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Posted: 12/22/2003 11:45:10 AM EDT
These ads have made my Roadrunner service worthless.  They have taken over my homepage... ads cannot be deleted without a reboot....computer slowed down to a crawl..
All trying to sell me software to solve a problem THEY created.
Blackmail, plain and simple in my book.  I'll take this machine out to the range before I pay them a cent.
How in the heck do I take my machine back????
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:48:24 AM EDT
Spybot Search & Destroy
Adaware
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:49:16 AM EDT
FDISK

http://www.spywareinfo.com/forums
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:51:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:57:08 AM EDT
You can also go to google.com and go to their tools page and download and install their pop-up blocker. The thing works great.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:57:22 AM EDT
Download Spybot. Install then update, then scan.

Get it here:

[url]http://www.safer-networking.org/[/url]
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 12:43:53 PM EDT
These ads have made my Roadrunner service worthless. They have taken over my homepage... ads cannot be deleted without a reboot....computer slowed down to a crawl..
All trying to sell me software to solve a problem THEY created.
Blackmail, plain and simple in my book. I'll take this machine out to the range before I pay them a cent. How in the heck do I take my machine back???
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Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware will take care of the spy ware and they are free.

As for the popups try Mozilla as your browser it takes care of popups is free and the tab browsing is a nice feature.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 1:32:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
These ads have made my Roadrunner service worthless. They have taken over my homepage... ads cannot be deleted without a reboot....computer slowed down to a crawl..
All trying to sell me software to solve a problem THEY created.
Blackmail, plain and simple in my book. I'll take this machine out to the range before I pay them a cent. How in the heck do I take my machine back???
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Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware will take care of the spy ware and they are free.

As for the popups try Mozilla as your browser it takes care of popups is free and the tab browsing is a nice feature.
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I have heard people say switch to mozilla time and time again, well today I did it ----



this is nice, thanks for the prod.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 3:49:34 PM EDT
After all the above does not work for you goto these guys, they are a group who hates spyware as much as we love guns.

[url]http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/hijacked/#removal[/url]
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 3:56:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
After all the above does not work for you goto these guys, they are a group who hates spyware as much as we love guns.

[url]http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/hijacked/#removal[/url]
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[shock]  I hadn't realized that these lowlife search page hijackers had gotten this far with their crap.  I've never had such severe problems, although I guess that some, ahem... "questionable" websites may be more prone to doing so.  There ought to be a special suspension of civil rights for the people that wrote that stuff.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 3:59:24 PM EDT
Be extremly carefull when downloading the crap from them or the links they provide, a lot of it has bugs, some of it is good.

Do not go to openware --- it is total crap.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 4:00:58 PM EDT
They got me yesterday, the bastards.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 4:51:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 5:19:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
Originally Posted By Emoto:
You can also go to google.com and go to their tools page and download and install their pop-up blocker. The thing works great.
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Uhh, the main problem I am having with popups is from google.com.  The bastards started using them a few weeks ago.
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You mean that you get pop-up ads when visiting google?  I use google more than I use air, and I've never gotten a pop-up from them.  Google is very anti-popup, and they always make a point to be subtle and non-irritating with their advertising.  Odds are that you have something else running that's taking it upon itself to throw popups at you when you visit google.  Run ad-aware and spybot, and that will probably take care of it.
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