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    Overacting because I can SpongeDad's Avatar
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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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    What browser are you using?

    Have you run any sort of malware scanning program recently?
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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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    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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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Another V&T, jsharr?
    Last edited by Doohickie; 05-24-10 at 04:46 PM.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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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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    Overacting because I can SpongeDad's Avatar
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    danke- Malwarebytes seems to have worked
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