MAD Monday

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Mad Monday, Malvertising

Aol.com and Google continue to allow playpickle.com to target children in a bid to deploy the Babylon Toolbar:

1. Search for “free barbie games” on aol.com

2. Click through on the playpickle ad to redirect through to the playpickle.com landing page

3. Click on play now. This will download the playpickle installer (Signed by Play Turtle LLC). When you have installed the binary, start up IE and start searching. In the screenshots below, every ad has been provided by Google.

 

No ads in this one, but still not something you’d want a child to see:

 

The FunMoods toolbar (signed by Volonet Ltd) is yet another download deployed by playpickle through their Barbie landing page (ads provided by Google):

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