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Hey T-Mac, why am I getting all these Chrysler Pacifica and other pop-ups getting past my blocker lately on the ROC? :confused:
 

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Are you sure they are sourced from ROC? I have never seen a Chrysler ad from here, heck never seen a popup from here. I don't have any sort of blocker turned on. Could it be an exit popup from another site?
 

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Hey T-Mac, why am I getting all these Chrysler Pacifica and other pop-ups getting past my blocker lately on the ROC? :confused:
Sound like you might have some spyware on your machine. I would download a program called ad-aware (it's free) and run a scan on your computer.
 

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Yep. I will continue to have ads from our sponsors/advertisers on this site but it would take something amazing for me to EVER put up the dreaded pop-up ad, realizing it would be the slow death of ROC. :)

As others have said, get a free spyware application like AdAware and run it. Apparently someone is watching your viewing habits.
 

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Just switched to Firefox. Thanks Shing. :)Haven't checked for spyware lately and had not seen a pop-up for a year or more. Sorry T-Mac. :eek:
 

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T Mac said:
As others have said, get a free spyware application like AdAware and run it...
Spybot Search and Destroy is another good one I have used. It's a bit faster than AdAware. Don't know if that means its better or less thorough :confused: but it works.
 

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Art,

After you run the spyware scan and clean, you should reboot and do the same thing again, probably two or three times. Spyware is pretty sticky (I could explain to you the technical reasons behind it, but I'm sure you would be bored to tears). Just trust me and scan your machine multiple times after rebooting.
 

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And do it on a regular basis (like monthly) -- when you get the free version of AdAware, it doesn't have the option to run itself on a regular basis (unlike the pro version that you have to pay $$ for). Let it do a full system scan every once in a while, but mostly I just run the "smart system scan".
 

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ROColorado said:
Just FYI: Of the reviews I've read Microsoft AntiSpyware program is still slightly better (for a free version). Its scan schedule can be configured.

http://www.adwarereport.com/mt/archives/000049.html
I use this product and have been very happy with it. I leave my computers on and just have a nightly scasn at 2 am every night. I know this configuration isn't for everyone though. I migrated over to the MS product (which they bought from a company called Giant, so it's not a home-grown product, if that matters any) because I got sick of Ad-Aware breaking every time they released a new scan engine.
 
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