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Kudos0

Yieldmanager / ad yieldmanager / edgesuite annoying popup very persistent

I hope someone can help me: Every time I go into any type of Yahoo mail

webmail account, I am getting continual security alert boxes popping up that

read as follows: " The current webpage is trying to open a site on the

internet. Do you want to allow this?

Current site: http://ad.yieldmanager.com

Internet site: http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net

(click on) Yes  No

Each time I try to open an email message, click on

a folder, etc. etc. the box continues to pop up over and over again 

whether I click on Yes or No . I can't proceed unless I answer the

dialogue box to make it close. I have crashed my browser on

several occasions when the box was hiding behind other windows.

I called my internet provide because they make us

go thru Yahoo to use their webmail. The guy said it could be related to

NIS. I have also tried to adjust my IE 7 security/privacy settings with

no luck. I don't see either of these sites listed in the blocked sites

under IE privacy settings .

What in the world is "yieldmanager" ? Is that a tracking cookie?

I am willing to allow the thing if I could just get these dialogue boxes

to stop popping up in my Yahoo webmail accounts.

I'm not sure if this is related to any of the spyware blocking settings in

NIS - I have tried turning off various things to see if the problem will

resolve that way, but again, no luck.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cathy

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Kudos0

Re: Yieldmanager / ad yieldmanager / edgesuite annoying popup very persistent

I hope someone can help me: Every time I go into any type of Yahoo mail

webmail account, I am getting continual security alert boxes popping up that

read as follows: " The current webpage is trying to open a site on the

internet. Do you want to allow this?

Current site: http://ad.yieldmanager.com

Internet site: http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net

(click on) Yes  No

Each time I try to open an email message, click on

a folder, etc. etc. the box continues to pop up over and over again 

whether I click on Yes or No . I can't proceed unless I answer the

dialogue box to make it close. I have crashed my browser on

several occasions when the box was hiding behind other windows.

I called my internet provide because they make us

go thru Yahoo to use their webmail. The guy said it could be related to

NIS. I have also tried to adjust my IE 7 security/privacy settings with

no luck. I don't see either of these sites listed in the blocked sites

under IE privacy settings .

What in the world is "yieldmanager" ? Is that a tracking cookie?

I am willing to allow the thing if I could just get these dialogue boxes

to stop popping up in my Yahoo webmail accounts.

I'm not sure if this is related to any of the spyware blocking settings in

NIS - I have tried turning off various things to see if the problem will

resolve that way, but again, no luck.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cathy

Kudos0

Re: Yieldmanager / ad yieldmanager / edgesuite annoying popup very persistent

Do you have the popup blocker turned on in Internet Explorer, under tools?  Norton does not have a popup blocker as each browser has the capability.

Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
Kudos3

Re: Yieldmanager / ad yieldmanager / edgesuite annoying popup very persistent

Thanks for your response - no, the popup blocker in IE didn't help even when

set to high - however, I managed to fix the problem by re-setting my IE 7

security settings back to "medium -high" , without any additional tweaking

of these settings by me. Obviously I had set a single security setting in IE to

alert me to these intrusions. I need to go back to IE and try to reproduce the

problem to see which setting it was. On the down side - I am no longer

being alerted to these things.

I have done some reading and this seems to be a pervasive problem

on the internet when surfing. There are a number of sites called

adservers, a common example is "doubleclick",  which are causing the

problem of popup alerts, or are slowing down people's surfing. My

main problem is with the yieldmanager adserver due to its presence

on the Yahoo mail sites.

The only viable solution I have seen for blocking these things involves editing

the hosts file in order to point these servers to 127.0.0.1. There is an interesting

discussion of the problem here:  http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm 

worth reading. There are also a number of freewares and sharewares floating around

which purport to do this for you and keep updated adserver lists.

The jury seems to be out on whether these adservers are of any harm,

or worth blocking at all - I may try it to see if my surfing speeds up.

Some offer an opt-out cookie, but you have to enable third-party

cookies for that to work, I think. 

Hope this helps some folks who have been having the same problem...

Cathy

Kudos0

Re: Yieldmanager / ad yieldmanager / edgesuite annoying popup very persistent

Then on the other hand - an argument could be made that some free sites

are trying to stay afloat via their ad revenue. This is why I would consider

blocking only the yieldmanager adserver - which is highly annoying.

After all - I am paying my ISP and am a bit miffed that they are forcing me

thru an ad - laden portal like Yahoo. All the adservers are doing is trying

to serve up appropriate content to individuals, however, in order to do

so, they are recording your surfing habits, IP address and location.

I guess it is up to you whether you are comfortable with that.

Cathy

Kudos0

Re: Yieldmanager / ad yieldmanager / edgesuite annoying popup very persistent

Nice work kcat, and an excellent explanation. 

Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
Kudos0

Re: Yieldmanager / ad yieldmanager / edgesuite annoying popup very persistent

Thanks - if I figure out what the offending IE security setting was,

I'll post that as well.

Cathy

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