Literotica does not use pop-up ads of
any kind on our site. So why do they occasionally appear when you
search on Literotica? Here are a few possible explanations:
You may have encountered a squatter with an address similar
to Literotica's. Occasionally, individuals will register domain names
that are one letter off from a well-known URL in hopes of attracting
those who make mistakes in their typing. Please be sure to enter www.Literotica.com into
your browser and the pop-ups may go away.
Another possibility is that you visited a site while surfing, and
that site launched pop-up windows in the background. These ads are
known in the advertising industry as "pop-unders." Other web
pages trigger pop-ups when a user leaves that site. When you came
to Literotica, the windows may have become visible. Again, we do not
condone this practice and do not allow it on Literotica.
If you have installed some free programs, especially music-sharing
programs such as Kazaa, you may have installed other programs as well.
These tiny "time bombs" can show pop-ups at random intervals
or based on anything you type on a web page. A brief description of
these programs can be found in these articles: http://news.com.com/2100-1023-257592.html
If you are experiencing pop-ups generated by one of these malicious
programs, you may want to remove the pop-up program from your computer.
One program that attempts to detect and to uninstall pop-up programs
is available at http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10106-108-63806.html.
We have no relationship with the individuals who created this software
and cannot vouch for it ourselves.
If you feel you were deceived when you installed a program that creates
pop-ups, you may want to take action. The Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices.
To file a complaint, visit: http://www.ftc.gov/ and
click on "File a Complaint Online", call 1-877-FTC-HELP, or write
Federal Trade Commission
Washington, D.C. 20580
If your complaint is against a company in another country, please
file it at http://www.econsumer.gov/.
If you're still having troubles, you may have Spyware installed on
your computer. Some programs, such as Kazaa, install ad software on
your computer which creates these pop-ups. For more information and a
link to software to help detect Spyware and other bad stuff, please go
If you've used that service and you're still having problems, you may
want to check these links:
The article and software above should be able to help you the most, but
you might also want to read the following:
To prevent this in the future, you may want check this
description of the exploit:
It is related to this MS
To prevent Spyware and other viruses, it is important that you keep
your Windows updated to the latest version:
We wish you luck in your quest to quell pop-ups. If you have other questions,
you may find the answers on our frequently asked questions page.
If you follow all these suggestions and still have a "pop-up problem"
on Literotica, feel free to write to us. It will help us if you can right-click
on the pop-up window and select "Properties" from the drop down menu.
If you write us, include the url address that you see, so we can investigate
the source of the pop-ups.
*Thanks to Google
for the inspiration and some of the text/links for this page.