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#1
seems like they get more and more annoying on the main site... and this one that i just ran across could cause potential for a security risk me thinks ?

 
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#2
Huh? I only ever see the top banner and that small one above the recent threads... never had such a popup. Do they happen in other browsers aswell? I'm using Opera at home, and IE at work, that never happens. It might be tied to your location?
 
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#3
its part of that proactive banner up top on the page, not 100% sure if it works cross browser but just becuase other people havent gotten it doesnt mean that its specific to "me"
 
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#4
Just download an "Ad Block program, I use foof and I don't see any of those annoying ads on websites.
 

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#5
W1zzard will correct me if I'm wrong, but none of the ads on the site should cause you to have popups. You probably have some adware/spyware/whateverthehellware that's escaped your notice.
 

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#6
i dont get that popup at all, Strange?
 

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#7
W1zzard will correct me if I'm wrong, but none of the ads on the site should cause you to have popups. You probably have some adware/spyware/whateverthehellware that's escaped your notice.
Yeah there are no popups on techpowerup. There are little video links ads, not sure if they are gone now but definately no popups.
 

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easy solution: get firefox and adblocker plus :)
 

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#9
W1zzard will correct me if I'm wrong, but none of the ads on the site should cause you to have popups. You probably have some adware/spyware/whateverthehellware that's escaped your notice.
Don't believe he would do that either as he would want to annoy people like hat would he now.

You might have some kind of system infection what makes these pop ups happen like from installing a crappy tool bar or some other program..

Maybe it be wise to check your system with S&D \ Ad-ware at least to see if any thing dodgy is on it.
 

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#11
Just remember web site owners can get a little chaCHING if you click on the adds! I actually do a couple of clicks on them when I am on the main page in hopes that it helps fund TPU and W1zzards project work....I think TPU is worth a couple of clicks any day!

The pop-up thing is somthing else.
 

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#12
clicks are def worth doing few times a day or week
 

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#13
clicks are def worth doing few times a day or week
you need more than a click.

many of these ads are linked in to smart software that tracks what you do afterwards - opening a link and closing it immediately, likely wont help TPU.

Opening it, browsing around for a few minutes and maybe making a purchase - that'll get TPU ad revenue.
 

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#14
oh, i thought they where related to hits
 

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#15
oh, i thought they where related to hits
too easy to fake. especially when its a website made by a master programmer :p


if you want to help TPU out, open the links - browse around, and leave the tab/window open for a bit :D
 
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#16
Thats true you should click a link in the window that opens up originally..When you purchase from the link the pay out is normally larger and if you visit the site and browse around a bit and click a link on their site they get smaller pay but at least some payment.
 
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#18
mmm looks good, use common sense instead these blockers eat up far too many resources for my liking

BTW: 250th post!!!
 
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#19
Common sense is the true key ... I personally don't block them as I may want to help the cause with some clicks and viewage.
Hell I have a 37" LCD, I think I can afford the slight loss of LCD realty.
 
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#20
Annoying ad's what?

[/grammar nazi]

Adblock ftw.
 
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try Malware bytes from here if you think your having problems
p's update it first :rolleyes:
 
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I had one too a few days ago, on a known clean computer. But it was askign a hardware related question, and I thought it was part of the frontpage.
 

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Of course the ad company has done some questionable things in the past. So maybe they're up to it again. Assuming we're still using the same company.
 

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can anyone else confirm that they get this popup ?
 

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can anyone else confirm that they get this popup ?
Just tried IE8 with popup blocking off and I didn't see any popups on the home page.