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  1. Cerulean the Blue

    Cerulean the Blue Blue Meanie Veteran

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    Shortly after Sol redid the format on this site, I started having popup ad window opening up at regular intervals when on this sight. I have checked for adware on my system (none found), and it only seems to happen on this site. My popup blockers (two of them) aren't stopping them either. Is anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. Cujo

    Cujo Mad Hatter Veteran

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    nope, can't say I've got that problem. no popups for me here
     
  3. Drifter

    Drifter Established Member

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    What kind of popup is it?
     
  4. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Global Moderator

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    None here, just using XPs pop-up blocker.

    Edit: No little bar along the top indicating its blocking them either.
     
  5. Cerulean the Blue

    Cerulean the Blue Blue Meanie Veteran

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    Of course, I have been on the site all day and I haven't had a popup since I started this thread. WTF?
     
  6. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Global Moderator

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    Glad I could help :D
     
  7. Sol Invictus

    Sol Invictus Beholder Watcher Veteran

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    If you get popups, message Taluntain. He'll deal with them.
     
  8. Allyx

    Allyx Master Crafter Global Moderator Supporter

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    I get pop up's too, they say "powered by ZEDO"? among other things, is that what your getting blue?
     
  9. Croix

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    I also get those fake "Is your hardrive infected with spyware?" on top of what your getting Allyx. This is after I take my pop-up blocker off.:dizzy:
     
  10. Gaear

    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    Damn Popups

    Okay, these friggin' things continue to be a problem now and again. Let's use this thread as the formal notification site to Taluntain of the popups we get.

    Today's popups:

    Powered by ZEDO http://c5.zedo.com/jsc/c5/ff2.html?n=454;c=29;s=11;d=16;w=720;h=300

    Search Inqwire http://inqwire.com/index_tiny.asp?st=6755&sc=807&lc=18&ld=9&sf=1&flc=3&fld=15&sp=0

    Smiley Central http://www.strawberry-red.info/def/45/5007.html

    5010 http://www.strawberry-red.info/def/45/5010.html


    Post yours! It's fun! :dance:

    Edit: The above links are provided for Taluntain specifically. The rest of you, do not click on them.
     
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  11. the_arkane

    the_arkane chaos

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    i get one once and a while(the is your hard drive infected by spyware,like i would use a company which uses intrusive ads like that), unless i turn zonealarm ad blocking to high.
    I recommend ad-aware se personal for spyware(ect), of all i tested it worked best. it is the free version so it will not block incoming though.
     
  12. Croix

    Croix Member

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    I second your advice on ad-aware se personal. Works wonders with AVG too:pinkkirby
     
  13. Gwythur

    Gwythur Member

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    Forgive me for being a bit frustrated here, but some of those pop-ups are apparently malicious. Approximately 2PM, Eastern Standard Time, I left my computer on and open to the ToEE forum while I went to take a shower. When I came back, something had apparently self-installed, and I had ridiculous numbers of pop-ups on my screen.

    Now, I also use the free version of Ad-Aware, and McAfee's online FreeScan, since I'm an atypically safe user (and cheap). However, for the first time in my 20+ years of computing, I am now infected. I mean, I was using the internet before it was called the internet, and hypertext hadn't even been imagined yet. Heck, some of you may not have even been born yet.

    No big deal, since I'll just re-format, but it's more than a little bit frustrating to have this happen here.
     
  14. Lord_Spike

    Lord_Spike Senior Member Veteran

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    e-Trust Pest Patrol (Computer Associates) works wonders. I'd picked up a few, too, but this completely removed them all; even those damned toolbars.
     
  15. the_arkane

    the_arkane chaos

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    yeah i am using avg as my virus scanner now. have to turn email virus scan off it conflicts with zonealarm pros version(since the latest version anyway). i am also a long time user who remembers the preinternet years.

    lord-spike is that program free or how much? i believe i bought there virus program and it did not have any dats, they had to be downloaded from internet and at that time i only had dial-up(24 bps i believe,very slow any way).

    If you get those pop-ups you may want to shut them down using the x in the corner, a brother of mine had one a couple of years ago which automatically subscribed him to a magazine when he clicked no on it. they tried to charge him, he of course told them to shove it.
     
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