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lakewood observer popup ads

Postby john crino » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:01 am

why is it the last few times i opened the ob deck a whole new window pops up with an ad,last time it was blaring rap music and asking how you can make $7500./month working from home on the internet?


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby David Lay » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:49 am

I haven't had that problem - maybe you have a piece of spyware/adware on your computer?


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby Jim DeVito » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:10 am

I would say David is right. There is nothing on the Deck that should be causing that. You should look into some anti-virus / malware software A good place to start would be Avast They offer a free home use version that has a nice boot time scan option.

Also, maybe it is time to look into working from home... can not beat the money and you get to listen to bad rap music all day!! ;-)


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby Bryan Schwegler » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:27 am

The pop-ups could also be coming from the site you visited right before coming to the Deck. Lots of sites now throw up "exit" pop-ups if you don't have them blocked.


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby Jim O'Bryan » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:42 am

john crino wrote:why is it the last few times i opened the ob deck a whole new window pops up with an ad,last time it was blaring rap music and asking how you can make $7500./month working from home on the internet?



John

Maybe that is what you told Jill when she walked in, but it is not from us.

The Observers just walked away from a lucrative deal, as the punchline was giving up
email, and allowing pop-ups.

The Clinic and a couple others have lobbied many times for ads and banners on our site
only for us to turn it down and say no thank you. If you notice we do not do endless
email blasts telling you how cool we are, or what award we just won. No please for
money or donations. We could, but we value your membership and your time.

We even designed the site to not take much ink to print, for those that print pages.

This is about delivering news and views without the interruptions.

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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby Jerry Ritcey » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:01 pm

I have never seen pop-up ads here. I think you may want to run spyware checks, as they said.

There are some free ones out there, I prefer Spybot Search and Destroy:

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby john crino » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:31 pm

I run 3 different malware programs pretty often and the ads never show anywhere except on the LO deck,including this time; "Welcome to the Lakewood Observer,you are the one millionth visitor!" "click here for your prize".
No biggie,just wondering


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby Jim DeVito » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:49 pm

Well now you went and peaked my intrest. Can you throw up a screenshot?


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby john crino » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:43 pm

Jim DeVito wrote:Well now you went and peaked my intrest. Can you throw up a screenshot?
I will try if you tell me how.
They are the generic "you are the one millionth visitor to Lakewood Observer, click here to claim your prize......


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby Jim DeVito » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:47 pm

John you are right a screen shot will be of little use.


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby john crino » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:50 pm

john crino wrote:why is it the last few times i opened the ob deck a whole new window pops up with an ad,last time it was blaring rap music and asking how you can make $7500./month working from home on the internet?


"funny, but ever since the day I wrote this post the pop-ups have stopped.
very,very strange since they had been appearing ONLY when I open the deck and have been for the past few weeks.......and I am 100% not a conspiracy theorist.......


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby Jerry Ritcey » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:28 pm

Malware can "identify" the website you look at and in some cases your location based on IP.

As explained in this webcomic:

http://xkcd.com/713/


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Re: lakewood observer popup ads

Postby dl meckes » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:59 am

Jim DeVito wrote:Crap! Other jim hide! The jig is up. ;-)


You boys forget the first Deckhand.

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