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About The Annoying Pop-Up You Might See

In the last day or so you may have gotten this pop-up when you have visited S&L:

(Click to enlarge.)

We notified our advertising agency yesterday, and they have put their technicians on it.

For the record, it is just an annoying ad that somehow slipped past our advertising people. It is not a virus, worm or a trojan.

We believe the ad has now been blocked. But please let us know if you are still seeing it.

We apologize for the annoyance.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, September 27th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “About The Annoying Pop-Up You Might See”

  1. proreason says:

    I got it 2 or 3 times yesterday morning and this morning. I’ve also seen it for about a year on other sites, but there was something different about this one.

    If you don’t read the messages very carefully, it will begin to download something (and it even if you are very careful). To get rid of it, I had to kill Explorer. And that took a couple of times before it worked. Insidious.

    At the same time, my virus blocker (Trend) spots a virus (not sure whether it’s at download time or not), tells me about it, but says it is unable to neutralize it.

    A bit unnerving.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “A bit unnerving.”

      Because it shows the Windows Anti-Virus Shield. Making you think it is the real deal.
      Mine started to down load automatically when I hit the close tab. Told me I had 8 nasty in my system. I have McAfee protection so no warnings went off.
      Thank God!

  2. ravencottage says:

    This has happened several times in the past few days while visiting the Drudge Report but not S&L. Someone on the Clark Howard radio show said to hit Alt+F4 but I just restart to make sure.

  3. canary says:

    I did not get it. I read something about ignoring messages that warned of virus, with a click to stop, that you will actually get the virus. Know someone that fell for it and ruined her hard drive. I think someone tampers with Fox News site on occasion. May be Obama’s new internet CZAR whose former co-workers were arrested by the FBI. Kundra took leave and is back. (He’s the one that laughed about how long it took for 9/11 news to get out).

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