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    Someone is spying on me

    Just a second ago, near the top of this page, a pop ad appeared that said 2 people were spying on me. Does anyone have any information on this? I wanted to click on it to see what it was, but was afriad that it might be a virus so did not go to the site.

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    I don't click on anything, here or elsewhere if I can help it. Viruses are everywhere, so like you, I'm careful. I hate ads too by the way!! I ignore them as best I can.

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    Always practice safe "clicking". If you didn't ask for it specifically, never click on an ad for safety.

    If you have adequate computer protection, spying shouldn't be an issue...check your setting and contact your security software if you have concerns.
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    Do not click on this, I had to go into Remove Programs to get rid of the darn thing.

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    It's just an ad for a "security" program. It means nothing. Ignore it and a new ad will be up there before long.

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    i use the free software AdBlocker and Firefox for my browser. i never see those ads.
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    It's at the top of my screen right now! I just ignore such things and they go away!

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    Thanks for sharing ladies. I to do not click on anything either.
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    It is it the top of my page right now. I will not touch it. I never go to any stuff that pops up on my PC.
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    I think those 2 people are spying on me too! Just ignore it, it will go away. Don't believe everything you read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i use the free software AdBlocker and Firefox for my browser. i never see those ads.
    Me too!! I love it.

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    I keep getting the "so many people have unfriended you." Since I am not on FB, I know it can't be true so I categorically ignore these spammy things.
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    IF you are using a PC rather than a Mac:
    IF you are running Windows XP or Vista:
    Try this to see if it will help you lose some of those pop up ads.
    Click on the Start button on the very lower left corner of the screen.
    Click on CONTROL PANEL in the right hand panel.
    Click on INTERNET OPTIONS.
    Click on the tab that says PRIVACY.
    Slide the little bar to MEDIUM HIGH position.
    Below that, click on POP UP BLOCKER to turn it on.
    You may have to restart your computer for these settings to take effect.

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    At the top of the page are ads that help to support the Quilting Board. They are called affiliate ads. They earn a little bit, depending on the advertiser, either by pay per click or pay per purchase. There is no harm clicking, which I do all the time to support the board that we all use so much.
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    I miss out on a lot of that "stuff" using Firefox

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    Best advice is to avoid the temptation unless you want malware or spyware on your computer.

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    I hate those ads that try scare tactics to get you to pay attention to them. Always ignore those....or you end up with undesireable software automatically installed on your computer and it's very difficult to remove and may even damage your system. IGNORE=DELETE !

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    I was not spying on you instead I was working on my doll quilt.. Hugs

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    I use Google Chrome and I can set what ads I want to see. I have the ads set for my interests. If you see a tiny blue arrow box on the right top side of the ad you can click on that and set your preferences for the ad. You can opt out of all ads too.
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    If we want Quilting Board to exist, it's important that advertisers get some results, I think. So I often click on ads of interest, such as Marshall Dry Goods, or other quilt related ads. It is amusing that the ads are clearly tailored to the subjects of many posts. So if someone puts something in a post about eating doughnuts, there might be a Dunkin Donuts ad appearing at the top. In that way, they are spying. But the other side of it is these advertisers support the website. I don't pay to see Quilting Board, though it must cost quite a bit to create and present, even if those doing it are often volunteers. So I pay by supporting advertisers if they are of interest to me. What others say about good spyware and being careful, is true of course. As with anything else, be careful. However, nothing is truly free except the sunshine and fresh air, though I pay plenty in taxes to live in my home.
    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    At the top of the page are ads that help to support the Quilting Board. They are called affiliate ads. They earn a little bit, depending on the advertiser, either by pay per click or pay per purchase. There is no harm clicking, which I do all the time to support the board that we all use so much.
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    I have seen ads saying 3 people unfriended me. It isn't true and I ignore it.
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    thanks much for all the info it also popped up on my pc thankfully I did not click on it those adds are confusing and can become a real mess on the pc ask how I know

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    Hate those ads. Learned a long time ago and it cost me more than I wanted to pay to fix. I click on none of those. And also for the on FAcebook, gotta watch those too. As always, IF IN DOUBT, DON'T!

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    The only time you need to be concerned is if you see the light go on that your webcam is operating....which just happened to our daughter. Her computer was hacked, we cannot find the virus, it has hidden itself, she got a pop up that she was trying to access her last year's tax return....she wasn't....yesterday her webcam came on. We have shut down the computer and are taking it to the Geek squad this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    Just a second ago, near the top of this page, a pop ad appeared that said 2 people were spying on me. Does anyone have any information on this? I wanted to click on it to see what it was, but was afriad that it might be a virus so did not go to the site.
    I have had the same ad pop up for me off and on for a few weeks now. I don't click on things I have no idea about. This could be a virus or who knows what. I would not click on it if I were you. Probably just and ad wanting you to buy something or get on some site. Who knows!! I too have a lot of curiosity about things, but not when I am on the computer-- too many problems can arise from something like that, and who knows what this is about. Since I have had it, and you have, I am sure hundreds of more have also. I think in this day and age of high tech machines there is always something going on. We all probably have many spying on us, but don't worry about it, just ignore it and go on about your merry way. Have a great day!!

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