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Annoying pop up!!

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posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 01:59 PM
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IS anyone else getting this pop up that will not go away until it is exxed out?

I get it everytime I go to "Recent Post" and it follows me as I scroll down.





posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 02:00 PM
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I didn't think we would get pop ups if we were logged in?



posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 02:01 PM
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Ya, i have come acroos that a couple times, although I find the one that sounds like a windows error message over and over and over much more annoying.



posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by cautiouslypessimistic
Ya, i have come acroos that a couple times, although I find the one that sounds like a windows error message over and over and over much more annoying.
I hate that one also.
WTH? i thought we wouldn't get these stupid things if we were logged in?



posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by Fathom

Originally posted by cautiouslypessimistic
Ya, i have come acroos that a couple times, although I find the one that sounds like a windows error message over and over and over much more annoying.
I hate that one also.
WTH? i thought we wouldn't get these stupid things if we were logged in?

The thing is, they arent popups. They are on page ads that expand when rolled over.



posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 02:07 PM
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I've not been seeing those... however, that particular firm and their surveys are in increasingly difficult to stop-out menace online.

Several advertisers have been spotted attaching code for that pop-up/under to their banner ads... essentially riding piggy-back on other ads, and paying the advertiser a small fee to do so.

The ad network, Advertising.com, is one network that was spotting adding these pop-ups to some ads, and since they were unable to guarantee we'd never get one, we stopped using their network.

Also, reports are beginning to surface that these pop-ups/unders may be within malware and adware that may infect unprotected PC computers (I'm on a Mac).

If you think you can track down a specific ad that launches the pop, we'll get on it.



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 07:14 AM
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Are you sure that popup ad was not generated by the second window you show in your screen shot?
(The Distributive Law - Lear...)



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
Are you sure that popup ad was not generated by the second window you show in your screen shot?
(The Distributive Law - Lear...)

positive, it only pops up on ATS and nowhere else.



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 01:17 PM
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Here it is again and you can see that the only thing open is ATS...this pisses me off!




posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 01:24 PM
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Firefox 3 + Adblock Plus extension.

Problem solved. I cant believe you guys are running Internet Explorer still!



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by Copernicus

Firefox 3 + Adblock Plus extension.

Problem solved. I cant believe you guys are running Internet Explorer still!


I have firefox but it doesn't play videos. it says a plug in is missing...whatever that is.



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 01:32 PM
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Originally posted by Fathom
Here it is again and you can see that the only thing open is ATS

And I've indicated we're doing nothing that would launch such a pop-up.

I noticed a small secondary tab in your IE window... that may indicate something else is running. This pop-up is known to be attached to malware of various types, and some adware/malware can launch new browser windows and/or tabs... that small blank tab looks suspicious (but I'm not a Windows user).

Without some kind of indication as to a commonality of other banners being displayed on the page, it's not possible to troubleshoot if it's being errantly launched by an ad banner.



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 01:40 PM
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That second tab is indicative of a new, empty tab that Explorer keeps open

I don't get this pop-up, so I'm suspecting a browser hijacker or malware.



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
I noticed a small secondary tab in your IE window...that small blank tab looks suspicious (but I'm not a Windows user).


That's a standard thing on Internet Explorer. You click that one when you want a new tab. (Edit: As Badge also pointed out.)

On a side note. I've had plenty of Spyware/Malware infections (not ATS related) shooting up pop-ups without a single browser even open. Can I suggest "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware"? It's free and very effective.

[edit on 22-8-2008 by Gemwolf]



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 03:18 PM
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And God help you if you accidentally run your mouse across this baby...


because youll get THIS instantly, blocking buttons... *sigh*



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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Just ran CCLEANER to see if it helps.



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 03:30 PM
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Got that same pop up today. It was a pest to get rid of. No anything I can do though.



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 03:36 PM
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actually, in the latest versions of internet explorer, that little tab is there so you can click on it and open a new browser tab without opening a new window.



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
in the latest versions of internet explorer...


Yeah...

See... you windows guys get all the kooolest stuff... I'm so jealous.
















-spit-



posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 03:38 PM
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I told him that when I posted about this same ad. I guess he doesn't believe me.



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