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johnbasf
04-15-2003, 11:15 PM
I need the computer people to help me out. I HATE pop ups can I keep this from happening. Thanks

JBejarano
04-15-2003, 11:57 PM
I use StopZilla! it works very well, there are some others out there, but I am pleased with StopZilla :thumbsup:

johnbasf
04-16-2003, 12:02 AM
Can I download it or do I buy it? Thanks

JBejarano
04-16-2003, 12:33 AM
I used Kazza and downloaded it through that, came with the registration key and all. You can download it through their site for $29.95 www.stopzilla.com

:thumbsup:

On edit:
They do have a free trail of it on their site too so you can see if its what you want

tnturbo
04-16-2003, 01:11 AM
go to www.pcworld.com/downloads and look around a little to find one that suits your needs. there are several free ones available. I use popup stopper at work. At home, my ISP, Earthlink, has a built in utility for it.

johnbasf
04-17-2003, 10:28 PM
Ok, I got a pop up internet delete thing. My daughter tells me that we have messages poping up? Anything for that?? Man I hope I don't sound too ignorant. :D

tnturbo
04-17-2003, 10:38 PM
The pop up stoppers are for ads. ever visit a website and have lots of other windows open up on you? The pop up blockers will stop that from happening for the most part. If you are getting instant messages, it is from an instant messaging program. Look in the lower right had corner of you tool bar, there will probably be an icon for the messaging program, glide the mouse over them and it should say what is what, find the messaging one, right click over it and then select exit or close.

johnbasf
04-17-2003, 10:50 PM
I didn't see any?

Mario95
04-23-2003, 05:10 PM
Download a program called Adware

What it does is scans you PC and then tells you of known cookies that have been placed on your system that Advertisers luv to use to target us.

I installed it and used it to remove anything that "GAIN" would use to pop up ads on my system. No more :D

Jack Messina
05-11-2003, 01:28 PM
Go to this website and get the free version w/ updates. It works very well. PopUp Stopper Free Edition (http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree.html)
Another free program that includes free updates is Ad-Aware. It is a spyware tool that looks for spyware and ad-ware. Ad-Aware (http://www.lsfileserv.com/software/adaware/)

tcrews
05-19-2003, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Ok, I got a pop up internet delete thing. My daughter tells me that we have messages poping up? Anything for that?? Man I hope I don't sound too ignorant. :D

Quick question, what OS are you running? Win9x, WinNT, Win2k or WinXP? 2k and XP have a 'messenger service' enable by default that allows messages between users in a workgroup. People have found ways to exploit this and send message/ads to your computer.

It's a built-in service in the OS and it just needs to be turned off.

Jack Messina
05-19-2003, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by tcrews
Quick question, what OS are you running? Win9x, WinNT, Win2k or WinXP? 2k and XP have a 'messenger service' enable by default that allows messages between users in a workgroup. People have found ways to exploit this and send message/ads to your computer.

It's a built-in service in the OS and it just needs to be turned off.

EXACTLY! Had that same problem myself and then I turned the dang thing off. Never used it anyway.

timz06
06-09-2003, 03:20 PM
John,

I have fooled around with a lot of these programs. I would recommend getting norton internet security. You have to buy it if you don't want to steal it from Kazaa, but it block all pop ups, and is a firewall, and antivirus in one. Best around in my opinion. I have to disable it to upload to my website, and I always know when I forget to turn it back on, because I start getting pop ups. It also has email spam killer software, and you configure rules, or bar certain senders.

also to check your computer for spyware, the best program out there is spybot search and destroy.

http://beam.to/spybotsd

if you run this program you will be surprised how much crap you have on your computer. As mentioned above, ad software like gain take you to their sponsors when you search on search engines. So if you searched for camshafts on yahoo, the results would prioritized according to their sponsors.