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Pop ups showing up in wrong/random places on my screen

by sjm182222 / May 14, 2011 5:54 AM PDT

I have a Dell Inspiron, Windows 7, IE 9. I've looked all over for this problem and can't find anything about it. All of a sudden all the pop ups on various pages (mainly ads) are floating all over my screen. To clarify, if I'm on a site with a moving ad in the right sidebar, it will pop up in maybe the top left corner of my window. Another example, the "share" option on many websites (ex: facebook, twitter, digg, reddit, etc.) will show up in the dead-center of my screen. Or, if I'm on a site with a pop up window with, say, a picture gallery, it will move all around the screen and close whenever I click on it. I hope I am explaining this issue well enough. I've cleared my cache, run all virus and spyware checkers, and restarted the computer to no avail. Can anyone help or give me suggestions?
Thanks in advance!

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I'm guessing there is no issue with the laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2011 7:37 AM PDT

Just with the browser. As you know IE9 is very new and it will take time for the web authors to exploit it.
Bob

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I figured...
by sjm182222 / May 14, 2011 10:28 AM PDT

it was IE9, but it is brand new and I've been on 9 for a while now. And it is making it almost impossible for me to navigate through many sites, as there are ads blocking many areas of various websites and I therefore can't click on those areas and am stuck.
Do you have any thoughts on what I can try to fix it??? I can't just sit around and wait, I have work to do!!

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Sorry no. But I will share what I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2011 10:35 AM PDT
In reply to: I figured...

I use one of those other browsers that I can install Adblock Plus. The other browsers are free as well as Adblock Plus.

As to IE9, I bet I could use it but the popups are unacceptable to me.
Bob

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Thanks
by sjm182222 / May 14, 2011 10:46 AM PDT

I appreciate the suggestion. But, this is the first time I've ever had an issue with ads - never had any other pop ups. So, I feel that something is wrong. But thanks anyway!

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Just my opinion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2011 2:03 AM PDT
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IE9 is very new and web sites are just beginning to catch up. If you feel it's a OS/IE issue and it used to work last week, use system restore to last week.
Bob

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by sjm182222 / May 15, 2011 4:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Just my opinion.

I actually just decided to try out Google Chrome... so far I love it and no issues with the ads!! Thanks for the suggestions.

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Me too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2011 5:41 AM PDT
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I found that Google Chrome let me watch the videos at Apple without all the problems. Go figure.
Bob

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