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Posted by FF1414 on 08-13-2003 03:18 PM:

Please help me with Pop Ups :(

I can't enjoy EC when I spend 3/4 of my time closing pop ups. What are you doing to avoind this? Any advice, it's killing me.

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Posted by Ophbalance on 08-13-2003 03:45 PM:

It's not EC that's doing it, very likely you've got some spyware type junk assimilated into your system. Check out http://www.lavasoftusa.com/. Adware is pretty decent at finding spyware.

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Posted by on 08-13-2003 04:01 PM:

Some of the non-EC hosted stuff (Like Videos I think) has pop-ups. In addition to running Ad-aware I highly recommend Pop-Up Stopper Companion from www.panicware.com or you can use a browser that has a built in pop-up stopper type program (Mozilla to name one)


Posted by Jen2002TBXLT on 08-13-2003 10:23 PM:

SpyBot Search & Destroy is free and, at times, more comprehensive than AdAware. Getting a free Pop Up killer will help, too...

I use SpyBot and a licensed copy of a program called AdsGone...I never get popups anymore...unless I allow them...

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Posted by fenrir on 08-14-2003 12:38 AM:

The New Netscape has a pop up blocker that works pretty good.

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Posted by BEHR655 on 08-14-2003 02:58 AM:

Re: Please help me with Pop Ups :(

quote:
Originally posted by FF1414
I can't enjoy EC when I spend 3/4 of my time closing pop ups. What are you doing to avoind this? Any advice, it's killing me.


Have you installed any file sharing software lately, BearShare, Kaaza, LimeWire, etc.? The free versions of these programs load you up with all kinds of spyware.

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Posted by FF1414 on 08-14-2003 03:53 AM:

I want to thank everyone for their help. I upgraded my browser to Netscape 7.1 and wow what a difference. I should have done this sooner. I am also using WebRoot Spy-Ware and it is also helping. Thanks again for helping me save whats left of my sanity.

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Posted by JustJerk on 08-14-2003 06:01 AM:

I would run adware from lavasoft; it will clean up your machine very well. You can also customize your startup by typing msconfig in the run line depending on your OS. (click start - then -run). The last tab on the right is your startup tab. I would uncheck all of the nonsense that you don't need, it will speed up your pc!

For the people who have windows 2000! Simply copy it from a Windows XP machine to a Windows 2000 machine, and run it or Download it
msconfig from WinXP

How to Use MSCONFIG

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Posted by BEHR655 on 08-14-2003 06:20 AM:

J.J., have they been holding a computer work shop in your ward?

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Posted by JustJerk on 08-14-2003 06:47 AM:

Today was virus clean up in my ward! 10 hours of non-stop fun cleaning, fixing, patching, and updates. I'm lucky tomorrow because they are busing me down to Six Flags to try out some new motion sickness meds!

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Pebble Ash Metallic w/ Dark Flint Leather
Options:Luxury Package,Cold Package,All-Weather Mats,Auto-Dimming mirror.
MODS

WetherTech WeatherFlectors
WeatherTech Easy-OnTM Stone and Bug Deflector
Clear Side Markers
DIY - Interior Bike Rack
DIY - Main & Lower Grille Guard
DIY - Cabin Air Filter
Cee Bailey's Sunshields
Evolution 4 Car Cover
Chrome Tribute License Plate Holder
3rd Brake light cover
12" Polished Billet Antenna
Decals - Mazda, Zoom-Zoom, American Flag, No Fear, Jerk Inside, NY Giants Helmet, NY Giants Logo, BigBlueTailgate.com, 4X4, and more



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Posted by spartyben on 08-14-2003 09:33 AM:

you can also just delete your cookies, thats basically what adaware does anyway

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Posted by on 08-14-2003 03:27 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by spartyben
you can also just delete your cookies, thats basically what adaware does anyway


Nope, that's PART of what adaware does, but it also disables spyware, which is software that has been installed on your system.


Posted by Doble Saulton on 08-14-2003 07:13 PM:

quote:
Originally posted by spartyben
you can also just delete your cookies, thats basically what adaware does anyway


Actually it only deletes cookies that "Phone Home". Escape-Central cookies don't "Phone Home" so they stay. So do a lot of other cookies.

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Posted by spartyben on 08-14-2003 08:33 PM:

Yes, it has a list of cookies that it knows are 'spyware' and it looks for them and deletes them. i am just saying, if you delete all of your cookies, you wont have a problem with popups. try this: delete your cookies and then run ad-aware. guaranteed it wont find anything

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