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I don't know when this site started all the pop ups and ads, but it is freaking annoying as hell.
Can anyone explain why? Is it my computer settings? Is it the price you have to pay for something free?
I got ads on the right, videos popping up in the lower corner every single time I turn a page.

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Browser setting?
I get none. Never have. That said, block the banners from your browser, see if it helps.
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I think you have some spy or malware on your PC. There are some ads on this site but no video ads and certainly no pop-ups.
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I downloaded Malwarebytes, took about an hour to scan, found about 1600 items of concern
Quarantine and clean now with no issues.

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This is something I deal with on a daily basis (I'm a computer tech if you can't tell from my screen name) and there are several free tools available online that everyone who sees this should pick up.

SpyBot - Search & Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org
I've used SpyBot for many years and have always had great luck with it. The newer versions (2.0 and up) also run in the background and watch for possible attempts.

CCleaner
http://www.piriform.com
Another great tool for standard system speed but can help with minor bugs that like to hide in the temp directories. For better cleaning, go to Options, Advanced, and uncheck "Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 24 hours." Caution: be sure you know all your login usernames and password as this will clear everything.

MalwareBytes
http://www.malwarebytes.org
Many people in the industry love this tool although, for some reason, I rarely use it. I tend to turn to some of the more controllable programs. The few times I have used it have yielded excellent results though.

AVG Free
http://free.avg.com
If you need a general anti-virus, AVG is a decent one to keep around. Has a fairly small footprint so it doesn't bog down your computer too much. During the download and install process, watch for the options to install the trial of their full Internet Security Suite. Don't bother with it since it will bug you everyday and expire in a month. The free version does plenty without all the extra bulk. I also uncheck the Identity Protection during install since that module tends to slow down your system more than some minor bugs will.

DougKnox
http://www.dougknox.com
If you're still running a system utilizing Windows XP or older, Doug Knox was on the developing team for it and has several great tools on his website that can help with small glitches.

TDSS Killer
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/di ... 350#block1
A very common family of bugs utilizes coding from an old bug known as a TDSS. This one program has eliminated more rootkits than any other software for me. Quick to download, update, and run. Doesn't hurt just to try it and give yourself the piece of mind that you're clean. And if it does find something, it takes care of it real quick for you!

HijackThis
http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-Hi ... 27353.html
Quick tool to remove the more stubborn problems. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Some of the things removed by this tool could render your system fairly useless. If you are tech-savvy or know someone who is, this could be a good tool for you. But do not start clicking blindly in HijackThis; you could remove a part of Windows that you may need.

That's it for now. But if I think of more, I may add to my list.
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