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Question: Has anyone had any trouble concerning the PopUp ad on the Survey ? Answered

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Lately, when I sign in (under Fire Fox, newest upgrade) the Survey pops up and runs a script that makes it impossible for me to sign on (it keeps taking the FOCUS off the text input box). I have to cancel it, many times I have to cancel it 3 or more times to get it to go away.

Is this just me, or have others gotten this also...?

UPDATE: Here is a screen shot of the survey I mean...

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NachoMahma (author)2008-12-27

. In Firefox, go to Tools:Options:Content and make sure "Block pop-up windows" is checked. Make sure insightexpressai.com is NOT in the exception list. . If that's not a real pop-up window, ABP should do the job. Or you can use your HOSTS file or firewall to block insightexpressai.com.

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Goodhart (author)NachoMahma2008-12-27

Block pop up windows was checked when I looked......there are no exceptions all should be blocked. :-(

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NachoMahma (author)Goodhart2008-12-27

. Then I'm guessing that it is NOT a pop-up window; it's something disguised as a pop-up. ABP will probably do the job.

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Goodhart (author)NachoMahma2008-12-28

We shall see then, I have it installed, and have restarted FF. . .

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282008-12-22

It offers from a small popup, when one comes into Instructables initially....before signing in and sometimes when signing out. I have to delete it 3 or 4 times to get rid of it, and leaving it interferes with posting *sigh*

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kelseymh (author)Goodhart2008-12-22

Hi, Goodhart. If you block popups unconditionally (remove I'bles from the "exceptions" list if necessary), then FF will just give you a yellow banner telling you it blocked a popup. You can choose to access it or not from the corresponding little "preferences" button.

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2008-12-28

FF seems to be set to block all popups, no exceptions....so I am guessing this is outside that realm .

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2008-12-22

When I get home from work., I will have to look into my settings. . .

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2008-12-22

umm....im not 100% sure on what you mean, i think you mean this:

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fwjs28 (author)fwjs282008-12-22

my suggestion, use Ad Blocker Plus plugin for firefox

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282008-12-22

It takes my CPU up to 100% or I would get a screen shot of it it that's not it

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2008-12-22

umm....ok,....but still, use ABP for Fire Fox...that should help...

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282008-12-22

Well, I hate to block the ads that the site depends on .... it is just this one that, originally was ok, but now it is a menace.

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2008-12-23

hmmm....im not sure...what kind of survey is it? Does it have a company name or anything....I think what you need to do is report it in the Bug section....

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282008-12-23

I haven't seen it on opening lately....and when it occasionally appears on closing, it isn't a problem...

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2008-12-27

ahh....i see.....i occasionally get those when i would use Internet Explorer......Like i said, ABP would probably be your best chance and shootin them suckers down.....

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282008-12-27

Well, even with FF popup blocker running, it is appearing, and back to being annoying. It wouldn't bother me if it were like it started out, where I could either answer it, or close it., but now it is invasive and I must click in the tab at the bottom of the page and delete it multiple times to get it to go away.

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fwjs28 (author)Goodhart2008-12-27

hmmm....that sounds like it sucks.....maybe try Opera and see if it has the same problem....also if you haven't already, run a system scan of your files for any trojans.....

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Goodhart (author)fwjs282008-12-27

I have updated this: and now have a screen shot of the survey in question...

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NachoMahma (author)Goodhart2008-12-23

. With ABP, you can selectively block ads. You can allow ads when browsing Ibles, but block the really annoying ones.

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Insomniac55 (author)2008-12-28

I just had this same popup the other day (I can't remember if I was on instructables or not, but I think I had opened it in a new tab), and then again today when browsing instructables. I'm pretty relieved to see others getting the same one, as the pc I am using has just recently been formatted and I initially suspected malware to be the cause. (this particular popup can be caused by malware) Also, this popup opens UNDER the current window, as a blank page and only loads the content of the popup when you exit IE. If anyone can confirm it is coming from this site and isn't malware, I would love to hear about it. If I can get an image of it uploaded I'll add it to this comment (my net is capped and slow at the moment, so I may not be able to get it to work.)

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Insomniac55 (author)Insomniac552008-12-28

Hmm, I can't get it to upload due to my super slow internet, but it is the exact same popup the OP is getting. The address it originally shows is about:blank, but after you exit whatever you were browsing it loads the proper url: core.insightexpressai dot com.

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xACIDITYx (author)2008-12-23

I have adblocker plus on, and I have never seen it, even with it off.

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xACIDITYx (author)xACIDITYx2008-12-27

*update* saw it a couple of times; annoying as... well, popups.

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Goodhart (author)2008-12-27

I finally was able to cancel all but one of the multiple times it comes up when I sign in, so I could get a screen shot of it.

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zachninme (author)2008-12-22

I've gotten it too! And I've also had gmoon's problem, although only in epiphany and not firefox...

I spent about 10 minutes trying to isolate the ad that causes the popup, yet couldn't figure it out. I *do* think that its something that is triggered when you leave pages, not enter.
I also haven't gotten it recently, so maybe it's been banned...

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Goodhart (author)zachninme2008-12-22

I got it just before I left for work, but haven't seen it again (I don't get it EVERY time in...)

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gmoon (author)2008-12-22

Haven't see the survey, but Firefox (3.0.5) did lockup entirely yesterday while loading the site. That doesn't happen very often (in fact, I can't recall it ever happening before.)

Overall, the site seems to be loading more slowly for the last week or so... I've been blaming slow ad servers; just a guess.

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11010010110 (author)2008-12-22

konqueror 3.5.10 on pentium 3 did not notice any high cpu usage or pop up ad (probably blocked or does not work due to lack of flash installed)

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