How do I block these IE websites from popping up?


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Artreid

When clicking on certain websites I get the following new windows being
opened almost always. How do I stop these windows from opening? I have tried
adding them to my Hostfile to no avail.

7.rotator.wigetmedia
about:blank
 
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J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

Artreid said:
When clicking on certain websites I get the following new windows being
opened almost always. How do I stop these windows from opening? I have
tried adding them to my Hostfile to no avail.

7.rotator.wigetmedia
about:blank
Do they now pop up as empty windows? If not (and you've cleared your
cache [browsing history, temporary internet files, whatever it's called
today]), then I suspect your adding them to your hosts file has not
succeeded.

Also, and it isn't a solution but may be less irritating, see if IE has
a setting that forces popups to open in new tabs rather than new
windows. Firefox does; I don't know about IE.
 
P

Paul

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
Artreid said:
When clicking on certain websites I get the following new windows
being opened almost always. How do I stop these windows from opening?
I have tried adding them to my Hostfile to no avail.

7.rotator.wigetmedia
about:blank
Do they now pop up as empty windows? If not (and you've cleared your
cache [browsing history, temporary internet files, whatever it's called
today]), then I suspect your adding them to your hosts file has not
succeeded.

Also, and it isn't a solution but may be less irritating, see if IE has
a setting that forces popups to open in new tabs rather than new
windows. Firefox does; I don't know about IE.
If I had to guess, there could be adware running on the machine.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1042574-solved-bsod-0x00000050-4.html

I see in the cookie section there, a reference to wigetmedia. I
would scan the machine, to see if any adware could be found. I
doubt the popups are "just happening when you visit a website".
They're likely under program control, on an infected computer.
And scanning may give details on that.

Paul
 
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J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

[QUOTE="Paul said:
Artreid said:
When clicking on certain websites I get the following new windows
being opened almost always. How do I stop these windows from opening?
I have tried adding them to my Hostfile to no avail.

7.rotator.wigetmedia
about:blank
Do they now pop up as empty windows? If not (and you've cleared your
cache [browsing history, temporary internet files, whatever it's
called today]), then I suspect your adding them to your hosts file
has not succeeded.
Also, and it isn't a solution but may be less irritating, see if IE
has a setting that forces popups to open in new tabs rather than new
windows. Firefox does; I don't know about IE.
If I had to guess, there could be adware running on the machine.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1042574-solved-bsod-0x00000050-4.html

I see in the cookie section there, a reference to wigetmedia. I
would scan the machine, to see if any adware could be found. I
doubt the popups are "just happening when you visit a website".
They're likely under program control, on an infected computer.
And scanning may give details on that.

Paul[/QUOTE]

Doesn't _have_ to be adware; some websites just _love_ popups
(presumably for financial reasons). Some of the dodgier pron ones I
remember accidentally visiting many years ago put up popups faster than
you could close them, unless you had a popup blocker in operation. (They
probably still do; I haven't visited such a site for ages, accidentally
or otherwise.)
 

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