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If you think an ad is offensive or shows annoying behavior, please report it here and I will then try to have it removed.

IMPORTANT: The following pieces of information are very helpful to me to identify the bad ad (I am most likely not able to do so with just a general description):

- Screenshot of the ad
- URL the ad leads to (just click on it once)
- Name of the company, product, website, ...


Please also check this article if you are redirected to another website:

Our ads are not infected, your PC is

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06 Jan 2009, 22:46
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I haven't seen anything offensive yet I think, although I have seen some confusing ads, the oddest being about teeth whitening :roll:

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I personally dont find the following ad offensive, but I could see other people finding it offensive:

Image link: http://www.projectwonderful.com/img/upl ... 948570.jpg
Ad link: http://www.projectwonderful.com/out.php?go=26559376&_r=


23 Mar 2009, 06:20
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I don’t see the offense. It does not make negative remarks about the mentioned groups but only states facts.

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23 Mar 2009, 21:15
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Novil wrote:
I don’t see the offense. It does not make negative remarks about the mentioned groups but only states facts.


I too have no problems, but some people could get very defensive when it comes to religion, but then again, I dont think those people would be at your site.


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I just saw a banner ad that flashed a lot saying I'm Xth visitor and I won. Normally, these are just annoying, but this just audible called out "Congratulations! You Won!"
I'm sorry, but NOTHING gives an ad the right to PLAY SOUNDS.

This is more than extremely irritating and I cannot allow myself to visit your site if these is the kind of ads you are running.

Also, I've been seeing a frequent of ad that predominantly feature a half-naked man with his pants hanging so low you can see the bottom contours of his abdominal muscles. With the man's demeanor, style, and the way the bottom half of the ad just barely gets cropped off the edge of the screen this ad looks highly akin to pornography, and is extremely disturbing, and more over, detracts heavily from trying to read the comic.

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I’m sorry about that, but I’m not able to identify the ads with this description. (See also the update to my first post in this thread.)

I’m quite sure that these ads come from Google AdSense, especially if you should not be living in the United States. I will drop AdSense after the next payout anyway in favor of ValueClick which has a more transparent ad management system, but I don’t want to lose the € 47 that are currently in my account. AdSense pays after reaching € 70.

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15 Oct 2009, 20:12
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I saw it again!
This one: Image

I'm sorry, maybe it's just a personal thing, but I can't stand that ad.
It's not like I haven't seen a man with his shirt off or any such thing, but this particular one is very distracting and therefor irritating.

If I hear the ad that speaks to me again, I'll get you detailed information on it.

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For another kind of "offensive"... I keep getting war-game-themed ads at Sandra and Woo since recently (and nowhere else). Especially "Battlefield Heroes" keeps freezing my browser (well, my computer is a few years old, but other ads use considerably less resources).

Is the problem on my side, or is anyone else experiencing this?


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While they may not be offensive, most of the drug adverts are illegal in a number of countries. I am not suggesting you do anything about it as it is entirely Google's problem (and they are being investigated for it, because they make a lot of money that way). And abandoning Google is likely not an option seeing as they pay so much more than the others... (and it doesn't have the quirks of project wonderful (I think it's that one, but not sure) which usually advertises a webcomic on its own page)


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Hello,
I don't know if this falls under your definition of "offensive", but there recently is a ad which auto-plays sound.
I'm really sorry for not noting down name or url, but I'll update this post as soon as i see that ad again. In the meantime, all I can say is, that it seems to be an ad for a fantasy-based onlinegame. (yes, i know there are only about 20 million of them, but it's really all i've got for the moment)
good luck if you wanna try and find it ^^
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I don't know about you, but I find ads with noise the most offensive of them all! :lol:
TWC always has them, too.


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Concerning my earlier post in this thread:


ok, I've got it. It's the ad for "perfect world international" and leads to this >> https://register.de.perfectworld.eu/pwiad11 << link.
there is also one screenshot attached, it is, however animated, so i think the above should be more useful

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05 Oct 2011, 11:58
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ARGH. NOW I GOT SOUND ADS TOO! This one was for Boston Market or whatever. I don't care. I hate, hate, HATE sound ads! :evil:

Edit: I found that these ads pop out a bigger ad and play sound when your mouse rolls over them. That's incredibly annoying as well.


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The only ones that really bother me are the talking ads, both odf which are for iPods of some kind. But they appear in different places on pages, so there is no way pinpoint a specific plac eon a page where the ad shows up.


