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Side spam starting spontaneously

Why do those horrible little ads on the side start making noise? This doesn't usually happen.

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  1. I think it has something to do with a desire on the part of the site's owner to make money.

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      I see that "Make Money" has done the same in Carolinadawg's post above.

    2. I'm having the same problem, but worse the word "books" in a post has suddenly morphed into a link to "pro Shopper", And lots of extra tabs are self-opening when I try to post.

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      1. re: qianning

        That sounds like you have some kind of malware on your computer that's affecting what you see. We don't do any kind of advertising linking on words within posts themselves.

          1. re: qianning

            I was getting these ads for eggs coming up all the time, now a new one with some happy music has started up twice today. This is not cool.

      2. After it being suggested many, many, MANY times I finally installed Ad Blocker Plus and don't see any ads any more! It's free and easy.

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        1. re: c oliver

          Any ad blocking extension will help. It depends on one's browser and operating system.

        2. Was there a way to make these various recordings stop their automatic blurbs? I don't necessarily need/want to block all ads (after all I need to be reminded to click on Zappos every so often), but having that sound blurt out is NOT a good thing.

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          1. re: Joanie

            Hopefully this helps: "How to stop autoplaying ads, videos and media on web pages" http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/int...

          2. yes, having the same issue. it started with the bird egg add up top and now a side bar is chirping in. very annoying, and I have no desire to install add block. I think just because you don't see the ads, doesn't mean they aren't following you.

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            1. re: Bellachefa

              Now I have dueling ads popping up on the right side, and they're really loud. I don't have this issue with any other website, so hope the techs take a serious look.

              1. re: Bellachefa

                reconsider installing adblock - this was happening to me here and all over the place and driving me up.the.frickin'.wall.

                IIRC you can set it to block the tracking advertisers get off your habits as well.