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EduGeek.net Site Problems Thread, Symantec popup advert in EduGeek Stuff; Sorry to say it crashed my browser again today! This has happened to me on IE and on Firefox now ...
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    Symantec popup advert

    Sorry to say it crashed my browser again today!

    This has happened to me on IE and on Firefox now on different machines, once at home and once here this morning. When this happens, the entire browser becomes un-responsive and only action is to close the browser and re-open.

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    Yep seen this well was on phone to Si at CPS and he got this problem.

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    Here as well on FF3

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    Another bright idea.

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    hmm i actually havent seen this advert today lol.. but it aint done it before.. strange

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    I got the same thing this morning.

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    Crashed me this morning too
    I know Edugeek needs the money, but a whole page advert overlaying Edugeek?
    NOT the image to be projected to prospective members, I wouldn't have thought.
    It's the fact that it covers the whole screen and you don't know if you are where you thought you were, if you see what I mean, that irritates me

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    It crashed my home desktop yesterday, on my laptop it tried to display in the narrow bit at the top where Google ads are usually and today at work it covered the whole screen and wouldn't go away until I hit the button in Task Manager. (Oops sorry that's rather a long "sentence")

    I would just add that it is very distracting when it appears when I've no idea how long it will be there for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    It crashed my home desktop yesterday, on my laptop it tried to display in the narrow bit at the top where Google ads are usually and today at work it covered the whole screen and wouldn't go away until I hit the button in Task Manager. (Oops sorry that's rather a long "sentence")

    I would just add that it is very distracting when it appears when I've no idea how long it will be there for.
    It to took over the whole screen on my EEE.

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    Locked out IE7 today as well

    I seriously think you ought to pull the add and rethink your pizza funding, I'm not usually one for complaining, but if i implemented this in school I'd have to pull it until I knew it worked.

    In effect I will probably avoid the site until the adds are gone

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    Thousands of members have to put up with this advertising just to feed a handful of people? Doesn't seem to work for me - fair enough if it was for everyone.

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    Hmm, now there's an idea - "You are the 10000th visitor, you have won a free pizza, click here"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Thousands of members have to put up with this advertising just to feed a handful of people? Doesn't seem to work for me - fair enough if it was for everyone.
    That seems a little selfish to me. An advert is no hassle to me. Just look at it, get rid of it or go to the site. Time lost? 5 seconds tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    That seems a little selfish to me. An advert is no hassle to me. Just look at it, get rid of it or go to the site. Time lost? 5 seconds tops.
    The advert is no hassle at all - that's why nearly everyone on this topic have said it crashed their computer.

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    Yes, it just took over my whole browser yet again!!

    This time the browser remained responsive, but the ad took over the edugeek page, no edugeek, just ad!

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