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Pop up conspiracy?(10 posts)

Pop up conspiracy?Steve98501
Dec 3, 2003 11:45 AM
Something's happened. I was away from RBR for a couple weeks, and when I returned this week, I can barely use this forum. When I click to enter the forum, and when I click on a thread topic to view, I get this pop up in a nice blue-framed, official looking, window that is titled: Security Warning. Within the window it is about Macromedia Flash Player and asks if I want to install it, etc. I've clicked yes, just to see if that would help. It doesn't install; it doesn't help.

I have to click the red X box to close, and it appears a second time. I click it closed again, and then I get the action I was trying for, i.e., entering the forum or viewing a thread in this forum.

However, this doesn't happen when I want to open RBR main page, and doesn't happen when I enter the Non-cycling forum discussions or threads therein. It doesn't happen when I visit any other web site, either.

Is there something I can do to get rid of this? It isn't like the pop ups that hide behind the window screen that advertizes bike tires or used to advertize One click when I left the web site and those are gone. No problem. This mischevious thing makes it difficult and annoying to visit this forum and view topics.

Help me if you can. Thanks.

Dec 3, 2003 12:08 PM
get a frickin' pop up ad blocker..... moron...
Dec 3, 2003 12:24 PM
Do you know where you can download pup-up blocker for free - Smart ass
That simple?Steve98501
Dec 3, 2003 3:02 PM
I've loaded a pop up blocker. All it found were cookies, which I deleted. So why does this Macromedia window continue to pop up here - and only here? Since you've concluded that I'm a moron, you're probably really tech savy and are just the right person who can help me figure this out. Got any other ideas?
re: Pop up conspiracy?zipptrek
Dec 3, 2003 12:19 PM
Try ( AD-AWARE). You can download it for free. I was having problems with this site also. Although it wasn't the same thing you are explaining. When I logged on it was really slow and when I tried to scroll it wouldn't react right away. When it did react it would move in chunks and the page would kinda double up on itself.The Ad-ware searches your hard drive for ad related programs that have been downloaded without you knowing it. It makes a list of them. You can then choose which programs you want to delete. Which in my case was all 97 of them. The other problem I had was they had taken over my home page and replaced it with globe finder. I could go in and change it back, but every time I turned the computer back on it would be changed again. It got rid of that too. Go to and download for free. Maybe there is something in your computer that is causing this to happen. I can't say for sure it will work for you but it solved my problems. Goodluck.
Get the Google tool barMel Erickson
Dec 3, 2003 12:44 PM

Not only do you get a Google search window on your browser at all times but a great pop up blocker, an auto fill feature (real time saver) and several other useful options.
Yahoo! Companion Toolbargala7516
Dec 3, 2003 2:04 PM
The new Yahoo! Companion Toolbar now has Pop-Up Blocker.
Check it out:
Dec 3, 2003 3:37 PM
But before you leave, tell Gregg, or the site manager why you are leaving.
Every time this subject comes up, I play the loudmouth and place the blame squarely on RBR and their "it's your problem, not ours" attitude. Instead of trying to replace the ads with non-popup ads, RBR remains silent in the face of so many complaints.

What kind of deal has RBR got with Macromedia? What can Flash do for you? Well once you install it, you will have access to millions of crappy, pointless ad minimovies that show up, uninvited, further interrupting your web surfing.
Yeah, sign me up for two.

This freeware helps disable Flashtrash-
Great pop-up stopper: www.panicware.comBergMann
Dec 3, 2003 8:40 PM
Get Panicware's free "Pop-Up Stopper" ap.
Mine works great: in fact, I've never seen that flash pop-up that's bothering you.
Two BIG thumbs up for panicware!!!!! A+++++ nmBowWow
Dec 4, 2003 6:54 AM