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Really annoying POP-UP !!!

Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:39 am

I know someone's gotta pay the bills but some of the pop-ups are just too much !! :evil: :o ...I just had to reboot in order to gain access to my Explorer ! :roll:
Somebody should check into this, seriously :-?
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:39 am

Here, it happened again !:o http://www2.newtopsites.com/searchusa107.html :evil:
I just can't use CTRL/ALT/DEL with my NT machine...this is just STUPID and MEAN !! :-? :x

The original pop-up places itself firmly in the upper left corner and has a lady face & "Meet Your Mate Match Search" text :evil:
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Postby Flyer22 on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:40 am

That´s a c....., i guess i wouldn´t visit that site often if i got that po up would be constant, mail them and tell them that they´re pushing the limit, having people getting away with those adds, oh well, we don´t have that stuff in portugal.

By the way, you live in texas right, could you check out a few prices for me?, like volcano 7+ and a non conductive shim for PIII ?

Thankx man :wink:
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:41 am

Hit alt-f4 with that window on top. That should kill it.

A lot of the ad banner companies are now throwing in pop ups. Its a pain. I believe Dan told them not to do this for our account and you can see that it has done no good. I'll talk to Dan again and see.
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:41 am

Cool Ian thanks !...I just noticed there's a "close window" almost hidden on that page too :roll:
Now what I'm thinkin' is why in the world would I even think of buying something from such annoying pple in the first place :-? just stupid ill-designed way of doing business :roll:
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:41 am

Flyer22 wrote:That´s a c....., i guess i wouldn´t visit that site often if i got that po up would be constant, mail them and tell them that they´re pushing the limit, having people getting away with those adds, oh well, we don´t have that stuff in portugal.
By the way, you live in texas right, could you check out a few prices for me?, like volcano 7+ and a non conductive shim for PIII ?
Thankx man :wink:


1) http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 379&DEPA=1 8)

2) http://www.crazypc.com/products/accesso ... .htm#shims :wink:
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Postby Flyer22 on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:42 am

thankx man ;)
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:43 am

You're very welcome bud 8)
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Postby BillyG on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:12 am

The ones I cant stand are the shockwave banners that have sound ("hey look at me") - these are annoying as hell.

I know internet companies arent making that much money and are despirate but ads like these are not going help them get business.
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:12 am

Yeah, I hate that one with the girl talking too. Consider it gone as soon as I figure out what ad company is doing it.
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:12 am

Allright !! 8)
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:12 am

There should be more banners on this site advertising CD-RW drives like that nice Yamaha F1 banner instead of the annoying banner with the girl talking like you guys noted above already.
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Postby dimitri on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:12 am

Add these IP's to your firewall's restricted sites:

216.34.209.13
168.143.179.190
205.180.85.40

And you won't see any popups or float-ins or annoying gifs here anymore

That have worked for me for months now.
If in the future they put new lousy stuff, right click it to see the properties and add their IP or DNS too.
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:13 am

BuddhaTB wrote:There should be more banners on this site advertising CD-RW drives like that nice Yamaha F1 banner instead of the annoying banner with the girl talking like you guys noted above already.


Yeah we'd like that too. Not too many companies interested in advertising right now.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:20 am

Ian wrote:Yeah, I hate that one with the girl talking too. Consider it gone as soon as I figure out what ad company is doing it.


I'm still hearing the one with the girl talking. I can't figure what banner it comes from though. Hopefully Ian can get rid of this soon because I'm sure its annoying a lot more people than myself.
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:20 am

Right on - I hear it too ! :-?
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:20 am

It was from advertising.com I removed them from the ad system.

You guys never clicked on their stuff anyway so they won't be missed.
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Postby Tolyngee on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:20 am

Are they just annoying, or annoying because they have sound?

I just ask because for some reason the ads just seemed to be amazingly LOUD on my system! :evil:

Forcing me to quickly adjust any level of anything on my system so an ad is tolerable will only lead me to ignore whatever they are selling... :roll:
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:21 am

Ian wrote:It was from advertising.com I removed them from the ad system.

Thanks Ian. I usually browse with animation and Active-X disabled, so while I can see the ads, I don't get bombarded with the noise and flashing. Nevertheless, it is good to see you are watching out for us. I'll try to click a few more ads to watch out for you and CDRLabs too.

By the way, I find that most of the banner ads displayed here are not objectionable, and are generally well targeted. I sometimes even click on ad because it actually interests me (like the ULead Photo ad) :o

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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:21 am

If we had more sponsors (retail stores or manufacturers.. contact me if you're interested :wink: ) I'd get rid of the popups and unrelated junk altogether. Unfortunately those are the ones that are paying the bills right now.

We don't bombard you with popups every page either like some websites do. The ad company we're using right now feeds you an ad once per day/session and once you've seen them all, you won't get them again for another week.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:21 am

cfitz wrote:I usually browse with animation and Active-X disabled, so while I can see the ads, I don't get bombarded with the noise and flashing.


Where do I go to disable these things on my web browser?
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:21 am

BuddhaTB wrote:Where do I go to disable these things on my web browser?

What browser are you using? On IE 5.0 and 6.0, open the "Tools->Internet Options" dialog. Select the "Security" tab, select the "Internet" content zone, then choose "Custom Level...". In the resulting "Security Settings" dialog, choose "disable" or "prompt" for the ActiveX controls and plug-ins. Warning - don't change any of the already disabled settings to "prompt" or "enable" (e.g. "Download unsigned ActiveX controls" and "Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe"). Hit "OK" to return to the "Internet Options" dialog, and then switch to the "Advanced" tab. Uncheck the boxes for "Play animations in web pages", "Play sounds in web pages", and "Play videos in web pages".

Disabling ActiveX isn't for everyone. Doing so will cause some webpages that rely on ActiveX controls to malfunction, and unfortunately will often result in IE itself popping up warning windows saying things such as "ActiveX control disabled - page may not display correctly" or, if you chose "prompt" in the settings, "Do you want to allow ActiveX control to run?" Microsoft... grrrrr!!! :evil: However, turning off the web sounds and animations doesn't have any unintended consequences.

A better solution may be one of the general web filter programs such as:
http://www.proxomitron.org/
http://www.webwasher.com/en/products/wwash/index.htm

Just make sure to support our favorite site by allowing banner ads on CDRLabs to display (although you can still turn off the sound and animation) :wink:

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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:21 am

This is a FREE PopUpStopper & works great for me

http://www.panicware.com/popupstopper.html 8)
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:26 am

Ian wrote:It was from advertising.com I removed them from the ad system.

You guys never clicked on their stuff anyway so they won't be missed.


I just set up my software firewall to block the site, it's cookies and scripts.

I've done that with most of the pop ups here.

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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Jan 01, 1970 6:26 am

Does anyone know how to set-up the firewall on a broadband router to block all these pop-ups and ads? I'm uisng a D-Link DI-704.
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