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   RedWhiteBlue  Well down loading the latest fix for the invading of my iPad did not fix the problem at all! The moment I opened it up to page the enemy invaded and would not let up. I never got to a page I wanted to.pop ups were worse. I went to cancel JavaScript so that I could see the diff. But then I could not log on here because the area for logging on was not there. So then I turned on Java again so I could log onto here. Sigh! I'm not liking my iPad any more. Paperweight?
September 18 at 21:49 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  My other problem is an LG TracPhone with android. I cannot find a store to take my phone to to help with a problem of my data being eaten away too fast. Had to buy extra data. Secondly, to call for customer service after so many tries you get connected to a country who doesn't understand me and I don't u deer stand them. After longer than an hour or more I just hang up withe my problems unsolved and frustrated. This has happened several times. And I still don't know what is eating away at the data. I need to take my phone into a brick and mortar store to have an expert fix it. Anyone have the same type of phone that I have with problems and have some input into my dilemma? Btw I bought this phone on QVC....no brick and mortar store.

I would appreciate any and all help anyone can extend. I'm not tech savvy so be gentle....lol.
September 16 at 21:55 EST .

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   MeiDei  By all means tell QVC of your problems & needing an at hand store to help you - comments like yours determine what they sell in the future.
October 4 at 11:31 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  I have an iPad. The things that are invading it make the pad virtually unusable. Apple better come out with a fix for this real soon. It's these adds for some kind of games, etc. tha keep popping up and are very aggressive to the point that I no longer want to use it. What a shame a company as big as Apple let their product be controlled by these invaders. I have put away my iPad till a fix is in.
September 16 at 21:44 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Help! I"m not tech savvy & need advice. My iPad is an iPad 1, refurbished. It suffices for my needs: browsing, solitaire, etc. Like many LDotters, I've been getting pop-ups. Today was especially bad. All of a sudden, the iPad crashed, reverted to the settings screen, &a message popped up saying I needed to call Apple Tech support at 1-844-691-1054. Tried looking it up, no luck. Called the Apple store, & a robot said unless I had a contract, I couldn't get any support. Question: does anyone know if this is a valid #? Also, How do I restore my iPad?
Thanks for any help!
September 10 at 15:14 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa: Thanks for the warning about Win 10 upgrade. The latest twist seems to be an important Win 7 update. If you click on the update KB3035583 in the update window it makes a statement that this will improve the performance of Win 7. I then Googled the KB update and according to the sites I looked at it is actually the Win 10 upgrade. So they are 'forcing' you to upgrade and then install Win 10. So far, I've been able to hide the upgrade per your instructions below. I don't want Win 10. When I hide the update, I am not tempted to install it when I see that 'important update'. Does anyone know if this is what Microsoft is actually doing?
September 3 at 11:35 EST .

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   Tulsa  Mildred, I am so, so sorry I'm just seeing this. I'm being shown a warning that our firewall is down and we're 'leaking' private data. It's a trap! It's hooey, but I have to x out of Lucianne/the web. Never x out the warning box. Too dangerous. You might initiate a virus.

KB3035583 is in fact either the Win. 10 download or acceptance of it for MS to load it. I removed it and hide it. I hide it by right clicking on it and clicking hide. MS has continued to attempt a download of Win. 10, but removing and hiding the above 'update' has prevented the download, so far. I hope that holds.

If it loads, I'd do a system restore and if that doesn't clear it up, I'll all our tech guru who makes house calls.

I do hope this helps.
September 15 at 13:00 EST .

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   Mildred  Thank you Tulsa. I have uninstalled the Win 10 upgrade and hid the update to install Win 10. So far, I haven't seen any upgrades or updates relating to Win 10. Before I automatically install new updates, I check each one to see what it is. No more 'forced' Win 10.
September 17 at 15:30 EST .

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   Mildred  Go Back to Windows 7 or 8.1. I tried Windows 10 and decided I didn't want it at this time. You can go back to your previous version if you've upgraded but did not do a clean install Here is one site that tells you how to do that. http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-
and-downgrade-to-windows-7-or-8.1/


It's really simple, takes only a few minutes and you can still get the free Windows 10 as long as you intall it in less than a year.
August 23 at 16:49 EST .

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   Alice  Cincinnati Whig! last October you suggested the Comodo IceDragon browser, and a couple of weeks ago I finally got around to it. My laptop is 2 years old, my husband's is about 5 years old, and we were getting more and more irritated with how hard it can be to just read the news. I remembered and found your post.

It makes reading the news and even watching videos so much easier!! Lucianne and Breitbart seem to be the biggest winners, but even Washington Times and Daily Caller web sites are bearable now.

This household greatly appreciates your sharing the information! I just wish it had not taken so long for the 'nickel to drop.' :- ) Best regards to you!
August 20 at 15:10 EST .

