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posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 05:58 PM
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What is with all the freaking pop ups .. you can't do anything on this site
without an Ad jumping out at you and it's not just one ad or a small ad, there's multiple
all at the same time, massive ads and when you click hide it just opens up another window.

Rant over .. time to go home and have a beer or 12 ..



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posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 06:22 PM
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Download malwarebytes I ain't looked back !
Ps do u know you can earn 10 billion yen an hour from home, you have to pay for your Nigerian gold that's buried in Iraq , and the crate even has you name on it !
Just phone this number and only costs 1 cent ! Plus a 40 billion dollar connection fee !

I need a beer !



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: satellite1

I don't have any ad blockers or anything and I only see the top banner ad and it goes away (or shrinks) when I hit the "bug off" X button.

Maybe you have some adware critters running around in your box? Have you tried a different device to access the site?



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 07:10 PM
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originally posted by: Cuervo
a reply to: satellite1

I don't have any ad blockers or anything and I only see the top banner ad and it goes away (or shrinks) when I hit the "bug off" X button.

Maybe you have some adware critters running around in your box? Have you tried a different device to access the site?

What browser are you using?



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: satellite1

I have never in all my years on ATS seen a pop up or an ad.

I dont' know why either.

I use Safari and have an iMac.

Now I do remember my crappy PC that I had while in school had a problem with ads but I downloaded some ad thing someone suggested and it minimized the pop ups just not the ads.



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: satellite1

I like when it pops up right in front of the login field so you can't log into ATS.


I usually don't mind ads, but ads with sound are annoying! especially when you can't find which ad is the one making noise!



edit on 26-9-2014 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
Maybe you should try Adblock Plus? It's free, a browser add on and you can select the ads and components you want hidden/shown.


I think using any kind of ad-blockers with this site is against the T&C's ?



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

It is. I would suggest not mentioning it to the folks who already have.


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posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 08:16 PM
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I blocked every cookies that we're sent to me from ATS other than abovetopsecret.com.

First time I get here from a fresh format, I get bombarded by 20 or so cookies that I obviously don't need.
Tracking, ads, etc.

I really miss the internet from 10 or so years ago, it wasn't like this!



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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originally posted by: theMediator
I blocked every cookies that we're sent to me from ATS other than abovetopsecret.com.

First time I get here from a fresh format, I get bombarded by 20 or so cookies that I obviously don't need.
Tracking, ads, etc.

I really miss the internet from 10 or so years ago, it wasn't like this!


Get a good browser and learn how to use it. There are a lot more ways to protect your computer presently than there were 10 years ago



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
Maybe you should try Adblock Plus? It's free, a browser add on and you can select the ads and components you want hidden/shown.


I think using any kind of ad-blockers with this site is against the T&C's ?


um errrr.... I disable it when I come here so I can revel in the wonderful advertisements and bask in the glory of ats...




posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: satellite1
Go to this link, and download ADWCleaner. Save it to your desktop. Run it, and follow the directions. My guess is you have a lot of junkware on your computer. ADWCleaner will take a lot of it out for you.
You would also do well to run Ccleaner. Be sure to uncheck the freeware boxes during install, and say no to the intelligent cookie scan, or whatever the hell they call it.

Those two won't do a full cleanup like I would do on your machine, but they should help with all the popups you're getting.



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 10:38 PM
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originally posted by: eisegesis

originally posted by: Cuervo
a reply to: satellite1

I don't have any ad blockers or anything and I only see the top banner ad and it goes away (or shrinks) when I hit the "bug off" X button.

Maybe you have some adware critters running around in your box? Have you tried a different device to access the site?

What browser are you using?


The best one. Chrome, Silly.



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 11:42 PM
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I run Firefox on Linux and the same thing was happening to me, that annoying and large ad on the homepage. I think there were others. The ads I HATE the most, although I don't think there were any on this site, are those that automatically play a video when you visit a page. This is news to me that pop-up blockers are not allowed. I have personally never even heard of such a thing being implemented. Strange. Anyway, so it is not just your machine. The only way it could be any type of junk on my machine would be if it were browser-based, but I am only running extensions for Unity integration and Firefox mods, and I only have popups on a fraction of the sites I visit, ATS being one of them. I want to say that the ad I always used to get was a truck ad or something of that nature, and it almost filled up the entire browser win-dow. I had to evade the automatic censor with that word. I purposefully avoid using that word, but I figured it would have been fixed by now. So anyway, I understand the point of advertisements and I don't really get mad at ATS, although the popup blocker thing still has me off balance, lol.
edit on 9/26/14 by JiggyPotamus because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: satellite1

1. Breathe. its going to be okay.
2. Update your firefox to the newest version or download it if you're using crappy chrome.
3. Clean out all of your cookies and history.
4. Download Ghostery add-on for firefox.
5. Follow the wizard and "select all" to block every type of tracker on each site.
6. Download AdBlock Plus add-on for firefox.
7, Follow the instructions on setting it up.

All done. No more popups. No more trackers reporting back. No youtube ads as a bonus.



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