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Old 01-11-2018, 12:20 PM   #1
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Annoying Repeated Pop-Up Ads

Is anyone else getting continued ‘Google’ popup ads (mid-screen, unclosable) while on E-R.org?

Note to Admin: Pls fix this ASAP if it’s originating on the site.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:27 PM   #3
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Download Ad Blocker. It's awesome
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Note to Admin: Pls fix this ASAP if it’s originating on the site.
Not seeing them on my Windows desktop or android phone.

Try logging out and clearing your cookies.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:34 PM   #5
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no. Maybe you could try an anti-virus program?
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:40 PM   #6
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Is anyone else getting continued ‘Google’ popup ads (mid-screen, unclosable) while on E-R.org?
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:48 PM   #7
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No pop-ups here on my Windows desktop, iPad or iPhone.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:02 PM   #8
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None here on my desktop using Google Chrome.

I should note that I have been getting "Google" ads elsewhere on my phone which you can't exit from. When you look at the URL, they aren't from Google.
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Download Ad Blocker. It's awesome
Also turn on the popup blocker in your browser.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:10 PM   #10
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I had something similar happen. I picked up some adware while switching over antivirus programs. My Chrome browser was infected even though I was using Firefox when I would see the ads. I had to uninstall Chrome, run Malewarebytes Adwcleaner, check for clean scan, then re-install Chrome, recheck for clean scan. Without uninstalling Chrome, the adware hid in there somehow and would reappear even after Adwcleaner tried to delete it.

Only Adwcleaner found the culprit. The regular Malewarebytes and Avast scans came up clean. I don't think using a pop-up blocker it the long term fix for this kind of issue because you probably want to get rid of the adware off your PC, not just not see the pop-ups.
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Nope. No such problems here.

You might be the victim of malware that is hijacking your browser. Time to run the appropriate malware detection software.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:29 PM   #12
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I am getting them on an Amazon Fire.
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Thx for all the replies...
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Thx for all the replies...

This is the message I sent in response to E-R.org tech help:

It (popup) no longer appears. However, I’m having trouble with E-R.org threads loading; they load part way (progress bar in Safari), then just hang there; happens with multiple threads on E-R.org; doesn’t happen on other websites. I’m using a relatively new iPad Pro with plenty of free storage & a good network connection. Cleared all cookies, selected pop-up blocker, removed E-R.org “favorite” link & replaced it, and signed out/back in to E-R.org.

I’ll wait to see if they can help me.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:08 PM   #14
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In case you’re wondering...

...seems to be working fine now, after doing things above. Thx for all the suggestions.
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