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Forget Everything You Think You Know About Anti-Malvertising Tools.

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“It is truly great. I don’t have to worry about malvertising at all. cleanAD absolutely provides great protection."

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End Problems with Malvertisers for Good

You want an anti-malvertising solution that:

  • You don’t have to think about, at all.
  • Preserves ad dollars and reporting.
  • Completely eliminates problems with malicious ads.
  • Integrates in minutes, with no maintenance.
  • Improves your user experience.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not. It's cleanAD.

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Set it and Forget it, REALLY

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Make Bad Ads a Problem of the Past

You can rest assured that malicious ads are being blocked, even if you’re not having to spend hours of precious time tracking them down.

Our behavior-based blocking solution looks for, and triggers on, malicious code only. Which means you can almost completely stop thinking about malvertisers.

The bottom line: You get to focus on the most important stuff.

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“cleanAD is truly a maintenance-free solution. We added the script on our pages and that’s the end of the story. It has performed exactly as advertised.”
Lauren Hefferon, Product Manager at Curiosity Media

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“The moment the cleanAD integration was complete, it was like a faucet had been turned off. There was not a drip left.”
Matt Cannon, COO, Venatus Media

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“Getting started with cleanAD was like a dream. Since it was installed, we haven’t had any issues at all. We have almost gotten to the point where we forgot the problem ever existed at all.”
Kim Skovgaards Jørgensen, Programmatic Lead, STEP Network

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Want to stick it to the malvertisers?
(That's ok, we do to!)

Learn more about how System1 has solved their problems with malvertising without sacrificing any revenue.

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“I love sticking it to the bad guys. cleanAD forces malvertisers to pay for their ads, and they get no return for their efforts. I feel vindicated knowing their campaigns perform worse as a result of the tools we have in place."

→ Lila Hunt, System1

The Simplest and Most Effective Integration

Fast, Maintenance Free, and Simple

Integrate the cleanAD page-level script in minutes (yes, really!) to get up and running.

There is no creative wrapping, and the script doesn’t require special integration with your code, meaning there is no maintenance and it provides more effective protection.

The bottom line: Better protection. Easier integration.

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“It takes about 10-15 seconds to install the script on our publisher websites, and they are instantly protected.”
Jekaterina Rogovenko, Ad Operations Specialist, STEP Network

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“The two things that really struck me about cleanAD were how easy it was to integrate into our stack, and how quickly and immediately it completely ended our battle with malicious redirects.”
Matt Cannon, COO, Venatus Media

Monetize Malvertisers, Instead of Just Blocking Them

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None of the Disruption, All of the Revenue

cleanAD forces malvertisers to pay for the impressions they attempt to purchase, and simply stops their malicious creative from loading.

The bottom line: Malvertisers pay. You still make money. And your users win.

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“The best part about cleanAD is it holds the bad guys accountable to pay for the inventory they claim, whereas for other solutions, that revenue may be lost by blocking.”
Lila Hunt, Head of Digital Ad Strategy at System1

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“Preserving ad dollars and ad reporting was our number one priority. cleanAD was able to prove during the free trial that we would never have to sacrifice revenue when choosing to block malicious ads.”
Lauren Hefferon, Product Manager at Curiosity Media

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“cleanAD worked exactly as described. Simple, effective, and smart. Following implementation, we saw all key financial KPIs improve.”
Omry Aviry, Chief Product Officer, PubPlus

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“There are other solutions out there that block malicious advertising, but you're not actually going to get paid for those impressions. But with cleanAD you're still getting paid by the malicious advertiser. ”
Jeff Myers, Co-founder, Factinate.com

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Preserve Your User Experience

Nothing means more to you as a publisher than your user experience.

Engagement Metrics

Watch user engagement rates, session depth and session length improve as you remove bad ads from your user experience, increasing your revenue potential.

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Ad Quality

Build in category blocks to ensure ads that don’t fit your desired content guidelines aren’t shown to your audience.

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Page Load Speed

cleanAD blocks advertisements that take up an inordinate amount of resources (Heavy Ads) and slow the experience for your users.

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Support Your Ad Ops Revenue

While users come first, you can’t function without generating revenue from your website, and your ad ops team is the fuel that runs it.