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   Tulsa  A Windows update includes the Win 10 upgrade. Every upgrade attempt so far on our pcs has failed.

Now. Before you do what I did below, pls, pls, pls investigate. I found the info on the MS Windows website. I do not want Win. 10 and did not request a copy be reserved.

To stop these attempted upgrades. Go to 'view installed updates' and find 'uninstall updates' which is highlighted at the top of the list...click on that and wait for it to load. Find update KB3035583 and uninstall it. The date of KB3035583 is July 12 or 15. I bout went blind b4 I found it. Uninstall and restart your pc.

Very shortly after you'll see a recommended update...Well guess what..it's KB3035583. HIDE the download.

I was able to get rid of that steenking Win 10 icon by customizing the icons lower right a week or so ago. (select 'hide icon and notifications' ) I was sick of looking at it.
August 12 at 18:20 EST .

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   Mildred  Every day Microsoft tried to upgrade to Win 10 and it failed. You can unreserve Win 10 by opening Get Windows 10 app by clicking on the icon at the bottom right of your screen. When that opens, click on the 3 horizontal lines at the top left. Select View Confirmation and click 'cancel reservation link' on lower left side. Click confirm and then click confirm again. Here is the link http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windo
ws/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/how-to-u
nreserve-windows-10/86c7a7e8-f668-4d17-b
43a-c764eb0aa332


I don't remember if the icon at the bottom of the screen disappeared or if I had to click on it and select hide icon and notifications. It's gone thank goodness and I can still get Win 10 for free within one year. I tried Win 10 and don't think I will be upgrading at any time.
August 19 at 11:08 EST .

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   Alice  Thank you, Tulsa and Mildred.
August 20 at 15:01 EST .

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   Verdantheart  MickeyMat, my deepest gratitude to you for the info about disabling JavaScript to use lucianne.com. It has made all the difference! The last Apple software update actually made things worse. Your instructions were extremely helpful and one must say LDotters are brilliant! The verdantheart would like to toss everybody a little summer bouquet so I, from deep in the Heart of Texas, will share a few of my tips for coping with extreme heat this month: eat melon and blueberries for breakfast, savor cold veggie soups: avocado, squash, zucchini, tomato and Spanish white gazpacho. Sip Riesling or Pinot Grigio or Corona with lime. Sliced peaches with vanilla ice cream every evening. Bedtime: Bailey's Irish Cream with a couple of ice cubes. Wear teal, turquoise and blue as often as possible till calendar turns to September!
August 1 at 16:28 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Today Ms. Lucianne posts on the Must Reads information from Apple saying they have corrected the redirect problem with latest IPhone update. They are pulling her leg. Of course most of us update our phones when sent alerts and I did so recently with their latest one. I have also tried deleting cookies and data and re-starting the phone. No deal. This is the second day reading Lucianne with Java Script disabled under "advanced" in Safari under "settings". There were no redirects today either but I did discover one problem with Java disabled. I was not able to sign in to The Connection as the boxes for user name and password refused to appear. Once I enabled Java they appeared and I signed in like normal. It is a pain to do all this off and on nonsense but if that's what must be done in order to use Lucianne I will do it. Since these game companies send you to the App store Apple should be sued. We have purchased a phone to surf the net but are not permitted to do so because of the re-directs. In the recent past I spoke with the owner of a game company after complaining about redirect ads. He claims that contractors hired by his company to place ads on web sites obtain codes needed for access their regular ads andvthen use them for placing the redirect ads without permission. This is how this is happening. The point I tried to make with tge company owner was that this practice reflects poorly on his company and that I would do everything I could to disuade others from purchasing his products.
July 31 at 12:59 EST .

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   MickeyMat  Today Ms. Lucianne posts on the Must Reads information from Apple saying they have corrected the redirect problem with latest IPhone update. They are pulling her leg. Of course most of us update our phones when sent alerts and I did so recently with their latest one. I have also tried deleting cookies and data and re-starting the phone. No deal. This is the second day reading Lucianne with Java Script disabled under "advanced" in Safari under "settings". There were no redirects today either but I did discover one problem with Java disabled. I was not able to sign in to The Connection as the boxes for user name and password refused to appear. Once I enabled Java they appeared and I signed in like normal. It is a pain to do all this off and on nonsense but if that's what must be done in order to use Lucianne I will do it. Since these game companies send you to the App store Apple should be sued. We have purchased a phone to surf the net but are not permitted to do so because of the re-directs. In the recent past I spoke with the owner of a game company after complaining about redirect ads. He claims that contractors hired by his company to place ads on web sites obtain codes needed for access their regular ads andvthen use them for placing the redirect ads without permission. This is how this is happening. The point I tried to make with tge company owner was that this practice reflects poorly on his company and that I would do everything I could to disuade others from purchasing his products.
July 30 at 16:39 EST .

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