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Wierd Windows nonsense

 
 
Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2005 05:27 pm
I'm normally on a Mac and have never experienced this, but today I am on a PC and I am getting these weird links within peoples posts. Being PC illiterate, I thought I would come here for some answers.

What I am getting is random words within peoples posts are turning green and underlined. When I place my curor over them they turn into roll over ads. Am I correct in assuming this is not normal, but instead some sort of adware or something?
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2005 05:28 pm
Ha, in an ironic turn of events, the word adware in my above post turned into an adware removal link.
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fishin
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2005 06:12 pm
http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23352

That should explain it. Wink
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lil cat luver
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2005 06:12 pm
I just joined this forum and I thought it was an adware too! But someone else told me it was just part of the site. Here's the page that talks about it:
http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23352
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lil cat luver
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2005 06:13 pm
erm...ok, why didn't I see that post before mine? oops, sorry for repeating
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fishin
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2005 06:18 pm
lil_cat_luver wrote:
erm...ok, why didn't I see that post before mine? oops, sorry for repeating


hehe, we both posted at the same time. Cool
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2005 07:35 pm
Thanks guys... makes me glad I usually use a Mac :wink:
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2005 08:51 pm
Don't get too happy, if VibrantMedia ever decides to go through the bother of testing their javascript on your browser it will start showing up. It's not the OS that's preventing it, it's the lack of motivation on the part of VibrantMedia to support browsers with negligible market share.
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2005 07:54 am
Craven de Kere wrote:
It's not the OS that's preventing it, it's the lack of motivation on the part of VibrantMedia to support browsers with negligible market share.


God bless procrastination :wink:

But if they ever do get off their butts and decide to support my browser with a negligible market share, but with far superior quality than those with the majority market share, will disabling Javascript make those annoying ads stay away?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2005 10:54 am
Yes, their current invokation method is javascript based.
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Mon 27 Feb, 2006 08:33 am
Craven de Kere wrote:
Don't get too happy, if VibrantMedia ever decides to go through the bother of testing their javascript on your browser it will start showing up. It's not the OS that's preventing it, it's the lack of motivation on the part of VibrantMedia to support browsers with negligible market share.


So I see Safari is no longer safe... are there any other features on the site that will be disabled if I disable my java script?
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 27 Feb, 2006 08:47 am
I think that "Quick Reply" will stop working. Not sure about other features.
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Mon 27 Feb, 2006 08:54 am
Damn this is annoying. Does safari have to connect to a server (different from the A2K server) in order for this to work?
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Mon 27 Feb, 2006 09:24 am
EUREKA! A little bit of creative denying of server connections and problem solved. No more little green pop-up ads!
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Mon 27 Feb, 2006 09:25 am
Ha... I even blocked out some of the banner ads. I could get used to this.
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