Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WARNING!!! WARNING!!! WARNING!!! WARNING!!!

AdFly Pop-Ups -  Not Good...
Not Good At All


This is Why I HATE Ad-Fly

    You use to be able to leave your Ad-Blocker enabled when you were on one of their “money making links”. Now, if you want the content you have to disable it. I love downloading content and using it just like the everyone else and I also, like making money. But People, no content is worth the 1 or 2 cents you get from every click from this place that promises they do not have any ads that contain malware or viruses. And it is definitely not worth destroying a $500.00 or more Computer for it. 

     The above image is a page that popped up behind my browser after I clicked on a link to download a Sims 4 outfit that I really liked and wanted to use for my personal use only. This page locked up my computer I couldn’t even get the mouse to move so i ended up doing a hard boot and prayed that it didn’t do any damage to my computer. Luckily, My Virus Detector had stopped whatever this page was infected with, So I was very lucky... This Time.

     If you are using Ad-Fly PLEASE consider giving an alternative link for those who do not wish to use it. I for one would hate to know that I may have caused damage to someone’s computer just for a few cents. I’m sure you would feel the same if this happened to you.

     I have a few questions for those who use Ad-Fly. Have you ever clicked on an actual ad-fly link to see what happens? Have you see the ads that are being pushed on your Visitors? 75% of those ads, more then likely, contains trackers that track your visitors. How would you like it if every page you visited tracked everything you did or locked up your computer just because you wanted to use a piece of content that is suppose to be FREE. Not everyone can afford to go out and pay to have a hard drive rebuilt or even to replace a computer because of malicious content in ads. That’s why we use ad-blockers, virus detectors, and firewalls. 

     All I ask, and I'm sure there are many other people that feel this way,  if you feel you need to have ad-fly PLEASE give an alternate link for those who do not wish to use it. 

Emma 

28 comments:

  1. The truth is concern by some people who make money risk their teams. I support not use these pages that are nothing more virus providers.

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    1. I agree. I for one will refuse to click on them, that is if the link is posted as an ad-fly link.

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  2. Because of simsecret, i have now finalized my own opinions on wether to support sims 4 cc creators with all the sh*te content they bring out and the quality and drama. I have ad-blocker too and I know the same as you so I looked up for a adfly blocker and I found one that completely skips adfly similar sites and added the extention onto my browser (chrome).

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    1. Hi,

      Would you mind sharing the link for the Adfly blocker so I can post it on here for other to use including my self? You woulkd make a lot of people very happy.

      Thank you :)
      Emma

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  3. What's even worse is the people who use AdFly are the ones who put their followers/downloaders at risk. Yet they blame their followers if they get a virus. Like you share a virus but the person who gets it is at fault.

    I use an adfly skipper on chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adfly-skipper-%E2%98%85working%E2%98%85/obnfifcganohemahpomajbhocfkdgmjb

    And I use Ublock: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=nl

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    1. Hi Shenna,

      You are exactly right. If something like this is brought to my attention I would at least apologize and try to warn people and offer an alternate link. But not everyone is like me. There are some who only care about making the 1 or 2 cents, as long as they are making money nothing else matters.

      Thank you for sharing this with me I will definately pass this on and post it here on my blog for others to use. I also found a TSR ad blocker that elimates the time you have to wait for your download to start. and you do not have to turn off your Adblock. It to is for chrome,

      https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tsr-ad-skipper/fekenfibegpnbagmldepdeajhbgodbae?hl=en-US

      Thank You for sharing this with us
      Emma

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  4. I have to say i have never had a problem with adfly, from my site or other peoples. I use them but i cant change them cos i have over 700 items :/ i don't have the time or energy to change from them cos i would have to do it one by one and check that the links are working. I would say to report it to Adfly. I've done regular scans of my pc with malwarebytes and it didn't find any malware on my pc. So i dunno, i hope i dont come across this one.

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    1. I understand your situation Completely. and I pray you don't get anything. I tried the above Ad-fly skipper and it does work in chrome. :)

      Hugs My Dear
      Emma

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  5. ~ Chrome has a fix for adfly, I also have Adblocker & have stopped downloading all together as now my laptop does not work properly,(I have to PAY money I do not have, to fix my laptop, damaged by a virus after I tried to download a outfit from one of the above that sings adfly's praises,I can not type on my laptop any more or scroll down pages, or even watch Video's on YouTube) the virus has made my laptop a useless piece of decor for real life until I fix it! Adfly is so great then why did it attack my laptop????????????????
    ~ I agree an alternative download link would be nice & more downloads for the Creators that count the downloads as successes!

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    1. Hello Aussie,

      I am truly sorry this happened to you. Did this happen to you by cliking on a link from this blog (Emma's Simposium)? If it did Please tell me what link and I will remove it ASAP and send a notice to the Artist of the content. I sincerely hope it wan't a link from here.

      I am so Sorry :(
      Emma

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    2. No I have downloaded from yours & had no problems, thank you & keep up the good work! <333

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    3. Thank You Lord. I was worried there. :D

      After the Maysims Virus threat we scan all newly added content that is offered through our alternate links. We are still working on the older content, that is going to take some time. We want everyone to be safe.

