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Old 10-25-01, 01:14 AM
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Pop Up Ads!!!???

Geoff, Twice today i've gotten pop up ads on DVDTALK!!! ?!?! The first time i thought it was a fluke, maybe something on my desktop i didn't notice and maybe it just hopped up, but this i only had DVDtalk open! It happened in the "has anyone had a playcentric order arrive on time?" thread. this is the ad that came up:

http://www.1ad2srvr-cpt-v1.com/ad/sh...172%26nojs%3D1

The other pop up that happened earlier was experienced in the "other bargains" forum, but i can't be certain which thread, cause i simply dismissed it as not originating from DVDtalk.

Any ideas on how this happened?
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Old 10-25-01, 02:14 AM
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Odds are your system is 'infected' by spyware.

Download and run Ad-Aware from:
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

DVD Talk does not run any Pop-up or Under ads!
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Old 10-25-01, 02:38 AM
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I'm almost positive i don't have any adware on my system, but i'll double check. I just wanted to make sure no one had snuck one into a post somehow.

thanks.
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Old 10-25-01, 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by gkleinman
Odds are your system is 'infected' by spyware.

Download and run Ad-Aware from:
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

DVD Talk does not run any Pop-up or Under ads!
Hey, thanks for the link Geoff. I was about ready to reformat the 'ole hard drive because these ads were really getting on my nerves. That's a great program.
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Old 10-26-01, 02:40 AM
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man i got another one!
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Old 10-26-01, 02:44 AM
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Originally posted by ClarkKentKY
man i got another one!
If it helps, I don't get them on my system while on line here.
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Old 10-26-01, 11:06 PM
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Its been awhile since I scanned my pc for spyware, and noticed I've been getting a few popups here. Well I just scanned my pc and adaware found 59 files.
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Old 10-29-01, 10:17 PM
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Thanks Geoff, I scanned my system for the FIRST time with this... 70+ files
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Old 11-05-01, 09:43 PM
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I would also like to add my thanks.

I think this issue should be brought to the attention of DVdtalk members. I never heard of spyware until this evening. My first assumption was "God damn DVDtalk -- i cant believe they have resorted to pop-up windows. If i wanted them, I would go look at some porn".

After scanning my system, if found over 100 items to be cleaned.
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