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The Top 10 Most Annoying, Frustrating, Irritating, and Sinister Online Ads
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 16 November 2007 10:33

They're well beyond bells and whistles: Advertisers are flashing, honking, slithering, and sometimes delivering malware to get your attention.

Tom Spring, PC World
Thursday, November 15, 2007 10:00 PM PST

Today's annoying online ads are a mix of Big Brother meets Madison Avenue, old-fashioned in-your-face marketing, and tactics that are downright mean. I rounded up a list of today's ten most annoying online ad categories. Many of them probably have you longing for the days when the most pesky ads promoted an X-10 wireless camera.

Some of these ads flash, blink, vibrate, and somersault around your browser window. Others expand, pop open a window (even if you have a pop-up blocker), and play sounds or video. The most sinister don't appear to do anything at all and quietly attempt to hijack your PC.... Comment in the Forums

 

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