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Multiple pop-ups

I have my pop-up blocker in my Windows 7 laptop turned off, but when at my public library, I get the screen shown multiple times before it will finally go away.  Since I don't know what it is, I don't want to allow it.  I do however, want it to cancel and not continue to prompt me.  How can I accomplish this?
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jcimarronCommented:
rtod2--I would not think clicking Cancel or View Certificate would harm anything.  Maybe that will cause the popup to disappear or allow you to proceed.  
rap.nuu seems a legitimate site
http://www.whois.de/nnu.com
As does s3.amazonaws
http://s3.amazonaws.com/SurveyMonkeyFiles/SmartSurvey.pdf
The two sites seem to be in the data surveying business perhaps to determine usage at the library.
Have you asked the librarian about this?
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rtod2Author Commented:
JC, Thank you

I have asked and they say it is normal behavior.  The problem is the number of times I have to click.  Sometimes up to fifty times.  It's ridiculous.  I need to set my computer to automatically cancel this prompt without allowing them access.  Please advise further if possible.
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jcimarronCommented:
rtod2--I am not convinced this really is a popup, but let's pursue that idea for a moment.
You say you have the Win7 popup blocker turned off.  Any reason not to enable it?  But you are using Firefox, so it really is the Firefox popup blocker you want to turn on.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2033407_block-popups-firefox.html
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Killing_pop-up_windows
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/
What happens if you click View Certificate?  Are you offered any options such as proceeding or turning the warning off?
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Secure%20Connection%20Failed
http://forums.techarena.in/technology-internet/1120527.htm
Have you checked that your systems clock is showing the correct time?
Or you could put s3.amazonaws.com into your HOSTS file.
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rtod2Author Commented:
I'm sorry.  I meant to say that my pop-up blocker was on.  Back to my original question.  How do I cancel that window automatically without intervention?
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jcimarronCommented:
rtod2--Did you read the suggestions made in the links I posted?
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rtod2Author Commented:
I don't want to "allow" it in my hosts file.  I want to "disallow" it.  Please provide specific steps for removal if you can.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
browse to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
open hosts in notepad
add the entries of the offending pages
127.0.0.1 rap.nnu.com
127.0.0.1 timewarnercable.com/texas

this points the offending site to the localhost (your computer) which will show nothing if you don't have a webserver there.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you might have to change the attributes of hosts to allow editing
attrib -h -s -r c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
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jcimarronCommented:
rtod2-- The HOSTS file can easily be used to block sites. In fact that is how HOSTS is usually used these days although originally it was to speed up access to a site.
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
Did you try the ideas posted earlier?
What happens if you click View Certificate?  Are you offered any options such as proceeding or turning the warning off?
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Secure%20Connection%20Failed
http://forums.techarena.in/technology-internet/1120527.htm
Have you checked that your systems clock is showing the correct time?
Please read ideas that are posted.

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