Topic: HM Pop-Up? ** UPDATED **

A couple days ago I commented that I'd seen a pop-up here on the boards.  But I closed it each time without bothering to read what ad company it was from.  Well I just finished posting Ten Horror Movies Which Deserve More Attention Part IV ( pimp, pimp ) when I got it again.  This time I snapped a pic of my desktop to show it.  To wit:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/loudlon/hmpop-up_zps16041563.png

Has anyone else been getting this?  I know one person said they had, but I've heard no other complaints.  @Meh , do you know anything about this?

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It's showing up now.

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I haven't seen this pop up.
But if I do I'll let you know...

Last edited by getken (2013-05-28 09:02:09)

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I haven't got it once yet.

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I don't know why it's just a couple of us, then.  I have kick-ass trojan/ad/spam/malware blockers on my PC and it hasn't been infected with so much as a BHO in years.  And I've never seen a pop-up on HM before this one showed its face.

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I've seen that pop up on other sites, but not on HM.

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Thankfully I haven't seen it yet.

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no haven't come across it.

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Nothing on my end.

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MoonRaven wrote:

Nothing on my end.

i should hope not! tongue

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Not here either. But I'd vote for Verizon. lol

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A bit of research points toward it being related to one of the banner ads at the top of the page.
As the ads are targeted based on google searches it all depends what you've been looking for and whether you've opted in to the search based program.

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Interesting.  So searching for bass guitar tabs and downloadable screenplays on google results in me getting a pop up here on HM that has nothing to do with either. lol

I don't like it.  Make it stop!

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Go on a Porn Site. You'll be glad you have just ONE in here. There's millions in some of them. lol

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Well, I just got another pop-up.  A different one this time:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/loudlon/popup2_zpsf2bcffb1.png

Pissing me off...

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I use Google Chrome and have Ad block plus on, I haven't seen an ad in over a year on ANY site! It's awesome.  Youtube is quicker, sites safer.  I recommend you use that, Lonnie.

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And Meh wonders why his site costs more than his adverts bring in.

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I use Opera and have never had this problem before, and I've most certainly never seen a single pop-up on HM until the first pop-up I got a couple weeks ago.  Interestingly enough, I just googled "safecount.net" pop-up and it seems they have an opt-out option.  But that would mean I ok'ed my browser to receive such pop-ups to begin with, which I have never done.

So maybe it's not HM after all.  It still puzzles me, though, because I'm ridiculously safety conscious about my PC.  So to suddenly start getting pop-ups on a site I've never seen a pop-up on before concerns me.

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Everything fine on my side, Never seen  a pop up on this site ever!

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I get a pop-up every time I browse a porn site.  Can't explain it. hmm

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^^^
Yeah, wondering the exact same. lol

But to come back to your new pop-up ad, it's very weird indeed. I sure wish ALL browsers would include a REAL pop blocker. I have it on but still get them. Also have Ad Block Plus on. But not a recent one at all, as old as my Firefox 2. I heard great Chrome reviews from my bro, especially, he used Firefox before but prefers it.

Opera, that's my second browser. Getting pop-ups anyways. Screw the code that bypasses the browser's settings.

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I tried Google Chrome last year but the damn thing crashed every ten minutes.  Opera crashes, too, but nowhere near as often as most browsers I've tried.

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Oh yeah, I get you. I've done the exact same with a huge bunch, even some it was the first time hearing the name but I only have Firefox which I use everyday, Opera which I use for Tumblr only, Firefox doesn't like it and at last, Apple's Safari that came with my OS which I use very rarely to go to MySpace which I can't stand so yeah, not using it often at all.

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I don't know about Chrome or Firefox, but you can actually mask Opera as a different browser.  For example Opera doesn't work with the new interface on photobucket; you click to get the link for an image and the screen browns out and stays that way, and you have to refresh the page to make it go away.  But if you set Opera preferences to identify as Firefox for that site, the interface works perfectly fine. 

Go figure. hmm

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^^^
Yeah. That's why I use it in some places. I set it to Firefox but still loads everything correctly unlike Firefox does. Go figure indeed. lol