ASK And YouTube Comments

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Right click disabled? That's probably because they don't want you to know the information behind the popup regarding the "download" is just a static image file that never changes. All this site really wants you to do is download a toolbar (the prompt for this is just out of screenshot).

If you're wondering what this is all about, go over to the ParetoLogic Malware Diaries Blog. They found a spam comment on Youtube - nothing unusual there, you might think. However - the difference is that unlike most spam comments on Youtube that lead to rogue Malware, nameless hijacks and the like, this one takes you to a Webfetti site that promotes an ASK toolbar. It's interesting that these tactics are now being used to promote applications from legit companies now too, instead of just custom-built Malware created by hackers and fake media codecs (which used to be the case).

ASK have done a lot of work in recent years to clean up some of the affiliate problems they've had, and hopefully they'll take action on the findings made by the ParetoLogic team...

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