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adriank999
 
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Post Posted November 20th, 2006, 5:01 am

Sorry if this is the wrong forum but does anyone know how to stop the pop surveys that seem to afflict almost every site I visit?

The pop up stopper is on

Old Amoun
 
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Post Posted November 20th, 2006, 5:06 am

Can you give an example site?
Maybe you have some spyware on board, I have no 'pop surveys'

adriank999
 
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Post Posted November 20th, 2006, 6:44 am

I get these from newspaper sites and even the BBC

Example
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,2086,00.html

Gets a survey from

http://www.tangozebra.com/

Have AVG spyware installed and run regularly
Thanks
Adrian

Old Amoun
 
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Post Posted November 20th, 2006, 8:08 am

Just been to the first link http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,2086,00.html

and I get no popups.

Maybe you have a load of third party cookies set.

My cookie set up is :
amoun wrote:Hi folks.

I have the following which I think should stop all third party cookies

1. Uncheck 'Accept cookies from sites' (same as setting Network.cookie.cookieBehavior to 2 )

2. list acceptable site under [Exceptions]

adriank999
 
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Post Posted November 20th, 2006, 9:16 am

I usually delete the cookies when I quit Firefox
Just been back to the site and this time I get another of these surveys that float in from the left.
This one took about 20 seconds to appear

Any more thoughts, - I'll run spybot shortly
tks
Adrian


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adriank999
 
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Post Posted November 20th, 2006, 9:41 am

I've just installed No Script which detects the script they are running and allows me to selectively block scripts

cheers
Adrian

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Post Posted November 20th, 2006, 11:18 am

adriank999 wrote:I get these from newspaper sites and even the BBC

Example
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,2086,00.html



I went to that site and don't see any surveys. I went to the comment page where there was a survey on dog/cat fur. I clicked on it and the survey window popped up. These are my pop up settings in about:config

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Old Amoun
 
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Post Posted November 20th, 2006, 2:08 pm

Hi Robert and Adrian

My set up is similar (network.hosts.pop_server) is an email thing not a popup thing

My settings are all default i.e the two 'false' values are set to 'true'

Still I get no popups

old FatJohn
 
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Post Posted November 20th, 2006, 2:14 pm

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Pop-ups_not_blocked

Pay special attention to the spyware section.

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