Ad Revenue

cleanAD is the only malvertising prevention solution on the market that forces malvertisers to pay for their impressions, so you don’t sacrifice a dollar.

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Ad Ops Efficiency

Improve your team’s efficiency overnight. Remove the efforts tied to tracking down the “bad guys” and fighting fires with more strategic activities.

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Increase Yield

Improved user engagement metrics means more opportunities for more eyes on ad units, increasing the total yield from your advertising efforts.

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What Makes cleanAD Different?

Compare cleanAD's behavior-based blocking with other malvertising prevention tools.

Capabilities

Behavior-Based Blocking Tools (cleanAD)

Realtime Blocklisting Tools

Pre-Scanning Tools

Behavior-based blocking capabilities

Monitors code in realtime for markers of malicious activity.

Blocks based on lists of past-known offenders.

Test ad creative in sandbox environment.
Blocklist or static analysis capabilities

Allows the additional usage of static blocklisting features should you have specific lists you'd like blocked.

This is the primary method by which this category of tool works to block.

Can check various aspects of an ad or creative against lists of known offenders.
Category blocks for ad quality

Allows for the use of category blocks to maintain ad quality.

Allows for the use of category blocks to maintain ad quality.

Allows for the use of category blocks to maintain ad quality.
Realtime blocking and reporting

Advanced

More detailed forensics available.

Sometimes

Some detailed tracking available.

Rarely

Rarely includes detailed reporting.

Features

Behavior-Based Blocking Tools (cleanAD)

Realtime Blocklisting Tools

Pre-Scanning Tools

Forces malvertisers to pay for impressions

When malvertisers attempt to purchase an ad, they pay for the impression but the malicious behavior is blocked.

Ads recognized as bad are blocked before the malvertiser pays for them.

Ads recognized as bad are blocked before the malvertiser pays for them.
Flexible Ad Replacement Options

Not Required

Because malvertisers pay for every impression, no ad replacement is needed.

Sometimes

Some blocklisting tools allow for re-auction of an ad that was blocked.

N/A

Not applicable to this type of solution.
Integration Type

On-Page Script

A single line of JavaScript, applied at page-level protects the entire page.

Creative Wrapping

Must be integrated in the code around each ad-unit on page.

Ad hoc or Manual

Must be integrated into the ad tech stack and fed specific ads that you want tested.
Live Website Scanning

Runs live in realtime on the page.

Runs live in realtime on the page.

Runs outside of the website page in a pre-scan or sandbox environment.

Benefits

Behavior-Based Blocking Tools (cleanAD)

Realtime Blocklisting Tools

Pre-Scanning Tools

Ability to automatically detect novel threats

Can automatically catch novel threats, solely based on code behavior.

Human intervention is required (typically via threat-hunting teams) to recognize novel threats.

N/A

Not applicable to this type of solution.
Ability to automatically recognize “detection avoidance” techniques

Can automatically catch detection avoidance techniques, solely based on code behavior.

Human intervention is required to recognize detection avoidance techniques.

N/A

Not applicable to this type of solution.
Risks of false positives

Low

High

Low

Risks of false negatives

Low

High

High

Effect on page load speed

Very Low

Low to Med

None

These kinds of tools are not running on a live page but instead in a sandbox environment.

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“The two things that really struck me about cleanAD were how easy it was to integrate into our stack, and how quickly and immediately it completely ended our battle with malicious redirects. It was truly a total solution, unlike the other products we tested.”
Matt Cannon, COO, Venatus Media

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Reporting that Will Knock Your Socks Off

While you can choose not to ever think about malvertising again if you want, you can also dive into the details as far as you like. cleanAD’s Offending Creative Reports give you all the information you need to know you’re covered:

  • Routing data through SSPs and DSPs
  • Malicious code snippets and walk-through of attack chain
  • Attack type and description
  • Offending creative and creative IDs

Protect Against Attacks of Every Kind

Rest assured that you are protected against video stuffing, redirect-style attacks, crypto-mining, autoplay audio/video, video stuffing, ad stacking, phishing scams and malicious landing pages, cloaking attacks, heavy ads and more.

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