I can only read one message at a time now and those videos keep popping up and I can't shut them down!
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.
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.
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.
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
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-
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.
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. "
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:
Once downloaded, go back to the same site, and download their Adblock ad-on:
You'll never go back.....