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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by Tom Butler, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Tom Butler

    Tom Butler New Member

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    I am getting a bunch of pop-up ads. Most of them show up in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Others are full-screen.

    One of them appears to be generated when I click on a Baptist Board link.

    Questions: Where do they come from? Can I disable them? If so, how?

    They are really starting to bug me.
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Thanks, RevMitchell. It helped.

    I use Firefox as my main browser and found a way to reset it to an earlier default setting, and that also seems to have fixed the problem.
     
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    Firefox has an Ad Block add on available that will stop all pop ups.
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    I use adblock for firefox and I do not see add one for the BB. I am completely ad free.
     
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    Yes, it is awesome. It is quite jarring to use someone else's computer and encounter all the ad content. It's incredible how much it intrudes on your internet experience (and slows down your browser.)
     
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    Some sites can now have pop ups within their page that you can't close. As you scroll the ad will follow you. I was at a computer manufacturer site the other day and had one that would not go away - wanting me to chat with them. They had asked me to do a survey through another pop up and I had said yes. Finally out of frustration because I could not read about their product due to the chat window - I took the survey and told them I had come there to buy a product but could not read the information due to their wanting to chat - told them they lost a sale because they did. ???? not sure what these website programmers are thinking sometimes.
     
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