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Old 03-12-2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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They are everywere now. When im not even in internet explorer i get popups from hell, its driving me insane, anyone know of a good remedy for this?
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Adaware I believe....sounds like you have a whack of spyware
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A simple fix is the Google searchbar, which is downloaded free from the Google page. I have the popup blocker turned on and it basicly doesn't allow any additional explorer windows to open so it does get rid of some good things, but if you know you will want to something to popup you can just hold down "ctrl" and everything gets through. Just a thought.
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ya...the google toolbar and lavasoft adaware are the perfect duo.

let me guess...u have kazaa or some sort of p2p software installed on ur computer??

in my book.......thats a big NONO! kazaa is one of the worst things u can do to ur computer!
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or instead of google tool bar dump internet explorer for something like mozilla/mozilla firefox or opera they all have built in pop up blocking along with tabbed browsing an all that good fun stuff hell even outpost firewall will block adds an pop ups
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or instead of google tool bar dump internet explorer for something like mozilla/mozilla firefox or opera they all have built in pop up blocking along with tabbed browsing an all that good fun stuff hell even outpost firewall will block adds an pop ups
I use both. Firefox can't do everything, it'* nice for tabbed browsing, but the google toolbar has A LOT of things.

Popups when offline mean lots of spyware and adware
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I use adware, spysweeper, and SpyBot. Obsessive about my computer? HECK YA! Run those regularly as well as a physical firewall and a software firewall. Then I have Snort running in the background...my computer is practically inpenetrable.

Also, if you don't want to download a program to sweep for adware and spyware, go to:

Start --> Run --> type in MSCONFIG --> startup tab

In that list, the only things your really need checked are igfxtray and hkcmd. Sometimes there is a program in that list that runs popups, but usually they are sneakier then that.
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ya...the google toolbar and lavasoft adaware are the perfect duo.

let me guess...u have kazaa or some sort of p2p software installed on ur computer??

in my book.......thats a big NONO! kazaa is one of the worst things u can do to ur computer!
I agree....Kazaa Lite is the way to go (hacked version of Kazaa with no spyware and pop ups) if you need it at all. Frankly with all the lawsuits these days I'd be careful running around on Kazaa anyways...
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Yah, Kazaa Lite is the way to go...and you can download a pop up blocker using it and avoid the spyware from the Google Search toolbar. Add some spybot and Adware, and you're good to go (I get nada in the way of pop ups ).
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i have Kazaa lite, im going to have to download some popup stoppers then, its driving to the point of breaking!!!!!
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