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Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« on: April 20, 2015, 06:12:26 AM »
Every time I look at the VP today I am assaulted by pop up ads and redirects. Doesn't happen with any other site. Is there a problem??
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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 06:55:57 AM »
Don't know about redirects but I installed Adblock Plus to stop them on Youtube and it blocks them on all sites.

Sounds like you may have some malware on your system though. Run a virus scan and then install and run Malwarebytes. Between the 2 of them you should be sorted.
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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 06:56:57 AM »
AD Block works fine but even my avatart appears as an advatart on the site at present  Banghead
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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 07:28:12 AM »
Not aware of an issue.... all working fine here....
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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 07:49:50 AM »
I've just pressed all the buttons randomly and pulled a lever or two....

...everything seems fine - the only blocking I can see on my system is the Amazon ad....  redface:

I've been to the SMF support portal and there aren't any reports of anything unusual..... they have billions of installed sites and generally, if I find anything wrong here there are allready dozens of reports over there when I log-in....

Let me know if I can do anything else....
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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 10:33:31 AM »
Now there's an offer  :thumbsup:
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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 11:41:13 AM »
top tip:  do not google and click on Loire Valley Escort Services if you want to avoid weird computery events
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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2015, 11:45:25 AM »
top tip:  do not google and click on Loire Valley Escort Services if you want to avoid weird computery events

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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2015, 11:50:49 AM »
Ever since I've downloaded Adblock, all the single girls in my area seem to have lost interest...  rubschin:

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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2015, 12:13:23 PM »
Ever since I've downloaded Adblock, all the single girls in my area seem to have lost interest...  rubschin:

You sure that's down to adblock and not because you uploaded a photo..  rubschin:
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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2015, 12:14:54 PM »
Ever since I've downloaded Adblock, all the single girls in my area seem to have lost interest...  rubschin:

You sure that's down to adblock and not because you uploaded a photo..  rubschin:

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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2015, 12:16:47 PM »
top tip:  do not google and click on Loire Valley Escort Services if you want to avoid weird computery events

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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2015, 04:10:14 PM »
Still happening here  Banghead Banghead
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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
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Re: Overhwelmed by pop up ads
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2015, 04:11:51 PM »
Still happening here  Banghead Banghead

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