Talk:Malvertising

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Ads that replace the page with a new page?[edit]

Is there a name for malicious ads which get listed in general advertising networks (doubleclick, etc), but which cause the content you wanted to see, to be replaced by a new page with an full-page ad that completely replaces the previous page? Upon going back a page to where you wanted to be, the malicious ad that triggered going to the new page has disappeared without a trace, and it is replaced by a completely different ad from the advertising network.

This is commonly used to display the "you need to download a fake Java/Flash update" malware pages. -- DMahalko (talk) 00:09, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Malvertisement[edit]

Both Malvertising and Malvertisement are about the same subject. But "Malvertising" gets more views — so we should name the final merged page "Malvertising". —Unforgettableid (talk) 05:08, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Agree per WP:COMMONNAME. 24.151.10.165 (talk) 16:14, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Support We don't need both Deku-shrub (talk) 18:47, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
Support They're the same concept. --QuicksilverJohny (talk) 17:56, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Support Different conjugations of the same word typically do not need separate articles. Jesin (talk) 23:42, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
Do it Makes sense Deku-shrub (talk) 23:43, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

[example] Congratulations, You're Today's Lucky Winner![edit]

DO NOT click on this link unless you have significant protection:http://53844a4a050daf72d1fc-460c81d3b623a5bab542875a08370841.r33.cf5.rackcdn.com/ios/index.html

^this is an example when I was redirected from looking at Zenki article and tried going to its "offical site" from Wikipedia's references section. Joeleoj123 (talk) 12:55, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Propaganda in the article[edit]

"Malvertising involves injecting malicious or malware-laden advertisements into legitimate online advertising networks and webpages."

The article writes "legitimate" but what is legitimate? I consider all advertising to be intrinsically malicious, but I would not write this into wikipedia, because wikipedia needs to be as object as possible. The article is not. I suggest to either simply get rid of the term "legitimate", or to refer to it into another way. 2A02:8388:1641:3580:BE5F:F4FF:FECD:7CB2 (talk) 14:45, 3 June 2017 (UTC)