Yahoo announced today they will acquire Right Media … let’s hope they clean up the unsavory tactics used by Right Media.
Eweek reports: The Right Media Exchange is the industry’s largest emerging online advertising exchange, which serve up banner ads and other ad formats to less-trafficked parts of Web sites than traditional premium ad networks, which target busy Web sites.
“banner ads and other ad formats to less-trafficked parts of Web sites” … now there is a statement! … I have observed them advertising on Warez sites, and many many other highly questionable sites. Sandi Hardmeier a long time Microsoft MVP reports on her blog “Right Media was implicated in the distribution of winfixer malware” … ouch!
On a hunch I browsed over to Yahoo and to my dismay I find Yahoo sponsoring the WinFixer gang too! …
And yes that link circled in red routes the user thru you guessed it “adfarm.mediaplex.com” (ValueClick) … so not only is Yahoo getting a piece of the revenue, so is ValueClick. Looks like Yahoo has a little explaining to do … as I have blogged about the connection between the WinFixer group and ValueClick quite a few times …    
Lawsuit Filed Against Winfixer (a/k/a ErrorSafe, WinAntiSpyware, WinAntiVirus, SystemDoctor and DriveCleaner)
A Yahoo search for “systemdoctor” (1 – 10 of about 217,000)
the #2 Result:
That’s in start contrast to a Google search for the same term = This site may harm your computer