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post #1 of 15 Old Jul 2nd, 2013, 8:33 am Thread Starter
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POP-ups And Re-directs Driving Me Crazy

Is it just me or are others of you experiencing a huge increase in POP-UPS and/or RE-DIRECTS? For the past few days, while viewing the THREAD/THREAD STARTER screen, every time I "click" to open a thread I get re-directed to a URL trying to sell me some type of software. When I close that screen I am returned the the opened thread that I wanted to view. Also when I close the opened thread and return to the THREAD/THREAD STARTER I get a variety of POP_UPS in the lower right corner again trying to sell me some crap. Actually as I started composing this message a POP-UP opened on top of it and it was from VERZION selling cell phone service. This is really getting anoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm wondering why I'm still making donations to support this site and still have to put up with all this crap?????????????? Yes I have Windows POP up blocker turned on and have tried other blockers but so far no joy!

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post #2 of 15 Old Jul 2nd, 2013, 8:53 am
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Re: Opo-ups And Re-directs Driving Me Crazy

I use adblock on windows chrome, works fine for me. no annoying popups.

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I use adblock on windows chrome, works fine for me. no annoying popups.
Thanks. I'm new to CHROME and wasn't aware of adblock. I'll give it a try.

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I use adblock on windows chrome, works fine for me. no annoying popups.
+1. In fact, it works so well that your post surprised me; I had no idea there were ads and pop-ups.

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Lynn, it's been a few weeks since this started for me but yes, every time I click back and forth here I get a video ad, lower right corner, and I have to click out of it. Should be illegal. I'm running IE 10; pretty sure I have popups turned off but I'll check.

OK, just checked. The popup blocker is "on", but set at "medium". I turned it up; we'll see what happens.

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I got fed up with IE locking up and quitting right in the middle of a long post so I switched to Chrome and then added the ad-blocker. Don't know why I waited so long to do that. No issues at all.

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I tried Chrome years ago and didn't like it. Switched to Mozilla Firefox, has he same blocker capabilities, and I added do not track also.

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Point is we should have to take anti ad measures.

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Firefox and ad block plus. Works.

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They have to raise money to keep the lights on so it doesn't bother me too much. I bet if you are a financial contributer the ads aren't there.

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Adblock and adblock plus are available for Firefox, Chrome. It reduces the amount of internet garbage by 80%.

until they get something like that for Internet Explorer, I have been recommending to everyone I know to not use IE and to use firefox or Chrome.
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I've been running "Do not Track Me " in IE and I see no more ad's . This is a seperate donwload, works great.

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. I bet if you are a financial contributer the ads aren't there.

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That's another reason I was surprised, Lynn. I would have thought that those who have contributed would be spared from ads and pop-ups.

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Point is we should have to take anti ad measures.
that should read "SHOULD NOT" have to take...

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