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Oct 13, 2013 07:57:51   #
junebjh (a regular here)
 
Does anyone else get this?
When reading KP I keep getting popups saying "1girl wants to chat with you". There is a cancel option which I always use but I wondered what is going on.
 
Oct 13, 2013 07:59:35   #
lifeline (a regular here)
 
I hae in the last couple of days started to get a lot of pop-ups. I click on the x to make it go away. Is there a better way do you think?
Oct 13, 2013 08:06:26   #
zbangel
 
It depends upon your browser program. For Firefox, at the top of your browser page you should see a menu: File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help. Click on "Tools". Under that, click on "Options". Then click on the "Content" tab. You will see a box to check "Block Pop Up Windows." Check the box and then click OK.

For Internet Explorer, you will have the same initial menu. Click on "Tools." Then under that is "Pop-up Blocker" which gives the option to block.

If yours doesn't look this way, click on "Help" and type in "pop up windows" and you should get some instructions. The options you find will depend on what Browser you have.
Oct 13, 2013 08:12:28   #
SuZyQ818
 
junebjh wrote:
Does anyone else get this?
When reading KP I keep getting popups saying "1girl wants to chat with you". There is a cancel option which I always use but I wondered what is going on.


I generally use my iPad to read this forum and I haven't seen any pop-ups....yet.
Oct 13, 2013 08:14:51   #
zbangel
 
It could also mean you have a virus so running a scan would be good.
Oct 13, 2013 08:17:57   #
cbjlinda
 
I have explore and it simply has a tools option at the top of the page.
junebjh wrote:
Does anyone else get this?
When reading KP I keep getting popups saying "1girl wants to chat with you". There is a cancel option which I always use but I wondered what is going on.
 
Oct 13, 2013 08:20:18   #
CaroleD53 (a regular here)
 
I am getting these too!
Oct 13, 2013 08:21:28   #
JoyceKnits
 
Be careful. Don't ever click on these pop-ups. It might be a "redirect virus" which is really difficult to remove. I had it on my last computer and it took Norton experts months to remove.

I use a pop-up blocker, so I am not getting the pop-ups, but for the past few days, when I try to use the back button on my browser in KP, it often won't go back because it wants to go to an ad site that has "adnxs" in its address. I looked it up. This is a malware site. Either my pop-up blocker or virus protection is preventing my computer from going there.

I wonder if the KP site has a virus of some sort that is trying to spread itself.
Oct 13, 2013 08:26:17   #
Jean Keith (a regular here)
 
Yes! Most of the time I can't even see this site for all the ads and it's very disgusting.
Oct 13, 2013 08:48:13   #
Stablebummom (a regular here)
 
Try ADBLOCK Plus-you can download it for free and it's safe to use. No more pop-ups and no more ads in the middle of the page or anywhere on the KP pages! You can download version for any browser you use.
www.adblockplus.org
Oct 13, 2013 08:49:03   #
cbjlinda
 
I don't think you can expect this site to take care of all your problems. you need to control what you can on your computers. there is only so much one can do. and even with the few pop up adds we get on this site I think it is sooooo worth it and they do a very good job considering the multitude of people who congregate here.
Jean Keith wrote:
Yes! Most of the time I can't even see this site for all the ads and it's very disgusting.
 
Oct 13, 2013 09:17:02   #
junebjh (a regular here)
 
I'm on an iPad and go straight to KP from emails, so don't know what a browser is. Sorry I am very computer illiterate.
Oct 13, 2013 09:20:25   #
JoyceKnits
 
By the way, I only have this problem on the KP site, hence my thinking that KP might have a virus somehow attached to it.

I take it back. I just had the same thing happen on the NY Times site.

Joyce

joycegordon wrote:
Be careful. Don't ever click on these pop-ups. It might be a "redirect virus" which is really difficult to remove. I had it on my last computer and it took Norton experts months to remove.

I use a pop-up blocker, so I am not getting the pop-ups, but for the past few days, when I try to use the back button on my browser in KP, it often won't go back because it wants to go to an ad site that has "adnxs" in its address. I looked it up. This is a malware site. Either my pop-up blocker or virus protection is preventing my computer from going there.

I wonder if the KP site has a virus of some sort that is trying to spread itself.
Be careful. Don't ever click on these pop-ups. It ... (show quote)
Oct 13, 2013 09:34:52   #
missmolly (a regular here)
 
Stablebummom wrote:
Try ADBLOCK Plus-you can download it for free and it's safe to use. No more pop-ups and no more ads in the middle of the page or anywhere on the KP pages! You can download version for any browser you use.
www.adblockplus.org


:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
I downloaded this quite a while ago and don't get ads on any site! :thumbup: :thumbup:
Oct 13, 2013 09:52:24   #
junebjh (a regular here)
 
I should add that I only get this on KP. I get ads which are on the page usually about things I have recently looked at. I don't mind these so much but the other one sounds a bit on the seamy side. All very big brother really.
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