Username Post: Unwanted Ad Banner        (Topic#1585503)
rockmom
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Is anyone else having an issue with an ad banner running across the bottom of the page here and one along the side of the page?

First the back button would not function and now this invasive ad banner. The back button is now working correctly but this banner sometimes is right up in the middle of the page or covers the description of a LO in the galleries. HATE it.

I ran a security scan with my antivirus software and all seems well. No malware, no spyware, or viruses.



 
rockmom
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In response to rockmom

Oh and I got the PM reported by Henri Jean and others. I just deleted it.


 
aquabunny
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In response to rockmom

I am not experiencing the ad banner you describe, even on the computer I use that doesn't have Ad-Block installed.


 
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In response to aquabunny

Not me either. Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date.


 
rockmom
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Thanks t-scraps, it is! That was first thing I did even tho I have it on auto update.

This is only happening at this website and that is why I thought maybe someone else was having the same issue.


 
mrsdriver5
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In response to rockmom

No so far! But I didn't get the PM either...however I did notice the back button so I'm not totally left out of the loop :>) Hope whatever is causing it gets fixed for you~Judy


 
flintridgescrapper
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In response to rockmom

Sorry, but I'm not having it either.


 
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  • stick on 02-26-13 11:21 AM
In response to flintridgescrapper

Do you have a toolbar installed that might be running the ads?


 
rockmom
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No, no tool bars but that is what it seems like. It has the following:

T Related Searches: Scrapbooking Supplies Scrapbook Layouts baby Scarpbooking Ideas Scrapbook Layout Ideas Free Scrapbook Ideas then a search space with the magnifying glass.

I can close it out by clicking on the X but it comes right back. The ads along the side seem to be local to my area and come and go, theya re not always there. I have dobule checked my antivirus software, popup blockers, etc and rebooted my computer. I use my internet provieder's F-Secure Charter Security Suite software. Never have any issues with it in 10 years we have used them.


 
aquabunny
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In response to rockmom

Could you take a screenshot and post it to your gallery? Maybe someone can help diagnose it with that.


 
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In response to aquabunny

I would suggest checking your installed programs to make sure there isn't a tool bar installed that you don't want. That's kinda what it sounds like to me. Also, I would suggest running another scan with a different antivirus or anti malware. Not all programs catch all viruses. There are many good, free ones available. PM me if you need to know what they are.


 
mrsdriver5
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I just got yet another acrobat reader update a day or two ago that I haven't installed yet. I'm going to get rid of Adobe Reader and just keep another pdf reader I have, but could that have maybe installed automatically and had a toolbar or something attached to it? But you'd think it would show up on other sites then also~Judy


 
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  • Vae on 02-26-13 12:04 PM
In response to mrsdriver5

I'm not getting them at all. Which browser are you using? I use Chrome and haven't had any issues.


 
rockmom
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Yeh, I use IE though I do have Chrome available. I might try Chrome.

How do you take a screen shot on a laptop? I've no idea...

I appreciate eveyone's help!


 
mrsdriver5
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My HP laptop works the same as any of our PCs—Hold down the Shift key and hit the Print Screen key (one of those seldom used keys on the right-hand side, in various places on different computers). Then go to your graphics program and click on Paste Image, or whatever your program uses for pasting things. Then you can save it to file.

I use IE and I'm not having any problems~Judy


 
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I used IE for years until recently when I heard about the JAVA issues, then switched to Chrome. Not sure if the issue was ever resolved, but have stuck with Chrome and have no problems.


 
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Yeah, the PrintScreen key might share a key with something else to save room on a laptop, but it's otherwise the same as taking a screenshot on a desktop.

I used IE7 at work because there's no other choice - we can't install anything else, and can't upgrade what we have. But at home I use Firefox.


 
rockmom
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Ok, I switched to Google Chrome and its gone. Must be something on my IE. More seraching to come.

Mrsdriver5, I don't see a print screen key... There are a few keys I don't know what they do, lol, just not the most computer literate.

I will check my toolbars and extenstions again, maybe there is something there.

You mentioned Adobe Reader, is there something wrong with it?


 
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In response to rockmom

Hmmmmmm. Sounds like malware, which most AV programs will not catch. Not something I'm seeing here.

Malware Bytes has a free version:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes _free/


 
Kim222
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Sometimes the Print Screen key will share a key and say PrtScn on top of SysRq

Glad your issue has at least been corrected, though!


 
mrsdriver5
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I've had Adobe Reader forever, but then I downloaded the free Nitro PDF reader a year or so ago and it does a bit more for free and isn't supposed to be a resource hog, which supposedly Adobe Reader is. I'm just tired of all their updates, which I know are for security & improvements, but sometimes they tend to mess up my computer and I have to uninstall/reinstall. I've had no problems with the Nitro. Who knows...I may go back to having both, but I'm going to try getting rid of Adobe Reader (still need some Adobe things for other programs, so I won't be "done" with Adobe )

Like Bunny said, the Print Screen key may share space with another key. It may be shortened to something like PNT+SC or PNT+SCR, or something like that. Depending on your graphics program, you may be able to do screen shots from it. I know I can with PhotoImpact. ~Judy


 
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Your PrintScreen button might be labeled PrtSc or PrtScn. What kind of computer are you using, maybe I can Google what the appropriate keyboard shortcut is if I know the manufacturer and what model it is.


 
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  • Vae on 02-26-13 01:22 PM
In response to mrsdriver5

I use Nitro PDF as well. You are right, the updates for adobe are way too frequent and usually mess something else up. Nitro was a free download and I don't recall ever having to update it.


 
mrsdriver5
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I've had one or two updates, but they were easy and didn't mess everything else up...but I've had it for a long time. They did some good changes to it a while back.~Judy


 
flintridgescrapper
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Now I feel like a dunce. I've never once even noticed the Print Screen key.


 
Kim222
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In response to flintridgescrapper

Awww don't feel that way. That just means you're lucky because you've never needed it before


 
rockmom
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Thanks everyone I found it, it was an extention. It has now been disabled. Yeehaw, that is a relief. Site works just fine in both IE and Google Chrome. Thing is why did it only happen here? I don't get that...

Thanks Megan for your thoughts, its great to know you have our backs!!


 
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  • flintridgescrapper Said:
Now I feel like a dunce. I've never once even noticed the Print Screen key.


I use it a lot for things I see on the 'net that I want to save or use, or show someone how to do something in my graphics program. I don't know when I've ever used the Pause/Break key and my newer Logitech keyboard doesn't have some of the old keys that hardly anyone knew what they were used for...like the SysReq key. I never did figure that one out, but now I don't have it :>)

Don't feel like a dunce, Judy(not me)...that's how the computer geniuses want us to feel so they feel superior...but I've talked with a few of those geniuses and they don't have a clue either ~Judy


 
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...and thanks, I did not know there was a print screen key either! You can teach an old dog new tricks, well sometimes!


 
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