I came home from work today to find multiple notifications from readers that LiveSide (and other sites) had been setting off Anti-Virus detectors, and a link to an article on ZDNet: Antivirus firm: Google text ad Trojan detected. According to the article:
The Trojan redirects queries meant to be sent to Google servers to a rogue server, which displays ads from a third party instead of ads from Google, BitDefender said in a statement.
Google said on Wednesday: "We have cancelled customer accounts that display ads redirecting users to malicious sites or that advertise a product violating our software principles."
The issue seems to be resolved, so we will not be making any immediate changes in regards to running Google Adsense ads at this time. However please report any problems immediately to feedback*at*liveside*dot*net, and we will take action if necessary.
We apologize for any ill effects this caused anyone. From what we understand, Windows Live OneCare acted appropriately to catch the virus, which was good news under the circumstances. We strongly recommend that if you are not using an Anti-Virus product, you stop what you are doing and install one now.