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post Jul 20 2003, 06:44 PM
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dearest all knowing and uber creative mata,

i have been noticing myself getting pop ups, and i think they might be the forums... is this true? or am i getting pop ups just because im on the internet (many times i dont have anything open, except the forum, and i get them)

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a guy who is tired of accidentally closing the forums getting rid of pop ups laugh.gif


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post Jul 20 2003, 07:24 PM
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I get one when I come here too sometimes.... but not every time I come here... *most confused* lol I think it's usually the same one too... but I never read it... lol I wish it came today so I could have paid attention to it... lol

But some websites have popups that pop up as you leave their site instead of when you first get there... (I know of at least one site that does that anyways), so maybe that could be it....?
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post Jul 20 2003, 07:25 PM
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Never had one myself.


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post Jul 20 2003, 07:33 PM
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yeah... I really think that the popups that come on my screen when I come here sometimes is probably from another website... I need to start paying attention to where I come here from when I get it... lol
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post Jul 20 2003, 08:06 PM
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You guys, go get yerself Ad-Aware, cos that will most likely kill the very thing that's covertly installed itself from whatever website ya visited. Go here to get it...

Also, get yerself a popup blocker. I got a good one here which can be configured so it dun block the PM popups here! One thing it does do, though, is get moaned at on missy's forum...


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post Jul 20 2003, 08:09 PM
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Do you guys have Kazaa running, even in the background? Because if you do, that'll be it. Get Kazaa Lite, that has no ads.


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post Jul 20 2003, 08:12 PM
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Nope, it's not kazaa... or not in my case anyways... but if ya have it at all, get the ads killed whatever, cos they still run whatever.

I got blitzed wi that crap after installin a "free an useful" Outlook add-on. Even after removin it weeks later, I still got bloody popup ads... an I've run ad-aware so many times I got bored... hence the popup killer! It even nobbles the pops on Angelfire sites (which, crissi, may be your problem if ya still use yer webspace)


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post Jul 20 2003, 08:47 PM
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I have Ad Aware already... but I definitely should get a popup blocker too... Thank you, leopold smile.gif
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post Jul 20 2003, 08:49 PM
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No probs, crissi! Get that one I linked to, it's pretty good (well, I use it, an I'm popup free! smile.gif ) an if ya need any help with it, gimme a shout.

Same goes fer everyone else too...


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post Jul 22 2003, 02:49 AM
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i had a coffe one pop up huh.gif

i have kazaa v.2


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post Jul 22 2003, 11:57 AM
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The only time you _might_ get a pop up from anywhere on Matazone.co.uk is when you close the Bravenet Guestmap. Since this is a fun little feature that I don't have to pay for I considered it a fair trade off.

Other than that this site is entirely pop-up free. As Leo says, you've probably got a sneaky bit of software sitting on your drive pulling up ads now and then. Have you installed any 'free' things from people's webpages recently? Cursor mouse-follow (I think it's called 'Comet') software for example?


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post Jul 22 2003, 12:16 PM
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TECH HELP:

some pointers ....

if you're getting popups when no explorer window is open , you definitley got a progam thats doing the dirty deed for you.

Ad blockers and the like are more often than not good enough. Those mentioned sound right and will help no end. You'll also find out many 'Commercially active' things are on your computer ... can be quite a shock. As mata said this place is commercial-pop-up free 'cept that one which is indeed a fair cop.
A warning about pop-up blockers: they can also stop wanted pop-ups so keep your eyes open.

HOWEVER:

... A quick ctrl+alt+delete, when the pop-up is up, will bring up taskmanager and a list of resources on your PC, (ermmm certainly with XP and w2000 ...)
The culprit is one of those. I open my big gob and offer tech assistence to those who want to get rid of these commercial interferers of desktops ... The game is called 'Hunt down that prog NOWWW!' and involves taking risks with your pc integrity so be warned ... shoot


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post Jul 22 2003, 02:22 PM
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If you stop pop up adverts...I think it stops the option of having a pop up notification of a PM.
I could be wrong.


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post Jul 22 2003, 02:29 PM
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YES! Indeed as mentioned earlier the PM notifications count as a pop-up, so any Pop-Up Stopping Programs need to be told to allow that particular Pop-up .... That and many more, mind, in other sites, forums and such ... IF your pop-up stopper cant be told to ignore specific pop-ups, get another one ...

Ancient expression:

I'm a pop-up stopper, and pop-up stopping's fun, I'm only stopping pop-ups til the pop-up stoppings done ...

... any mistakes while reading that one: go to Jonmans verbal abuse thread!


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post Jul 22 2003, 05:01 PM
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QUOTE (WeeJ @ Jul 22 2003, 03:22 PM)
If you stop pop up adverts...I think it stops the option of having a pop up notification of a PM.
I could be wrong.

Some do, yes... but grab the one I linked to in me previous post... it's a free one an it's configurable!

Jus add www.matazone.co.uk to the list of excluded sites an the PMs will still pop smile.gif


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post Jul 23 2003, 01:38 PM
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the same coffee one pops up...but only on this computer...i think its cuz my dad has regular kazaa...


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post Jul 24 2003, 10:58 PM
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go to google and search for ad-aware. gets rid of all them pop up annoying things.


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post Jul 24 2003, 11:06 PM
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...or go look at me first post in this thread, where I link directly to it, an to a proggy that blocks pops altogether!


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post Jul 24 2003, 11:16 PM
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oh, lol. sorry Leo, i didnt read that.

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post Jul 26 2003, 01:18 PM
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s'ok, hon... I guess very few people do... mebbe I should have an ubersiggie wi all this junk in it?


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