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Stopping Pop-ups

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Della9250, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    I know this is very vague, but my girlfriend's mother is having pop-up problems on a laptop she got from work. I am not there and have no idea on model, etc., but apparently the problem is bad that they can't do anything on it right now.

  2. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Download ad-aware and Spybot from www.download.com. After you download them, make sure you check for updates (it will most likely prompt you to do so when you open them) and then let them run. Should kill any spyware on there that can cause popups.
    After that, switch her browser to the latest version of firefox. It does a pretty good job (though not 100% perfect) of blocking popups that come when you navigate to a site.
  3. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member


    Really, amraeder's advise is solid. Firefox is the bomb.
  4. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Agree. Firefox is the shiznit.

    I still get an occasional pop-up, especially when I'm taking a survey or looking at music lyrics. But it's amazing how many pop-ups get chomped.
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Is there such a thing as a completely 100 percent foolproof anti-spyware program? I want something that nobody is ever going to find a way around. Is there such a thing?
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Sorry to Firefox-jack this thing, but I'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem: I got the latest Firefox update a few weeks ago (, and all of a sudden, it started taking around a minute to get through a log-in to any Web site. So, I'd enter a username and password, hit enter, and then ... nothing, for a minute.

    I do have a fairly old machine, but I've downloaded the latest IE (yech), and it works fine. Other than being IE, that is.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I haven't had that problem, DS.

    For the record, version 9 of the Opera browser (free) is also excellent, and seems to be a good bit faster than Firefox.
  8. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    That's just about the only browser I haven't tried. Maybe I will.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    ZoneAlarm works pretty well... too much so at times
  10. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I've got Firefox and never see a popup.
  11. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    This guy has an idea...


    "For every pop up you hit you have to give me 10 push ups...."
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