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    A "Be Aware" email I got from a friend recently

    From: XXXXX
    To: XXXXXXXXX
    Subject: Hey John !!


    Hey just thought I would let you know something that was on the news.


    The Federal Trade Commission said
    If you are on the Internet and Ordering something and a Pop Up Ad comes up Some of them if you hit the "X" to close it you are ordering it and the site your buying your item from gets a commision.


    So you must hit "NO" to NOT automatically order or EVEN BETTER !! hit the keys [ALT] [F4]


    SEE YA!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wumply View Post
    From: XXXXX
    To: XXXXXXXXX
    Subject: Hey John !!


    Hey just thought I would let you know something that was on the news.


    The Federal Trade Commission said
    If you are on the Internet and Ordering something and a Pop Up Ad comes up Some of them if you hit the "X" to close it you are ordering it and the site your buying your item from gets a commision.


    So you must hit "NO" to NOT automatically order or EVEN BETTER !! hit the keys [ALT] [F4]


    SEE YA!!
    wumply?

    this is why you use Firefox!!!!
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    Triple Platinum Member wumply's Avatar
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    So I gather there is something about Firefox of which I was unaware? I switched to FF because it was the rage for a while and because, being new, it didn't have all the many virus writers writing viruses for it. Does/did FF say it will prevent instances as in my friend's letter?

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    well, it sounds weird. Regardless I don't think that web sites will go to those measures, because they are sure to be bankrupt in less than a couple of months since that is fraud. To me it seems more like a spam/urban leyend/chain email with a rant agains pop up advertisement.
    BTW have you seen the latest army popup? It covers almost the whole screen if you have 1024x768 and the x is so difficult to find.
    Ohh, btw, since they are actually a component of the page (most of them are flash) hitting alt+F4 will close the IE window

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    Quote Originally Posted by wumply View Post
    From: XXXXX
    To: XXXXXXXXX
    Subject: Hey John !!


    Hey just thought I would let you know something that was on the news.


    The Federal Trade Commission said
    If you are on the Internet and Ordering something and a Pop Up Ad comes up Some of them if you hit the "X" to close it you are ordering it and the site your buying your item from gets a commision.


    So you must hit "NO" to NOT automatically order or EVEN BETTER !! hit the keys [ALT] [F4]


    SEE YA!!
    Wumply,

    Clicking the 'real' X in the upper right-hand corner of the pop-up window will close the window and not do anything. Just always use the X in the VERY upper right corner of the pop-up screen (not the 'fake' one in the pop-up window) and you'll be ok. If you're still unsure, then on your Task Bar on the bottom of the screen, you can right click on the one for the pop-up and select close.

    So you must hit "NO" to NOT automatically order or EVEN BETTER !! hit the keys [ALT] [F4]
    How are you going to order it if they don't have you're address/credit card information? By clicking on the 'No' on the popup, you're probably asking for more trouble. ALT+F4 will work, as long as the pop-up is the currently active window.

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    Yeah, i always press esc, or alt+F4 to close pop-ups... but with FFox, i dont get many of them... like 1 a year

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