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Subject: pop up ads on PBS
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 11/6/2009
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Is anyone else getting pop up ads on here? I started getting them about a week ago, and they are very annoying. They pop up right where I'm trying to read, and I can't close them for about 10 seconds.

Date Posted: 8/31/2014 10:57 PM ET
Member Since: 1/6/2008
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Last Edited on: 2/2/15 4:37 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 11:16 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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You definitely have Malware on your computer.

Date Posted: 9/1/2014 1:28 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2007
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See the recent discussion in the "Questions about PaperBackSwap" forum regarding pop up ads and also a related discussion in forum regarding malware Weird green fonts in posts.


Date Posted: 9/1/2014 4:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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yep, my "weird green font" was definitely malware.  I got very good suggestions from members here for cleaning it off of my daughter's laptop.

Date Posted: 9/1/2014 11:18 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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What they said yes no pop ups on PBS. 

This one is making the rounds tho and seems to attach itself to one of your programs.  Members have reported it on their PBS pages, my aunt had it on her Firefox.

Last Edited on: 9/1/14 11:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/2/2014 8:50 AM ET
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I didn't even think of that! Thanks for the help! I'll be checking on that.