Friday, August 1, 2008

Help!

There will be no Friday Feature today. I have spent all my computer time trying to figure out what is going on with the pop up adds. I am removing all my google adds just in case that is where it is coming from. I have never signed up for anything to allow pop up adds, and I have never had any viruses on my computer.
I also have never gotten a pop up or virus warning while on my own site. If someone that is having problems with these things could please leave me a message to answer these questions for me -
  1. When did it start?
  2. How often does it happen?
  3. Are you getting when entering my site or does it happen when you leave my site to go get one of the freebies I have listed?
  4. If it is when you are leaving my site to go get a freebie I have listed, I have no control over that, all I can do is not list their freebie any more.
  5. Can you tell me where you were going so I can stop listing those freebies.
I know that is a lot of questions but I really want to get this resolved. It is very upsetting to me... I spend A LOT of my time gathering these for you all. And I work very hard to make this a fun and enjoyable place for people to come visit. I want you to come relax, look at some eyecandy, find some awesome freebies, and hopefully feel inspired to scrap. And leave saying to yourself... I love GingerScraps! This blog Rocks :) I don't want it to be spoiled for any of you!!
So if all of you who have had any problems please help me in getting this solved I would greatly appreciate it!!
Thanks, Ginger

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are very kind to try to figure this out for us! i have noticed pop-up ads upon entering your site - maybe 5 times. they usually open as a full-screen window and i don't leave them open long enough to read them. it doesn't happen everytime i visit your site, though, so i'm not sure if this is helpful. it won't deter me from visiting your site, though. you are so sweet to do what you do! although i may have to ask santa for a bigger hard drive for Christmas this year - ha! :-) -jennie

Starr said...

HI Ginger, I got the virus warning when i had clicked on the "funky playgroung" preview on Thursday....When i clicked on it this morning (Friday) it went straight to the site with no issues and no pop ups at all..hope this will help ya a bit..sorry ur having this issue..Your blog is awsome.

Kimboya said...

I've never had a problem with pop-ups when entering your site. But I have a pop-up blocker. I love GingerScraps, though! This blog rocks!

Craftcherry said...

Honestly I haven't had a problem with pop-ups. I get one full screen...every once in a blue moon, but for the most part nothing. I do have pop-up blocker so that could be why. A couple pop-ups would never stop me from visiting your site though!!

Nelda said...

I have no problem with pop-ups on your site, but I also have a pop-up blocker. I enjoy your site though, and visit it almostr every day. inger rocks!

Workhorse.Writer said...

I have been visiting your site regularly, and I do leave saying "this site rocks!" I have firefox and I do notice that it has said "Pop-up blocked" on my toolbar occasionally. Because of this, I have never had any problems with any sort of virus coming through. Maybe that means it is more an issue on their end than yours? Maybe people who are having virus issues need to check and update their anti-virus programs, or change the settings to better protect themselves? Just a thought. Thanks for all your hard work! Us freebie lovers really appreciate it!

Katie said...

I thought that you intentionally did that! It would happen when I would come to your site. I am not sure if I clicked on any of the freebies or not. But it happened about three times. I would go to leave you site and discover and open window to ebay for shoes or sunglasses. I almost deleted you from my favorites! I should have mentioned something earlier.

kelly said...

I'm not exactly sure when it happens, but it is mostly full screen pop ups that I notice on the bottom toolbar for e bay on designer purses, stuff like that, also, often it is a samurai sword site. I always leave your site thinking, "Ginger is awesome!" If it never gets resolved I will still be checking your blog daily! Don't get down because of all this ;)

marcie said...

Hi Ginger,
Thanks so much for searching the web for digital freebies! I think as a result of your kindness you may have spyware problems.

I read your blog post on my Google Reader and when I click on the post to go to your website THEN I received a popup. It has happened enough that I had started to read your blog through the actual google reader. I never get popups when reading thru the actual google reader. If I were to guess I would say you are having problems with SpyWare. I just spent 4 hours cleaning my sons computer from a very nasty spyware called AV2009. I would try one of the free SpyWare programs and see if you have a problem. I am using superantisypware. Here is a link... http://www.superantispyware.com/

Here is an article explaining sypware.

Sorry you are having computer problems.
Marcie

Jillian Rose said...

I get the google adds too, but I never connected them to your site, I get them randomly throughout the day from different blogs. I'm thinking the problem may be on the users end and not yours. I agree with workhours.writer that everyone (if concerned) should check their own settings. With proper pop-up blockers, none of the windows should open in the first place. Plus, everyone should know not to click things they are unsure about.

Julie said...

I think i'm on board with the other girls here! You know I visit your blog everyday!! Of course!! But now that I think about it I get some popups on lots of different blogs. Maybe it's a blogger thing. Of course I have a popup blocker so its no big deal. I just close them out. I really dont think it has anything to do with your site. The popups are everywhere on the web, you just have to get a popup blocker and the ones that do sneak through, just close them out. No biggie! Love ya!

