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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:06 PM

really annoying pop-unders

Is anyone else getting a popunder that comes with a bunch of annoyingfeatures? Netflix is bad enough. These have google based searches and generally say "please take our survey to win aprise and prented to be from the site you're visiting- like DailyKos for example.

Several of these popunders come with sound which rings like a cell phone.

Is this a virus? I'm on IE8.

Don't give me any condescending snark about it because I work within financial communities whose proprietary software runs on IE only. Besides, Chrome's resolution on graphics is terrible.

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Capn Sunshine Oct 2012 OP
ManiacJoe Oct 2012 #1
Capn Sunshine Oct 2012 #3
douglas9 Oct 2012 #2
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Capn Sunshine Oct 2012 #5

Response to Capn Sunshine (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:28 PM

1. Add some domains to your "restricted" zone.

http://*.optmd.com
for example.

Doing so will not stop the popunders, but it will stop the annoying flash and sounds.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:17 PM

3. good suggestion

Makes sense.

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Response to douglas9 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:20 PM

4. I hesitate to put another untried antispyware on my machine.

I might clash with the proprietary bank programs I use. This has happened before.

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Response to Capn Sunshine (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:15 PM

5. UPdate: It was a game file called "Arcade Candy"

ostensibly a game portal, the Arcade Candy files have some really nasty hitchhikers.
I deleted Arcade Candy from my programs list, ran Malwarebytes AND Microsoft Safety Scanner, and it's gone.

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