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After ordering a pinball machine, I noticed this ad displayed on GTAForums:




That's splendid, considering I advocate seeing ads that match my interests.


Moments later, after ordering pizza, I observed this ad displayed on GTAForums:




Of the thousands of ads, the odds of twice in a row is too coincidental, huh? That means GTAForums or adware/spyware must be behind this, right? Which one is it? A Microsoft scan found nothing; a Malwarebytes scan detected a "pup.optional" thing. Whatever that is, if it was "optional", it wouldn't have been on my computer. I removed it; the ads persisted. My computer history never dictated the ads displayed here before, so is it the work of GTAForums (if so, great upgrade) or some undetectable, undesired infection?

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It's not gtaforums watching you exactly, it's google. I get ads for suboxone, so it's not perfect.

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It's related to Google Adsense. It just picks up your recent purchases from Amazon or a similar online shopping sites and displays your recent purchases as Ads. You can try using Amazon or any similar website and see your purchased items as ads on GTAF.

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That is exactly what they mean with "tailoring ads to your experience", that's how Google Adsense works. It is with any website, a personal example was me browsing weather related things and I started getting ads for weather stations.

Basically it's not GTAForums, nor adware or spyware, it's how it works, via cookies and other data.


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