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    Youtube pop up ads? Keep getting pop ups in firefox.

    I like many people enjoy a few things on Youtube and have noticed that I'm getting pop ups to "weekly-contest.waalpapers.com" and have searched around to see if others are getting this, but can't find any info, it doesn't seem to be a virus or any security flaw on my computer.

    The ad seems to originate from youtube and leaves a white box on the screen to the right where the ad normally sits, it's very very frustrating as even my pop-up blocker isn't blocking it.

    anyone got any advice.

    Website that is coming up is:
    Code:
    http://weekly-contest.waalpapers.com/?sov=307767802&id=283-&v=4&hid=ftprljvhfjfjfhfhr&noexpand=1&noalert=1&noaudio=1&nopop=1
    I've had a look around and I think it may be ads aimed at gamers, as the only other site that showed for "&nopop=1" and youtube was gamespot.com and a member there complaining about another site that has things like

    Testers Wanted
    Participate and Get a Free Wii, DS & SuperSmash Brothers Game Package

    hmmmm.



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    New domain adding pop ups from Youtube:

    Code:
    contest-winners.com/
    Wish google would remove these advertisers from Youtube!

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    The contest-winners is getting out of control got them on Yahoo! now too!

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    Anyone know how to stop the
    contest-winners.com

    pop ups?

    Just looked at their Alexa rank and they must be doing this to 1000s of people a day: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/contest-winners.com

    To be in the top 5000 - ranked 22,000 but look at the daily ranks... You'd need at least 500,000 people coming to your site daily.

    Yahoo!, Youtube and Google need to do something about this!

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    I've never had any of them.

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    They're growing by forcing a pop up through ads on Youtube and Yahoo! It's a real problem.

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    Latest website domain they're using:

    Code:
    web.global-prizes.com

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    Another youtube pop up website:

    Code:
    pchealthboost.com
    Very frustrating!

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    Another youtube pop up ad:

    Code:
    http://www.update-browser.org/Firefox/

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    Another spam site from youtube pop ups

    Code:
    http://web.fun-prize.com
    update 5th of December also on Yahoo!

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