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Posted: 11/21/2012 5:58:39 AM EST
On a lot of sites, news sites, Yahoo, common sites you go to, popups come scrolling across the page, down from the top, covering half, if not all of the page.
These aren't the old fashion ones that your popup blocker takes care of, but seems to be ads that are part of the script on the page or something.
Any way to stop this crap, or do you just have to X out every time?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:00:24 AM EST
get a mac
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:00:27 AM EST
I'm not sure what you're describing. But if they do not seem to be bounded by any particular element or part of the page, I would suspect a browser hijack.


A piece of spyware that runs on top of your browser displaying content.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:03:22 AM EST
Zero pop-ups here....
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:06:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:10:54 AM EST
It's Bush's fault.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:14:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By TinLeg:
I'm not sure what you're describing. But if they do not seem to be bounded by any particular element or part of the page, I would suspect a browser hijack.


A piece of spyware that runs on top of your browser displaying content.

This is like on Yahoo. If there's an ad for Chevy trucks, a truck may come driving across the page and stop. Then you have to wait, or X it off the page. It seems to be ads the page is hosting, and they want to make sure you see it I guess.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:15:13 AM EST
They are using dynamic html to put ads in the page. Adblock works to block some of it. Disabling javascript should also work, but that may make the page totaly unusable.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:23:43 AM EST
download malwarebytes and firefox with the adblock add on.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:35:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By heavily_armed:
They are using dynamic html to put ads in the page. Adblock works to block some of it. Disabling javascript should also work, but that may make the page totaly unusable.

Yeah, Adblock and NoScript plugins for Firefox kill much of it - but there is still a lot. They keep getting trickier to deal with. And I hate that web sites won't work at all without JS or something else going on. Try to block ads, or stop something else from happening, and all of the sudden the page has no content at all...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:37:04 AM EST
AdblockPlus is your friend.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:38:29 AM EST
Just downloaded ad block plus.... thanks
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