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#1 softeyes

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:48 AM

Hi!

 

When I access Bleeping Computer as a guest, or when I am signing in I always have this advertisement in front of me:

 

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Is there a way I can make an "ad-free" donation to Bleeping Computer?  I understand that guests (BC) might get some funds from users clicking on the advertisement.  As a member, I'd love to see it go away!  No iPad for me! :-)

 

Thank you so much for your time! :flowers:

 

 

 



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:52 AM

I've honestly never gotten any ads like this when browsing BleepingComputer as a guest, so I'm not sure if that ad really comes from BleepingComputer or not. Also, the "Advertisement brought to you by ..." looks suspicious too. I'm tempted to say that you have an adware on your system.

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#3 Grinler

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:56 AM

As a member you are never shown ads. Just create a free account and the ads should go away. If not, please send me a pm with a screenshot so I can track down the misbehaving one.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 12:04 PM

Hi Softeyes.. I just want to confirm for you .. I get the same obnoxious ad when I sign out of BC and or upon my first 'sign on' of the day.  So this is not adware from anything you have installed it IS pushed to the browser from the site.  As from this disclaimer:

 

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The only way you can 'get away from it is to have your 'bleeping computer' remember you (check the box when you sign in' in which case any time you delete your cookies or sign out you will have those ads.  There is no way around it.  I also wanted to add (long time no see !!) And it is rather obnoxious I totally agree ... It would be nice if it only popped up once upon first visit but it pops up Every time you click a link on the site.  It is a coding thing that really only the web admin has control over.  (not the forum admins)


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#5 Grinler

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 12:09 PM

I am going to try and remove that ad from the sign up page

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 12:44 PM

Grinler, the picture you see in my first post is an actual "cropped screen shot" ~ I'm using Googe  Chrome. Once I sign in as a member, I do not see this advertisement anymore. (Laughing at myself..how would my browser know if I was a paid member when I'm looking at the forum as a guest!!! :oneeye:)

 

@YeahBleeping (you've been busy!!) thank you for your description! That's precisely what I experience.

 

In my Google tool bar, I click on Bleeping Computer and the ad instantly shows up.  It will not go away as a "guest." Every new forum area I click is preceded by the ad.  I've learned to be patient and click out of it!

 

Mind you, I am one who never ticks 'remember me' and I use Ccleaner like a germophobe! Perhaps it's just the way it is!



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 01:12 PM

LOL yeah I have been replying to posts like a banshee lookin for souls.  What is even worse about that ad is that if your having trouble with flash or you have a tiny laptop screen like I do you have to scroll over to get to the little 'x' to close it ~ It often will toss up a script error (for flash issues) and trying to click that x before you get to the next load screen is crazy.  Yes you will continue to get some kind of ad if you toss your cookies (heh heh) .. I hope things are fairing well with you and have a good day.



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 06:45 PM

Helpful step I hope: In Ccleaner I added Bleeping Computer to the "keep cookies" list!  

:scratchhead:  "could that  have been easier?"

 

Thanks you two! :thumbsup2:



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Posted 17 June 2015 - 02:41 PM

Ad is removed from the login screen.

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 04:34 PM

@Grinler:  At first I didn't notice, so I signed out and back in..ta-da..one less ad!

 

:hello: Thank You very much!






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