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Old 05-24-10, 01:50 PM   #1
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Website Pop ups even though I have pop up blocker on

Seems like I'm getting a boatload of popups for sites like amazon.com when I go to various sites even though I have pop up blocker turned on. Any idea what this is?

It's very annoying and it certainly doesn't make me want to use amazon.
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Old 05-24-10, 01:54 PM   #2
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What browser are you using?

Have you run any sort of malware scanning program recently?
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Old 05-24-10, 02:30 PM   #3
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Old 05-24-10, 02:31 PM   #4
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You probably got spoofed and downloaded some sort of brower extension that allows pop ups for certain sites. Just a thought. Go to malwarebytes and download their free version and do a scan.
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Old 05-24-10, 02:33 PM   #5
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Yep.... Malwarebytes worked for me when my son downloaded some scareware several months ago. Sadly, I couldn't get the $100 back that he had paid for the scareware. (I told him to chalk it up to a life lesson.)
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If you ask nicely, I will think about giving it back. At least I told you about Malwarebytes after you paid up.
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Another V&T, jsharr?
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Old 05-24-10, 04:38 PM   #10
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Yep, sounds like malware to me. MalwareBytes or something similar should take care of it. I've found prolific popups with popup protection enabled are usually a result of malware. You should get into the habit of running a quick scan at some interval; I do it weekly.
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danke- Malwarebytes seems to have worked
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