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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    I've never seen it. The only pop ups I get here are the quilting ones and ones that pertain any subject discussed. It's a little unnerving to have a shoe ad show up if someone mentions shoes, etc.
    Mine works this way also...

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    I don't get any pop up's at all... I have Norton Internet Security and it seems to take care of everything. Maybe you should shut down your computer and reboot it, or do get a mal ware program and run it to take out something like that. Check your tools on internet, and your pop ups, you can add sites that you don't want to recieve pop ups from, and you can add the quilting board, and that may take care of it

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    I never get any popups but then I think my norton takes care of a lot of problems like that and I am sure my hubby has one of those programs that prohibits them.

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    I had the same thing happening with a porn site with the same response from the quilting board administrators. I called my computer geek friend and was told to download two free programs...Adaware by Lavasoft and Spybot. I did, and it got rid of most of the problem, but not all. I searched my 'programs' list from my start menu (where it lists all the programs but you don't have to go to 'programs' on your C drive) and found a new Antivirus that was a fake. I deleted it and all is well. The culprit is a program that tries to make you think it is protecting your computer. At least, that was what was happening in my case.

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    Your anti virus probably is not going to fix this.....i sounds more like adware or malware......and there are free downloads that will remove those.....I am in VA and do not have that problem on this site. You do have to be very careful with using links

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    There has to be a way to get rid of it. My dh is asleep or he could tell you. Please get somekind of virus protection on you
    computer or you'll get something (being on line) worse than that little face.

    Flo in COLD NNY

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    Try to run your scan as an administrator. My web search is annoying. I took me quite a while to get my web search off until spybot told me to run as administrator. It is a free download. I learned never to click on any smiley faces. Hope this helps.

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    I get it too.

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    I never get pop ups, are they advertisements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaBabs
    YES..... have to go off and then back on, from my e-mail notification... how does this happen...??? anyone know?
    Would it help to remove cookies?

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    So far no faces here. Thankfully! I think my avatar ate them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floralfab
    Does anyone else this annoying pop up that's called My Web Face. It says you can make a cartoon of your face and it's free you just have to click. I was getting it a lot when I first joined this board and they luckly it went away. Today it is back with a vengence and it's a pain in the neck and impossible to get rid of. I barely get to read one discussion and there it is showing it's ugly face again and again and again. Please help. I do have an antivirus and pop up blocker on my computer and this is the only site that this is happening on. :-(
    If you don't have these programs, download them (they are freeware) and run a FULL scan with Malwarebytes.
    Then run CCleaner.
    Best I have found so far!!

    Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Free Version):
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    CCleaner (right side of screen by green download arrow:
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

    You should see a difference in speed after running these also.

    Another thing...
    Don't know what version of windows you run (I have Win XP)
    If you click on "TOOLS" up in your browser. In the list of items there should be one that says "POP UP BLOCKER"
    Scroll down to it & make sure it is turned ON.

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    I beleive there is a place in the computer where you can block pop-ups from happening, but I'm no guru - just go by what my sevice tech told me.... but it helped with NO pop-ups at all on any site I get into! Lovely!

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    I thought it was just me that was receiving these annoying pop-ups. You have to keep clicking on it to close it. If everyone is getting them it must be on the board site. Hope they can find a way to fix it.

    Joanne

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    I don't get any pop ups!

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    I use Firefox. Under Options, you can select to block pop-ups. I haven't seen the ad you mention.

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    Mine had been turned off. I turned it back on and it will be interesting to see if I get anymore of the pop-ups. Thank you for the info.

    Joanne

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    I use Norton to keep the pop ups from popping. Last week I was having those pop ups a lot and it was because the subscription ran out. Hubby renewed it and no more unwanted pop ups.

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    You can turn pop ups off
    go to TOOLS at the top R hand side of your tool bar
    click and a drop down box will have a pop up blocker to turn on. Run your anti virus malwear checker and update them frequently. daily checks are good if you use the net every day

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    I don't have it. I have AdSubtract, Trend Micro and PCTools Registry Mechanic on my computer. I rarely get any popups and those that do are blank and automatically disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter711
    I have the same issue with the same controls in place. Only happens on the "Quilting Board". I live in MA! Is this a state issue???? I wish we could get rid of it!
    Quilter711
    I also get this and only on Quiltingboard. I reported it to the admin as well. I live in MA too.

    This happens on both my home and corporate PC. If it were just my home PC, I'd believe it could be adware, but our corporate PCs are so heavily protected that I can't believe we would get adware at work.

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    Go on the internet and find a FREE anti malware program to run. OR call your server rep.

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    It is also driving me crazy.

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    On the right hand side of your browser, there is a round wheel that looks like a gear, pull that down and make sure your pop-up blocker is enabled.

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    Wow, I'm sorry for those of you experiencing this. I've never seen this pop up (or any pop up) on this site.

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