Question by : Big problem with ad.yieldmanager whatever that is?
Whenever I am reading yahoo finance message boards, as soon as I click on messages but often before they come up, I get a big long error message. Like this…
This page was generated because of one of these two reasons:
The web address you typed did not resolve correctly.
You typed a keyword query in the browser address bar.
This page is meant to provide you with helpful related content, including web search results and paid advertisements, based on the meaning of the web address/keyword query that you typed. This program can be uninstalled from the Control Panel “Add/Remove Programs” in Windows XP or “Control Panel > Program > Programs and Features” in Windows Vista. Look for the application named “Browser Address Error Redirector”. Older versions may be called “GoogleAFE” or “URL Assistant”.
It doesnt happen at all sites but yahoo fore sure., And mostly yahoo finance message boards.
Answer by Dunbar Pappy
“iFrame”, or “in line frame”, is an unseen page with URL requests (and other rubbish) used by Internet Explorer to provide a “rich Internet environment”…in this case a Yahoo advertising one.
Yahoo! calls their invasion of privacy “Matched advertising”, and it stems from the ‘Network Advertising Initiative’ (NAI), a conglomerate of advertising kingpins and requires “Opt Out” to defray the advertising tsunami from Yahoo’s partners in this server based spyware/adware (and to stop them from creating a ‘profile’ of you).
“Opt out” sign in pages; Yahoo: http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html
Also, turn off 3rd party cookies;
INTERNET EXPLORER: Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Advanced:
here check ‘Override automatic….’; ‘Allow session cookies’; ‘Allow 1st party cookies’ & ‘Block 3rd Party Cookies’.
Using IE (all flavors) and allowing “active scripting” is the single biggest mistake people make. “Drive by installs”, “Opacity based attacks”, and many other malware problems arise from this feature alone…(switch to Firefox, which can also be tweaked to strictly confine these “IFrame” exploits, with “NoScript” add-on).
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