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Posted by DakeDesuDx [send private reply] at January 02, 2002, 12:38:21 PM Okay, having installed a new build of Mozilla, the first thing I do is come to TPU to get my oh so favourite tool for forum flooding, the TPU sidebar. Then I was attacked, not in any physical way, but attacked by pop-up after pop-up after pop-up. Three pop-ups appeared on the screen at once, and the only site my browser was looking at was TPU. I then remember this from one of my previous visits, go down to the lower right hand corner of the screen, resize than window so that I may move it onscreen, move it on screen, then close it, afterwhich I systematically close every window that small window in hiding react havoc upon my precious browsing experience... the ad system is evil...
You could atleast space the pop-ups apart so that I do not have three windows opening at once... have you heard of setTimeout()? Maybe set that about a minute later than it opened the first one so nobody it is a little easier to handle.
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at January 02, 2002, 01:38:55 PM The TPU site does not have any ads of any kind. Get your web browser fixed.
Posted by DakeDesuDx [send private reply] at January 02, 2002, 02:19:19 PM Actaully this build is only one day old...
And the only two websites that I visited where Mozilla's startup page and TPU. I've had this happen before on this site... just not while I am logged in.
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at January 02, 2002, 03:18:39 PM It's possible someone has exploited some feature to get arbitrary HTML running. Someone had done something similar with a stylesheet before I fixed that problem. However, what you've mentioned never happened to me, so if you could send me the HTML of the page that's causing it (and tell me the URL of that page) I can look into it.
In fact, if someone really has found a way to open new windows with ads for new visitors, then I hope you can reproduce this as soon as possible and get me the info I need to fix it.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at January 02, 2002, 08:00:08 PM I'm running Mozilla, using the sidebar... and I've never seen an ad banner... ever :-)
Posted by DakeDesuDx [send private reply] at January 02, 2002, 09:05:32 PM humm.. the strange thing is it seems to happen randomly when I come here... for about every ten time I go into the main page, one time I will get the pop-up...
Posted by DakeDesuDx [send private reply] at January 02, 2002, 09:53:15 PM Okay what happens w/o the narrative.
Whatever is doing this, will make a window in the lower right hand corner of the screen that is extremely small, and is not meant to be seen. From this pop-up (I am guessing) I am getting ads for online Gambling sites, webgame sites, and a movie to see Lucy Lu (Ally McBeal and Charlies Angels fame) in an online movie.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at January 04, 2002, 08:32:33 AM Press ctrl-alt-del and see if you got a program called Savenow running. This was what caused the same thing to me. After hunting it's directory, luckely the bastards who wrote this thing were so kind to leave a readme.txt explaining how to get rid of it.
Posted by DakeDesuDx [send private reply] at January 07, 2002, 01:50:10 PM Wouldn't Alt-Ctrl-Del Log me out of my Linux GUI? I am pretty sure thats what it does on Linux :-)...
Posted by gian [send private reply] at January 07, 2002, 02:51:34 PM Fine... "ps aux"...
And no, it shouldn't... Ctrl-Alt-BACKSPACE kills the connection to the X server. The Ctrl-Alt-Del key binding is available, I believe, on Linux.
Posted by DakeDesuDx [send private reply] at January 07, 2002, 07:10:17 PM I am on my home computz now... and no... no "SaveNow" running.. though I am not having any problems with ads anymore
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