ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Kontera Scam: Safely Remove, Block, and Disable Kontera Conceptual Ads

Updated on August 7, 2013
KeithTax profile image

Keith Schroeder writes The Wealthy Accountant blog with 30 years experience in the tax field. He is the tax adviser of Mr. Money Mustache.

Basic Outline of How Kontera Works

Have you ever blocked ads?

See results

The internet is filled with complaints about Kontera, the company that provides those irritating pop up ads when you accidentally place your mouse too close to the double underlined word/s. Many call Kontera and similar ads a scam. You can check the forums here at HubPages and get a small taste; perform a Google search for more issues with Kontera, including nonpayment to affiliates.

In this article I will cover several issues dealing with Kontera and similar conceptual ads. First, I will discuss common problems reported. Second, I will show you how to remove Kontera ads from your website or blog. Third, I will provide tools to block and disable Kontera from showing up while you serf.

Kontera Scam: Common Issues and Problems with Conceptual Ads

Affiliate Issues

The most numerous complaints from affiliates are low eCPM (how much you earn for clicks), slow or nonpayment of earnings, a reduction in other affiliate income on pages with conceptual ads, and poor customer support. Let me address each issue in kind.

Kontera ads pay at a very low rate, sometimes at less than a penny per click. My research indicates no one performs at anywhere near Google’s AdSense program. Kontera ads that pay more than a few pennies are noteworthy enough to require comment in forums around the net.

Accusations of slow or nonpayment of affiliate earnings are too common to not be true. It appears to this author that Kontera has a policy of increasing their profits by delaying or refusing payment of affiliate earnings. The exceptions include large users such as newspapers and HubPages. If you complain in HubPages forums Kontera shows up fast to act like a company that cares. My advice: Complain on HubPages forums for customer support issues.

Claims have been made that placing Kontera or other similar conceptual ads on a blog, website, or HubPages article reduces other affiliate income. These claims are difficult to quantify. The concerns expand to include abandoning regular readers of your website or blog due to the irritating nature of Kontera style pop-up ads. There is a logic that says if readers steer away from your web pages additional income opportunities are reduced.

Non-affiliate Issues

Many people find the Kontera style conceptual pop-ads annoying. I personally avoid blogs and websites that employ such ads. However, you can prevent these ads from showing up no matter where you surf. A few simple steps blocks all conceptual ads as you browse the web. That is the subject of the rest of this article.


Removing Kontera from Your Blog or Web Page

Kontera is easy to remove from HubPages. You can remove your code completely from HubPages from the Affiliate Setting page under Your Accounts. Rather than delete the information from your HubPages account, you can remove Kontera from all hubs and set the default to “no Knontera ads” on future hubs. It is a few second process to turn Kontera on and off on all hubs at once from the Affiliate Setting page.

If you put Kontera ads on your website or blog your will need to remove the html code you placed on the page. Once the code is removed the ads no longer appear on that blog or web page. To place Kontera ads on your blog or web page in the future you need to log into Kontera and copy the code back to the blog, site, or page.

Block and Disable Kontera While Surfing

Nothing is more annoying than those ads popping up as we accidentally move our mouse over the double underlined words. You can prevent these ads from appearing anywhere you go on the web. I will cover two ways to accomplish this goal.

Firewall Method

In the first method you need a fire wall. You need to set up a “rule” under advanced settings. To block Kontera you need to block the following IP addresses on all ports and protocols:

64.124.0.0-64.125.255.255

128.177.0.0-128.177.255.255

208.184.0.0-208.185.255.255

Due to the number of firewalls out there, I can not list a step-by-step guide for each one. You will find “rules” under advanced setup in most cases.

“Hosts" File Method

The “hosts” file works from your computer and is a text file that is easily modified. Your operating system loads this file at start up and checks internet queries before sending it out to the net. In short, it blocks all unwanted IP addresses. To read a detailed report on the hosts file here. Here is where you find the “hosts” file on your computer.

Now you can block, remove, and disable Kontera and similar conceptual ads. If you think Kontera is a scam, prevent them from ever gracing your desktop.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • yourpark profile image

      yourpark 

      6 years ago from New York

      remove kontera and put infolinks

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)