unwanted new tab popups adware ?

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this just started happening and funny as it sounds it happened while i was typing the question. this browser keeps on opening new tabs that goto other sites. it just opened one up to http://www.traileraddict.com/ ive been really happy with the product i just ran a scan for viruses and adware that locked up on gc_w01_enu.exe for what thats worth ide appreciate any help i can get this is rather aggravating it just opened another one to download registry defender grrrrr thanks alot
pauly
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Justin, Employee

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Hi Pauly,

Can you open your Preferences (if on a Mac) or Options (if on Windows) dialog and go to the Content tab? The "Block pop-up windows" checkbox should be checked. If it is, click on the Exceptions... button and see if there are any of the offending sites listed in the dialog presented to you. If so, you will need to remove them from your list. I suspect virus/adware may have added them. Flock ships with an empty list and blocking pop-up windows checked by default.

I hope this helps but please let us know if you're still having problems.

Justin
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Chris Vance

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It definitely sounds like you have adware somewhere on your system. This has nothing to do with Flock, the adware is just opening popups in your default browser.

Download Ad-Aware from http://www.lavasoft.com/ (they have a free version) and Spybot-Search & Destroy from http://www.safer-networking.org/.
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I am suffering with the same problem and have tried downloading and running both of the things suggested here but am still having the problem.... Any ideas?!
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Julia Hall Poore

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having the same problem, any ideas