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RE: WARNING: Misleading advertisement on tortoisesvn.net home page

From: David Balažic <david.balazic_at_comtrade.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 15:40:08 +0200

Simon Large wrote:
> On 21 July 2012 02:05, Philip
> <pjsg-tigris_at_nospam.gladstonefamily.net> wrote:
> > I just got tricked into installing malware on my windows
> system by the advertisement at the top of the tortoisesvn.net
> home page. This *looks* just like the download link, but it
> leads you into places you don't really want to go.
> >
> > One system restore later, it looks as though I have most
> things up and running again...
> Hi Philip,
> I'm sorry you've had this experience. However. the ads are something
> which have been discussed at length on this mailing list and the
> bottom line is that we need them in order to keep the project going.
> The reasons are outlined in the FAQ here:
> http://tortoisesvn.net/faq.html#ads
> As you will notice if you look on the page, the ads are surrounded
> with a border marked "Advertisement", so although their designers try

They aren't. There is only a (border) line at the top and left, but not at the right or bottom.
Just FYI.
(checked with all major browsers, on two PCs)

David Balazic


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