During the last week or so, I've been getting a nasty expanding ad from a bank called Regions. Once the page loads, the banner expands about 1/3 screen and requires closing every time. If you should mouse over it, same thing happens. Dumping the cache solves the problem shortly and I get a server error in the banner area then we're back at square one in no time. To be fair, this isn't the only website I'm having this problem. In other websites recently, the entire page hangs up for minutes until I get a "stop running script" box. This is a relatively new problem that we're not only getting on the house computers, but also at the office. The exploding ads in most cases retract automatically, but some require closing or continuously re-open even without mousing over them. Worse yet are redirects or pages that slide in from the side and require closing. Some pages even lock up completely require a ctrl/alt/delete with a"not responding" status. This has become very annoying, but it doesn't seem that many folks are complaining. I have the pop up blocker enabled and neither Maleware bytes ,Spybot, or my resident virus/maleware protection by Sunbelt detect anyting besides a few tracking cookies. I've had to go into tools/Int. Options/Security to disable scripts from running and all is normal with fast page loads at the expense of some active content like flash videos. All of our machines are running up-to-date XP and seem to have the same problems. Anyone else having this problem not only here but elsewhere recently?