OT How do you get those iVIllage videos to stop

melinda155August 3, 2007

I can only read one message at a time now and those videos keep popping up and I can't shut them down!

melinda

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nygardener(z6 New York)

I think that if you are a paid member (about $15 a year) and you log in, the ads go away. Every once in a while my computer "forgets" I've logged in, and they reappear until I log in again.

If you are already a paid member, you have logged in to GardenWeb, and they are still appearing, then you have spyware or adware on your computer. McAfee, Norton, and others sell tools for $30-50 to get rid of them. There are also some shareware or free programs you can download that will do the job, but they are of varying quality.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2007 at 10:54AM
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weirdtrev

I am not a paid member and I have never seen pop-ups from this site. Do you know what browser you are using and what version it is? I use Safari if you are curious.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2007 at 6:02PM
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melinda155

I use netscape.
and this just started. never had it happen before. But when it pops up, i can't move it up or down OR side to side to try to find the cancel "X" It won't move!!! really fustrating. and i have McAfee. forgot to say, i have not paid either.
thanks
melinda

    Bookmark   August 6, 2007 at 5:46AM
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weirdtrev

In netscape try going to Edit > Prefrences > Privacy & Security > Popup Windows and then check the box that says block unrequested popup windows. That should take care of your problem.

Oh and those directions were for Netscape version 7.2

    Bookmark   August 14, 2007 at 4:45PM
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cindy-loo

Check the tomato forum. There was a discussion over there and someone listed how to get rid of the ads. I can't remember the exact post but I'll try to find it. It worked for me!! Found it-

Try this:

I don't know if there's some additional mozilla thing that will get rid of the ads you're still getting, but this will block them: (copied from another thread here)

"The Universal Solution: (if you have a PC)

This will work on Windows systems for all browsers; IE, FireFox and Netscape.

The Windows operating system provides a system-level method to block specific IP addresses before they even get to the browser. To effect this solution you need to edit a Windows system file called "HOSTS". This file is located in the directory:

Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows 2K: C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows 98: C:\WINDOWS

Open the file in Notepad. Cut the following from this post and paste it to the end of the file.

127.0.0.1 amch.questionmarket.com
127.0.0.1 a820.g.akamai.net
127.0.0.1 iv.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 i.ivillage.com
127.0.0.1 m.2mdn.net
127.0.0.1 tste.ivillage.com
127.0.0.1 img-cdn.mediaplex.com
127.0.0.1 ads.vmirror.com
127.0.0.1 cmhtml.ivillage.overture.com
127.0.0.1 ads.pointroll.com

127.0.0.1 xml.ivillage.overture.com
127.0.0.1 cmls.overture.com
127.0.0.1 cm.ivillage.overture.com

Close and re-open your browser and all the ads will be gone.

Unfortunately, iVillage may in the future buy ads from a new source. In this event the new ad source will have to be added to the list. "

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    Bookmark   August 15, 2007 at 11:24PM
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lynnem(5 Ohio)

An easy solution is to download the Mozilla Browser.. I have both Internet Explorer and Mozilla on my computer, mainly use the Mozilla. (Firefox)

I haven't seen one of those ads in a year. When I use IE, I'm reminded of how irritating they are.

You can download Mozilla/Firefox at their website:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

Once downloaded, go back to the same site, and download their Adblock ad-on:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

You'll never go back.....

    Bookmark   August 18, 2007 at 6:58AM
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