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Computer Advice... Re: Pop Up Blockers  
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Hey all,

Need some advice on getting a blocker for pop-up ads. (If such a thing exists) I've been getting ads saying I "need to do this now!" bit. I'm not about to download something from someone I've never heard of or don't know anything about. I finally got pissed when both of my CD trays opened up when the latest ad popped up. Saying, "if your trays just opened up.. blah, blah, blah."

Any advice would be appreciated. Even if there is nothing I could do.

Thanks.

I should ad that I have Windows XP home addition.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Download google toolbar version 2.0. That thing takes care of my popups.

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5986 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Don't forget to disable the Windows Messenger program, if you're not using it, at is has been proven a major source of these annoying pop-ups.

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Its more serious than just blocking the pop ups. The reason your getting the pop ups is because you have some sort of spyware/Adware camping out in your hard drive, using your resources. Its probably slowing your pc down. Im picking up my new pc this next week, and will definitely buy a spyware removal program for it so I can get optimal performance from my new 2.3 ghz machine.. (yea, had to gloss!  Big thumbs up). I am also going to totally replace the hard drive I have in my current pc because its so full of spyware adware garbage I cannot get rid of it all. I cant even find it, but, it starts up when I start my pc. I get ads and Im not even surfing the web!

If you use the free version of Kazaa, that is your main problem. May I suggest paying for the Kazaa Plus, they claim that you will not get the pop ups. I will be paying for that service soon after I get my new pc, so Ill be able to tell you if its true or not.

Here is a free version of Spy Sweeper. You dont get all the stuff that the full version offers, but, it will scan and remove some spyware/adware on your hard drive. You will be amazed how much you have on your pc. I had 3000 traces!


http://www.spysweeper.com/

I hope this helps.


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1847 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

I second the endorsement for the Google Toolbar. It's useful for searching, hardly noticeable, and a great pop-up blocker. I haven't had more than 10 pop-ups since I installed it over 5 months ago!

Brett


User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

I paid 20 bucks for Intermute's "Pop Subtract." You can get a free trial at download.com. I last cleaned it about two weeks ago, and I have blocked 123 so far.

User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

I recommend the Google Toolbar -- it ads so much to your surfing experience:

pop-up blocker
quick searching
hilighting
ability to search only a particular site (better, usually, than a site's own search engine).


User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

I have used the following product for over a year...GREAT results!
http://www.panicware.com/process_download.html?prdid=PSFREE
and in conjuction with the Google one, even better! (I'm on W98SE)



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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

I also use the Google toolbar -- I always use Google search, so the pop-up blocker was a bonus.

May I suggest paying for the Kazaa Plus, they claim that you will not get the pop ups. I will be paying for that service soon after I get my new pc, so Ill be able to tell you if its true or not.

I suggest you use Kazaa Lite, which is free and removes adware, adds protection against the RIAA (and other organizations), etc. It's a pirated version of Kazaa... do a Google search to download.


User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

stop using internet explorer. its as simple as that.
use opera for a safer, more efficient and highly configurable surfing software. plus perfect mouse gesture integration



10=2
User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3190 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

I've never been a big fan of Opera. Pretty much everybody but IE does popup blocking these days. But Opera gives you ads unless you pay for it.

I like Mozilla Firebird.

Regarding Kazaa Lite, it is my understanding that Kazaa is trying to cut that program off from the network.

David / MRY


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