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Posted: 6/16/2003 9:03:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:06:30 PM EDT
You can do a search on your hardrive for words like: AD, Spy, POP, Deals, offers, etc. and delete them.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:13:25 PM EDT
[url]lavasoft.de[/url] download ad-aware. It'll clear out all that junk, including from the registry and etc.
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dot four five cynic
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Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:36:14 PM EDT
download [url=http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firebird/release-notes.html#install]phoenix[/url]
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:37:45 PM EDT
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For now, find where your browser keeps your temporary internet files, and clean them out. Look under tools-internet options, if you're using Internet Exploder. Be advised, cleaning out the cookies will probably undo a lot of preferences and "remember my password" stuff you've done at various sites. You're on your own here. Myself, I do this via Windows Explorer, the program where you can go looking in all your folders. I found that with a combination of IE 5.0 and Win98/NT4.0, you also get this sub-folder called Content.IE5 which in turn has its own sub-folders with nonsense names like "4pcxud9","A1g34167", and so on. You may or may not see any files in them. Once I've done my other housekeeping and shut down the browser (at work we have a no-choice home page which if your browser is open has image files that interfere with clean-up), then I remove all these weirdly named sub-sub-folders, but only under that "Content.IE5" subfolder. That's what I found will stop most pop-ups for me. But it's risky if you are prone to mishaps. You are warned that it might screw your computer up. I'd recommend having a techie friend do this with you. If you got suckered into clicking "yes" to a pop-up in the past that offered to install some free software, improve your performance or synch your computer clock, or that warned you that your computer is broadcasting an "IP address", you may have gotten some 'spyware' which is more insidious and which the method I described above will NOT remove. That's when that AD AWARE software and similar stuff will come in handy. Proceed at your own risk [:D]
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:44:36 PM EDT
better yet, use a decent browser like opera(opera.com), mozilla, or firebird(mozilla.org). All three will let you choose which sites you can allow to set cookies (typically sites you trust, like your bank, stores you frequent, and arfcom, etc). Way better than IE
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:44:49 PM EDT
I downloaded the free AdaWare, but I don't know what to do with it. Too much BS for this computer illiterate to figure out. Help? TS
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:48:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2003 9:48:52 PM EDT by mmx1]
Originally Posted By TigerStripe: I downloaded the free AdaWare, but I don't know what to do with it. Too much BS for this computer illiterate to figure out. Help? TS
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First run aaw6.exe (which should be the file you dl'ed) That will install it. When it's done, you can remove aaw6.exe Now there should be an ad-aware icon on your desktop, that looks like a hand with a red slash over it. Run that. In Ad-Aware, hit start, then next, and wait for it to follow. Select all the crap that it found, and follow the dialog boxes.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 10:48:35 PM EDT
I had it installed, it was running it that I had trouble with. Must have been a late night when I first tried it. Thanks. TS
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 10:54:36 PM EDT
after you get it fixed, dont visit so many porn sites. it'll stop on its own! [;P]
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 10:56:52 PM EDT
I just installed that ad-ware crap and now my browser's on the "orbitz tip and I get gator pop ups..thanks guys.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 1:09:07 AM EDT
Click start. Click "next" on the "Preparing system scan" I will then run its check. When the check ends, there will be a blinking tick/spider, click next. There will be a list of Obj. Vendor, type, etc. Click in the boxes in front of those objects. Click quarantine. It will tell you to name the file, type in a name. Click again. It will say X-number of objects will be quarantined, click OK. It will say X-number of objects quarantined. It will go away. Click next. It will say X-number of deleted. Click ok. There may be some that won't delete because of some window/process running. Click ok. Shit should disappear. TS
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 1:16:00 AM EDT
Get Popup Stopper from [url]www.panicware.com[/url] They have a free version and it works pretty well.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 1:42:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: Get Popup Stopper from [url]www.panicware.com[/url] They have a free version and it works pretty well.
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I use this and it works well. Even after the 'donkey' sites [BD]
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 9:36:40 AM EDT
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Download a copy of “Free Surfer Mk II”. It works well and it is free. It is the best pop-up blocker I have found. Link Below: [url]www.kolumbus.fi/eero.muhonen/FS/[/url] Then get a copy of “Spybot Search & Destroy” to clean the spy ware from your system… also free.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 4:40:01 PM EDT
For the other Mac user here, the new browser from Apple, Safari, has a pop-up stopper built in.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 5:04:33 PM EDT
I'm using PopUpCop based on a suggestion I saw here earlier. It works like a champ. Bad news is that is does cost a little ($19.00?) Good news you get a 30 day free trial. I don't deal with any popups now.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 5:09:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 5:12:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mmx1: All three will let you choose which sites you can allow to set cookies (typically sites you trust, like your bank, stores you frequent, and arfcom, etc). Way better than IE
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Funny. IE allows just the same.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 5:25:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98:
Originally Posted By mmx1: All three will let you choose which sites you can allow to set cookies (typically sites you trust, like your bank, stores you frequent, and arfcom, etc). Way better than IE
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Funny. IE allows just the same.
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Internet Explorer won't block pop-ups and pop-unders.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 5:26:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 6172crew: I just installed that ad-ware crap and now my browser's on the "orbitz tip and I get gator pop ups..thanks guys.
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UR a dork! Adaware is great SW. I can vouch for it, it's also a fav of most geeks I know. Spyboy is also highly recommended. Try naviscope (.com probably) it blocks pop ups, [b]and[/b] online ads, it's a handy little utility-check it out. They're all free.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 10:19:24 AM EDT
How do I stop "Pop-Ups" On my PC?
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Stop clicking on those links that promises "Hot, nympho virgin teens, ready to service girl-loving studs. Are you man enough?"
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