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Stopping the pop-up ads

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ggrashof, Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. ggrashof

    ggrashof Thread Starter

    Mar 1, 2004
    Any suggestions on stopping the continuous attack of pop-up ads on the net?

    I tried installing the MSN toolbar and Yahoo! toolbar that purport to stop the pop-up ads - but the ads continue and the MSN/Yahoo 'prevention' devices don't work and cause more slowdowns.

    This has gotten totally out of control.

    Thanks for your help. I have contributed support to this site which has been wonderful in the past.
  2. terryxp


    Mar 30, 2002
    What browser and version are you using? IE has popup blocker if your using xp sp2, otherwise googles toolbar has a good popup blocker.
  3. mtown_onsite


    Aug 20, 2004
    Usually when you get a barrage of popups for no apparent reason.... They are caused by spyware/adware thats on your machine. (also could be whats preventing those toolbars from installing correctly)
    Install and run Adaware and SpyBot. These will remove the bulk of the spyware that causes your popups. If you require further cleaning, run HijackThis and post a log here, someone will help you clean out the rest of it...

    Also, if you want to keep using IE, the google toolbar is a little better for a plugin popup blocker.... But I would recomend switching to mozilla Firefox. It has a builtin popup blocker. And it is a safer browser... You won't get infected as easily in the future using this instead of IE....
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