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#1
i been getting these about 5 times a day. they usually pop up on tpu homepage or a tpu review or news post. never on any other site. ad-aware doesnt find anything wrong with it and adblock isnt stopping it.

is anyone else getting these? they all say opinion central

 

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negatory friend
 

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#3
havent seen them either. can you expand the window and show what the location bar (of teh popup) shows?

you might have some kind of trojan on your system
 

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#4
I got one the other day, on the front page using IE 8. I closed it out and ignored it. Ran Malwarebytes and Avast, nothing turned up.
 
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I got a popup blocked by firefox at work from the TPU homepage yesterday. I ignored it but fit and I talked about it.
 
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Got 1 running IE8 yesterday also.
 
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i had one at work either 24 or 48 hrs ago here at work, its using IE6
 
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Just got the same Option Central one at work again.
 
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I'm using IE8 with Avast! & Ad-Aware, never seen a pop up.
 
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#12
I just got it. I'm on a Mac using Safari.
 
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I'm running IE8 with only its default popup-blocker and have never seen these.
 

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I just got it. I'm on a Mac using Safari.
MACS GET POPUPS?! :laugh: I don't think I've gotten anything, but I have adblockplus and I just reinstalled Vista64 so..
 
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#17
I wonder if it has anything to do with that NikeStore add.
I haven't received any pop-ups.
 

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Does it only seem to happen when the Nike Store ad comes up?
 
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Just got the popup again at work, with the nike ad. Looks like there may be a correlation.
 

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#21
well first i got this....



was in the forums... no nike ad.

but RIGHT AFTER THAT i returned to the home page and nike ad triggered this....

 

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#22
you are saying you got a popup in the forums?
 

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#23
yes. somehow.

i have run:

superantispyware
ad aware
avg antivirus
avg antispyware
norton corporate
avast
ccleaner
registycleaner

and a few others.

i have found a few small things but this popup issue still exists.

it ONLY happens on tpu.
 

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you are saying you got a popup in the forums?
From forums, going back to homepage, I think. I never saw a popup myself though. Because of where I live, I get "buy cheap watches" and IBM all the time :)
 

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#25
there is nothing on the forums that could cause an ad to pop up.

next time you get a popup get me the source of the page. also i need the source of the top right banner (right click close to its border until you get a view source option), and also the source of the popup. email that all to w1zzard@techpowerup.com