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9 years ago  ::  Oct 23, 2009 - 2:23PM #1
Posts: 1,338

Every time I click  a link in beliefnet , as I did now to make this report,  a rectangle box open a window, featuring this name :


Is this part of beliefnet and why it appears in my computer everytime I clik a link?  Sometimes I notice my computer working very slow and is because    several windows are open  by the above mentioned spammer.  Please someone let me know what  is going on, and how can I stop this  madness, which  is very annoying and I don´t know what is the purpose of it?  Please comment on this  and what should I do to stop it and if any of your are  suffering the same thing.


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9 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2009 - 12:25AM #2
Posts: 55

I get it all the time as well and it is very annoying.  My popup blocker is ineffective against it.  I know some ads are necessary to keep a site free but these are actually way beyond annoying.  I have no idea what to do to stop them.

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9 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2009 - 5:39PM #3
Posts: 3,318

I've added "" (without the quotes) as the final line in my host file to my host file in C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ or %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\  this appears to have fixed the issue for me.  I'd like a few days to see the effects of this on my system.

Depending on just what version of windows you are running this can be an easy or a difficult fix.

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9 years ago  ::  Oct 30, 2009 - 9:21PM #4
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Interestingly enough, I was recently having this problem, too.  I was without internet at home and had to use the local library's PC.  I repeatedly got those pop-ups there, but I don't get them at home. 

Now that I've got my home internet working again, I just checked my hunch.  I have that URL listed in my restricted sites on my home PC, so this is another option you might try.  You can get to it by going to your "Internet Options" and then selecting the "Security" tab.  Personally, I prefer to let the pop-up window appear, copy the URL as it appears in my browser's address bar and then paste it into the restricted sites list ... that way, there's no typos in the URL.


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