      Thank you for letting me know Dear.
      Hugs
      Emma

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  6. PS- I was told that the virus would infect other apps or pages I had open,so it would have spread if I did not think fast, & this is my second time with this problem, I got the above pop-up on my PC, still waiting to be fixed, the laptop was a second hand i7 I bought cheaply, ( I haggled for it & lowered the origonal price!)so I could still have contact with my friends, yeah that is working for me,on a loner dinosaur Cr@ptop!
    ~ Sorry for my whining but twice I get attacked by adfly, & I have every type of security on my systems as we had neigbours stealing our bandwith/internet from us, They left us with no or very slow internet,so upped security to stop all that!
    Now this from free downloads! Thank you for you creations & downloads but I do not download any more from adfly, even though I know have all the blocks for them!

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    1. Aussie Dear,

      If there is something you want and it is linked through an AdF.ly Place a request for it on our Request page and I will either add it to the site our send you a safe download link for it.

      And your not whining. A lot of people use their PC to make a living. This sort of thing is messing with their income and what they survive on. Some even have kids and chose to work from home to be there for their kids. It really makes me angry that some of these people use adfly just to make money. Sure they say it is to help keep their site running. Well I run several sites and I have been doing so for over 17 years, I never once asked my viewers to Donate or charge them for anything. If I'm going to offer something FREE then by George it should be FREE with no strings attached.

      I have a lot of people I call Friends who use adfly and I hope I dont make any of them mad. Because honestly it's not their fault. I blame Adfly because they are misleading and they should check all the ads including the popups to make sure they do not contain anything that would harm the people that trust them and sign up to use their services.

      Please feel free to send us your Request any time.
      Emma :)

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    2. ~ Thank you, I am a CC addict & have not been downloading for a while!LOL!♥

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    3. No need to thank me, that's what our site is here for and with the threats of viruses and whatever else that may pop up out there. We want our Followers as well as all new visitors to be safe when they come to our site and while your here you will always be greeted with the Friendliness and kindness that we Southerns are best known for. ;) Hugs My Dear

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  7. I actually used adfly (with adblock) today to download some kewai dou hair & had no problems but I was sitting there waiting for pop ups & immediately closed them. I don't usually use adfly but with kewai dou I couldn't seem to get passed the adfly links so I decided to give it a go. However it will be the last time since I feel like I was lucky.

    I usually use this:
    https://linkdecrypter.com/

    I am actually very anti-adfly. I do understand the desire or need for extra money & that cc is time consuming but I don't believe adfly actually gives anything near the worth putting your followers computers at risk. I also don't like their attitude towards people who complain. Shimydimsims is a prime example of this. Also with him, he isn't above putting hairs behind multiple links. One time with a hair I really wanted I had to go through adfly, another pay click site & adfly again. To top it off the hair was broken when testing in game. I decided never again with him. If I can't get the link with the above site I linked, I'd leave it. The only reason I chanced Kewai dou hairs is because I know they work & I don't have a history of issues with adfly but I still don't like to push it.

    I actually wish somebody would host Kewai Dou hairs because otherwise than having to content with adfly he/she uses such annoying upload sites. But Kewai Dou has a history of radically enforcing his/her tou, I wouldn't want people to be hassled by them.

    Also if anybody is having or still having trouble with mediafire pop ups, right click on the green download box, click open link in new tab. You can safely download that way.

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  8. Emma see it: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adskipper/iehbeafjfkogipagmjkbppbkdpohekag?hl=en

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adskipper/

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    1. Thank You My Dear,

      This is just what we all need. I'm going to go try them out right now.

      Hugs Sweetie
      Emma

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  9. As long as you do not click on the actual link that opens in the window no virus, malware, or spyware is getting on your computer. I googled the number associated with the "warning" which comes up a mobile phone user (White Pages Reverse Phone Number Search) as well as the type of supposed virus detected (Trojan). Close the window and no harm should happen. If you can't close the window ctrl+alt+del to open Task Manager and manually shut down your browser. This is a fairly new type of scam and it is making it's way around all free sharing sites. Happy Simming ♥

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    1. Thank You Leigh,

      This is good to know. I just think that AdF.ly should screen all their ads before letting them loose through their service. If they let one loose what else are they letting get through. And those who use the AdF.ly service should give an alternative link for those who do not wish to use AdF.ly if they want to keep their Followers happy. But that's my opinion.

      Hugs
      Emma

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  10. Are you trying to make money from your visitors by using popunder ads?
    In case you are, have you ever used PopCash?

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    1. No I do not use popunder ads and I have not intentions of making money from those who visit my blog. The above Adfly message is a Warning to those who have to go through Adfly to get to what they are looking for. Sorry But MO THANK YOU!!!

      Emma

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    1. I know, can't wait till they are updated.

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    2. There's another Adfly Skipper I came across on the Chrome add ons that is working.

      https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/simple-adfly-skipper-by-t/celgceddghcmfdnlgdojmeidfemhcjim

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  12. This one appears to be working for Firefox :)

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adfly-skipper/?src=userprofile

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  13. Here is a Shorte.st skipper for Google Chrome.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/skip-shortest-ads/bhgkdnnlhmefhnkfilcaaibapeepkfok/support?hl=en

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