I am having problems with my home desktop, laptop, Android tablet and wife's iPad and have been searching for a solutions off and on for almost three weeks - almost ready to give up and declare acceptance.
I'm using Windows 7 with IE9 and the pop-up blocker is on.
The popup advertisements (long retangular boxes) on our machines float in from the bottom of the screen, sets there for 5-6 seconds then floats away/disolves.
I get a prompt along with them that "Internet Explorer has blocked (i.e.) ad-emea.doubleclick.net."
I've used the malware removal tool (Malwarebytes) but it doesn't find anything.
I've went into the hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc) and added the address (ad.doubleclick.net) to it and it appears that when that sites hits my browser the page content is blocked but the box still appears with an error - page couldn't load etc. Other web address advertisements continue to pop open.
Important (seems to be)...when I'm on my work network, I don't seem to get the ad popups - it's only on my home network. I've reset both the modem and the router - doesn't fix.
The only software that I've added as of late is tax preparation software but my grandson does have his gaming box connected to the network and does his social networking on our desktop machine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! As i mentioned above, I'm almost ready to give up on this issue.