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a cure to pop-ups

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by tylonalsnifnfool, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. tylonalsnifnfool

    tylonalsnifnfool Senior Member

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    lately my computer has been taken over by pop-ups. I mean everytime i click my mouse i get about 2-3 of em. anyone know a got blocker to download? I need a cure.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    Guy Senior Member

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    youre probably dealing with spyware issues. Best bet would be to download a program like adaware or something similar to deal with the problem directly. Aside from that i've found that the Google bar, in addition to making searching more convienent, does a good job of stopping popups.
     
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    tylonalsnifnfool Senior Member

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    i have ad-aware and spybot btw.

    edit: just got the google bar. works good.
     
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    driverunknown Senior Member

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    And stop looking at pr0n! :thumbsup:
     
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    Prowler Super Moderator

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    firefox blocks 99.99% of popups/popunders for me.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd:
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    stop usibng Ie and never get those pop ups
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    I haven't had a single problem with popups, spyware, or viruses since I switched to Mozilla a year or so ago. Literally. Zero. And with the Adblock plugin I don't even see banner or flash ads of any kind on any site I visit.

    Here's a comparison I made last time this came up:

    Cardomain.com before:
    [​IMG]

    After Adblock:
    [​IMG]

    Yet another reason to switch. :D

    People don't realize how far browser technology has come in the last few years. Yet IE hasn't changed at all.
     
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    mdlax1 Senior Member

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    instead of the normal what you shouldn't do you normally will get from here.. here's what you can do.

    get ad aware from download.com (it's free) make sure you update it first. Run that. Then go to http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html and download spy bot.. make sure it's updated and run that.

    then go to google and search for "hi jack this" it's an exe file but no worries.. run that and cross reference what results you get with stuff online so you can be sure your deleting malware and not essisital programs.

    after you do that.. check yoru security settings, privacey and cookies. Then think about a firewall or a router.
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    THEN get Mozilla. :D
     
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    mozilla is a straight ripoff of netscape.




    but it's a fuck of a lot better than IE.
     
  13. YouKnowWhoIBee

    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    [​IMG]

    why does your mozilla look like this?
     
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    Whatddya mean? The theme? Go to View > Apply Theme > Modern. It's the one theme that comes with Mozilla. There are a bajillion more.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    version 1.2 of mozilla was based highly off of netscape's code base.
    however, now, on version 1.8, and a whole new spawn known as firefox, the rendering engine, while once based off the netscape code, has been re-written so many times that its hard to even call it a netscape child.
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    when I go to click File>new window, Mozilla says 'open new Navigator window'


    :D
     
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    dont you mean www.mozilla.org?
     
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    IMO Adaware sucks. right after using adaware, I downloaded Spybot search and destroy. I ran that and it picked like 17 more things. adaware was then uninstalled.
    even better spybot search and destroy is completly free, and has spyware blocking build in, unlike adaware where you have to pay for it. just my $0.02.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    havent had any popups since i switched to linux :)
     
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