Additional Spyware Promoting Vonage through Pop-Ups
How Vonage Funds Spyware - Ben Edelman
This page gives additional screenshots of spyware promoting Vonage through pop-ups. Additional discussion.
Targetsaver Promoting Vonage as Users Browse a Sexually-Explicit Site
On a PC with Targetsaver installed, I browsed a sexually-explicit web site. I received the Vonage popup shown below. Screenshot prepared April 8, 2006.
Searchingbooth Promoting Vonage - via Rpowermedia and Traffic Marketplace
On a PC with Searchingbooth spyware installed, I browsed the Skype web site. I received the Vonage popup shown below. The popup was loaded as follows: Searchingbooth sent traffic to Rpowermedia which sent traffic to Traffic Marketplace, then on to aQuantive's Atlas (which tracks most Vonage ad placements), and finally to Vonage. Note also the off-screen placement of the window's "X" button, preventing users from easily closing the ad. Screenshot prepared July 10, 2006.
Dollar Revenue Promoting Vonage - Oridian (Cydoor), Yield Manager, Falk-AG, and Traffic Marketplace
On a PC with Dollar Revenue spyware installed, I requested google.com. I immediately received the Vonage popup shown below. The popup was loaded as follows: Dollar Revenue sent traffic to Firstadsolution (Oridian, spun off from Cydoor), which sent traffic to Yield Manager, then on to Falk eSolutions AG (DoubleClick), to Traffic Marketplace, to aQuantive's Atlas (which tracks most Vonage ad placements), and finally to Vonage. Screenshot prepared July 17, 2006.