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May 7, 2012, 12:57 PM
When I come into TFL I click on New Posts and get a screen of advertisements.

Okay, so you have ads. I don’t mind advertisements. It’s a way of supporting the site.

However, the only way I can get away from that screen of ads is to get off line and then come back. This second time I don’t get the ads.

What I do mind is having to go off line and then come back.

Is it how my computer is set up, or what?

Don H
May 7, 2012, 01:08 PM
I don't think TFL has ads...I've never seen them nor do I recall others mentioning them. Have you cleared your cookies?

May 7, 2012, 01:14 PM
Don H,

Well, I’m getting them. Yes, I’ve cleared cookies, all of them and I still get them.

What’s odd is that after getting off line and coming back on I don’t get the ads that time.

Mike Irwin
May 7, 2012, 01:19 PM

We don't have ads on TFL.

What you have, though, is a piece of spyware, malware, whatever, that has attached itself to your computer and is driving the pop up ads.

We get questions about this occasionally.

Malwarebytes is a very good piece of software for dealing with this.

May 7, 2012, 02:42 PM
See the sticky post in this forum? Web and Browser security?


Cookies don't create ads. Unwanted browser plugins and/or malware do.

May 7, 2012, 03:04 PM
Thanks Mike.

I'll check this out.