October 15, 2004
Block Undertone Networks
Technically it isn't spyware, but it sort of is. Why isn't my Google pop-up blocker working for Undertone Networks? This article lays it out.
Some new pop-up techniques simply avoid that command, thus subverting blockers that rely on suppressing it. For example, some advertisers are sending pop-ups through a "user initiated command" triggered when people mouse over an object on the page, according to ad executives familiar with the technique.
Posted by torque at October 15, 2004 10:08 AM
Underhand Networks is an example of a trashy advertising outfit that will be gone in less than 5 years. One day, companies will wake up and realize that the hit stats from popup ads are almost all related to accidental clicks from attempts to close the window. Even really stupid people don't buy crap they see in a popup. When smart companies quit cheapening their brand names by using popups, Underhand is history, since they clearly can't adapt to the reputable advertising market.
Will spyware killers like Spybot stop these ads?
BLOCK Undertone Networks? You SUE them!