WEIRD ADS OVER EMBEDDED VIDEOS

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  1. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    I'm wondering who else is seeing these weird ads for junk showing over the top of embedded YouTube videos.

    I'm trying to figure out if it's a YouTube thing or if the spammers have figured something out.

    Let me know if anyone else is seeing these.

    Here's an example of what I'm talking about...

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  2. CCR

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    Haven't seen one yet similar.
     
  3. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    I think it was an issue with Chrome.

    I viewed the site with Firefox and Safari and the ads didn't show.

    Uninstalled and and now installing Chrome again to see if it fixes the issue.
     
  4. Rat Rod

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    Yep...that fixed it.

    My Chrome browser must have been hit with some spam virus.
     
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  5. CCR

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    Check the extensions and make sure there's nothing you didn't ask for in there.
     
  6. Loosenuts

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    I have been seeing a lot more adsense ads on YouTube lately. I guess people are hoping their videos will go viral.
     
  7. mikeeebikey

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    Don't like google chrome. In fact google is starting to bug me.
     
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    Youtube/Google will show varying types of ads on videos even when embedded. They are either a full-screen video ad that proceeds the video or the small ad that will pop-up occupy a bottom portion of the screen while the video is playing.
    What your showing Steve doesn't appear to be a Youtube/Google generated ad.
     
  9. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Yeah it was definitely some kind of a browser virus. I ran a search on the link that was embedded in the ad and lots of folks had posted about it. Just glad it was restricted to me and that nobody else could see it.
     

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