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Yahoo Screws Game Sites, Yahoo Games Strangely Immune

Posted on Friday, August 1 @ 12:47:04 PST by Duke_Ferris
So a few weeks ago, whenever Game Revolution results turned up on Yahoo, they started carrying a big red warning flag telling Yahoo users that we are a "potentially harmful" website. Of course, that's not true, however it is obviously very bad for traffic coming from Yahoo searches.

The contention is that some of the downloads on the site from TryMedia contain adware, which TryMedia assures us they do not. They are merely demos that you can pay online to unlock the full game.

Here's the kicker though: Yahoo Games has the exact same downloads on their site, from TryMedia, and yet Yahoo searches don't flag themselves as dangerous.

Want proof?

For example, two of the downloads that the entire GR site - tens of thousands of pages - is getting flagged over are Luxor 2 and Miss Management. HERE is Luxor 2, available from Yahoo, and HERE is Miss Management on Yahoo as well.

In fact, Yahoo Games is the number one search result for "Miss Management", do you see a warning flag there? I sure don't, however, on that same page they're flagging some other poor guy's site for the exact same file.

Yahoo is claiming the problem is with McAfee, not with them, because McAfee does indeed claim that all Trymedia downloads are adware (My own security, AVG, does not). McAfee seems to be alone in this claim, if you happen to be dumb enough to use McAfee. It's even in Yahoo Games'  Wikipedia entry: "Many of the games [on Yahoo Games] that require a download contain TryMedia Adware (According to McAfee SiteAdvisor)."

However, clearly Yahoo is lying because they are not applying their new McAfee site security search "feature" to their own sites, while punishing other innocents. It's not even the first case.

For the record, just to be safe, we removed Miss Management and several other downloads from the site, yet Yahoo tells us it will be "several weeks" before we can be reconsidered:

McAfee will then analyze your domain over the next several weeks to make
a determination on if they can remove the warning from your domain.
This process takes several weeks, so we ask for your patience.  Please
also know that Yahoo! does not have the ability to change a McAfee
decision on a site's rating.  We apologize for any inconvenience this
may cause.

Really? You think Yahoo might respond a bit more quickly if it was their own site getting flagged as dangerous? Mismanagement, indeed.

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