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There is no evidence to support the assertion that readers seeking information or entertainment via the Web "don't want to see ads." There is, however, plenty of evidence that they don't much want to pay for Web content. There being no free lunch, the price of professional and independently-produced content is advertising.
This was sloppy work on Kaspersky's part, especially since it isn't the first time that they did this.
The Adsense cockup happened just hours after the bit.ly web address shortening service was wrongly added to Kaspersky's blocklist en masse as links to phishing sites.
Sorry, but Google has no actual right to display AdSense ads in a personal browser, it either displays or it doesn't, they can't force you to see them or force anyone to stop blocking them.
And further because it bears repeating...
I'm not happy about losing revenue either but I'd also not be happy if corporate giants with deep pockets started making legislation by litigation.
My feelings exactly. There is no inherent legal right to show ads on a website.
When someone comes up with a way to block ad serving, it's now on the ad server to block the block.
And then they'll block the block that blocks.. and then they'll block the block that blocks the block that tried to block....
Whew.. I'm worn out already...
because it scares users for no good reason and hurts the reputations of innocent websites
Exactly, that's where the storm will come from.
I'm sure I'll have visitors and advertisers screaming at me for "having a virus" before the day is over.
The problem is how many people will go away and never come back because they think you run a garbage site not realizing it's AdSense and Kaspersky at odds with each other today and your web site is perfectly fine.
It's a sad day when I have to be thankful most surfers use Symantec's AV.
Kaspersky update slaps Trojan warning on Google AdSense
Whew, I guess there is a zero-tolerance at play when it comes to false-positives? I don't know about you but I'm a little more forgiving in this instance. Since I was recently hit with malware, I'll take a false-positive over a false-negative any day! :)
That's' like... Googlebot could not read html anymore.
Maybe one day Kaspersky staff decides to get rid of that "nasty blood thingy" in their bodies.
If I have to choose between clicking couple of times to get rid of occasional Trojan or disabling half of the Internet, I'm facing pretty easy choice...
This sounds more like a marketing ploy. I'm sure many people on this forum reading this are just now hearing about Kaspersky for the first time. They sure fooled WebmasterWorld to get them some nice free advertisement.
BTW: in December I was finally able to de-install AdSense on most of my pages without dropping in revenue! There are alternatives out there!
Well lak12 you are probably just one of the tens of thousands of computer users who have infected computers, unless of course you are using linux.
If you are using Windows then I suggest you use one of the free online anti-virus tools to check your computer (from a legitimate company), you will probably be horrified at the amount of viruses and trojans on your computer.