Posts Tagged ‘ad injector’

Google Study on the Unwanted Software Industry

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Google has good reason for this research too; both ad injectors and search hijackers cut into Google’s bottom line.

Google published (PDF document) the results of a one-year study on the Unwanted Software industry last week detailing how networks and their products operate. Unwanted software refers to programs that users don’t really need or want, but that get installed anyway on user systems.

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Google’s Fight against Ad Injectors Continues

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

I wish Google luck. Ad injectors are an annoying nuisance to both web users and web designers.

So-called ad injectors are programs that insert ads into pages visited in web browsers. This is harmful in many ways not only to users who are often bombarded with ads, popups and other unwanted annoyances but also webmasters and businesses who finance their sites through advertisement and advertising networks. Google notes in a new blog post on the official Chrome blog that ad injectors are the number one complaint of Chrome users in 2015.

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