I would recommend using Mozilla Firefox, there is a couple of addons you can download from the firefox site that are quick and easy to install.. These programs would block out all banners and ads for you, I dont even see the ads on stratics anymore. Use Ad-Block Plus, No Script and Remove it Permanently.. These are great addons for firefox and I highly recommend them. We had this same issue on the World of Warcraft forums recently(not stratics.) It is something going around that hackers have been doing.. Keep yourself protected!