Originally posted by phillip beer
I am a new member and the reason I went ahead and joined was because though I really like the sight and the game I also wanted to get rid of those annoying pop up ads. Before I came on this sight I rarely received pop ups. once I started visiting the sight the pop ups started and steadily increased. Now that I have joined I am still getting the pop up ...[text shortened]... web sight? Help!
Phil Beer NewtonFalls OH.
Looks like your browser has been hijacked. That it happened around the time you joined RHP is certainly a coinsidence.
Something like that happened to me about a year ago (which happily had the effect of giving me the necessary nudge to switch to Mozilla 🙂). I ran all sorts of spyware detection programs, but they didn't help at all - I eventually found the root of the problem, and got rid of it; you might want to check your HOSTS file. Just do a search for a file named "HOSTS" on your computer, and open it in notepad. Unless you've customized this file yourself, and you're computer is standalone, the file should contain only one line:
If there's anything else there, then that's extra, and quite probably the cause of your problems - delete it, and save the file. (If you want to be careful and aren't sure that what you're deleting isn't something important, then save the file under another name first, then delete the extra bit, and save the file with the original name "HOSTS" - that way if things go wrong, you can always restore the file to it's original condition.)
If that doesn't work, then go through the steps described at http://www.beginnerspc.com/articles.cfm?articleid=1579&page=2