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    Default DAM PoP up ads every time I click on New Posts.

    Can't anyone fix this problem. Every time I click on AP.org "new posts", or try to make comments or make new posts, I get popups. Some are adds, one is "I need to update" my adobe player or something (which I don't) and sometimes even Porn. This is the only website that does it. I am getting real sick and tired of having to close these popups all the time.
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    Default Re: DAM PoP up ads every time I click on New Posts.

    This is the first time I've been able to post for weeks; every time I got to new posts and tried to click the screen would go black.
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    Default Re: DAM PoP up ads every time I click on New Posts.

    I have posted this problem twice with no replies from the ones who run this forum. You would think someone in the "Association" would be able to correct the problem or at least check it out, or let us know what the problem is. Evidently there is no one who cares or knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recon133 View Post
    I have posted this problem twice with no replies from the ones who run this forum. You would think someone in the "Association" would be able to correct the problem or at least check it out, or let us know what the problem is. Evidently there is no one who cares or knows.
    With all due respect! I have posted replies. I have asked questions with really no answers.

    I have tried to replicate these issues but with no success. I have tried using IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Cleared all setting and haven't gotten pop ups. I have tried accessing using an iPad, iPhone, and a Samsung, and yet I get no pop ups!

    One thing I've notices is that it seems to only affect some users and not others. I would like for someone who gets these pop ups (on their phone) to back up their phones, wipe them as if it is fresh out of the box and then try to access the site without loading any other apps.
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    I am using IE and recently started having problems with popups here and AP.org only. It does not happen on any of my other forums or on anything or any place else on the internet. I have run scans on both of my computer antivirus programs, several times = nada. So it is obvious to me, it is an AP.org problem, not IE or my computer. What is pissing me off, is that those in charge of AP.org have not posted any comments about it. It's like no one cares.

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    There is a significant discussion regarding this in the Help Desk forum. You are experiencing the same thing as many others. I have no problem on my phone using Safari or work computer using Internet Explorer, but the worm or virus or whatever exploited a weakness on my personal computer and is a problem with both I.E. and Fire Fox. No anti-virus or spyware scan has detected the infection, and I cannot find any suspect add-on or program that might have snuck its way into my system. I suspect the bug captured user names, and activates when you log on.
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    Are all your systems up to date with patches, including browsers? Also which anti-virus are you using? I myself am using Avast. I've been using it since version 1 and only the free one. Just recently I've gotten the paid version so I can take advantage of the VPN capabilities. Also my primary browser is Firefox with the NoScript extension.
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    Every thing else is doing fine. My computer is operating normally. I use Webroot and Windows Defender.. I have been using Webroot for years and it is a top notch anti virus protector. Never have had one single virus infection on my computer since using it. I can't say that for McAfee and Norton which I have had in the past and got virus's with both. As I have already stated several times, this is the only website that I get the popups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VB View Post
    With all due respect! I have posted replies. I have asked questions with really no answers.

    I have tried to replicate these issues but with no success. I have tried using IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Cleared all setting and haven't gotten pop ups. I have tried accessing using an iPad, iPhone, and a Samsung, and yet I get no pop ups!

    One thing I've notices is that it seems to only affect some users and not others. I would like for someone who gets these pop ups (on their phone) to back up their phones, wipe them as if it is fresh out of the box and then try to access the site without loading any other apps.
    Huh, WTF! Take the chance of loosing important data on my phone, by refreshing it back to the new phone status? Hell no, not when this is the ONLY website I have this pop up ad BS on a daily basis.

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    Recant from my previous post: After more thought, I don't believe the bug is keying on particular user names it captured because the pop-ups start as soon as I click the cursor into the "user name" box...before I have even entered any information.

    Since the problems started, I have run complete update check for my system, short of updating to the latest version of Windows. Without looking (I'm using my phone now), I believe I'm running the Microsoft anti virus; also ran a second "contingency" version they have for trouble shooting. That also didn't detect any malware. I will check the FireFox no-script extension; but I'm not optimistic given it's the same issue on my personal computer using both FireFox and Internet Explorer.
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    And to dog pile on what Recon and RDU stated, APO is the only site I frequent where I experience this issue.
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    Default Re: DAM PoP up ads every time I click on New Posts.

    It may be an adware issue. Just pointing out a possible. Look in your registry, there will probably be a program that makes no sense. I got an adware program on my work computer, it was as simple as looking at the program lists and finding the one that didn't belong.


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    Default Re: DAM PoP up ads every time I click on New Posts.

    Looking through my phone, all I can find is that 'Lookout' is flagging APO as a malicious site. Neither Lookout nor Kaspersky can find anything wrong in my phone. Pop-ups make it difficult to log on via smart phone, and last time I used my laptop (kaspersky also) the pop-ups had started on it.

    Sometimes I can look at the APO site without logging on with no pop-ups.

    Don't know much about this kind of stuff, but other password protected member-only sites on which I lurk are not having the same problem.


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    If you back it up correctly you should have no fear of losing "important data".
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    Standing Ready='Lookout' is flagging APO as a malicious site
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcwz8-EfFYE

    Lookout hates AP.org
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