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My antimalware program stopped a potentially malicious process when I accessed your site today (and, I believe, on a previous day). The log shows

2012/09/17 15:46:33 -0400 AppData\Local\Temp\0.8795535218045667 Trojan.Agent.MRGGen QUARANTINE

Internet Explorer's cache for 15:46 shows cookies from a LOT of sites other than yours. Some are familiar but others are not. Also, a site that is trying to plant malware might not use a cookie. Do you know the identity of every site that is trying to advertise on yours?


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Bill wrote:
My antimalware program stopped a potentially malicious process when I accessed your site today (and, I believe, on a previous day). The log shows

2012/09/17 15:46:33 -0400 AppData\Local\Temp\0.8795535218045667 Trojan.Agent.MRGGen QUARANTINE

Internet Explorer's cache for 15:46 shows cookies from a LOT of sites other than yours. Some are familiar but others are not. Also, a site that is trying to plant malware might not use a cookie. Do you know the identity of every site that is trying to advertise on yours?


The same thing happened again; I am pretty sure it is this Web site.


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Sandra and Woo itself is not infected and I’m unsure how this could be related to the ads on our site. I have no idea what to do against it.

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I saw an ad for a site where you can find so called "fuck budies"
It was in Swedish. (Geo locator i assume)
It said something like "Find a fuck buddy now!"

The adress on the ad was: flirtfair.se
I didn't click the ad and i didn't take a screenshot since its my first time reporting an ad, so i didn't know it would help.
There was a picture of a girl laying down, she had sum underwear on i think.
I can imagine its unsuitable for a family friendly comic like Sandra and Woo.


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I guess our new comic has an unfortunate amount of keywords that trigger such ads. I have disabled all ad services that don’t allow filtering for ad content for our leaderboard and skyscraper ads.

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Discovered your webcomic today and found I really enjoyed it, turned off my adblock and came across this one a bunch. :( It keeps trying to install some software on my computer without my consent, which as a rule I find quite unacceptable. Thus I've had to re-enable my adblock to avoid it, I hope this gets resolved quickly. :(
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any update on when I can turn off my adblock again? :)


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Kodyack wrote:
any update on when I can turn off my adblock again? :)


I blocked the domain, but these pesky webpages often use several domains.

It’s not clear from your description what kind of action was required for the malicious installation request. Just visiting S&W, a roll-over, clicking on it?

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I rolled over it and must have brushed my touchpad. Got to a page that pretended to be asking to install a firefox addon, When I tried to leave it pagelocked me and tried to get me to get me to let firefox install some software on my laptop.


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The Shout Color Catcher stain remover ad slides a survey(well, ad disguised as a survey, asking how I learned of their product I haven't heard of before) in the center of the screen while I'm reading comments. Not exactly offensive, but annoying, since it covers up comments. Especially when my top-of-the-line graphics card leaves part of the ad there even after scrolling it off-screen(or it could be Flash's fault).

The survey disappeared eventually, so I couldn't get a screenshot of that in time. I guess I'll include the ad it came from, though. The url it goes to is http://www.shoutitout.com/en-US/Pages/d ... er&sid=OLA


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A really ire ads that it seems you have won a Iphon5 but you need do your tel nr and if you do it you get a sms that that costs 90 cents every month till you stop it and that is not easy

oke you mast bi stupid to do your phone number but it happens a lot especially by children

http://nlpsms.reactomobi.com/mkt/iphone ... 163e311fe9


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26 Aug 2013, 22:13
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Hi, I am lately encountering this one on many comics websites, it is a very annoying ad that plays audio automatically, it is in Russian and says something like "open your mailbox" (in Russian, of course). Doesn't even advertise anything, so I'm afraid to click on it - might be a virus there or something.

I attached a screenshot.


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When I am viewing Sandra and Woo on my android mobile I am being redirected to various downloads for free games and apps.

The site I am redirected to is seth.avazutracking.net

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I have blocked all the domains listed in this thread as long as this is possible in the administration panels of my ad providers.

There seems to be a sporadic problem with ads that redirect browsers on mobile phones. I recall that another reader wrote that this problem was actually caused by an app on his phone, but I’m currently not able to find the mail or comment he wrote.

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I got this pop-up ad while reading the comments on the current comic page ( http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/01/27/ ... /#comments ) using the Chrome app on my Android phone. I knew the link was dangerous besides the fact that I already have an antivirus app on my phone, but because they didn't even bother getting a domain name for their Amazon cloud computing server.


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