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    Verizon Add is totally out of control

    I really enjoy this site. But the Verizon add is more than annoying.

    I never click close buttons on adds because they are often traps.

    It covers the whole screen and I have to wait.

    Then I click on a thread and it pops up again.

    I do run google popup blocker which does not work, it's not a "popup" window.

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    hmmm! I don't see any Verizon ads on my screen, just the mortgage loan wiener dog on top, and esuvee.com at the bottom

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    Re: Verizon Add is totally out of control

    Originally posted by mswlogo
    I really enjoy this site. But the Verizon add is more than annoying.

    I never click close buttons on adds because they are often traps.

    It covers the whole screen and I have to wait.

    Then I click on a thread and it pops up again.

    I do run google popup blocker which does not work, it's not a "popup" window.
    have you tried using the FireFox browser, instead of IE? I use Crazy Browser and Deepnet Explorer and don't have the Ads. using up the real estate on screen. Umm, surprised to read that this happens to you!!!!. you being the techie-geek you should squash them buggers!!!!
    Funny it worked.....the last time! Now I am not sure what was working before they put a hole in my head !

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    Firefox = no verizon add.

    Brilliant browser, you'll never look back.

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    Originally posted by Swap
    Firefox = no verizon add.

    Brilliant browser, you'll never look back.
    I am so worried after I posted that thread cause the user name is.....MSWLOGO...and that might be Bill Gates trolling this site!!!! and we tell that person to use FF...man am I in trouble
    Funny it worked.....the last time! Now I am not sure what was working before they put a hole in my head !

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    Firefox with the Adblock Extension kicks butt!
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    Here here!

    Firefox with Adblock and I haven't seen advertisements in ages.

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    I use IE and dont have that problem - just the dumb dog at the top.

    Sounds to me like you DEFINATELY have a virus in IE (technically a browser helper object) that is pushing you ads based on the content you are browsing.

    -BD

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    I never have any pop-ups here using IE.
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    Originally posted by BrunDog
    I use IE and dont have that problem - just the dumb dog at the top.

    Sounds to me like you DEFINATELY have a virus in IE (technically a browser helper object) that is pushing you ads based on the content you are browsing.

    -BD
    I would have to agree... I don't think this site uses the type of pop ads MSWLOGO is refering too. I know I have never seen them here and I run a straight IE with no pop-up blocker on this particular machine. I do run MS AntiSpyware on it.

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    There is one VZW ad that has been popping up the past two days. I think it may be one of those animated layers. I blocked layers for this site and haven't seen it since, but there is definitely one here.

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    Originally posted by fixn278
    There is one VZW ad that has been popping up the past two days. I think it may be one of those animated layers. I blocked layers for this site and haven't seen it since, but there is definitely one here.
    If you can remember which one it was, could you please post it here....I will get it handled....don't want annoying pop-ups in this site. The site Admin and all the Mods here do our best to keep that sort of junk off this site as we want to make the members surfing experience here to be pleasant and not spend time fighting the scams....
    But, we do have Vendors who are good and they do conduct their business in a very professional manner. Their Ads. are not intrusive and don't have Malware in them or scripts that harm your PC's. I have seen some"members" who troll these forums posting "links" that are in violation of the TOS of this site and we do watch that and promptly remove them. thanks to vigilant members who let us know right away
    Funny it worked.....the last time! Now I am not sure what was working before they put a hole in my head !

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    Here's a copy of the ad that pops up.

    I think it may be originating from this ad, but i can't be sure.

    http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/N2998.V...98445.9171001?
    Attached Images

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    That BMP is it. Nasty little guy.

    It's the only popup issue I've had since adding google popup blocker quite some time ago.

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    How do you block layers?

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    I use PopupCop. It's pretty granular.

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    Download and run AdAware
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    Originally posted by noodleNT
    Download and run AdAware
    And that woud accomplish what?

    There is no adware installed on my machine.

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    How can you be sure? It sounds like you have a popup blocker loaded but most don't get rid of the root cause of the popups. they just block them from being displayed. I recommend Spybot S&D and use the Immunization feature, especially if you use IE for your browser. And Ad-Aware. Both are available at www.downloads.com
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    Originally posted by MGuzzy
    How can you be sure? It sounds like you have a popup blocker loaded but most don't get rid of the root cause of the popups. they just block them from being displayed. I recommend Spybot S&D and use the Immunization feature, especially if you use IE for your browser. And Ad-Aware. Both are available at www.downloads.com
    mg
    I am not going to go into all of the things I do to keep my computer clean. Suffice to say, I am sure. I do this for a living, and know my job well.

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