A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pop-up Ads

It seems something on my blog is now causing pop-up advertisements from Moxie Search, Premier Bank and a bunch of other internet parasites.

I apologize for this inconvience and am working on getting rid of the offender. If you can help me pinpoint the offensive bug, post it in the comments of this piece. If you are having no problems, post that as well.

Issue resolved. It was a trojan known as Virtumonde, in my own browser....

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Blogger Shayan said...

I'm having no issues.

Best of luck, between the spam infestations and the spam accusations, it would seem Blogger is hell-bent on making your life difficult!

word verification:

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am having no problems with your site in regards to pop ups.
-Big Matt from THR

6:40 AM  
Blogger Carteach0 said...

I do not get them (firefox browser).

7:06 AM  
Blogger Dan from Madison said...

Huh, no issues with my blog.

7:17 AM  
Blogger dropdownstairs said...

no problems
using linux w/ mozilla/iceweazel

7:45 AM  
Blogger Ed Skinner said...

No popups using IE 6, and the popup blocker says none were attempted either.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Sevesteen said...

I see no signs of a problem here--Firefox 3 on Ubuntu Linux Hardy Heron. The pop-up blocker is quiet,

8:33 AM  
OpenID leadchucker said...

No issues here. Tested with Safari and Firefox. No pop-ups, in fact I just realized I don't have my browsers configured to block the pop-ups.

8:41 AM  
Blogger the pawnbroker said...

none for me...i do have a good blocker, but i don't see where anything was blocked. good luck killing the stinker.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Andrew C said...

No popups here. I usually read from a blogreader, but didn't see any popups when I opened the site.

Have you received reports of this from multiple people? If only one or two people have reported this problem, they may want to check their computer for adware. May not be a problem on your site at all.


8:46 AM  
Blogger Sterno said...

I'm using Mozilla and I have no pop-ups.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is usually my type of standard mischief, but I have to say I think you got it.

I'm on Windows XP at the moment, running Firefox 3.0.3 with the built in "block pop-ups" turned on, JavaScript turned on, Java off, and specifically no AdBlock Plus plug-in installed (it's my work PC).

Normally I don't surf without protection, but something funky was going down on our local intranet and I had to reinstall everything from scratch, so lucky you.

It's also looking good from my *nix box with all the bells and whistles on.


9:03 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

no problems here.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

No popups here.

I use Firefox 3.0.3 on an elderly XP machine, with the popup blocker turned on. (note, the lack of popups is not nessecarly soley explained by the popup blocker, there are sites that still manage to leave me with the dang things)

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not seeing any pop-ups. Using firefox on an older (powerPC) Mac. Didn't notice any w/ firefox on a Linux box yesterday.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problems here, I usually link in from Lawdog.

9:35 AM  
OpenID cortillaen said...

I've seen nothing from your site that wasn't intended, and I visit at least once per day. Just to double-check, I just went through about ten pages: Nada. Of course, I'm using FireFox v3.0.4 with the Adblock Plus v0.7.5.5 extension, so that might have something to do with it. Gotta love ABP.
Anyhow, I hope you can find the offender soon. Good luck.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Not Too Pensive said...

If it helps: not seeing any pop ups under Safari 3.1.2 on Mac OS X 10.5, even with the pop-up blocker deactivated.

The offending item may be a bit of malware on the computer of the person reporting the problem, of course.

I hate these bugs. Good luck hunting yours down.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Chris Byrne said...

No issues here

10:27 AM  
Blogger Les Jones said...

None here. It's more likely adware installed on your computer (assuming you're the one seeing the popups).

If they're appearing on your computer you might try iobit.com's Advanced WindowsCare Personal. There's a free version I use on all my computers.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

a sad story of NJ and pistols...

2:48 PM  
Blogger New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Maybe YOU have adware installed on your box, Xavier?

3:08 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

I did NJT, as noted up there, it was a trojan......

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recommend Firefox with NoScript add-on.

6:48 PM  
Blogger DouginSalcha said...


No pop ups here.

Am using AVG Anti Virus Free.

If anything changes, I'll let you know...


8:24 PM  
Anonymous FatWhiteMan said...

I don't get any popups here. Using Firefox on a Fedora box.

7:14 AM  

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