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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:05 AM

WTF is this new type of popup ad?

You can't close it as there is no such option.

I have tried to find the source / cause with no luck. Sonicstate does not do these though it shows their name on the ad.

Perhaps it comes from Sweetwater as I had just looked at a Youtube ad for the new Waldorf Kyra synth. Their name appeared in a version of this ad. It changes product or content now and then.

I've sent them an email.

Perhaps it is a Youtube thing and I looked at their settings - no change so far.

Its a very persistent little shit of an ad.





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Reply WTF is this new type of popup ad? (Original post)
BSdetect Oct 2019 OP
dewsgirl Oct 2019 #1
Prosper Oct 2019 #2
Dr Hobbitstein Oct 2019 #6
Dr Hobbitstein Oct 2019 #3
BSdetect Oct 2019 #4
Dr Hobbitstein Oct 2019 #5
BSdetect Oct 2019 #7
Dr Hobbitstein Oct 2019 #8
BSdetect Oct 2019 #9
BSdetect Oct 2019 #10
Dr Hobbitstein Oct 2019 #12
Dr Hobbitstein Oct 2019 #13
BSdetect Oct 2019 #15
BSdetect Oct 2019 #16
Dr Hobbitstein Oct 2019 #19
hunter Oct 2019 #11
abqtommy Oct 2019 #14
hunter Oct 2019 #18
BSdetect Oct 2019 #17

Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:06 AM

1. Check out YouTube vanced. It is free with very few to no ads.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:19 AM

2. I don't know if this is the same

but I have an annoying bottom right screen popup that I can’t get rid of. I can’t find anyplace on my computer that shows the source.

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Response to Prosper (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:22 AM

6. If it's there with your browser closed, then you have some sort of malware.

 

Run Spybot and Adaware and see if that helps.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:11 AM

3. Is it on your screen when your browser is closed? nt

 

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:18 AM

4. Have not tried that but it did shrink when I closed all the Youtube tabs. So Youtube I suspect is to

blame.

I've been trying to find how they allowed this as I did not sign up for such a change.

Maybe they just created a new "policy".


Anyway it shrinks to just a small annoying popup when Youtube is not showing in any Tabs (Google Chrome browser).

Google should kill this intrusion.

What next? Aholes.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:20 AM

5. Doesn't sound like a YouTube ad.

 

Close the browser and reopen it. See what happens.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:24 AM

7. I don't want to lose various Tabs if I close the browser. So CTRL+Shift+D Bookmark All Tabs

Also saves Tabs in Customize options / History

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:26 AM

8. You shouldn't leave your browser running all the time.

 

Especially with a bunch of open tabs.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:31 AM

9. Still pops up after closing Chrome.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:22 AM

10. I think I will have to switch to using Opera and ditch Google Chrome / Youtube

These intrusions are another wedge into our privacy.

Youtube is behind this crap I think.

Just pure annoyance.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:55 AM

12. It is NOT youtube. Check your system for malware/adware.

 

YouTube and Google are the same company. They don’t do pop up ads.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:56 AM

13. Then you have malware/adware on your system.

 

Spybot, Adaware, and uBlock Origin are good remedies.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:17 PM

15. Have installed UBlock but that ad still appears. UBlock seems to be running checks

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:40 PM

16. This seems to be some Microsoft gimmick

The popup takes over scrolling and has a slider for PC sound volume.

Completely stupid if they are responsible.

I never agreed to this idiocy.

Who ever would?

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 07:46 AM

19. Dude, i already told you what the issue is.

 

It's not Google. It's not YouTube, and it's certainly NOT Microsoft (who has never put ads in their products, let alone it's OS).

Your computer is infected.

Run the scans from the products I mentioned earlier with your browser closed. Just let the scans happen, it takes time.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:17 AM

11. Malwarebytes and uBlock Origin work against most of these nasties.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/ (Make sure you are on the right site. A badly compromised machine might not take you there.)

uBlock Origin IS NOT uBlock.org, uBlock Origin is free and available in app stores. If someone is asking you to pay for it, or otherwise seems a sketchy source, then you've got the wrong one.

Malwarebytes and uBlock Origin are what I use first when people seek my advice about screwed up machines.

Opera has it's own ad blocker built in.

I allow less-intrusive advertising on the advertising supported sites I frequently visit, but I'd much rather pay to make ads go away, which is why I pay DU for a star. I have zero tolerance for ads that pop up, make sound, move, or flash. I'll blacklist entire sites that insist on using those just so I don't land on them by accident. Some are sites I've seen DU members posting links to.

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Response to hunter (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:02 PM

14. I use Firefox as my browser, running the add-ons AdBlockerPlus and u-block. I don't see ANY ads at

all. I also use Malwarebytes and WiseCleaner for protection and maintenance and I'm real pleased with the results.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:04 PM

18. I allow advertising on certain technical sites I visit.

Their unobtrusive ads are highly targeted to engineering and science nerds like me.

Sometimes I see advertisements for products I'm interested in.

My most recent impulse buy was a cheap microscope. Every mad scientist needs one of those for experiments likely to go horribly wrong. You wouldn't want to fuck up the Nikon.

Thanks to uBlock Origin I *NEVER* see ads for politics, "dating" sites, and other typical clickbait crap.

When I opened DU incognito just now, no ad blocker, I got ads for tires, furniture, and beauty products.

Apparently they've been to my house and know exactly what I need.

Too bad for them I will buy my tires at Costco, my dogs and nice furniture do not play well together, and beauty products tend to make me look like a rock star who isn't aging well so I abstain from all beauty products but mild soap. It is, however, very nice soap.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:44 PM

17. Solution?

Image result for windows notifications pop up


Open the Start menu and click the Settings icon to launch it. Navigate to System > Notifications & Actions in the Settings app. Scroll down to the Notifications section and disable the “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows” option. That's it.Jul 11, 2017

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