Mood: not sure
I posted a little while back with a problem of not being able to see the advertising on my website (Angelfire free account). I wanted to be aware of what kind of ads were being put on the site. I still can't see the ads (haven't figured that out yet), but that's not the problem this time.
A friend sent me a couple of screen shots of my page so I could see what the page looks like with the ads. Tonight, I took the URL from the top of the ad pop-up that was showing on my page in the screenshot (it was http://www.ad.yieldmanager.com) and I typed it into Google to see what I could find out about it. (I couldn't tell from the ad itself what the ad was for.)
Anyhow, much to my surprise, most entries on Google seem to indicate that this ad.yieldmanager.com is some kind of Spyware. Lots of people trying to get rid of it, lots of ads about how to get rid of it or be protected from it. A lot of people talking about how it slows page loading down so much (which might explain why it's so hard for me to get my own page to load). I was kind of alarmed by this as I don't want to be used to spread Spyware.
So my question is: Is this ad.yieldmanager.com some kind of Spyware? And is Angelfire knowingly letting ads with Spyware be placed on free account Angelfire pages? Any clarification would be appreciated.
I like working on my site, and would hate to have to shut it down, but if ads being placed on the page pose some kind of infection threat to other computers, it would be the only option.