I'll check with the advertiser to see what has been popped, we don't choose the ads. We don't run nonstop pops, we have a strict limit on how many a person can get. The pops on the forum are set to only give you one popunder per 24 hours. You may get one or two on the main site. We can't survive without the income from them, but we are able to limit them to what we think is fair and doesn't get in the way of our content. Some sites have a pop on every page. Spyware also triggers a lot of pops, and is usually based on keywords. The discussion of food could trigger some pops, while the term fat chick actually triggers porn pops from some types of spyware
The only food popunder from our ad company that I'm aware of, has an image of a plate and offers gift certificates to olive garden or applebees. It's not really free, at the bottom of the ad it says
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I've never seen one for Denny's. I think I have seen a red lobster ad, but it wasn't a pop, it was just a regular banner. The ads come from an ad network that rotates a variety of ads, and they are shown across thousands of websites.
If you are getting a lot of pops and want to search your system for spyware, choose the two links Jennifer included. THe problem with spyware detectors today is that a lot of them are spyware in themselves! Some are also scams, they offer free searches of your system, tell you that you have various types of programs installed, but they only remove them if you purchase the full version. However, those are false positives, tricking you into buying their program. Free popup blockers are also known for installing evil things onto your computer. Free screensavers, cursers, etc, come with extras. Most free things are spyware, because they have to pay for their service with something. Maybe they don't create pops on your computer, they have other ways generating income for themselves, which can involve stealing commissions from other sites.
The best way to prevent infection from spyware, scumware, malware, etc is get rid of Internet Explorer. It's a never ended loop of security holes, and spyware developers target it. They don't target smaller browsers. I use Firefox. http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
It's free, has a safe built in popup blocker (which has the nice ability to let you choose to run pops on a per site basis, so you can choose to support 3FC by allowing a pop or two a day
) I enable pops for all sites that I visit regularly, except for About.com because they go overboard. It's pop-city, and sites like that ruin it for the rest of us. If you stay with IE, here's a page that tells problems with various spyware programs, and what is safe to install.