Frequently Asked Questions

Adspect is an adtech company specializing in digital advertising security and fraud protection. It is also a trademark of our flagship product–the Adspect cloaker and traffic filter–developed to protect affiliate marketing campaigns from various types of unwanted traffic.
Adspect protects you from unwanted traffic, that is, any type of visitor that is irrelevant to an advertising campaign’s goals, ranging from nuisance that distorts your analytics to outright malicious specimens that may put your affiliate success at risk. Examples include click fraud, ad network moderators, spy services, web scrapers, and robots of antivirus companies.
  1. We have much larger and more comprehensive private IP address blocklists: 1+ billion IPv4 addresses in regular mode, 2+ billion IPv4 addresses in paranoid mode, 17000+ IPv6 address ranges.
  2. Our IP address blocklists already include blocklists of half a dozen of our major competitors, which makes us as robust as all of them combined, even without our numerous more advanced checks, at the very least.
  3. We use JavaScript fingerprinting to detect various kinds of bots, fraud, and moderator automation with 60 heuristic checks, no matter how much they try to look like legitimate visitors.
  4. We use TCP/IP and SSL/TLS fingerprinting technology to detect bots with advanced emulation, manual reviewers, residential and mobile proxy services (including Luminati and GeoSurf), GeoEdge, Google Safe Browsing, Integral Ad Science, and similar ad security systems.
  5. We use our state of the art VLA™ machine learning technology to do complex fingerprint analysis and detect the most elusive of threats if they manage to fool heuristic checks.
  6. We have a built-in tracker with exceptionally flexible reporting for analyzing funnels that covers all the most popular use cases and thereby lets you run ads without a separate tracker.
Yes, we protect your content from various security and ad scoring companies: GeoEdge, Integral Ad Science, Google Safe Browsing, Kaspersky Labs, Avast, Forcepoint, and others.
We work with all traffic sources, both existing and to come. The list of supported ad networks includes: Google Ads, Microsoft Advertising (Bing Ads), Facebook, Instagram, VK, Yandex Advertising Network, myTarget, ZeroPark, ExoClick, Taboola, TrafficStars, MGID.
Adspect employs several advanced techniques to filter traffic, both well-known and proprietary: blacklisting of IP addresses and HTTP intrinsics, JavaScript fingerprinting with heuristic analysis, and deep scanning by our state of the art machine learning technology called VLA™.
In addition to maintaining vast blacklists of IP addresses used by moderators in many different networks, Adspect has detailed information about features of visitors that are specific to moderators. Finally, our VLA technology knows even more, learning and refining its knowledge as the traffic runs through our servers.

VLA™ stands for “Virtual Learning Appliance.” It is the trademark of our state of the art machine learning technology used to detect the most elusive of threats that are actively disguising themselves and manage to get past all of the other filters. VLA detects and blocks new dangers as they emerge, with no human intervention.

VLA inspects browser fingerprints and other technical aspects of every visitor, scanning through thousands of features. With the help of computer science, probability theory, and statistics, it finds recurring suspicious patterns in observed facts and yields a certainty of danger, in percents, much like saying, e.g., “I am 97% sure that this fingerprint belongs to someone dangerous, so you better block them.”
No solution can guarantee 100% precise results, especially at the height of the arms race between malicious parties and security companies like us. However, our VLA machine learning system is backed by dozens of ad-hoc heuristics that yield exceptionally precise results. Adspect has the lowest rates of false positives and false negatives on the market.
The average bleed rate computed across our entire system is about 15%. However, please note that this figure is by no means representative and may vary dramatically depending on a multitude of factors, such as traffic source, quality, geographical region, Internet connection speed, and many others.
Adspect provides you with a special PHP script, index.php, to run your traffic through. You will need a server or an affiliate tracker with PHP support to host this script. The index.php file is linked to a stream in our system that contains settings and rules for traffic management. You will then use a link to the index.php file in your ad network campaign. The script will receive incoming clicks, thoroughly analyze them, and send to an appropriate destination: a money page (your real landing page or CPA offer) or a white page (a safe page devoid of sensitive content.)
Yes, we support JavaScript integration that is suitable for use with Shopify, Tilda, OpenCart, and generally any service where you have the ability to add custom HTML code to the page. JavaScript integration also requires that our PHP file is downloaded and hosted on a server, but it may be any server, i.e. it does not have to be the same server/service where your white page resides.
No, this is not possible. You will need a PHP-enabled server to host our PHP scripts.
We support a wide range of web hosting platforms, ranging from shared hosting and VPS to dedicated servers and Amazon AWS. PHP 7 or PHP 5 is required. Both Linux and Windows are supported. You may also host the index.php file using your tracker if it supports uploading of PHP-enabled landing pages.
Yes, the zero redirect cloaking mode is supported with PHP-based integration. This is the most robust mode well suited for working with Facebook and Google Ads in particular.
Yes, Adspect fully supports Cloudflare in proxy mode, KeyCDN, Fastly, Amazon CloudFront, Akamai, and other CDN vendors. This also applies to custom reverse proxy setups.
Yes, Adspect fully supports IPv6 traffic and filters it just as good as IPv4 traffic. JavaScript fingerprinting and VLA are protocol-agnostic, plus we maintain extensive IPv6 blacklists for IP address-based filtering.
No for PHP integration and yes for JavaScript integration (ajax.php file). Generally, HTTPS is highly recommended as it is the de-facto standard in contemporary Internet and adds a certain amount of trust to your landing page. Consider using Let’s Encrypt to obtain a free SSL/TLS certificate for your domain.
No, all of our plans include unlimited traffic volumes. No additional costs will be incurred. You may use Adspect to run as much traffic as you like.
Yes, the limit is set at 20 streams per account on Standard plans. Pro plans offer unlimited streams.
Statistics in the Reporting section is updated once every minute.
Yes, you can run traffic through any number of copies of the same index.php file without creating any interference among them beyond shared stream statistics.
Please refer to the Pricing section for detailed information.

Currently we support the following payment methods:

  • Bitcoin (automatic processing)
  • Ethereum
  • Tether USDT
  • Circle USDC
  • WebMoney (WMZ and WMX)
  • Capitalist (USD and EUR)
  • Skrill
Additional payment options may be available upon request.
No, we do not enforce any KYC/AML procedures on our customers. We value your trust and do not collect personal information or any other sensitive data.
Traffic will not be lost. However, all of your streams will be automatically switched to work in the “All white” mode, sending every visitor to the corresponding white page. It is therefore advised to renew your subscription in advance. We will remind you about it beforehand.
Yes, we have a referral program available for all customers. The fee is 5% of subscription price. You may find additional details in the Referral Program chapter of our documentation.
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