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    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. :-(

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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. :-(
    Yup, in the same boat! I asked Admin about it and he says that I probably have adware somewhere on my system. Got that far, was going to research adware, and then was distracted. Now that it's back again, I'll have to renew my research!

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    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

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    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.

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    YES..... have to go off and then back on, from my e-mail notification... how does this happen...??? anyone know?

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    I don't have it.

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    i was going to say it was "new england".. but i see another state as well....................

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    I get it also. Its very annoying.

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    I have McAfee. Does anyone know if this protects you against Adware? My subscription is active and up to date. I have done a full scan of my system. Still have it!

    Quilter711

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    You will have to get some to remove the adware I think, hubby always takes care of that for me. That one of the reason I keep him. LOL :wink:

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    It certainly sounds like some adware or malware. An antivirus program may not necessarily pick it up. You need something to detect adware/malware. Try Superantispyware and Malwarebytes...both good free programs and they are safe. I use them both all the time, in addition to my antivirus. If you google each you will get the site to download them from.

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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
    With the protection I have I shouldn't be getting this. I'm sorry others are getting this nuisance too but I'm glad I'm not alone. At least it's not only here in MA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    You will have to get some to remove the adware I think, hubby always takes care of that for me. That one of the reason I keep him. LOL :wink:
    I'm going to run my software on my own. It usually just runs when the time is set up by the program. Maybe that will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    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. :-(
    Yup, in the same boat! I asked Admin about it and he says that I probably have adware somewhere on my system. Got that far, was going to research adware, and then was distracted. Now that it's back again, I'll have to renew my research!
    It's driving me crazy. :XD:

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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?
    I don't know but it's a pain in the neck. I'm sick of those faces!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    It certainly sounds like some adware or malware. An antivirus program may not necessarily pick it up. You need something to detect adware/malware. Try Superantispyware and Malwarebytes...both good free programs and they are safe. I use them both all the time, in addition to my antivirus. If you google each you will get the site to download them from.
    Thanks so much. I'l check these out.

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    *Knocking on wood* I haven't had it in a while, maybe my wonderful wife took care of it when she brought my computer back from the land of the blue screen!
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    *Knocking on wood* I haven't had it in a while, maybe my wonderful wife took care of it when she brought my computer back from the land of the blue screen!
    David
    Hey, I used to work in Ayer, MA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floralfab
    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    *Knocking on wood* I haven't had it in a while, maybe my wonderful wife took care of it when she brought my computer back from the land of the blue screen!
    David
    Hey, I used to work in Ayer, MA.
    Very Cool! We moved here in July
    David

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    I've had this happen several times...primarily when I'm in the "Pictures" section. Very annoying and I have to get off the board and go somewhere else, then return. It only happens at this site. Not sure if it's linked, but had to run a scan the other night because of Java...

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    This issue has come up before. There is a "possible" solution on the last page. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-96432-1.htm Oh, and btw, malware programs do not get rid of it.

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    try using Firefox with AdBlocker Plus. All free and I never get popups or banner ads on this site.

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    I use Google Chrome for my browser, no pop ups and no sites load that has a virus or spyware attached. You need a registry cleaner to get rid of most spyware. The best cleaner and tune up used by most computer fix it places is called Tune Up. You can use if free for 30 days to fix your computer and then if you like it buy it. An ex Best Buy computer guy told me use it before buying a new computer.

    http://www.tune-up.com/products/tuneup-utilities/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    try using Firefox with AdBlocker Plus. All free and I never get popups or banner ads on this site.
    I use Firefox and it also will do a spell check as I'm typing. I love this browser. I never use internet explorer any more.

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    My computer has Windows Vista with Explorer. When you click on "Tools" on the top Menu bar, there is an option to turn "Pop up blocker" on or off. I keep mine on off, & only turn it on when it's something I know I want to see.

    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. :-(

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