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Forum topic by childress posted 02-24-2011 10:40 PM 1529 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2011 10:40 PM

I just had a pop up ad from bounce across my screen, saying “click here to take a survey”. I remember reading that this should not be happening and if it does to report it. So here’s my report…..

One thing I will note is that I hadn’t logged on as a user when the ad appeared, but I don’t think it should matter. I also do not have any other tabs open in my browser or any other files open on my computer

-- Childress Woodworks

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#1 posted 02-25-2011 06:19 PM

me to. say no to adds. I am on an apple with firefox.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 02-25-2011 06:26 PM

I had it happen on my puter a couple of times….It looks like a little round ball. Just click on the “X” and get rid of it…...hasn’t come back on mine in a while…’s just a nusience…....

-- " At my age, Happy Hour is a crap and a nap..."

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#3 posted 02-25-2011 06:29 PM

That is really strange guys because we NEVER run pop up ads. I’ll put in a ticket to get this checked out right away.


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#4 posted 02-25-2011 06:37 PM

Just add “” to your own personal BOYCOTT list. I refuse to support or buy anything from POP-UP ads. I make a concerted effort to AVOID them, so much so that I am considering making a physical list to tape to my monitor.

Ditto on Firefox, but on a PC…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 02-25-2011 07:05 PM

1 more vote, hit me too.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 02-25-2011 07:11 PM

Sounds like a hack job to me…

So far, so good… No pop-ups here… Knock on head (wood)... :)
(but, I’m running the Opera browser blocking pop-ups)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 02-25-2011 07:31 PM

Got it about half an hour ago. Annoying to say the least. Shouldn’t have to deal with that here.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#8 posted 02-25-2011 07:55 PM

I can’t remember the last time I saw a pop-up. The only ads I’ve ever seen on LJ’s are the links on the top of the page. Running Chrome with ZoneAlarm Free (firewall), avast! free (anti-virus). I use CCleaner and SpybotSD regularly to flush out the adware. Must be working because because I’ve almost forgotten how annoying that crap is. Mike has the right idea about boycotting companies with annoying ads. -Jack

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#9 posted 02-25-2011 08:56 PM

I use the Adblock Plus add-on to Firefox. Just for fun, I turned it off and this page had two annoying blinking ads about credit scores. If I had to see that stuff all the time, I think I would just forget about the internet.

-- “There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'.” ― Dave Berry

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#10 posted 02-25-2011 09:20 PM

Never have seen one. Running Google Chrome

-- Joe

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#11 posted 02-25-2011 09:31 PM

never seen one using explore ? x x x
but my F-secure antivirus Program doing a fantastic job ceeping such things away from my screen
as well as all the other kind of nasty stuff—————Sofare

take care

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Paul C.

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#12 posted 02-26-2011 03:46 AM

Never had one….running firefox in ubuntu.

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#13 posted 02-26-2011 03:54 AM

I just got the same pop-up as I was reading your post. 8:58 2/25/11

-- Jim Westbrooks

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Paul C.

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#14 posted 02-26-2011 03:59 AM

Never had one….running firefox in ubuntu. Its worth remembering that it may not be from lumberjocks, it may be an artifact triggered by a cookie (or something) from another page.

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#15 posted 02-26-2011 04:07 AM

I just had it pop in and decided to come to the forum to see whether anyone else had experienced the same thing. Looks like I’m not alone.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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