Thursday, December 20, 2007
Trojan Horse Kicks Google Ads Off Web Pages
There is really no way around this problem because the Trojan, or program that controls this is installed directly on the end users computer.
The Malware which has been named Trojan.Qhost.WI directs a web browser to download ads from a different server than that of the Google ad server. The Trojan is apparently not spreading very fast, so it is only a small threat at the moment.
However, those purchasing ads from Google should be aware of the potential for lost exposure. And those webmasters earning money from ads displaying Google's Ads are likely to lose some valuable revenue and traffic as a result.