Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2427 times:
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.
Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2418 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! ). 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!