Linksynergy?


#1

Whenever I click on the side deals, it targets me through “linksynergy.com”, and my anti-spyware thing has shown nothing.

Anyone else have this problem?


#2

Nope. You’re gonna have to find a way to clean it off 'cause it looks like it’s spyware unique to your system.


#3

Well, shit.


#4

When I click on today’s side deal, it redirects to

http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=PvTvb1zzm2o&
offerid=118749.237860380&type=10&subid="></a>&
lt;img%20alt="icon"%20width="1"%20height=&
quot;1"%20src="http://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show?
id=PvTvb1zzm2o&bids=118749.237860380&type=10&subid=

Of course, it didn’t complete because I had linksynergy in my black-list courtesy of Spybot.

I just traced it on a Linux box:

HTParse: aName:`http://www.woot.com/jz.r’
Sending HTTP request.
HTTP: WRITE delivered OK
HTTP request sent; waiting for response.
HTTP: Trying to read 1535
HTTP: Read 1013
HTTP: Rx: HTTP/1.1 302 Found
HTTP: Scanned 2 fields from line_buffer
— Talking HTTP1.
HTTP/1.1 302 Found
HTFormat: Constructing stream stack for message/x-http-redirection to www/present
HTFormat: Looking up presentation for message/x-http-redirection to www/present
HTFormat: comparing image/* and message/x-http-redirection for half match
StreamStack: found weak wildcard match: www/present
FindPresentation: found exact match: message/x-http-redirection
StreamStack: found exact match: message/x-http-redirection
StreamStack: Returning “MIMEParser”
HTMIME: Connection: close
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 02:35:25 GMT
Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
X-AspNet-Version: 2.0.50727
Location: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=PvTvb1zzm2o&offerid=118749
.237860380&type=10&subid="></a><img alt=“icon” width=&
quot;1" height=“1” src="http://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show
?id=PvTvb1zzm2o&bids=118749.237860380&type=10&subid=
Cache-Control: private
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 474

It’s Woot issuing the 302 to linksynergy.


#5

Sorry gwp. I could only speak from my experience and I don’t see linksynergy.com at all over here.


#6

It’s a really quick redirect to linksynergy, then another redirect by them to the target site. Most folks don’t even realize that it’s happening. I only noticed on my Windows box because I’ve blackholed a lot of sites like that, and have cookies turned off by default (which screws with places like this …)

That’s what led me to go trace it using lynx, to see exactly what they were up to. Kind of sneaky, but I think it’s probably like the google-analytics thing. Paid click-thru reporting stuff.


#7

Any idea of what i can do to make it work? I don’t think i have any sites blacklisted, but it won’t let me through…