Can I sue the pants off of websites for popups?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by indahook, May 21, 2004.

  1. I am in a trade....getting close to being stopped out so I close the webpage I am looking at and get bombarded with dozens of popups. These popups invade my order entry screen covering everything thus blocking my attempt to exit the trade. I get absolutely smoked because the only way to stop them it to shutdown. Any recourse?
  2. dbphoenix


    Sounds like you may have been hijacked.

    In the meantime, have you tried something like pop-up killer?
  3. You might try this site:

    I got some good advice there on some legal issues.

    The quick answer to your question is yes, you may sue anyone you wish for whatever reason you chose (according to my son who is an attorney.)

    In this instance, the venue may take a while to figure out and getting to trial will likely cost you $50000+. Once you get there, a jury may find in your favor.

    Small claims court is a less costly option, but the website may not have an agent in your state and if they do, they may argue improper venue, etc.

  4. I dont have one..yet. These things are insidious...I wasnt even on a site that I wasnt suppossed to be on at my trading computer i.e porn. I was on a weather channel type site.
  5. Thanks for the link. Sounds like I am gonna have to take the pain and forget about it.
  6. dbphoenix


    If the popups were related to the site, then you can stop the them with a puk or with your browser. If they weren't, you've been hijacked.
  7. Maverick74


    I have this same problem. I know what you are talking about. I get them when I open up ET sometimes. I think what it is, is there is a program that got downloaded from another site to trigger ads on internet explorer. If anyone knows what this program is and how to delete it let me know. It's very annoying. It's annoying because not only do these adds pop up, but they open a whole new browser which actually takes away from your system resources. So it slows your whole system down. And when you get 5 or 6 of them at once, it actually paralyzes your whole system for about 10 seconds. I would love to kill these f*cking people who designed this. I could deal with the old pop ups because you could get rid of them right away. These you actually have to wait for the entire ad to load up on your browser or you risk freezing your whole system. Come on Nitro or somebody, what is the deal with these?
  8. They were all site related. Weather this, weather that. How much freaking weather related product can you possibly sell? Apparently at least 20 pages worth.
  9. dbphoenix


    Your browser will take care of all that if you can determine the source of the popups. Change your cookie settings to Prompt. Then, when you get the prompt, if the cookie is from an advertising source (ET has, I believe, two), just copy and paste the URL into your browser's screener. I had to do that with ET's ads and the cookies are disabled. NEVER accept all cookies from anyplace.

    As for all those annoying little popups, many of which don't provide a source, you'll need a popup killer. I assume you're not dumb enough to accept an .exe file from me, but if you do a search on Google or at CNET downloads, you shouldn't have any trouble finding one. They're usually free.

    [Edit: I just did a Google search using "pop up killer" -- no quotes -- and there are plenty to choose from. They're itty bitty utilities with a lot of muscle. They're change your life.]
  10. Maverick74


    I actually have a pop up killer and they still get through.
    #10     May 21, 2004