Anyone else notice pop-up ads on the HTF?

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  1. Sean Oneil

    Sean Oneil Supporting Actor

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    Just curious, has anyone else been getting a pop-up ad every once in a while lately while here on the HTF?

    It happens very infrequently, and I can't figure out if it is this forum, or some other app that I have installed which might be bringing up the ads.

    Thanks
     
  2. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    I haven't gotten one yet.
     
  3. NickSo

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    Nope, i dont get them...

    Do you have any privaate messages? coz they do popup messages if you do..

    for ads, i dont think its HTF... Do you have Kazaa running??? Could be spyware or something
     
  4. Carl Johnson

    Carl Johnson Cinematographer
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    There's no telling where the popups are coming from but its probably not HTF. Try downloading a copy of Adaware. It's free and can be easily found using a search engine. The program is great when it comes to getting rid of those pesky ads that hide in remote corners of your hard drive.
     
  5. Sean Oneil

    Sean Oneil Supporting Actor

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    It must be something else then. It is strange because a couple of times now, I will launch my browser (Internet Explorer) and go to the HTF page, and right after the page loads, another window will open up with some kind of ad in it.
    The wierd thing is, it does not happen frequently, but it does happen. I will have to track it down.
    Thanks for the input guys. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    It has to be something else, Sean. There are no pop-up ads originating from us.
     
  7. Wayne Bundrick

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    I'm seeing one coming from adserv.internetfuel.com. I think it is coming from Kazaa, but I'm running Kazaa with the neutered Cydoor DLL. It seems to appear on my taskbar at random when I minimize Kazaa, and the pop-up seems to be either minimized or off the screen, but a quick right-click on the taskbar button lets me kill it.
     
  8. Kevin P

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    If you're seeing pop-up ads where they don't belong (e.g. HTF) then you have spyware on your system.
    You can download the latest version of Ad-Aware (5.8) from download.com.
    KJP
     
  9. Frank Anderson

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    What exactly is Ad-Aware? What does it do?

    I downloaded Popup Killer which works ok but still misses a lot. But does not work with NT.
     
  10. James St

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    Frank, Ad-Aware is a program that removes spyware from your computer. See Kevin's link for more info.
     
  11. Craig Robertson

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    i just downloaded and ran adaware and it found 92 components. all from sites/software that my teenage son visited/loaded.[​IMG]
     
  12. Deane Johnson

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    Thanks for the Ad-Aware link. I got rid of 41 components. In the past, when I tried to use Internet Explorer, it went crazy with pop-ups. The worst was something called go-hip. No more. Go-hip all gone.

    Deane
     
  13. Wayne Bundrick

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    I have Ad-Aware and it found only a few cookies such as doubleclick and Kazaa's neutered cd_clint.dll.
     
  14. John Miles

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    Also, Pop-Up Stopper from Panicware (http://www.panicware.com) is MUCH better than PopUp Killer. I used the former for several months before switching, and there really is no comparison.
     
  15. Gui A

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    Wayne, I was also getting the Internetfuel pop-ups, and I'm 90% certain they were coming from Kazaa.

    Why?

    I browse with Netscape sometimes, and the pop-up will be an Explorer window. The only other program I had open at the time was Kazaa...

    But they seem to have stopped for now. Good thing too. I had a hard time killing them, I had to wait until it loaded before I could close the explorer window.
     
  16. David Lambert

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    Wow! Thanks for the help with this info, guys. I was getting the occassional popup at odd times, and I didn't think it was co-ordinated with anything I was browsing at the time.

    This Ad-Aware proves that I was right...it found 57 on my main PC and another 25 on the secondary (networked) unit.

    Thank you for bringing this excellent utility to our attention!
     
  17. Bruce Hedtke

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    I downloaded the Ad-Aware and tried to run a scan on my C-Drive, but it keeps locking up. It scanned everything else just fine. I'm gonna keep trying til I get it right.

    Bruce
     
  18. Neil Joseph

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    I run Ad-aware on a regular basis now. If you surf a lot, it is something you should do.
     
  19. Kevin P

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  20. Nigel McN

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    just an extra note, I believe the data files are updated more often than 'adaware' itself is updated http://www.lsfileserv.com/
     

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