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Has this site been hijacked by Microsoft


xania
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Many times today I have tried to read a link from the main page only to find my screen full of an advert from Micropsoft and no way to go except to open the advert. I have to go back two or three times before the advert goes away.

Had the same trouble last Friday

What's going on.

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gengiscant

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Unfortunately as it is not now possible to search the forums after the site "upgrade/improvement?" you are unable to find the several other posts on the intrusive advertising that PCAdvisor has embraced lately which means that a lot of people are being bothered by the ads. Get a good adblocker program. I use this.Stop annoy ads

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robinofloxley

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Previous discussions.

Note while messing with Linux yesterday, I did see the Microsoft Ad in Firefox.

It splits the screen, but there was an 'X' (close) in the top right.

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xania

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robinofloxley - the problem is that the advert does not have that option. In fact all you can do isd click on the advert, which, of course, merely opens the advert, or hit the back key and try again.

gengiscant - I'll try this on my home PC, but cannot on my work PC (where I sometimes need to access this site officially) where I don't have admin rightrs for reasons I cannot go into.

I really would like to hear from FE on this one, because we shouldn't have to resolve their problems for them.

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bremner

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xania

Have a read of these threads Link 1 Link 2 and you will see the management are aware and acting

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northumbria61

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Use Firefox and Adblock Plus and you won't see any of this "rubbish"

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iscanut2

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Also try Ghostery..it works very well

http://www.ghostery.com/

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xania

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Thanks bremner

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