOULD THEY WANT THAT????