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Discussion in 'Questions & Assistance' started by Makaveli, 21 Feb 2015.

  1. Makaveli

    Makaveli Thread Starter aka 2Pac Staff Member

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    It's been reported by a member they keep getting pop ups ads when going around the site.

    I don't have this but I have heard about it happening on other sites before.

    I have asked Stamp to chat with the member about possible things it could be.
    There's nothing new we've done on the Forum so I don't se how it can be related to this site, however if any other member is also getting any pop ups let us know and we will try to help in anyway we can.

    Also maybe Stamp could advise a few things on this Thread to help out.
     
  2. chuachinsoon

    chuachinsoon Well-Known Member

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    Use Adblock on Firefox. I've got that and AVG (Free version). No popups.
     
  3. po3try

    po3try Well-Known Member

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    it says i'm blocking 1 ad on this page. which i assume is near the top as there is a gap. no pop ups.
     
  4. mike123_ca

    mike123_ca Active Member

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    I recently purchased a new laptop that came with windows 8.
    I've noticed that when I was visiting websites or forums, when I would click on a link
    within the website, I would be redirect me to another website ( mostly .ru sites or porn sites).
    My band-aid solution was that each time I was redirected I would copy the name of the website
    and placed it in the list of blocked websites. Unfortunately, I've haven't been able to find this piece
    of nasty malware.
     
  5. ramses

    ramses Well-Known Member

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    lenovo?
     
  6. testtaker

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    Tapatalk popups on the android, makes it nearly unsurfable.
     
  7. mike123_ca

    mike123_ca Active Member

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    Acer, my wife has a 1 year old Lenovo (windows 7) similar problems, but not as bad as my laptop.

    I also have a 3 year old acer (windows xp) I never had this type of problem with my old laptop.
     
  8. chuachinsoon

    chuachinsoon Well-Known Member

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  9. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    No pop ups today ...changed anything Makka or is it just one of those things? All a bit stange but fine now :smile2:
     
  10. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    Yesterday or so I sent you a PM.
     
  11. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    ...and I sent U two back earlier tonight:drinking:
     
  12. ramses

    ramses Well-Known Member

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    you have a rootkit virus. your wife's computer likely does too. The new lenovo machines have adware called Superfish that comes courtesy of the NSA (though it is not reported as such). Anyway, you can get rid of the rootkit the oldschool way and booting up in safe mode, or you can download malwarebytes antimalware for free, walk through the wizard and once the infections are cleaned and everything is fixed you can uninstall it (unless you think you will be reinfected).
     
  13. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    For many kinds of browsers, the method below might help. The method below is for Firefox but it gives you an idea what to do.

    Try to clear both cookies and the cache.

    Note: This will temporarily log you out of all sites you're logged in to. To clear cache and cookies do the following:

    • Go to Firefox > History > Clear recent history or (if no Firefox button is shown) go to Tools > Clear recent history.
    • Under "Time range to clear", select "Everything".
    • Now, click the arrow next to Details to toggle the Details list active.
    • From the details list, check Cache and Cookies and uncheck everything else.
    • Now click the Clear now button.

    Depending on the browser, the method might be slightly different.
     
  14. mike123_ca

    mike123_ca Active Member

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    The computers in my office seem to e suffering from a similar fate. I will practice on them first and then I'll try fixing my p.c.

    thanks mike
     

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