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« on: February 10, 2012 07:17:28 AM »

Anyone else experiencing this? "Congratulations you've won!" blaring over their speakers?

Unfortunately I left the my compu browser open to Craftster last night and the advert was blaring through my speakers at 4am :/ I just now realized it was actually coming from this website when I saw the corresponding ad that accompanies it (top right corner ad space). Anything we can do about it?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012 08:01:11 AM »

Could you tell me the name of the ad?  We'll try to investigate.  It would be very weird for an ad to go active with sound like that with no interaction for hours (such as mousing over it).
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012 08:32:41 AM »

I'll wait for it to come up again and take a screen cap. It blared over my computer at least twice during the night when my computer wasn't being used and today it happened while I had Craftster open in another tab and wasn't anywhere I could have scrolled over.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012 09:52:10 PM »

Okay, finally caught it and got a screen cap! It's the smiley face ad on the right top corner titled "CONGRATULATIONS!" which blasts the audio clip. I wasn't on the tab when the sound clip went off and didn't scroll over it to prompt the audio. Hopefully that helps!
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012 10:04:06 PM »

Aw shoot, there is also a banner version. This one just did the sound clip as well (blue border smiley face ad):
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012 04:48:52 PM »

Thank you so much for the screenshots!  None of those ads are on our network right now, so I think they might be following you from another site.

Do you have and could you run a cleaner on your browser's history and cache?  I use CC Cleaner and Windows Washer when on PC.  I'm not sure if they're still freeware or not, but there are lots of free programs available as well.
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