Pop Ups

Discussion in 'Questions, Rules, Suggestions' started by Nebraska, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    Lately I have been getting pop up ads when I am on Lawn Site... Britney Spears, Cruises, Casinos, and other crap.... Thought it was odd since they are completely unrelated to the site... Are you using them now or am I getting them some other way?
     
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    I'm not getting any pop-ups here.
    Curious to see if others are.
     
  3. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    No, nothing here in the way of "pop-ups".

    Nebraska - are you using a "free server" for your 'net access? Just curious, I used to have one and I did have the annoying pop-up window problem then. :mad:

    As I recall, for the first several months the pop-up ad windows weren't too annoying but they began to increase in frequency. Eventually I got fed up and went with a paid server.
     
  4. DaveK

    DaveK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    They were probably from the last site you were at before arriving at Lawnsite. They can be made to pop-up when you leave the site, not just when you arrive.
     
  5. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    not getting any pop ups, i have gotten them when on other sites that are also not related to the advertisements.
     
  6. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    .....that leads me to think that it's probally from my kids... and web sites that they have visited... The weird thing is that it happens even after the computer is turned off.... cleared out all temp internet files and cookies.... have not seen it today...

    I use cox cable modem... paid internet.. maybe they are doing it... will change the home page and see if that fixes it. Also could be from visits to accuweather.com... they have horrible nextel and verizon pop ups that never go away.

    Here it is again, i'm sitting here typing and it poped up a casino ad.... http://ad.doubleclick.net/adi/N1684.TMP.com/B977753.23;sz=720x300;ord=2000?
     
  7. MuskTurfKing

    MuskTurfKing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 338

    Some stuff that you download has spyware and will have popups that relate to the sites you frequently visit, I use KaZaA and when it's running it's popups galore. Otherwise if I'm just on LS I have no popups.
     
  8. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator
    Posts: 865

    no pop-up ads... the only "pop-up" is PlowSite.com after a new member registers to LawnSite.com.

    no spyware, etc...

    Chuck
     
  9. Planter

    Planter LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 214

    I installed some sofware that let the kids get music, like the late Napster stuff. They sent a bunch of pop-up ad software. I was a week locating it and removing it. Did you install anything from any type of service like that?
     
  10. RMDoyon

    RMDoyon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    If you want to eliminate pop-ups then go to www.panicware.com and download PopUpStopper (free) or PopUpStopper Pro ($19.95) and you will never have to deal with pop-ups again.


    Roger
     

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