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    Re: POP-UPS: Computer Friendly People HELP!

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    I like it just fine. I've never had any problem with bank validation or anything else.
    But then, you've never blocked pop-ups either. When you write "I like it just fine", what does "it" mean? If "it" is Chrome or Windows 8 then fine, so do I. The notion I said I dislike is tweaking the browser settings to "do not allow any site to show pop-ups".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Týr View Post
    But then, you've never blocked pop-ups either. When you write "I like it just fine", what does "it" mean? If "it" is Chrome or Windows 8 then fine, so do I. The notion I said I dislike is tweaking your settings to "do not allow any site to show pop-ups".
    Yes, I understood what you stated. I like the option in bold above and do use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Yes, I understood what you stated. I like the option in bold above and do use it.
    Perhaps it's a Europe thing. Whenever I use my Visa Debit card for an online purchase, for example, a pop-up from the issuer asks me card-specific validation details before authorizing the seller to proceed. Pop-up blockers interfere with that process and result in a rejected transaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Týr View Post
    Perhaps it's a Europe thing. Whenever I use my Visa Debit card for an online purchase, for example, a pop-up from the issuer asks me card-specific validation details before authorizing the seller to proceed. Pop-up blockers interfere with that process and result in a rejected transaction.
    It is simple enough to then go to the settings and allow pop-ups for the specific site the first time you hit it, and then never worry about it, again.
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    Re: POP-UPS: Computer Friendly People HELP!

    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.

    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've never had any problem with bank validation or anything else.
    Thanks guys! I think I'll try the factory resetting first and if that doesn't do the trick I'll try the block pop-up trick!

    By the way, me describing it as "pop-ups" might not be the computer savvy way to put it ..... it's actually whole, additional pages/sites .... or whatever the right word for it is in English. Know what I mean?

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    Now I'm stymied. I did some reading up on the problem and have pretty much concluded that my computer suffers from PUP's. So I started up McAfee anti-virus and put it on Full Scan. After 3 hours it was 99% finished and had already detected 3 PUP's. So I let it run while I went out to do a few errands in town. I'm back and it is now 6 hours into the anti-scan and it still shows 99% finished. Something is not right here. But OK I read the instructions and learned that I can leave the 3 PUP's in quarantine or removed them, so I thinks, REMOVE THEM! But, nothing will be place into quarantine until the scan is complete and only then can I get to the removal functions anyway!!! So I'm between a rock and a hard place. I even tried cancelling the scan to see if I could at least toss these PUP's out - but ..... the cancel button doesn't work! My options at this moment are to leave it run or shut off the computer. Wonderful choices those are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    It is simple enough to then go to the settings and allow pop-ups for the specific site the first time you hit it, and then never worry about it, again.
    I tend to use more than one browser on more than one machine, white-listing on the permutations is just plain tiresome. The trick is not to allow the adware and proprietary toolbars onto any computer in the first place, and to reset the errant machine if it starts behaving badly. I agree one can whitelist site by site on each browser that needs access. One can also keep a clean machine too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by High Threshold View Post
    Now I'm stymied. I did some reading up on the problem and have pretty much concluded that my computer suffers from PUP's. So I started up McAfee anti-virus and put it on Full Scan. After 3 hours it was 99% finished and had already detected 3 PUP's. So I let it run while I went out to do a few errands in town. I'm back and it is now 6 hours into the anti-scan and it still shows 99% finished. Something is not right here. But OK I read the instructions and learned that I can leave the 3 PUP's in quarantine or removed them, so I thinks, REMOVE THEM! But, nothing will be place into quarantine until the scan is complete and only then can I get to the removal functions anyway!!! So I'm between a rock and a hard place. I even tried cancelling the scan to see if I could at least toss these PUP's out - but ..... the cancel button doesn't work! My options at this moment are to leave it run or shut off the computer. Wonderful choices those are!
    Then you are back to Týr 's original suggestion.
    What kind of sites have you been visiting?
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    Re: POP-UPS: Computer Friendly People HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Týr View Post
    I tend to use more than one browser on more than one machine, white-listing on the permutations is just plain tiresome. The trick is not to allow the adware and proprietary toolbars onto any computer in the first place, and to reset the errant machine if it starts behaving badly. I agree one can whitelist site by site on each browser that needs access. One can also keep a clean machine too.
    I do the same, and I agree with you.
    You have to be completely mindful. Stay away from dodgy sites, and NEVER allow any site to install some widget or other "to improve your browsing experience"
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    Re: POP-UPS: Computer Friendly People HELP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Then you are back to Týr 's original suggestion.
    What kind of sites have you been visiting?
    Ok But .......

    .... Jesus F Christ! I’ve been trying to reply to your post but PUP
    “Casino Games” and
    “FLV Player” and
    "Ad Cash" money scheme and
    "Ads Delivery" and
    "Western Union" and
    "Forex Trendy" and
    "Planet 49" and
    "Auto Binary Signals" and
    "5 Free Spins on a roulette wheel" and
    "Bet 365" and
    "Play Wartune" and
    "The Penny Stock Egghead" and
    "Forge of Empires" and
    "Your Soft Video Update" that claims it's "recommended"
    plus several pop-ups such as "Metin 2 Blazing Purgatory"
    ..... have all been preventing me for the past 15 minutes.

    I wanted to say if I use the original factory settings will I lose EVERYTHING I've saved? Photos, documents, photo shop program, etc?

    I visit mostly Google search, air travel agencies, local public transport time table, Forum Garden. I've downloaded iLivid video save, Olympus Camera transfer, VLC Media Player.

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