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Old 10-05-2008, 03:00 AM   #1
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LF Is Sporting Pop-Up Ads Now? WTF!

While I understand the need for ads to pay for these forums, I think that annoying pop-ups that seem to bypass every blocker that I have installed are a bit too much.

I know, I know: I should use Firefox. The problem is that I am stuck using dialup and my accelerator does not support Firefox, and these forums are slow enough as it is with my connection.

Can something please be done about this?


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Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."
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Old 10-05-2008, 04:06 PM   #2
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I'm not really one to officially comment on this but...

I have never had a pop up ad from Lucasforums. EVER. I've used Netscape, IE, Firefox, and Chrome. Maybe they are stemming from your dialup accelerator?
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if they work that way, but, scan your computer for a virus or such. I've heard that they can cause pop-ups like that. I know mine did when I got thousands of spam messages a week on my email that carried viruses. Couldn't use it until it got clean.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:41 PM   #4
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I know, I know: I should use Firefox. The problem is that I am stuck using dialup and my accelerator does not support Firefox, and these forums are slow enough as it is with my connection.
Use Firefox and install the Fasterfox plugin?



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Old 10-05-2008, 08:26 PM   #5
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Nobody wants pop-ups on these forums and there shouldn't be any so if you can provide information about exactly which advertiser was in them it'd be appreciated.

That said, I've never seen any pop-ups and I visit these forums all the time, I use Firefox, and I have no ad-blocking software of any kind. Has anyone else experienced them?

The only site I can recall seeing those horrid ads that circumvent Firefox's default pop-up blocking is IMDB.


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Old 10-05-2008, 10:15 PM   #6
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Nobody wants pop-ups on these forums and there shouldn't be any so if you can provide information about exactly which advertiser was in them it'd be appreciated.

That said, I've never seen any pop-ups and I visit these forums all the time, I use Firefox, and I have no ad-blocking software of any kind. Has anyone else experienced them?

The only site I can recall seeing those horrid ads that circumvent Firefox's default pop-up blocking is IMDB.
I've never (in my four years of LF) received a pop-up.

I used to use IE, long ago, but now I use Firefox. I also have no ad-blocker at all.

I think it's just malware on his end.

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Old 10-06-2008, 07:22 AM   #7
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I had problems with pop-ups despite Firefox 3 and Adblock plus and whatnot installed on a friends laptop recently.

The problem was caused due to some ancient Java Runtime (JRE 2 Version 1.4) being installed. I removed it and bam, pop-ups gone.


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Old 10-06-2008, 11:23 AM   #8
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I performed a full-system malware scan before I started this thread using fully updated versions of:

Avira AntiVir Personal
Ad-Aware
Spybot Search & Destroy
SUPERAntiSpyware
Windows Defender (yes, I know that WD is practically worthless, but I use it anyway )

They found nothing, BTW.

I did find out that these pop-ups are Flash-based and that I hadn't enabled SpywareBlaster's IE Flash killer after recently reinstalling Windows, so problem solved.

These Flash pop-ups occured during page loads only here at LF, and nowhere else.


"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."
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