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POP-UP ADS!!!

Discussion in 'Communications' started by BYOB_Kenobi, Sep 13, 2002.

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  1. RangerPrincess

    RangerPrincess Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 23, 2002
    I got a pop-up last night, and that was all I got, hopefully it will be the last. :)

    EDIT: I just got a pop-up. :mad:
     
  2. keokiswahine

    keokiswahine Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sep 4, 2000
    it's bad enough when I log on and get all the AIM, ICQ, yahoo popups. then the others just slow down the logging on process. I used the linky above to update my ad-ware, and a few more unwanted popups have disappeared. yayyyyyyyyy. :D :D :D
     
  3. ADONIAH32

    ADONIAH32 Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 18, 2002
    I can now say that I have received it twice. :(

    I thought I would never get a pop up here...oh well
     
  4. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 7, 2002
    yip, I've had it twice now too

    I blamed my p2p spyware initially, but now I'm on a clean system.

    whats up with that ?

    M
     
  5. keokiswahine

    keokiswahine Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sep 4, 2000
    other hidden files in your hard drive.

    I've used cookie cleaners, ad-ware, and deleted all the crappy programs that normally have piggy-backs, but I still have this phantom sound file that gives me gun shots, barking dogs, ta-daa, twinkly-crinkly sounds, that I can't get rid of, and don't know what it is. :_|
     
  6. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    Dec 7, 2000
    "if you leave them alone for a second, they just dissapear"

    I've noticed that as well. They must contain a setTimeout command that closes the window after a certain number of milliseconds.
     
  7. Valiowk

    Valiowk Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 23, 2000
    That's an improvement, but I think it just goes to show that few people want them around all the same.

    Is there any way we can specifically request not to get any of these?
     
  8. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 20, 2000
    I don't think that we get to screen them before hand, but we can ask for certain ads to be removed, and that is what is happening. The staff know of the problem, and are working to get it fixed, although, as Carter said earlier, we have to wait for those at the other end to reply and do something.

    I know they're annoying, and I'm sick of them myself, but we can't do anything more. :(
     
  9. Raincloud

    Raincloud Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 1, 2002
    Grr. It just happened to me. [link=http://geocities.com/starjedi_elf/scrnsht.gif]Why is this polluting our beautiful JC?[/link]
     
  10. keokiswahine

    keokiswahine Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sep 4, 2000
    I have McAfee spamkiller and firewall, and it's helping keep the volume down.
     
  11. The_Standmaiden

    The_Standmaiden Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jul 28, 2002
    :mad: I just got another one.
     
  12. FlamingSword

    FlamingSword Jedi Knight star 6

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    Jun 4, 2001
    I hadn't gotten one of these. THEN I read this thread, go to the YJCC and guess what happens?!?!?!?

    :mad:
     
  13. RangerPrincess

    RangerPrincess Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 23, 2002

    I have firewall also, but I still get pop ups. *pokes her firewall* I don't think firewalls reduce it.
     
  14. Raincloud

    Raincloud Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 1, 2002
    Firewalls stop pop ups? Coulda fooled me...
     
  15. Dracmus

    Dracmus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 21, 2002
    hm...i get the popup every once in a while...what is being done about it?? please give me an update..
     
  16. Tyria-Solo

    Tyria-Solo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Oct 22, 2001
    I freaked out when I got the first one the other night. I've gotten three since then. Just wait, after I post this I'll get another. *sigh*
     
  17. dArTh_wenley

    dArTh_wenley Jedi Knight star 5

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    Dec 10, 2001
    I seems to be getting more and more of them! :eek:
     
  18. keokiswahine

    keokiswahine Jedi Knight star 5

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    RangerPrincess, what degree of security do you have your firewall set at? right click your firewall icon on the bottom of your screen. click firewall. there should be a thingy on security level. and set your level to high.
     
  19. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 8, 2000
    I just got one!

    [Dr Smith from Lost In Space] Oh the pain! [/Dr Smith from Lost In Space]

    :(
     
  20. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 2, 2000
    Still haven't got one. And I'm overdue my two popups for this year too.
     
  21. Ki-Bara-Mundi

    Ki-Bara-Mundi Jedi Master star 6

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    Nov 27, 2000
    It's as annoying as last year's Moulin Rouge ad banner.
     
  22. RidingMyCarousel

    RidingMyCarousel Jedi Master star 6

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    Feb 20, 2002
    So... I signed up and did 10 surveys... I have a one out of 10 chances to win this thing...

    And I think we should follow Erik's example and do a thread with 100 people doing the surveys. Why? Because let's expose this fraud ;)

    and...
    What in the world would you want to do that for? You might as well be running AOL! [face_barf]
    Well, you could use one browser, such as that MSN one (ugh) for the JC and disable Javascript on it and then use the other for your other web stuff. What I did...
     
  23. LittleJedi

    LittleJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 4, 2001
    I've got a few of them. :( :_|

    *does what any self respecting Jedi should do in a situation such as this...*

    *gets out lightsaber and chops the pop-up into many tiny pieces*

    ;) That'll teach it.

    LittleJedi
     
  24. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    Dec 11, 1999
    Nothing is as annoying as last year's Moulin Rouge ad banner [face_plain]
     
  25. snap-hiss

    snap-hiss Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 23, 2001
    Nothing is as annoying as last year's Moulin Rouge ad banner

    So true.


    !snap
     
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