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post Jan 8 2004, 10:53 PM
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Recently I've been plagued with pop ups, I have always ignored them as they are just advertising so that sites can make money. But I have been getting these randomly, they come in groups of 3s at any point even if I don't refresh a window.

It wouldn't be so bad but I have finally snapped. Not only do they advertise viagra and porn when my mum is checking her email (so she blames me naturally) but also affects my gaming and watching of Matazone animations. Just a moment ago I was about to be Freud in Obsessive mode when editing ebay pops up.

Does anyone know where these demons are being controlled from? Or what I can do to get rid of them?


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post Jan 8 2004, 11:02 PM
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Sounds like you have spyware. This is when evil corporations put software on your computer that gives you pop-ups randomly and the like. Download "Spybot - Search & Destroy" (don't have a URL, try Googling it) - it's a program that'll search your computer for these nefarious programs and eliminate them.


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post Jan 8 2004, 11:14 PM
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Check MrCommie. Downloaded etc and started my scan.

Is 32 Spythinggies found in 3% of the scan worrying at all?


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post Jan 8 2004, 11:15 PM
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You get a LOT of them the first time you run it smile.gif After that, just run it every few weeks or so to keep them down.


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post Jan 8 2004, 11:16 PM
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Will do biggrin.gif . Cheers Com! *satisfied Teapot*


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post Jan 8 2004, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Jan 8 2004, 03:01 PM)
Sounds like you have spyware. This is when evil corporations put software on your computer that gives you pop-ups randomly and the like. Download "Spybot - Search & Destroy" (don't have a URL, try Googling it) - it's a program that'll search your computer for these nefarious programs and eliminate them.

www.spybot.com

Another thing you can do is make sure to go into your internet files and clean out all the cookies that you may have. If you know how to also make your cookies read only so for sites that make you take cookies you can take them, but they don't actually effect your system. I do this along with spybot and I am pop up free. Only had problems with it when my mom transferred my Aunts hardrive contents to my computer and her cookies messed up my comp.


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post Jan 8 2004, 11:20 PM
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QUOTE (LoLo @ Jan 8 2004, 11:17 PM)
www.spybot.com

Another thing you can do is make sure to go into your internet files and clean out all the cookies that you may have. If you know how to also make your cookies read only so for sites that make you take cookies you can take them, but they don't actually effect your system. I do this along with spybot and I am pop up free. Only had problems with it when my mom transferred my Aunts hardrive contents to my computer and her cookies messed up my comp.

I think I can work that out. Thanks smile.gif


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post Jan 8 2004, 11:49 PM
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In order to use the removal feature of SpyHunter you must purchase the full version.

Please click the GET THE FULL VERSION button ....blah blah blah


So I spent that time finding the files and it wont remove them for me...brr!

[edit] Got it working alright.

This post has been edited by MrTeapot: Jan 8 2004, 11:57 PM


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post Jan 9 2004, 12:47 AM
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I FEEL your PAIN! i'm 13 and i get Viagra emails....


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post Jan 9 2004, 01:13 AM
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I get breast enlargement ones mainly, 'please your man' it always says. I'm not going through that phase yet, I like being a man.


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post Jan 9 2004, 01:17 AM
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So tell me... When I open Krys' dating game thread I always get a site that pops up that says its umm.. Something like "Adult dating" blah blah blah blink.gif and only when I click that thread do I get it...

*laughs* Just thought I would share, I've tried spybot multiple times laugh.gif
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post Jan 9 2004, 01:34 AM
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in addition to the spyware, get the google toolbar...i forget how but i'm sure some offshoot of google.com and it shouldn't be too hard to figure it out. once you've got it, turn on the pop up blocker and you'll be set. truly amazing thing, *hugs her pop up blocker*

i too started going bonkers after i kept getting millions of popups:)


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post Jan 9 2004, 02:52 AM
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My old email was so plauged with porn and ads (about 100-150 per day) I had to get a new addy..
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post Jan 9 2004, 08:19 AM
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http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/

I find this one is good to use. A good tip is to run it then clean out the files, then restart and do it again (i always find a few more that way). They also update this even though it's free. smile.gif
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post Jan 9 2004, 10:28 AM
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My IE doesn't let pop-ups get through... or Java for that matter mad.gif

But it's well worth it (something to do with my configuration, but I think I did it by accident), the minute I use Opera I get bombarded... *sighs*


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post Jan 9 2004, 02:19 PM
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Heh, I started a scan and then left it to do its evil work and went to sleep for an hour or so. By the time I woke up the pop-ups had frozen the computer!


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