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WOW Ads on Etsy???

Okay, it was only a matter of time... but what is u with the World of Warcraft and Chili's restaurant ads??? Etsy, you've become the dreaded sell-out.

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eek. guess you can't get a screenshot? must be something they're testing. there have been a lot of changes just recently since etsy got investors. too many hands in the cookie jar

i don't even see the ebay ads anymore. just go right past them. but i don't think any site that charges to list, and charges to sell, should be also spamming ads

edit: oh what jenna said. if it's a popup it's definitely malware
It sounds like you've picked up some malware on your computer. You may want to run a scan!

www.google.com/search?q=anti+malware
I'll check my computer, and my apologies in advance if that's the case!!
Its not Etsy so its got to be malware.
Has everyone been to the same sites, there seems to be a rash of complaints about malware on their computer that shows up when logged into etsy.
Often it's related to a browser upgrade--you need to uncheck a box for some shopping feature/add-on when the upgrade prompts you or to turn it off after the upgrade happens, or the same adware is imbeded in other programs so it gets installed when you add a different item to your computer or browser...
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Hey all,

Jenny from FlandersField says Edited on Jul 19, 2012

It sounds like you've picked up some malware on your computer. You may want to run a scan!

www.google.com/search?q=anti+malware

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Thanks Jenny, that's right on point! You may want to see if your browser has downloaded some malware. Etsy is not running any external adds on the site.

Good luck!

Since this is not a bug, I'm going to move this over to Site Help.
Like GoTo mentioned, check any recent add-ons to your browser as well. That's been the culprit more than a few times. :)
Get rid of it quick with Adblock plus for Firefox and Chrome. Nothing yet for IE. I had those ads and it drove me crazy till I figured out how to stop them from following me around.

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