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PLAGUED with GardenWeb Related Advertising Lately?

Posted by Yardvaark none (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 13, 12 at 12:12

Day before yesterday my computer added what seemed like a sizable update. Beginning yesterday (I think) I started noticing that LOTS of mini-browser windows with advertising were opening themselves while I used the Web. I'm talking 15, 20 or 30 windows of the exact same ad. Today, I bothered to notice that these windows appeared the second I clicked on a GardenWeb thread. Anyone else experiencing this annoying new feature?

I usually use GoogleChrome as a browser.

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RE: PLAGUED with GardenWeb Related Advertising Lately?

I think that may be just you. I've been having issues with some of the ads in the right margin slowing down my computer and causing the browser to freeze. I think that healthnet ad is a bad actor.


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RE: PLAGUED with GardenWeb Related Advertising Lately?

Yard, I've noticed a lot this morning too...I'm using Chrome too. I'll have to try another browser and see what happens.


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RE: PLAGUED with GardenWeb Related Advertising Lately?

Noticed the same thing. A couple weeks ago one of the sidebar ads was crashing Firefox on me. It's stuff like this, and the total lack of spam moderation, that made me laugh when they were asking for volunteer FAQ editors. Yep, let me get right on that, iVillage.


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RE: PLAGUED with GardenWeb Related Advertising Lately?

If you install this very small and FREE program on your computers, you'll never be haunted by ads on any site again...

Regards,
Shax

Here is a link that might be useful: AdBlock Plus


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RE: PLAGUED with GardenWeb Related Advertising Lately?

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 13, 12 at 22:41

It was only doing it yesterday.


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  • Posted by catkim San Diego 10/24 (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 13, 12 at 23:03

No problems on my Mac, but at work, they circumvent the rather strict spam filters on the pc, surprisingly.


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ADBlock and firefox... no ads.


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RE: PLAGUED with GardenWeb Related Advertising Lately?

Thanks for the tip on adblock. I'm trying it. Says it works on Firefox and Chrome.


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RE: PLAGUED with GardenWeb Related Advertising Lately?

  • Posted by natal Louisiana 8b (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 14, 12 at 11:09

AdBlock Plus and NoScript generally take care of the annoying ads.


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RE: PLAGUED with GardenWeb Related Advertising Lately?

Thanks, natal. NoScript, though, seems only available for Firefox. I installed AdBlock yesterday (thanks to everyone's mention of it) and have had no trouble since with dozens of (or any!) windows opening without invitation.


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