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Man or animation popping in website

  1. Apr 24, 2016 #1
    I was going through a website and a man popped out from side in screen. What is this effect called generally? The man stopped talking when I clicked on him but it was not a video. Anybody has gone through this effect?
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2016 #2

    Borg

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    A popup ad?
     
  4. Apr 24, 2016 #3
    What was the website?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2016 #4
    No,it was not a window opening.
    www.theicebreaker.com
    Wait for some time and a man will appear in middle.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2016 #5

    Fervent Freyja

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    :eek: Heck no, I'm not going to click that link...

    It could be that your PC is infected with some sort of scareware and may not really be connected to that particular website.
     
  7. Apr 25, 2016 #6

    Borg

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    It's a clothing store with a server address in Utah. The only man in the page was a simple scroll ad. Nothing pops up otherwise.
     
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  9. Apr 25, 2016 #8
    As you wish.
    Nope.
    Not a clothing store and not a simple scroll ad. Did you open the link?
    Yeah, thanks. I was looking for that.
    Found on wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_spokesperson
     
  10. Apr 25, 2016 #9

    Borg

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    Yes, my mistake. I double checked and the page that I went to earlier this morning was icebreaker.com instead of theicebreaker.com.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2016 #10
    A good lesson is why you should run NoScript, AdBlocker and disable flash.

    Sure it was just a flash of a pooping man, but it could've just as easily been an exploit kit using one of the many flash vulnerabilities.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2016 #11

    collinsmark

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    Well, the video didn't technically show the man pooping, per-se. :eek: :biggrin:

    But yeah, if you're sick of the unnecessarily bandwidth and annoyance that some ads take, then disabling flash and scripts might not be a bad idea. They probably won't harm your computer though, if your browsers are up to date (this neglects zero-day malware though).
     
  13. Apr 25, 2016 #12

    jtbell

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    Poopup ads, anyone? :-p
     
  14. Apr 25, 2016 #13

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    o:)
     
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