CBC and its digital products hold the highest advertising standards in the industry and work very closely with trusted ad-serving partners such as Google to protect users from seeing any nefarious or ads containing sensitive material on both display and video ads.
If you see something troublesome in one of our ads while browsing CBC.ca, it's quite possible that your computer or device has malicious Adware installed without your knowledge.
Adware is a piece of software designed to take over your web browser and forces you to see ads or to expose your personal data to criminals. This software is designed to manipulate your browser and is meant to interrupt your regular browsing experience.
Typically, these types of ads aren’t served by the website a user is visiting such as on CBC.ca but are instead being injected into the browser by malicious software.
Other symptoms of Adware may include; slow browser/internet, your homepage has unexpectedly changed ie. Google's search homepage to a Yahoo! search home page, more abundance of ads overall in your viewing experience (not just on CBC.ca.)
You can find more information online for steps about AdWare including ways to remove or service your device.