Stefanie said...

I have never got a pop-up and really don't even know if I have a pop-up blocker. But I love what you're doing so please keep up the great work.
Thanks

Heartfelt Perfections said...

I have been noticing it for a while and yesterday i tried to go to your blog and immediately my antivirus came up with removed trojan downloader....so i dont know....i hope that you dont have a virus within your site....

Em said...

I've had no problems, personally, which I know isn't particularly helpful!

nikki said...

Hi,

I always seemed to get pop ups just from loading your site. This is the first time it hasn't happened. Have you looked at your applications, do you have any counters etc. I figured you wouldn't put these adds on voluntarily so it hasn't stopped me visiting. Thanks for going to this trouble.

Amy said...

I subscribe to your feed so I've never noticed any pop-ups at all. Sorry that doesn't help much, but I have you on the list so I don't miss any of your posts. Sorry for the issues.

Renee said...

Hi Ginger, I have never had pop-up adds on your site. I have used a google tool bar for some time, and it takes care of any pop-ups for me. Thank you for your wonderful site, kits, and great resources!

Rhonda said...

Hi Ginger,
I've been coming to your site for a few months ago, but just started getting full-page pop ups a couple of weeks ago. I then got a warning last week when I tried to log onto your site that said that it was a "known phishing" site...
I hope this info helps you. I sure do appreciate all of your lists!!

Elizabeth said...

Actually, I just got a full page pop up when I tried to come to this page, nothing obscene or anything, just some computer program ad. But I get pop ups from sites and I have a blocker, I think they are related to the arrangement made with the blog provider sometimes. But since you made no such arrangement, you should ask blogger about it, although maybe did that already. Like the others say, it certainly won't stop me from visiting you!!!

Anonymous said...

just want to say I LOVE your site so much . YOU ROCK!
never had a problem on it

Little Yancey Family said...

Okay so I talked to my computer guru hubby about it and told him what you've said and what I've observed (I get a pop up every once in awhile and it's almost always to E-Bay.) Anyway He said that it's most likely encoded into one of your links, like a thumbnail or a background photo or a photo hosting site meaning something NOT directly uploaded to blogspot yourself but put there through a url link, things like that. He said there's not much you can do other than find what links are encoded and get rid of them. Don't know if that helped you any. I'll try and pay attention next time one comes up so I know what trigered it. Anyway to me it's no big deal. I've got a good popup blocker and an ad from e-bay every now and again doesn't offend me at all. Thank you so much for all the work you put into doing this. Nothin' can keep me away. =o)

Lynn said...

My blocker stops them accept for an ebay one that just came up. This is the url of that ad in case it helps you:
http://sporting-goods.shop.ebay.com/items/Clubs__W0QQQ5fLHQ5fNOBZ1QQ_nkwZQQLHQ5fPrefLocZ1QQLHQ5fSALEQ5fCURRENCYZ0QQQ5fsabdloZ18QQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZR14QQ_mdoZSportingQ2dGoodsQQ_pcatsZ1513Q2c382QQ_sacatZ115280QQ_sargnZ0QQ_sopZ12

Little Yancey Family said...

Okay, I just got one from ebay. My hubby says that they are very good to get past out popup blocker and it was for cameras and last time it was for baby strollers so he thinks its reading something from the text somewhere too. Because I didn't click on anything and it just came up he says it's probably one of your widgets you've got on the side that's making the eabay popup.

Alicia said...

Sorry to hear about the probs your having. I use the google tool bar and it has a pop up blocker so i have never had a pop up from your site!

Julie (It is.) said...

I have occasionally gotten a samurai sword window, but I don't really care :) For a while last spring I got a virus warning every time I went to Hummie's site, but only on ONE of my computers. Who knows why stuff happens? LOL, I don't.

Hope you're feeling better and happy. THat's more important!

sandy said...

Yup, I have gotten the samurai sword and a couple ebay ads, but it's rare. It happens on most everyones site, so don't worry too much. For all the many places that are you linked it is inevitable. Here is a tip to all who get them. DONT click the red x...touch the bar on the top and right click. Then go to Close. (I'll put that in the CBox too!) I run Spyware Doctor DAILY!(free thru google extras)- sansan the calendar lady.

Jodi said...

I get that full page thing to ebay or something opening in a new window as well. I have a great pop up blocker so I don't think it's truly a pop up. Also it's not only your page that does it. I find the same thing with other blogs that I visit. I think it's just something that comes with having a free blog host. You might want to contact whoever hosts your blog and ask them about it.

*Note*

*Some freebies only last for 1 day... and depending on your time zone by the time you get here you might only have a short time to download. If you like something get it ASAP! You just never know some freebies last a long time and some expire very quickly. If you get to a page and the freebie is not there most likely it has expired.*