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Old 07-03-2015, 04:09 AM
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Annoying popup

Hello everyone, just wanted to let you know that I have been getting annoying popups (screenshot attached, sorry it's in German as I post from Switzerland) . This in spite of the fact I block popups in Firefox (Windows 7 at work and home). Is doesn't seem to happen with Chrome.

Is it my browser or on your end??
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:37 AM
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Ok same thing happens in chrome in fact...when go into the forum.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:15 AM
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I run an add-in in Firefox that prevents all ads so I don't see that popup.

Out of curiosity, does it look like it is coming from this site? Or another site?
What is the content. I see a picture of a present on it, but can't make out the text or read German.

OK, disabled it, see the ads now but not that popup. Looking at your picture I see that your Flash Player needs to be updated. Maybe the popup is trying to tell you this. I just had to update mine 5 minutes ago. The old version of Flash Player has a nasty system compromise vulnerability, so upgrading is a must.



Have you backed up your iTunes Library this week? If not, you are risking losing your music and playlists....
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:49 AM
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Well I think I'll have to use that adblocker in Firefox - I made sure updated flash. The ad is not saying that- it's some sort of spam I was "handpicked to complete a survey and win a prize" (at least according to google translate - I live in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and am Canadian so fluent in French but not German). Off to the firefox addon section.
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I decided to block them more than 10 years ago. Mostly due to performance as I had dial up and didn't want to wait for the ads to download.

Now it is a necessity. So much visual noise, some audio noise, tracking and the occasional malware come through ad networks from what I read and hear.



Have you backed up your iTunes Library this week? If not, you are risking losing your music and playlists....
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