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Old 10-05-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Any content delivered should be your own, IMHO. Don't put up with your host injecting ads and other crap. Get a paid hosting account somewhere - Hostgator has very cheap plans and they're pretty good.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Any content delivered should be your own, IMHO. Don't put up with your host injecting ads and other crap. Get a paid hosting account somewhere - Hostgator has very cheap plans and they're pretty good.
What he said.

When a site can be had for just a few bucks a month, why share space with someone elses' ads to save that few bucks?
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Texas
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jrice, I use Internet Explorer 7.0.6

I ran Spybot S&D and no spyware was found. I may download and run Spyware Doctor later.

Brian, I've had this website for years now and just recently encountered this problem.
I see. Then I'm guessing your website has been attacked. From what I've heard, there is such a thing as website security. I haven't gotten into that much. But it's why you see some sites with "captcha" codes you have to type in and so forth. I'm sure there is more to it than that.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:47 PM
 
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jrice, I downloaded winamp.

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I see. Then I'm guessing your website has been attacked. From what I've heard, there is such a thing as website security. I haven't gotten into that much. But it's why you see some sites with "captcha" codes you have to type in and so forth. I'm sure there is more to it than that.
Well, some of the content on my site could **** off some environmentalists. And our local area is filled with them.....

Oh, well, no big deal. Traffic wasn't that high in the past year and I haven't updated some info on the site in several months. I'll probably just let it die, it served its purpose...I guess.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Greenfield, Mo.
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lol environmentalists.... I run into those all the time. I'm big into taking my Jeep off road. BUT, I am part of tread lightly. We stick to the paths created and clean up as we go... but trust me we have run into a lot of people that do not like us.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I see. Then I'm guessing your website has been attacked. From what I've heard, there is such a thing as website security. I haven't gotten into that much. But it's why you see some sites with "captcha" codes you have to type in and so forth. I'm sure there is more to it than that.

BTW, I work in Security and I highly doubt your little website hosted on Tripod was attacked. If that were the case, the attacker would most likely have access to all of tripod, which is just hard to believe.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Texas
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BTW, I work in Security and I highly doubt your little website hosted on Tripod was attacked. If that were the case, the attacker would most likely have access to all of tripod, which is just hard to believe.
I wasn't thinking in terms of direct attacks, but just all of the bots and stuff that tend to circulate and take advantage of website weaknesses. You may be right anyway. As I said, I'm know that there is such a thing as website security, but I don't know much about it. Certain scripts can be added to improve such security.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Your problem is that as was mentioned it's a free site and with the free site you get ads.

Open the site in firefox, then click on view - page source
What I'm seeing is a lot of ads in the html code.
Problem is, you aren't allowed to remove them or you are breaking the terms of service. See what I pasted in below..

What I would do is, make a new "dummy" index file.. I usually name it index1. Then I would try to rebuild it, seeing if the same amount of ads appear. If it does, you should upgrade the account if it bothers you. Years ago when I used to rebuild, I would open the view source, then start pasting things in. It's been years since I used angelfire, but I was able to back it up. Do you have a back up that you can paste into the dummy index page?

I suggest the dummy because I've messed the index up before, some how pasting in more ads.

[code]var lycos_ad_category = {"dmoz":"arts\/events","ontarget":"&CAT=arts%20and%20entertainmen t","find_what":"syracuse homes"};

var lycos_ad_remote_addr = "68.37.190.118";
var lycos_ad_www_server = "www.tripod.lycos.com";
var lycos_ad_track_small = "http://members.tripod.com/adm/img/common/ot_smallframe.gif?rand=328039";
var lycos_ad_track_served = "http://members.tripod.com/adm/img/common/ot_adserved.gif?rand=328039";
//--><!]]></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://scripts.lycos.com/catman/init.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://members.tripod.com/adm/ad/code-start.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://members.tripod.com/adm/ad/code-middle.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://members.tripod.com/adm/ad/code-end.js"></script>
<noscript>
<img src="http://members.tripod.com/adm/img/common/ot_noscript.gif?rand=328039" alt="" width="1" height="1" />
<!-- BEGIN STANDARD TAG - 728 x 90 - Lycos - Tripod Fallthrough - DO NOT MODIFY -->[/code]
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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How is it soliciting when I am offering the service for free? Give me a break.
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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Certain scripts can be added to improve such security.
He has HTML files and they are are vulnerable to nothing, its just a file it doesn't do anything. It's possible for the server to get hacked and for them to get altered but that's really something different. Server side scripting files like PHP or ASP on the other hand that can accept user input either the through the $_POST or $_GET variables can be quite vulnerable if the input is not validated.

Chances are Tripod does not allow server side scripting. If his site was "attacked" it would have been tripods servers that were attacked.

Having said all that what you're seeing is ads injected into your pages by tripod. One issue that may arise is your HTML is not compatible with ad code they are injecting. For example one issue I've been aware of in the past is free forum hosts injecting ads in to all php pages from phpbb, the issue is the stylesheet use the php extension. Plays nice in IR becuse IE will ignore it but completely breaks the stylesheet FF.

As suggested spend a few bucks and get a real host, you can a starter plan for about $5 a month with a lot of features.

try here for comparisons: Web Hosting Talk - The largest, most influential web hosting community on the Internet
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