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   Susannah  Help, please. In the lower left-hand corner of my screen, there's a message that reads: "Mozilla Firefox seems slow...to...start." In the lower right-hand corner, there are two messages: "Learn How to Speed It Up" and "Don't Tell me Again."

Is this Malware, or legitimately from Mozilla? I have the newest Norton security, plus Spybot Search and Destroy, and Ad Blocker Plus.
January 15 at 13:16 EST .

   16 people like this.



   Escaped commieny  I use Mozilla Firefox and AdBlock without any messages like that, sounds like an infiltration. I also use Piriform cache cleaner about every 20 minutes to clean out everything. Do you have a good anti viral progorm?
January 15 at 19:47 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  program, guess spell check is an idiot
January 15 at 19:48 EST .

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   StormCnter  It's not a message from Mozilla. It's an ad. If you haven't done so already, download Adblock for Firefox.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox
/addon/adblock-plus/


It's free, but a donation of 5.00 is appreciated, if you want.
January 16 at 17:43 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  I just did this...thanx for the tip. I hope it works well.
January 17 at 00:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  Susannah, have you checked in Control Panel/Programs? If, as EC says, it's something installed, you might spot an unauthorized program on the list and you can remove it. AdBlockPlus should have blocked it and Norton should have caught it, too. If nothing works, I would uninstall and reinstall Firefox, just to see that gets rid of it.
January 17 at 07:05 EST .

  18 people like this.



   Susannah  Thanks so much for the good advice; I appreciate it. The message vanished of its own accord, and the scan was clean.
January 20 at 11:40 EST .

  15 people like this.





   StormCnter  I'm trying to say something on each wall this morning, so if my comment isn't particularly enlightening, please ignore it, ok? I don't really have an important tech question except my keyboard's occasional puzzling refusal to respond when I play Quadplex Scrabble. It never happens anywhere else.
January 12 at 07:13 EST .

   22 people like this.




   Magdalene  I must be missing something. Wasn't there once a menu selection by which to add video to a comment? I tried simply uploading a youtube video (my own ) and the link posted but there was no thumbnail which showed the content. I tried uploading it as an image, no go. I know others are posting video, I just don't see the option. Please! Help!
December 26 at 15:01 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  A YouTube that is https or has embed in the URL will not post. It must be just http. If I receive a neat video from someone that I want to share, I go to YouTube and get rid of the 's' or the embed, then it will post. The video has to be a new post, it won't appear as a video if it is added as in the comment box but the link should appear, as far as I know
January 7 at 18:17 EST .

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   Magdalene   http://youtu.be/UVIVxUsQYs4
January 19 at 16:09 EST .

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   Magdalene  OK, that's what it looks like. As you can see, no "s" and no preview.
January 19 at 16:10 EST .

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   Olhokie64  I sent you a like on that one.
January 29 at 20:06 EST .

  9 people like this.





   Dcbroome  As to readers' complaints re: pop-up ads, etc, I have been sooooo happy with a program called "Ghostery". It blocks tons of stuff! I also use ClicktoFlash and ClicktoPlugIn. I recommend checking these 3 programs out.
December 16 at 09:22 EST .

   18 people like this.



   Bettijo  Are the Clickto programs just for Apple products? Is Safari available for Windows? I use it on my iPad. I have Adblock on my PC and I thought I had Ghostery, but it does not show up on my list of programs (I go to the control panel, delete programs, to see all programs ). Do you think it is invisible (as in ghost )?
January 22 at 09:48 EST .

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   Flybynight  Done. I can't imagine why some ad genius thinks that kind of ill-will generator is a good idea. Unless it is ad space bought by a competitor!
December 16 at 09:21 EST .

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   Dcbroome  Starting yesterday, I have a problem with "takeover" ads when attempting to read Lucianne articles on my iPhone. I'll be reading the article and then, all of a sudden, the entire screen gets taken over by an ad for a game app, such as Candy Crush. I cannot find a way to stop this. I let Luis know. It only happens with Lucianne. I feel like Lame Cherry now! Anyone else with this problem?
December 16 at 09:19 EST .

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   God of irony  Same thing with my Droid phone. I find myself giving up on L.com and going to twitter for news.
January 1 at 01:01 EST .

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   Jerico  Yes my iphone is going crazy. I don't know if I can download something to stop it or not. I contacted the webmaster and he directed me to some stories pointing out the same thing. It is always worse on Lucianne though. I feel like the guy in the movie saying "I can't quit you" though because I still keep on reading.
January 7 at 00:29 EST .

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   Tulsa  QOTW and Flyby...email the Ldot tech, Luis, and tell him what you posted here.

technical issues, contact: Luis@4xdi.com (from the home page under 'contact' )

I love Lucianne, but it's very hard to read or post and I don't know what has happened either. I posted what I know and a suggestion below. Don't know if it helped Flyby or not.
December 15 at 18:36 EST .

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   Tulsa  aaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
December 15 at 18:36 EST .

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   Alice  Tulsa, and others, I don't know about you, but I have seen no improvement with loading times for Lucianne.com. In fact it appears that Lucianne.com never, ever finishes loading the home page. At least I have not seen it make a final stop, even after a couple of hours, while I read on other tabs, just-as-slow web sites.

It appears to me that using the Internet is becoming more trouble than it is worth, about to fall into the Life-is-too-short category.
February 17 at 13:18 EST .

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   Tulsa  QOTW and Flyby...email the Ldot tech, Luis, and tell him what you posted here.

technical issues, contact: Luis@4xdi.com (from the home page under 'contact' )

I love Lucianne, but it's very hard to read or post and I don't know what has happened either. I posted what I know and a suggestion below. Don't know if it helped Flyby or not.
December 15 at 18:34 EST .

   9 people like this.




   QOTW  I have had the same problem with pop up ads for Eureka vacuum cleaners as flybynight, for about a week. I use my iPad and have the pop up blocker turned ON in Safari settings, but it doesn't seem to be working. This is literally the only site with which I have this problem. So annoying, I sometimes have to quit Lucianne in frustration. The site also lately has been loading very slowly and stopping in mid-load for several seconds. I no longer "like" posters comments because it takes too long to get the page back up. What is happening????!!
December 15 at 12:41 EST .

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   Tulsa  Dear Flyby. I know nothing about IPads. I did a web search and there were a lot of hits. Here is the link for just one. http://browsers.about.com/od/safar1/ss/How-To-Enable-The-Pop
-Up-Blocker-In-Safari_8.htm


If that isn't helpful. Do a web search that reads 'block pop ups for IPad' and see if you can find a forum that helps.

Usually enabling pop up stopper does it. Usually deleting history, cookies, temp internet files, etc. will erase pop ups that slip thru. What happens, you see, is they are embedded in your device and opening this website activates the pop up. At least that is what I was told when I began surfing the web. CCleaner is a free download and I use it every time I exit the web to erase everything I've viewed and regain disk space, but then I'm on a Dell desktop in windows, not an Apple device.

Don't know if I've helped or just confused you. Hope it was helped. Merry Christmas. And I'm with you. I'd never purchase any product that invades my space and privacy and that goes for pop ups and telemarketers.
December 14 at 17:37 EST .

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   Flybynight  I have begun to have problems with a huge pop-up ad for Eureka vacuum cleaners obscuring the article I want to read. I have the pop-up ad blocker setting 'on' on the iPad. It have never searched for vacuum cleaners, and now, if I were to need one, that brand would be on my "no way in Hell" list. Suggestions?
December 14 at 08:47 EST .

   10 people like this.


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