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    Angry POP-UPS: Computer Friendly People HELP!

    I just bought a new computer with Windows 8 and I'm using Google Chrome server. I understand very little about computers, or the Internet, so I'm hoping someone will tell what to do.

    Within a few minutes of use I'm getting up to 10 pop-up adverts, obscuring the view of whatever I might be trying to read. It then asks for confirmation when I try to click it OFF. No bloody confirmation needed for putting it ON however! I've only had this computer a week and I'm about to put my f*ing fist through the monitor. Please prevent me from doing that.

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    Re: POP-UPS: Computer Friendly People HELP!

    I'm soo glad you brought this up.... me too !!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Threshold View Post
    I just bought a new computer with Windows 8 and I'm using Google Chrome server. I understand very little about computers, or the Internet, so I'm hoping someone will tell what to do.

    Within a few minutes of use I'm getting up to 10 pop-up adverts, obscuring the view of whatever I might be trying to read. It then asks for confirmation when I try to click it OFF. No bloody confirmation needed for putting it ON however! I've only had this computer a week and I'm about to put my f*ing fist through the monitor. Please prevent me from doing that.
    I doubt very much whether your PC was doing this when it arrived new in its packaging. I think it's a consequence of your subsequent use, and very likely a result of something you downloaded and installed from an untrustworthy source. Were it mine, I'd re-install from the factory default setup partition and try again from scratch.
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    I just learned to suffer through it.

    Find the 'X' or [close] fast as I can, assuming it isn't traveling up or down the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Týr View Post
    I doubt very much whether your PC was doing this when it arrived new in its packaging. I think it's a consequence of your subsequent use, and very likely a result of something you downloaded and installed from an untrustworthy source. Were it mine, I'd re-install from the factory default setup partition and try again from scratch.
    Oh, you know what, I think my annoyances are nothing like described.

    Since it is new, sounds like good advice to me. Caution, I am just a key pounder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Caution, I am just a key pounder.
    At last....................
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: POP-UPS: Computer Friendly People HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by High Threshold View Post
    I just bought a new computer with Windows 8 and I'm using Google Chrome server. I understand very little about computers, or the Internet, so I'm hoping someone will tell what to do.

    Within a few minutes of use I'm getting up to 10 pop-up adverts, obscuring the view of whatever I might be trying to read. It then asks for confirmation when I try to click it OFF. No bloody confirmation needed for putting it ON however! I've only had this computer a week and I'm about to put my f*ing fist through the monitor. Please prevent me from doing that.
    You have to tweak your settings.
    Go to Chrome settings, scroll down to "Privacy", click on "content settings".
    Scroll down in that until you reach "Pop-ups."
    Mark "do not allow any site to show pop-ups."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    You have to tweak your settings.
    Go to Chrome settings, scroll down to "Privacy", click on "content settings".
    Scroll down in that until you reach "Pop-ups."
    Mark "do not allow any site to show pop-ups."
    I'm not sure I much like the notion. The trouble is that many legitimate sites pop-up with good reason, and blocking the functionality wrecks activities like, for example, banking validation. The excess pop-ups are simply due to adware and rogue toolbars having been infiltrated onto the machine, and a factory reset is just so much quicker than trying to nail down all the sprung boards.
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    Re: POP-UPS: Computer Friendly People HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    You have to tweak your settings.
    Go to Chrome settings, scroll down to "Privacy", click on "content settings".
    Scroll down in that until you reach "Pop-ups."
    Mark "do not allow any site to show pop-ups."
    That works.
    Also, look into AdBlock.
    It's freeware. Send them a few bucks if you like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Týr View Post
    I'm not sure I much like the notion. The trouble is that many legitimate sites pop-up with good reason, and blocking the functionality wrecks activities like, for example, banking validation. The excess pop-ups are simply due to adware and rogue toolbars having been infiltrated onto the machine, and a factory reset is just so much quicker than trying to nail down all the sprung boards.
    I like it just fine. I've never had any problem with bank validation or anything else.

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