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Old 05-27-2003, 10:20 AM   #1
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pop up ads?

This prolly belongs in the problems forum, but as its not really a problem im going to ask here.
Just before I was on the main index and got the box pop up saying I had a pm. I clicked it to open the pm when a pop up ad appeared. Some ad for a digital camera or something. I've never once seen an ad anywhere on this site in the few years I've been here. I know it didn't come from another IE window as i wasn't doing anything else at the time. I mentioned it to someone else and they said they occasionally got pop up ads while on the main index page here too and have for a while. Not many, but some.
I'm curious. Anyone else ever had this? I know it definately wasn't the browser.
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Old 05-27-2003, 02:49 PM   #2
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i haven't, but that's weird.
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Old 05-27-2003, 03:24 PM   #3
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You might have spyware on your computer.

Download Ad-Aware 6.0 at http://www.lavasoft.de . Some spyware data miners will monitor what you are looking at and deliver pop-ups on the basis of keywords on the pages you are looking at.

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Old 05-27-2003, 04:27 PM   #4
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Never had a pop up on this site, ever
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Old 07-30-2003, 03:06 PM   #5
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It was spy-ware/adware --- not from this site.
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Old 08-02-2003, 08:41 PM   #6
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Melon, I use that anti-spyware system. It's great! I've kicked every pop-up spy outfit from my system since I downloaded it! I don't get any more pop-ups. Yeah, it's those pesky spies.
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